Bacon, broccoli and cheddar breakfast bread
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Bacon and Broccoli Breakfast Bread

Start your day right with my bacon, broccoli, and cheese breakfast bread. It is so easy to make and so much fun to eat. A perfect start to a day!

Mornings in our household are generally busy, so making this bacon and broccoli breakfast bread is a perfect solution for me. It’s a great thing to make ahead and keep. It lasts for 2 days in our house and I don’t have to worry about breakfast for two days! I often make doubles and share them with friends / family too.

Ingredients

Some bread ingredients, some vegetables, some bacon, and some cheese. That’s all we need to make this perfectly delicious bacon and broccoli breakfast bread.

Ingredients for breakfast bread

Ingredients List:

Dough
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Filling
  • 1 onion 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 crimini mushrooms 
  • 8 strips of Turkey bacon 
  • 1 cup broccoli 
  • 1/2 cup grated marble cheddar

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The Dough

Let’s start with making the dough for the bacon and broccoli breakfast bread:

  • Heat the milk to about 110 degrees F.
  • Add the yeast, sugar and warm milk into a bowl and mix well. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes or until it froths and the yeast blooms.
  • Add the two flours into a large bowl and add salt to the bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the bloomed yeast water and 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl and mix to form a dough.
  • Once the dough is formed, turn it over onto a clean counter top and knead it well for about 7-8 minutes so that it becomes a smooth dough.
  • Pour the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and spread all over the dough. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let it sit in a warm place for about an hour to allow the dough to rise.
Bacon, broccoli and cheddar breakfast bread

The Filling

While the dough is rising, we can make the filling:

  • Finely chop the onion. Add it to a large pan and add the olive oil to the pan as well.
  • Cook until the onion softens and starts to brown a little.
  • Finely chop the mushrooms as well and add them to the pan. Toss for about 1 minute only.
  • Chop the turkey bacon into small bite size pieces and toss it into the pan. Cook for about 4-5 minutes or until it starts to brown a little as well.
  • Chop the broccoli into small bite size pieces and add it into the pan. Toss it for about one minute just so it starts to look a little bit brighter. We do not want to cook the broccoli. It will continue to cook as the bread bakes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. I try not to add additonal salt, since the bacon is salty enough. Allow it to cool down completely while the dough is rising.
Ingredients ready for breakfast bread

How do I Assemble my Bacon Breakfast Bread?

By now the dough should have risen all the way and should be ready to use, so we can assemble our bread:

  • Remove the cloth that’s covering the bowl with the dough and punch down the dough to rid it of any air bubbles.
  • Roll the dough out to about a 15 inch circular shape.
  • Spread the bacon and broccoli mix onto the dough – leaving about an inch around around to allow for rolling.
  • Grate and sprinkle the cheese all over the bacon and broccoli.
Breakfast bread ready to roll

The Rolling of the Bread

The final step in making our breakfast bacon bread is to roll it and bake it. To roll it:

  • Roll the dough into a log like shape and using scissors or a sharep knife, slit the dough into eight equal pieces. Do not cut all the way through. Just cut the top layer of the dough to expose the filling.
  • This allows for the air to escape as it bakes and helps the dough get crisper.
Breakfast bread rolled

The Baking

Now that we have assembled the breakfast bread, we can bake it:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet and gently lift the log and place it onto the baking sheet. I make it into a horse shoe shape, but you can cut it into two pieces and bake it as two loaves. Or any way you prefer to bake it.
  • Bake the bread for about 25 minutes or until it is brown all over. Enjoy hot.
Breakfast bread ready to bake

Serving Suggestions

I love having this bread for breakfast. It’s such a hearty way to start the day. Enjoy it with:

  • My perfect cup of chai. For all tea lovers, this is an ideal combo.
  • During the fall, my daughter goes nuts for this recipe served with a side of my pumpkin latte.
  • My favourite is always a hot cup of coffee or cappuccino.
Bacon and broccoli breakfast bread

Variations

There are so many possibilities with this bread:

  • Try replacing the bacon with some Proscuitto. It brings a whole new level of flavor with it.
  • Try changing it up by replacing the brocolli with some Cauliflower. It packs a lot of fiber in it.
  • I have also replaced the broccoli with some Fresh Kale or Spinach. It brings a fresher taste to the bacon bread.
  • I love cheddar, but I also love using Feta for this recipe. It tastes amazing in this bread.

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Bacon and Broccoli Breakfast Bread

Course: BreakfastCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Baking time

25

minutes
Calories

304

kcal
Resting time

60

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

35

minutes

Start your day right with my bacon, broccoli, and cheese breakfast bread. It is so easy to make and so much fun to eat. A perfect start to a day!

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil – divided

  • Filling
  • 1 onion 

  • 2 tablespoons of oil

  • 4 crimini mushrooms 

  • 8 strips of turkey bacon

  • 1 cup broccoli 

  • 1/2 cup grated marble cheddar

Directions

  • The Dough
  • Heat the milk to about 110 degrees F.
  • Add the yeast, sugar and milk into a bowl and mix well. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes or until it froths and the yeast blooms.
  • Add the two flours into a large bowl and add salt to the bowl. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the bloomed yeast water and 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl and knead to form a dough.
  • Once the dough is formed, turn it over onto a counter top and knead it well for about 7-8 minutes so that it becomes a smooth dough.
  • Pour the remaining tablespoon of olive oil on to the top and spread all over. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let it sit in a warm place for about an hour to allow the dough to rise.
  • The Filling
  • Finely chop the onion. Add it to a large pan and add the olive oil to the pan as well.
  • Cook until the onion softens and starts to brown a little.
  • Finely chop the mushrooms as well and add them to the pan. Toss for about 1 minute only. Do not over cook or they will become soggy.
  • Chop the turkey bacon into small bite size pieces and toss it into the pan. Cook for about 4-5 minutes or until it starts to brown a little as well.
  • Chop the broccoli into bite size pieces and toss it into the pan. Toss it for about one minutes just so it starts to look a little bit brighter. We do not want to cook the broccoli.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. I try not to add additonal salt, since the bacon is salty enough. Allow it to cool down completely while the dough is rising.
  • The Assembly
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll the dough out to about a 15 inch circular shape.
  • Spread the bacon and broccoli mix onto the dough – leaving about an inch around all over to allow for rolling.
  • Grate and sprinkle the cheese all over the bacon and broccoli.
  • Roll the dough into a log like shape and using scissors or a sharep knife, slit the dough into eight equal pieces. Do not cut all the way through. Just cut the top layer of the dough.
  • Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet and gently lift the log and place it onto the baking sheet. I make it into a horse shoe shape, but you can cut it into two pieces and bake it as two loaves.
  • Bake the bread for about 25 minutes or until it is brown all over. Enjoy hot.
Nutrition for breakfast bread

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