Apple cheddar bacon bread
Note: if you prefer chunkier bread, feel free to dice Apple rather than shredding it. Try using chunky instead of smooth applesauce also.
This is a take on my mom's apple bread recipe with the addition of a little bacon.
From an old library book
- six strips thick sliced bacon, diced
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- two eggs
- one granny smith apple, peeled and shredded, about 1 cup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Sauté bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Set aside. Reserve drippings.
Add enough oil, about 1/4 cup, to the reserve drippings to make 1/2 cup. Mix with sugar and eggs in a large bowl and vigorously whisk until coat lightens. Add shredded apple, applesauce, and buttermilk, stirring to mix.