Bacon Jalapeño Bread

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We came up with this bread recipe a month or two ago following our invitation back to the Paleo Parent’s house for another great pot luck, this time to celebrate their upcoming book, Beyond Bacon.  As adamant pork lovers, we couldn’t help but make something with bacon in it.  Taking Heather’s awesome orange-cranberry bread as a template, we decided to go a little further.

This was really tasty and had a nice spice to it.  I could imagine toasting a slice of this to have in the morning with breakfast, or as a substitute for corn bread with chili or another Spanish-style dish.

By the way, if you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy of Beyond Bacon, you should probably get on that.  It will be here before you know it, and we wouldn’t want you to spend even a day not having it to inspire your porcine meal planning.

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Ingredients
4 oz bacon (approximately 4 thick slices)
3 large jalapeños
6 large eggs
1/2 C ghee, melted
1 Tbsp ghee to grease your baking pan
1/2 C coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 C water

Method

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Preheat your oven to 400ºF, and while it preheats, slice your jalapeños and set on a baking tray with your slices of bacon.  Once preheated, roast for 10 minutes total, flipping bacon and jalapeño slices midway.

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Allow to cool slightly, and deseed the jalapeño slices.

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Place jalapeños and bacon into your food processor, and pulse thoroughly.

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In a large bowl, mix together your eggs, water, and ghee, and then sift in your coconut flour, sea salt, and baking soda.

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Fold the bacon-jalapeño mixture into the batter.

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Grease baking dish with the tablespoon of ghee, and add batter.  Bake at 375ºF for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick can be cleanly inserted and removed.

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This bread is delicious, but as it is very heavy on egg, it is best to keep refrigerated for storing if it doesn’t all get eaten in one sitting.

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32 thoughts on “Bacon Jalapeño Bread

    • Ghee is just clarified butter. Make your own.

      Place butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring butter to boil. This takes approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. The butter will form a foam which will disappear. Ghee is done when a second foam forms on top of butter, and the butter turns golden. Approximately 7 to 8 minutes. Brown milk solids will be in bottom of pan. Gently pour into heatproof container through fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Store in airtight container being sure to keep free from moisture. Ghee does not need refrigeration and will keep in airtight container for up to 1 month.

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    • Yes, you can absolutely freeze this bread. I haven’t tried to freeze it yet, so I consulted with Brent’s mom about the length of time it could survive. We agreed that 4 months in the freezer should be a-OK; maybe as long as six months if it were sliced and each slice individually wrapped prior to freezing. We suggest you wrap the loaf (or slices) tightly in plastic cling wrap and then in tin foil before placing in the freezer. If you happen to have a vacuum sealing system, the bread might last longer than 6 months; but I wouldn’t push it too much.

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  3. Made this yesterday, and it’s great! It reminds me of a cornbread based on Jiffy mix and we added broccoli and cheese and jalapenos…used to be a hit. So, next time, I think I’ll add cheese. Also, I made it in a small glass rectangular dish that has its own lid since it’s kept in the fridge. So, it’s kind of like cutting a snack…brownie-like. Thanks!

  4. Great recipe! I tried it last night and i love the kick of the jalepeno! Makes me miss bread a little less now that I am Paleo. Next time i will try the cranberry – orange one. Thanks!

  5. is there any substitute for the coconut flour I’ve been looking for it in different stores where I live with no luck?? thanks

  6. Bri – You could try making this recipe with almond flour or any other nut flour, but the number of eggs and other measurements would need to be significantly altered because nut flours tend to be oily where as coconut flour is very dry. We haven’t tried it, but if you do and you find the right measurements to make it work, we’d love to hear about it. Alternatively, you can order coconut flour online. If you scroll up to the ingredients list, we’ve linked the coconut flour to amazon. Just click on that link and purchase. :)

  7. This is delicious…I’m working on my second batch now. Personally, I don’t bother clarifying my butter..just use melted. Thanks for a great site.

    • Becki, I wish I had a direct conversion that I could recommend; we haven’t experimented much at all with rice or tapioca flours.

      My best recommendation that I can think of would be to consult the all-knowing, all-powerful Professor Google and see if there is anything that makes a direct comparison.

      If you give it a shot, please do let us know how it goes!

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