Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (2024)

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Cheese Beer Bread contains only 6 ingredients and is an easy no yeast bread recipe! In less than an hour you have a warm homemade quick bread that goes perfect with stews, soup or chili.

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Oh, homemade bread, how I love you!

But I don't love the wait. There is mixing, kneading and lots of rising time. Then there are quick bread recipes like this one. You only need an hour to get your bread fix. And you probably have the ingredients for this Cheese Beer Bread Recipe already in your kitchen.

What ingredients are needed for Cheese Beer Bread?

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • honey
  • beer
  • cheese

The ingredients in this no yeast bread recipe are very basic. They can also be varied. This time I made it with white flour but you can use whole wheat flour too. I used cheddar cheese but any type of cheese can be used and dried herbs are great added to the batter if you desire.

This is a recipe where you can use your favorite beer that you would usually drink. I don't like to admit this but I used Miller Lite. Miller Lite is not my favorite but we have friends that drink it so I always have a few bottles in my fridge. The beer worked fine. Next time, I would love to try a fancy ale to see how it changes the flavors in this beer bread recipe.

What size loaf does this quick bread recipe make?

The cuteness factor got the better of me and I used my mini loaf pan for these loaves. I made three loaves but this can be baked as one big loaf also. The mini loaves take about 35 to 45 minutes to bake while one large loaf takes about an hour.

I do like mini loaves because you can use one or two and freeze the other for another time. Either way, this beer bread recipe makes some great loaves to eat.

How do you store this no yeast bread?

This cheesy beer bread recipe will stay fresh for several days if stored at room temperature in an air tight plastic bag. Wrapping it in plastic wrap insures that no air will get in. It can also be frozen for up to a month as long as it's tightly wrapped.

What do you serve this quick bread with?

Cheesy Beer Bread is great to serve next to soups, chilis and stews! Here are some of my favorites:

Classic Chili For a Crowd

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Quick Pasta fa*gioli Soup

Irish Stout Lamb Stew via Garlic and Zest

Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup

Or try out these recipes to spread or eat with your beer bread:

Easy Pimento Cheese Recipe

Homemade Marinated Olives

Feta Cheese Dip with Red Peppers

Creamy Roasted Garlic

Marinated Mushrooms

More No Yeast Bread Recipes:

I love making bread without yeast. It's so quick and easy to do. There is no planning or prep involved and it's perfect for a snow day. Try another one of these quick bread recipes.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Honey Wheat Beer Bread

Brown Sugar Apple Banana Bread

Bacon Cheese Jalapeno Quick Bread via Souffle Bombay

Chocolate Banana Bread via Swirls of Flavor

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Cheese Beer Bread

This cheesy beer bread can be made as a large loaf or several mini loaves. There is no yeast required to make this quick bread.

Prep Time10 minutes mins

Cook Time50 minutes mins

Total Time55 minutes mins

Course: bread

Cuisine: quick bread

Servings: 12

Calories: 224kcal

Author: Lisa Grant (Jersey Girl Cooks)


  • 3 cups white flour
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces beer
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese divided (reserve ½ cup for top of bread)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Stir in the beer, honey and 1 ½ cup of cheddar cheese. Combine the sticky mixture. Pour the batter into 3 lightly greased small loaf pans. (For 1 large loaf see notes below.) Sprinkle with the remaining half a cup of cheese. Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool for another 10 minutes on a wire rack before serving.


For a large loaf, this bread should be baked for 50 to 60 minutes and batter should be put in a large loaf pan.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 2mg

First published March 2013 ; Last Updated February 2021

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Reader Interactions


  1. Ramona

    Beer bread is the only bread I've had any success making. Cheesy beer bread sounds even better.


  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (5)
    I need to stop coming over here when I'm hungry!

    I actually think I have everything I need to make this and I'm thinking it might be a nice addition to our dinner tonite.


  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    This would make a great lunch sandwich with some seasonal salads. Yum!


  4. vanillasugarblog

    oh lisa I never make savory breads because I do eat the whole thing!!!
    this looks really good!


  5. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    These look fabulous! I love beer bread and my favorite beer to use is Moose Head.


  6. Danielle @ Growing Foodie

    Whoa that looks so SO fabulous - great bread for a sandwich. I love beer bread too 🙂 so yummy...


  7. claudia@what's Cookin italian Style Cuisine

    Wow talk about spectacular! I love breads of any kind been wanting to try a beer bread this may have to be it!


  8. Liz

    Oh, man. Bread is my weakness and your cheesy loaf is making my mouth water! Totally delish!


  9. Katrina

    We don't drink/buy beer, but I have heard before that it sure makes great bread. Love the cheesy idea and your loaves look great!


  10. Kate

    This sounds really versatile.


  11. Sues

    I have a feeling I would absolutely LOVE this bread!!


  12. Pam

    It looks awesome! I have a feeling my husband would really dig this bread!


  13. teresa

    mmm, the flavors in this sounds awesome!


