Jalapeno Beer Bread

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Jalapeno Beer Bread with cheddar cheese has a thick, crisp and buttery crust and a tender, moist inside. This bread is quick, easy, and delicious.


Jalapeno Beer Bread with a slice cut.

How To Serve

A little sweet and a lot spicy, it pairs well with a bowl of chili or Brunswick Stew. If you have any leftover, it tastes good toasted for breakfast. There’s never a crumb of this bread that goes to waste.


Jalapeno Beer Bread Recipe

Beer bread is hands down the easiet bread to make. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it is lacking in flavor. Melted butter is poured into the bread pan before the batter is added. Then more melted butter is added to the top. The butter makes the outside bake up incredibly crispy and flavorful.

This is the perfect bread for people who don’t fancy themselves bakers. Simple ingredients, Simple technique. It really can’t be messed up. If you don’t want any heat, just leave out the cayenne pepper and jalapenos. It will still be delicious.

Beer Bread with sliced jalapenos on top.

Recipe Tip

Different beers can really change the flavor. I’d start with a light beer the first time and then maybe try a dark, craft beer to see which you like better.


Jalapeno Beer Bread with a slice cut.

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Watch Our Short How To Make Jalapeno Beer Video Below.

Jalapeno Beer Bread with a slice cut.

Jalapeno Beer Bread

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick bread, spicy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Jalapeno Beer Bread with cheddar cheese is super easy to make and has a buttery, crispy exterior and tender interior. Great with a bowl of chili.
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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle good quality beer or ale
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese and beer and stir just until incorporated.
  • Pour half the melted butter into the prepared pan. Add batter. Pour remaining butter on top of batter.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and scatter jalapeno slices on top of cheese.
  • Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 259kcal

Originally published November 17, 2014.

Recipe Source: adapted from The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe

Jalapeno Beer Bread tastes great with White Chicken Chili


27 thoughts on “Jalapeno Beer Bread

  1. I’ve already made this twice during quarantine and probably making it again this week. I’m obsessed.

  2. As we say in Hawaii, this was ono(delicious)! I didn’t have pickled jalapeños, so I diced up some fresh. Perfect with my tomato soup.

  3. This bread is very good. I like adding 1/4 tsp cumin. I’ve got some in the oven right now. I love to slice it thin and toast it, then add even more butter. Yummy

  4. La receta es maravillosa pero en Argentina no usamos como medida onzas, podría indicarme el peso en gramos así puedo prepararla y sorprender a mi familia. Gracias. Saludos

  5. It tasted a little weird to me. But I will say the leftover bread the next few days in the Toaster oven (a little crumbly) with some butter or sliced provolone was really good

  6. I almost never leave reviews but this recipe is so exceptionally delicious AND easy, I had to stop in and say thank you! I make this any time I make chilli and it’s the perfect accompaniment!

  7. I realize I don’t have a recipe for beer bread with or without Jalapenos. It would make a cool addition to a buffet table for the mere color of it. Makes feel cheerful to look at it! It’s shouting, Eat me, Carol and don’t forget the butter either!

    1. Oh wow! I didn’t even think to use a jalapeno-flavored beer! There’s a micro-brewery in Charlotte that makes a Jalapeno Pale Ale that I love. I should try it with that. Hope you love the bread!

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