September 20, 2017

Honey cheddar beer bread w/ honey butter

Honey cheddar beer bread with slices being spread with honey butter.

This lightly honey-sweetened and cheesy beer bread is easy and a delicious side dish to chilis, soups, and more! Homemade honey butter is the perfect topping.

Beer breads are such an easy way to make a delicious and quick load of bread to go with your dinner. I love to make a loaf on a cold weekend with a pot of chili. Beer and cheese are a perfect compliment to chili and in my opinion you can't have chili (or soup) without some kind of bread on the side. 

Also, to compliment to honey in this bread, I whipped up some honey butter for topping because, yum! For the honey butter I use a base of unsalted butter and then add whatever honey I have on hand and some salt to taste. It's easy to make and really adds a nice touch to breads and biscuits.

Use a light colored beer (I used a lager) that doesn't have a super strong flavor so you don't overpower the bread. I based my recipe off of this one because I was intrigued by the addition of melted butter into the baking pan which I don't usually do when I make beer bread. It turned out delicious and gives it a nice buttery crust. 

I used extra sharp white cheddar cheese, but orange will also work fine; you just want it to be sharp or extra sharp so it is very flavorful. I recommend shredding your own from a block as well so it melts into the bread better than the pre-shredded cheese.

So the next time you are making soup or chili, make a loaf of beer bread to go along with it. It's quick to make since it doesn't have to rise and it's delicious, too. Don't forget the honey butter!

Finished loaf of honey cheddar beer bread with a bowl of honey butter on the side.

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Yield: about 8 (1 loaf of bread)

Honey Cheddar Beer Bread w/ Honey Butter

Honey Cheddar Beer Bread w/ Honey Butter

This lightly honey-sweetened and cheesy beer bread is easy and a delicious side dish to chilis, soups, and more! Homemade honey butter is the perfect topping.


For the bread
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 bottle (12 oz.) beer
  • 1 cup grated extra sharp white cheddar cheese
For the honey butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of salt, to taste


How to cook Honey Cheddar Beer Bread w/ Honey Butter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pour about two tablespoons of the melted butter into a 9"x5" loaf pan. Brush around to coat the entire pan (there will be a lot in the bottom).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the honey (if thick or at all crystalized, pop in the microwave for a few seconds so it is runny) and beer until almost combined. Add the cheese and stir until combined. Pour into the loaf pan. Brush the remaining melted butter on top.
  3. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes then remove from the pan and cool for another 5 minutes.  Slice to serve.
  4. While the bread bakes, prepare the honey butter by stirring all the ingredients together until well-combined. Set aside (you will probably have leftover butter, which is delicious on biscuits, your morning toast, etc.).
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  1. Now all I need is a bowl of steaming hot onion soup to go with this awesome beer bread for a GREAT lunch!

  2. I have not made beer bread in ages. This would be perfect with a big bowl of chili.

  3. Yum! I haven't made a beer bread in forever.

  4. sounds delicious! glad to know i wasn't alone in the happy over honey for 1 year olds thing! :)

  5. Out of all of the honey recipes this month, I think I can easily say that this one if my favorite...and it has everything to do with my love of carbs, cheese, beer, and honey!!! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

  6. This makes me want to make it right now. It sounds so good!

    1. I still love this bread! I have a bottle of amber ale that will be going in my next loaf.

  7. Love this especially the honey butter all over it!

  8. When I was looking for honey inspiration, I came across honey butter recipes... It must be a delicious way to have those honey cheddar bread..

  9. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing!! Yum!

  10. I seriously cannot wait to try this recipe. YUMMMMMM! Pinning so I can give it a go this weekend.

  11. Y.E.S. yes yes yes!! This looks impeccably good. Even though I don't really like beer, I LOVE beer in foods. It makes no sense whatsoever, but I'm not going to question it LOL. The only beer bread I have made is apple cheddar sage - which I loved - so I know I would love this one too!

  12. My boys would love this (and me too!!). YUM!! Pinned!

  13. That bread looks like a nice snack option, with all that cheddar in it... would love to try it replacing the beer with soda, maybe! And that honey butter is to die for, yum!

  14. This is one of my favorite types of bread. Bookmarking this recipe because it looks absolutely perfect in texture!!

  15. This is like a beer cheese soup in a bread. I love it!

  16. Oh my goodness! This looks so good! Anything with cheddar catches my attention!

  17. This bread looks amazing! I love that you added honey to this.

  18. Oh yeah...a great way for me to use up some of my gigantic honey stash!!! This is definitely one recipe I need in my life!

  19. I really love beer bread. It sounds awesome with the honey and the cheese!

  20. I can't get enough honey butter on rolls and biscuits. Never thought to use it for beer bread. This is a win!

  21. I love the mix of the savory and the sweet! The honey butter sounds just lovely!


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