Bacon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter Recipe

Bacon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter Recipe
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Bacon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter Recipe

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My savory loaf filled with bacon bits, walnuts and blue cheese dressing is complemented by the sweetness of honey-flavored butter. Cut yourself a thick slice, slather on the butter and enjoy!—Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated blue cheese salad dressing
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • HONEY BUTTER:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk cream, salad dressing, eggs and honey until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and bacon bits.
Transfer to a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
In a small bowl, beat honey butter ingredients. Serve with bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices) and 3/4 cup honey butter.
Originally published as Bacon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 slice plus about 2 teaspoons honey butter: 296 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated blue cheese salad dressing
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • HONEY BUTTER:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk cream, salad dressing, eggs and honey until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and bacon bits.
  2. Transfer to a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, beat honey butter ingredients. Serve with bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices) and 3/4 cup honey butter.
Originally published as Bacon Walnut Bread with Honey Butter in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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