This delicious Cheesy Beer Bread Recipe contains only 6 ingredients! In less than an hour you have a warm homemade quick bread that goes perfect with stews, soup or chili.
Oh, homemade bread, how I love you!
But I don't love the wait. There is mixing, kneading and lots of rising time. Then there are quick bread recipes like this one. You only need an hour to get your bread fix. And you probably have the ingredients for this Cheesy Beer Bread Recipe already in your kitchen.
What ingredients are needed for this recipe?
- baking powder
The ingredients in this beer bread recipe are very basic. They can also be varied. This time I made it with white flour but you can use whole wheat flour too. I used cheddar cheese but any type of cheese can be used and dried herbs are great added to the batter if you desire.
This is a recipe where you can 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 my favorite but we have friends that drink it so I always have a few bottles in my fridge. The beer worked fine. Next time, I would love to try a fancy ale to see how it changes the flavors in this beer bread recipe.
What size loaf does this quick bread recipe make?
The cuteness factor got the better of me and I used my mini loaf pan for these loaves. I made three loaves but this can be baked as one big loaf also. The mini loaves take about 35 to 45 minutes to bake while one large loaf takes about an hour.
I do like mini loaves because you can use one or two and freeze the other for another time. Either way, this beer bread recipe makes some great loaves to eat.
How do you store this beer bread?
This cheesy beer bread recipe will stay fresh for several days if stored at room temperature in an air tight plastic bag. Wrapping it in plastic wrap insures that no air will get in. It can also be frozen for up to a month as long as it's tightly wrapped.
What do you serve this quick bread with?
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Cheesy Beer Bread
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Stir in the beer, honey and 1 ½ cup of cheddar cheese. Combine the sticky mixture. Pour the batter into 3 lightly greased small loaf pans. (For 1 large loaf see notes below.) 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.