Pepper Jack Beer Bread

This is a simple recipe for Pepper Jack Beer Bread. Takes only 1 hour to make as it contains so yeast except that from the beer.

slice of pepper jack banana bread

I love making bread, especially when they are as easy to make like this Pepper Jack Beer Bread. Just a little over an hour and you have a delicious and flavorful bread to serve your guests.

closeup of beer bread

What I especially love about this particular bread recipe is that it does not call for any yeast (it’s in the beer) so no kneading, rising or proofing is required. This means much less time to prepare.

bread in loaf pan

If you need the roast your own bell pepper because you can’t find any in a jar, this is what I like to do. I roast the bell pepper over an open flame until it is well charred. And I mean well charred.

I then put it in a bowl and cover it for about 20 minutes. This will allow it to sweat. I then cut off the stem and run it under water to remove the blackened skin and seeds. You can then cut to the desired size.

overhead shot of bread in loaf pan
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Alcohol Warning

Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

pepper jack beer bread

What kind of beer you use is totally up to you. I recommend something light, like a pale ale. Using a Stout Beer or Porter might not play nicely with the rest of the ingredients in this bread recipe. Remember, cheaper is probably better this time around.

pepper jack beer bread

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pepper Jack Beer Bread recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Monterey Jack Cheese, Red Bell Pepper, Honey, Unsalted Butter and Beer.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the cubed cheese and diced peppers and stir until well blended.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together honey and 1/4 cup butter until the butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Make sure you don’t burn it!
  4. Add the melted butter to the flour mixture. Pour in the beer and mix until well blended. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan, spreading evenly.
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Brush loaf with the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Let the loaf cool before slicing and serving.

Printable Recipe Card

Pepper Jack Beer Bread

Pepper Jack Beer Bread

This is a simple recipe for Pepper Jack Beer Bread. Takes only 1 hour to make as it contains so yeast except that from the beer.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 286 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 2 ¾ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ Tsp Salt
  • 3 oz Monterey Jack Cheese, finely cubed
  • ½ Cup Red Bell Pepper, roasted & finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter, + 1 tbs, softened, divided
  • 12 oz Beer

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the cubed cheese and diced peppers and stir until well blended.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together honey and 1/4 cup butter until the butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Make sure you don't burn it!
  • Add the melted butter to the flour mixture. Pour in the beer and mix until well blended. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan, spreading evenly.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Brush loaf with the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Let the loaf cool before slicing and serving.

Notes

→ Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 237mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 551IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Judith says:

    Very tasty!

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