Cheesy Mini Loaf Beer Bread

by lisa on March 19, 2013 · 19 comments

two bbI know St Patty’s Day is a memory but I had to share this bread I made.  Typically I only make corned beef and cabbage on St Patty’s Day but I will continue to make this bread all year round.  I love serving it with spinach dip although it is great eaten warm with a nice pat of butter on it.

You really can vary this recipe. This time I made it with white flour but you can use whole wheat or half whole wheat and half white flour. Any type of cheese can be used and dried herbs are great added to the batter.

This is a recipe where you should use your favorite beer that you would usually drink. I don’t like to admit this but I used Miller Lite.  Miller Lite is not a favorite of mine but we had some leftover from a party and it worked fine. Next time, I would love to try a fancy ale to see how it changes the flavor of the bread.

The cuteness factor got the better of me and I used my mini loaf pan. I made three loaves but this can be baked as one big loaf also. Just add about 15 to 20 minutes more of baking time.

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Cheesy Mini Loaf Beer Bread
Recipe type: bread
Cuisine: quick bread
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 12
This cheesy beer bread can be made as a large loaf or several mini loaves.
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 12 ounces beer
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, divided (reserve ½ cup for top of bread)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Stir in the beer, honey and 1½ cup of cheddar cheese. Combine the sticky mixture. Pour the batter into 3 lightly greased small loaf pans. Sprinkle with the remaining half a cup of cheese. Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool for another 10 minutes on a wire rack before serving.
For a large loaf, this bread should be baked for 50 to 60 minutes.



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Ramona March 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Beer bread is the only bread I’ve had any success making. Cheesy beer bread sounds even better.


Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I need to stop coming over here when I’m hungry!

I actually think I have everything I need to make this and I’m thinking it might be a nice addition to our dinner tonite.


Angie@Angie's Recipes March 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm

This would make a great lunch sandwich with some seasonal salads. Yum!


vanillasugarblog March 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm

oh lisa I never make savory breads because I do eat the whole thing!!!
this looks really good!


Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen March 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

These look fabulous! I love beer bread and my favorite beer to use is Moose Head.


Danielle @ Growing Foodie March 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Whoa that looks so SO fabulous – great bread for a sandwich. I love beer bread too 🙂 so yummy…


Kristin March 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Oh, I want some! Maybe I will plan on this for a weekend baking activity with the kids, with some delicious results! 🙂


claudia@what's Cookin italian Style Cuisine March 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Wow talk about spectacular! I love breads of any kind been wanting to try a beer bread this may have to be it!


Liz March 19, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Oh, man. Bread is my weakness and your cheesy loaf is making my mouth water! Totally delish!


Katrina March 19, 2013 at 11:28 pm

We don’t drink/buy beer, but I have heard before that it sure makes great bread. Love the cheesy idea and your loaves look great!


Kate March 20, 2013 at 12:01 am

This sounds really versatile.


Sues March 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

I have a feeling I would absolutely LOVE this bread!!


Pam March 20, 2013 at 11:27 am

It looks awesome! I have a feeling my husband would really dig this bread!


teresa March 20, 2013 at 12:15 pm

mmm, the flavors in this sounds awesome!


Serena (serenabakessimplyfromscratch) March 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Nothings better then browned cheese on top of bread! This loaf looks amazing and I love the addition of beer to help give a nice rise! Delicious!


stacey snacks March 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Lis, this looks good to me, before, after or during St. Patty’s day!


Robin {Mom Foodie} March 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I think Cheesy Beer Bread sounds good any day!


Nikki March 16, 2014 at 5:57 pm

This tastes and smells just like Tastefully Simple Beer Bread! Now I don’t have to spend $4 for one loaf! Delicious! Thank you!


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