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Sliced loaf of beer bread with cheese on wooden cutting board
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Garlic Cheddar Beer Bread

Whip up a loaf of this Garlic Cheddar Beer Bread in practically no time - and with NO yeast!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer bread recipe, easy bread recipe, garlic cheddar bread
Servings: 1 standard loaf
Calories: 2687kcal


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 - 2 tsp garlic powder depends on how garlicky you want it
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz beer
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter


  • 2 1/2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (or around 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley if you have it)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly spray the sides of a 9x5" loaf pan. Set aside.
  • To a mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder and stir to combine. Stir in the shredded cheese. Make a little well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  • Pour in the beer and stir until no flour streaks remain.
  • Add half of the melted butter to the bottom of prepared loaf pan and tilt the pan around so the butter coats the bottom of the pan. Transfer batter to pan, spreading it out into an even layer.
  • Pour remaining half of the melted butter over the top of the batter, brushing it around so it evenly coats the top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.
  • Whisk together garlic butter topping ingredients (melted butter, parsley and garlic powder) and brush over the top of the loaf when it comes out of the oven.
  • Let bread cool in the pan for 5-7 minutes, brush again with any leftover garlic butter topping, then turn out carefully onto a wire rack to finish cooling.


** can easily be doubled to make two loaves
Bread is great with butter, toasted, or alongside a bowl of chili!


Calories: 2687kcal | Carbohydrates: 343g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 64g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 3622mg | Potassium: 1927mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 3069IU | Calcium: 1415mg | Iron: 20mg