Bacon Onion Bread Recipe

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This savory bread features a tender interior and golden-brown crust. Serve it alongside Christmas dinner…or slice it for sandwiches at a holiday potluck or buffet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled cooked bacon
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 109 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select French bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Originally published as Bacon Onion Bread in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2009, p41

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