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Cheddar Chive Beer Bread

This no-knead, no-yeast Cheddar Chive Beer Bread is the quickest, easiest, and tastiest loaf that you will ever prepare!
Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Beer Bread, cheese beer bread recipe, Easy Beer Bread, honey beer bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf (about 10 slices)
Calories 238kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 3 cups (339 g) self-rising flour
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle or can of beer
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease an 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pan (or a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan). Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, cheese and chives. Add the beer, 2 tablespoons of the melted butter, and the honey; stir just until combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Brush the top of the warm bread with the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Properly measure the flour. Always spoon and level the flour or weigh it on a kitchen scale -- do not scoop it out of the package. Incorrectly measuring the flour packs it too tightly into the measuring cup and results in a dense, dry loaf of bread.
  • Use a beer that you enjoy. Light beer is fine, non-alcoholic beer is fine, and a darker, more robust beer works well if you like a more prominently-flavored bread.
  • Do not over-mix the dough. Stir just until combined -- a few lumps are fine. Over-mixing will result in a dry, dense, tough loaf of bread.
  • Make sure that your self-rising flour is fresh. If the leavening agent in the self-rising flour is no longer effective, your bread will not rise.
  • Brush the warm loaf of bread with melted butter. Just like with biscuits, the extra butter gives the loaf a moist, buttery flavor that's delicious!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg