Bacon Pineapple Bread

This Bacon Pineapple Bread will surprise you because it is so savory. It’s an easy quick bread recipe that goes perfectly with soup or salad.

I’ve been in a “quick bread” baking mood lately. What makes a bread a “quick bread”? It’s that it doesn’t have yeast in it. Don’t get me wrong. I love baking with yeast, but there’s not much better than whipping up a batch of quick bread in the morning.  The aroma fills the house for the rest of the day.

Many quick breads are sweet, and this Bacon Pineapple Bread might throw you off at first, making you think that because of the pineapple, it is sweet as well. The bacon completely takes center stage in this bread which makes it so much more savory than sweet.

a slice of bacon pineapple bread

About this Bacon Pineapple Bread

  • Flavor: Bacon is salty, plus there is added salt in the recipe, so it counteracts any “sweet” that would come from the pineapple. The bacon takes center stage and the pineapple adds a hint of sweet along with it.
  • Texture: This bread is moist and stays moist thanks to the fruit inside. The bacon is best if you cook it to crispy and adds a nice texture to the bread.

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How to make Bacon Pineapple Bread

This Bacon Pineapple Bread is a simple bread. It’s nice because you don’t need even need a stand mixer.  In fact, the hardest part of this recipe is not eating the bacon that you’ve pre-cooked before throwing it in the bread dough.

collage of how to make bacon pineapple bread
  • Prepare. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×5″ baking pan with shortening, then dust with flour. Fry the bacon and crumble it. Set aside.
  • Whisk. Use a whisk to combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle of the ingredients. 
  • Mix. Add the beaten eggs, milk and sour cream to the center of the dry ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients together, slowly incorporating the flour mixture and stir just until blended. Do not overmix.
  • Fold. Fold in the bacon and pineapple. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake. Bake for 45-50 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. 

Serving Suggestions

Serve slices of this bread with a bowl of soup or with salad.  And because it is so ingrained in my mind that I like sweet quick breads, I decided to spread some homemade cherry jam on top of a slice.  

Matt looked at me like I was crazy and you may, too.  Bacon and cherry jelly? I’m not usually one to be so adventurous with my eating.  But the sweet and savory went together so perfectly that Matt couldn’t stand it and had to try my concoction.  He was impressed and went for another slice. It’s the perfect all-in-one bread.  

half of a loaf of bread with bacon and pineapple
half of a loaf of bread with bacon and pineapple

Bacon Pineapple Bread

5 from 3 votes
This Bacon Pineapple Bread will surprise you because it is so savory. It’s an easy quick bread recipe that goes perfectly with soup or salad.
Servings 10 servings
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked until crispy and crumbled (8 ounces uncooked)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 260 grams
  • 1 teaspoon salt 5 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 5 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 grams
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 4 grams
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk 74 grams
  • 1 cup sour cream 240 grams
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple well drained, 225 grams

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×5" baking pan with shortening, then dust with flour.
  • Fry the bacon and crumble it. Set aside.
  • Use a whisk to combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle of the ingredients. 
  • Add the beaten eggs, milk and sour cream to the center of the dry ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients together, slowly incorporating the flour mixture and stir just until blended. Do not overmix.
  • Fold in the bacon and pineapple. Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. 
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove it to a wire rack. Serve warm.

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Notes

*About 1 cup of cooked, chopped bacon.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the bread being cut into 10 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of bread. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Serving: 107g | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Calories 264
Keyword bacon bread, christmas quick bread

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Nancy A.
8 years ago

This looks delicious! Bacon in the bread is a wonderful idea and I am going to make this soon. Love pineapple, it must make it moist and together with the bacon sounds too good! May make one for my neighbor, too! Thank you for such great recipes, love them!!

Sarah|Pickled Capers
8 years ago

There is a cafe close to me that I love that has the best BLT on pineapple hawaiian bread. Well, you just went ahead and smooshed all the best things together, now didn’t you?

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Lizzy T
8 years ago

Thanks for hosting, Betsy!

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Lizzy T
8 years ago

Thanks for sharing, Lisa! Enjoy!

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Lizzy T
8 years ago

I love pineapple casserole, Sarah! I don’t remember to cook with it much. I need to experiment more, too! Thanks!

CJ Huang
8 years ago

I have to say, this bread sounds completely wonderful – savory bacon with sweet pineapple! Stop by and share with us on Five Friday Finds when you get a chance. 🙂

nick
5 years ago

how would it be w some cheese added to the dough

Shirley Berry
5 years ago

5 stars
Hi Lizzy,
Thanks for sharing the great recipe. Baked it and it’s yummilicious … my colleagues enjoyed it … many thanks

Sue
3 years ago

5 stars
Great recipe! Thank you. I use the leftover pineapple in a cream cheese spread flavored with chopped jalapeños. Really easy and goes so well with this delicious bread. One of my most requested breads