Bacon and Cheddar English Muffin Bread

Your favorite English muffin bread, with crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese throughout.

Bacon and Cheddar English Muffin Bread Recipe from

We’re but a few days away from Mother’s Day. Do you have special plans? Do you do brunch or maybe make mom breakfast in bed? Don’t get me wrong, the idea of breakfast in bed is sweet and all but inevitably mom would be the one cleaning up the crumbs and mess – and no one wants to sleep in crumbs – so let’s all be in agreement to just say no to breakfast in bed unless it’s at a hotel where you don’t have to change the bed yourself. K?

I hope you’re a fan of Baked by Rachel on Facebook! If you’re not, you’re missing out on fun updates and bi-weekly chat nights. This week, question night revolved around the obvious… brunch! Which I’ve been celebrating here on the blog all week. It only seemed right. I love breakfast and brunch is basically just an excuse to eat breakfast later in the day. Which speaking of brunch and eating breakfast whenever… do we call it brinner or just breakfast for dinner? Brinner just sounds funny.

Bacon and Cheddar English Muffin Bread Recipe from

So two questions came back with overwhelming responses. English muffins won out over bagels and toast. And bacon won out over sausage. People clearly love their bacon and English muffins. I’m a huge fan of both. The way butter just puddles up in the nooks and crannies. So delicious.

I loved the basic English muffin bread that I made a while back. It only seemed right to make an even better version. The name says it all… I stuffed it with bacon and cheddar cheese, which makes this quite possibly the best English muffin bread ever. All of the work is done the day this is made. So instead of fussing with cheese or bacon when you want breakfast, you just grab a slice and cook eggs to your liking. Of course you could totally go egg-less, but why not toss an egg on top and make an open faced sandwich?

If you’ve never made English muffin bread, I can’t recommend it enough. It’s truly delicious and absolutely tastes just like the real thing but with so much less work.

Bacon and Cheddar English Muffin Bread Recipe from

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Bacon and Cheddar English Muffin Bread

Your favorite English muffin bread, with crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese throughout.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8


  • Cornmeal for pan
  • 2 1/2 C bread flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp rapid rise yeast
  • 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 C bacon crumbles roughly 3-4 slices
  • 3/4 C Monterey Jack cheese or a cheddar cheese blend
  • 1 1/4 C milk heated to 120 degrees


  • Cook, drain and chop bacon. Set aside.
  • Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with cornmeal, shake to coat well. Discard extra cornmeal.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine dry ingredients including bacon and cheese. Heat milk to 120°F. With mixer running on low, slowly add milk. Turn mixer up to medium speed, continuing to mix until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Add additional flour a spoonful at a time as needed.
  • Lightly grease your hands or a rubber spatula. Transfer dough to prepared loaf pan, spread out dough into all corners. Sprinkle with cornmeal, cover with plastic and allow to rise in a warm location for 1 hour or doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for 30 minutes on the middle rack.
  • Cool bread in pan for 5-10 minutes before turning out on to wire rack or cutting board.
  • Serve toasted with butter, jam or as a the base for a breakfast egg sandwich.
  • Store remaining bread in an airtight container for up to several days.


Recipe yields 1: 8-inch loaf, serving roughly 8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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35 Responses to “Bacon and Cheddar English Muffin Bread”

  1. #
    Tracey — May 10, 2013 at 7:53 am

    And here I was thinking English muffin bread couldn’t get any better. You’ve definitely proven me wrong – bacon and cheese are *always* the answer :) Happy early mother’s day – hope you have a good weekend!

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      Rachel — May 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks Tracey! :) And yes – they’re absolutely always the answer!

  2. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

    This is GENIUS. I love breakfast sandwiches, but any way to make them even easier to make? Sold. :)

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    Tieghan — May 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Killer! This bread is killer Rachel! Love he combo and your egg looks perfect!Happy early Mothers Day!! I hope someone make you something good!

    • #
      Rachel — May 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you! :)

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    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — May 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Life is better when you add bacon to it! Yummy bread :-)

  5. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

    You had me at bacon… and cheddar :9

  6. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — May 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Swoon. This stuff looks seriously dreamy.

  7. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — May 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

    English muffin bread filled with bacon and cheddar?! Amazing!

  8. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I have some english muffin bread on my summer list! Mmm look at your perfect egg!

  9. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

    How FUN is this?!

  10. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 10, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Mmmm…bacon. Wait. No. Cheddar! Oh heck, this english muffin bread looks amazeballs!

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      Rachel — May 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Lauren! :)

  11. #
    Annie @ Annie's Noms — May 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I loveeeee english muffin bread and this looks even more perfect!! Bacon AND cheese?!?! Oh man, I need to make this!

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      Rachel — May 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      You absolutely do! :)

  12. #
    Barbara | Creative Culinary — May 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I love English muffin bread…how could this not be amazing!

    • #
      Rachel — May 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      It’s a must make!

  13. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — May 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    You just made the ultimate bread for a breakfast sandwich!

  14. #
    marcie@flavorthemoments — May 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    This bread is just the thing for me! I’m a complete English muffin maniac, so I love this twist. The bacon, cheese, and egg, is absolutely perfect!

  15. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — May 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Bacon and cheddar?! I’m in!

  16. #
    ashley - baker by nature — May 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Oh girl, this looks like heaven!!!! I want it for breakfast, dinner, and lunch. mmm.

  17. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 11, 2013 at 2:43 am

    You’ve been making some tasty brunch recipes lately! This bread looks amazing!

  18. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 11, 2013 at 8:35 am

    OK, everything about this sounds amazing AND I have all these ingredients just waiting for me right now in my pantry. Sounds like a perfect Saturday baking project to me!

  19. #
    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — May 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Woah, this recipe blows my mind! You’ve combined everything wonderful about breakfast into a delicious bread. Yum!

  20. #
    Valerie — May 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I do love bacon, but sometimes I crave the spicy, crazy-texture of sausage too! Having said that, I’ll take two slices of this English muffin bread, please one with both topping. :D

  21. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — May 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    This is brilliant…totally my kind of breakfast bread!

  22. #
    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — May 12, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I’ve never had English muffin bread, but my father is always telling me how great it is. And I almost never turn down something with bacon and cheese. I’ll definitely be giving this a try.

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      Rachel — May 12, 2013 at 9:13 am

      I hope you do and I hope you enjoy it :)

  23. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — May 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    This is perfect! I need a few pieces of this. With some melty slices of cheddar cheese. And bacon on top. That sounds like the perfect start to a day, right?

  24. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    You put bacon in bread. So I’m going to move in. Just one more mouth to feed :)

  25. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — May 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    shut up. this looks and sounds amazing!

  26. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — May 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Oh wow, this bread looks perfect!

  27. #

    This bread sounds awesome! I’ve made English Muffin Bread before and I love it, but adding cheese to the mix makes it sound even better! Yum :)

  28. #
    Stacey — September 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Can I do the dough in the bread machine dough cycle then transfer to pan?

    • #
      Rachel — September 5, 2013 at 7:26 am

      I imagine that could take longer than doing it by hand but you could certainly try it that way if you prefer.

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