I don’t make many quick breads at our house because it’s just the two of us and Shane isn’t a huge fan of most of the breads I would enjoy. However, when I saw this recipe for cheesy beer bread, I knew it would be a quick bread that would definitely get eaten at our house! This recipe could not be easier to pull together. It only uses one bowl and I’m pretty sure it took a grand total of 5 minutes to get in the oven. I’m not sure what happened with the cooking time, but my bread was ready in 40-45 minutes, not 55-60. In fact, I didn’t check it often enough and I think I probably overcooked it a bit. Still, it was delicious! It’s a substantial bread….like Annie says, it’s hearty. We ate ours as a side to a few meals this week and I am sure Shane will request it again!

Cheesy Beer Bread
from Annie’s Eats

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

4 ½ tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar

12 oz. beer (I used Heineken)

2 tbsp. butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9×5” loaf pan.


In a large bowl, combine flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder. Whisk to combine well. Add cheese and whisk to combine. Slowly add beer to dry ingredients and stir lightly until just combined, and all ingredients are completely moistened. Place into the prepared loaf pan and pour melted butter over the top. Place in the oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.