Game day or not, you will love to make this cheddar garlic beer bread every time you crave a tasty and hearty snack. This beer bread recipe is flavorful, cheesy, and buttery, you won’t want to miss it!
If you are looking for an easy, scrumptious snack for casual entertaining or just a great bread recipe to pair with your favorite soups, you can’t go wrong with this cheesy beer bread recipe.
Needless to say, this beer bread is quick and super easy to make, you can whip up a loaf in less than an hour.
Aside from the basic beer bread ingredients such as flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and beer, this recipe also calls for sharp cheddar cheese and a homemade butter topping for a cheesy and buttery twist. What are you waiting for? Let’s get bakin’!
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Why are we adding beer to a bread recipe?
Beer bread is known as quick bread for a reason. Baking bread with beer will allow you to skip the time consuming and somewhat annoying process of kneading and rising the dough.
Beer serves as the substitute for water and yeast in bread. Beer has a yeast content, making it a natural raising agent as well. It interacts with baking powder and allows the bread to have a more tender texture and rise for a shorter period of time.
However, aside from the texture and look, beer can also affect the taste of your bread. So what beer should you use?
What kind of beer is best for beer bread?
It’s up to your preferences. Yes, any kind of beer will work in making beer bread. If you have your favorite brand in mind, you can certainly make use of it.
Actually, using your favorite beer is preferable since you already know and love how it tastes. If you’ll use a fruity beer, expect that it will likely produce a sweeter loaf of bread. If you want to try and use strongly flavored beer such as a stout, don’t be surprised if your loaf will have a stronger lingering flavor as well.
However, while it’s your decision if you want to use darker beers, take note that very hoppy beers are not recommended because they can make your beer bread too bitter.
If you don’t have any clue what beer to use, you might want to consider choosing the light ones. Light beers such as Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite have mild flavors and they won’t hugely affect the taste of your beer bread.
Beer Bread Supplies and Ingredients
To whip up this quick beer bread recipe, you will need to prepare some flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, sugar, a can of beer, sharp cheddar cheese, butter, garlic powder, and parsley as well (to make the topping.)
For the complete list and full amounts of each ingredient, keep reading and make sure to check out the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
But of course, aside from the easy to find ingredients, you will also need some kitchen gear to make your baking experience easier and better. Make it a point to get a durable mixing bowl, loaf pan, wire cooling rack, and pastry brush so you’re well equipped in making this cheddar garlic beer bread recipe.
Cheddar Garlic Beer Bread Recipe
To start baking your bread, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a loaf pan by greasing with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and sugar. Add the beer and stir until a soft dough begins to form.
Stir in the shredded cheese.
Place the dough in the prepared bread pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer loaf to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Combine the butter, garlic powder, and dried parsley in a small bowl. Brush the mixture over the top of the bread before serving.
Looking for more recipes to try?
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- 3 cups flour
- 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 can of beer
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Ingredients for the butter topping:
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a loaf pan by greasing with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and sugar.
- Add the beer and stir until a soft dough begins to form.
- Stir in the shredded cheese.
- Place the dough in the prepared bread pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer loaf to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
- Combine the butter, garlic powder, and dried parsley in a small bowl. Brush the mixture over the top of the bread before serving.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 353Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 36mgSodium 747mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 12g