Cheesy Beer Bread

close-up photo of Cheesy Beer Bread

I found a recipe for cheesy beer bread on TBD that looked simple and savory.  I decided to make it for the Superbowl bbq we were having. I’ve made cheese beer bread before, but the recipe I used last time didn’t fare well after the bread had cooled, turning quite dense and tough.

I should have used a smaller loaf pan for this recipe.  The pan I used was a 9 x 5 loaf pan, making my bread short and wide.  The bread was fluffy with a light cheese flavor and hints of beer.  I liked it but most of my family didn’t seem to care for the savory beer bread.

 

TBD’s version included some herbs, which looked quite pretty in her bread.  I didn’t have the herbs the recipe called for, so I skipped this step.  The bread was easy to make and I’ll probably make it again.

close-up photo of a loaf of Cheesy Beer Bread in a loaf pan

Cheesy Beer Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
This bread is fluffy with a light cheese flavor and hints of beer.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp shredded cheese
  • 12 oz bottle of beer
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 7 x 3 loaf pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix in the 3/4 cup cheese. Add the beer and mix until just combined. Mix in the olive oil, at this point there should be no more dry flour left in the bowl. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  3. Bake for 50-55 minutes until a tester comes out clean. Let it cool on a rack for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes:

Recipe adapted from TBD

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Beer Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 757mg33%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Calcium 214mg21%
Iron 1.9mg11%
Net Carbs 28g56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

close-up photo of a slice of Cheesy Beer Bread

4 comments on “Cheesy Beer Bread”

  1. i always wanted to try this out and i think i will soon. do you recommend any type/brand of beer that you’ve found goes best? and what kind of cheese did you use? cheddar sounds good. herbs too! haha already getting hungry, so i better get my fat butt in the kitchen

  2. I used cheddar cheese. I usually use whatever beer I have available. I haven’t made this bread enough times to experiment whether different beers affect the flavor of the bread that much, but I would imagine a stronger, more flavorful beer would have some sort of effect. I love how easy this recipe is to make. I’m still afraid to make real yeast bread recipes. This is like baby steps into that world. =)

  3. I made this today for my boyfriend and used Bell’s Winter Ale. Holy beejeezus!! Sooo good! And so easy too 🙂

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