  14. Serena (serenabakessimplyfromscratch)

    Nothings better then browned cheese on top of bread! This loaf looks amazing and I love the addition of beer to help give a nice rise! Delicious!


  15. stacey snacks

    Lis, this looks good to me, before, after or during St. Patty's day!


  16. Robin {Mom Foodie}

    Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (6)
    I think Cheesy Beer Bread sounds good any day!


  17. Nikki

    Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (7)
    This tastes and smells just like Tastefully Simple Beer Bread! Now I don't have to spend $4 for one loaf! Delicious! Thank you!


  18. Barbara Belt

    Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (8)
    Have you ever used any other flour.


    • lisa

      I've tried it with all purpose flour and whole wheat. Both were great!


  19. Richard Smallridge Schoeneck

    Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (9)
    Awesome recipe. Cooked it up using Yuengling Black & Tan. Came out soooooo good.


    • lisa

      Thank you! I love that you tried a different beer.


  20. Terri Thompson

    Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (10)
    This is So easy to make I didn’t have baking powder so I had to substituteits and I used corona beer, The hardest part was waiting for it to cool!! It is delicious! Definitely going to make it again


    • lisa

      Glad you liked it! I always experiment with different types of beer to see how the flavor slightly changes.


  21. Louise

    Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (11)
    So easy, so yummy. My sister, who has difficulty eating, loved it and has been asking me to make it again ever since we finished it. I liked it so much, I sent the recipe to friends and family who bake.

    I used Dos Equis. Tomorrow will make with Coors Light.


    • lisa

      Glad you liked it! And so fun to try different beers.
      Thanks for read my blog!


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Cheese Beer Bread - Easy No Yeast Bread Recipe (2024)


Can I use beer in bread instead of yeast? ›

Bread recipes call for yeast because carbon dioxide is the key ingredient needed to puff up the dough and make the bread fluffy. Since most beers still contain yeast cells at the end of the fermentation process, you can substitute a can of beer for yeast for a denser result.

What bread is made without the use of yeast? ›

Soda Bread

This sturdy breakfast bread comes together and relies on baking soda as a leavener. You can swap out the walnuts and dried currants with any chopped nuts, seeds and dried fruit you have in your pantry.

What is a bread without yeast called? ›

Unleavened bread is any of a wide variety of breads which are prepared without using rising agents such as yeast. They already appeared in prehistoric times. Unleavened breads are generally flat breads; however, not all flat breads are unleavened.

Can you make bread rise without yeast? ›

Baking Soda

It helps breads rise and gives them their light and airy texture. Unlike yeast, baking soda needs an acid to activate it. By adding an acid to baking soda (such as lemon juice or cream of tartar) a chemical reaction occurs that produces carbon dioxide and fills your bread with air — much like yeast does.

Why does beer bread not need yeast? ›

Beer bread is a quick bread recipe that incorporates an entire bottle of beer. And if you're wondering why add the beer, remember this bread has no yeast. The beer acts in place of yeast as the leavening agent, along with the baking powder.

What beer is good for bread? ›

Lighter beers, such as lagers, ales and pilsners, will give your bread a lighter color, and mild taste that just about everyone loves. Darker beers like stouts and porters make a darker-colored loaf and have a stronger beer flavor. Hoppy beers like IPAs will give your bread a more bitter taste.

Is sourdough bread considered yeast free? ›

Sourdough is naturally leavened bread, which means it doesn't use commercial yeast to rise. Instead, it uses a 'starter' – a fermented flour and water mixture that contains wild yeast and good bacteria – to rise. This also produces the tangy flavour and slightly chewy texture you'll find in sourdough.

Does Ezekiel bread have yeast? ›

Ezekiel bread ingredients typically include the following: organic sprouted wheat, filtered water, organic malted barley, organic sprouted rye, organic sprouted barley, organic sprouted oats, organic sprouted millet, organic sprouted corn, organic sprouted brown rice, fresh yeast, organic wheat gluten and sea salt.

Does pumpernickel bread have yeast? ›

U.S. pumpernickel is less distinctive because it usually incorporates wheat flour and yeast, giving it a springier crumb structure and higher rise than European pumpernickel. Therefore, there's not much to set U.S. pumpernickel apart from regular rye bread.

What can I use if I dont have yeast? ›

What Substitutes for Yeast?
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  • Baking Powder. The ratio to replace yeast with baking powder in a recipe is 1:1, making it much easier to substitute if you have baking powder on hand. ...
  • Whipped Eggs.

How did they make bread before yeast? ›

The most common source of leavening in antiquity was to retain a piece of dough (with sugar and water in) from the previous day to utilize as a form of sourdough starter. Pliny the Elder reported that the Gauls and Iberians used the foam skimmed from beer to produce "a lighter kind of bread than other peoples".

What flour does not contain yeast? ›

Bread flour does not contain added yeast. Other than having a higher protein content, it is indistinguishable from All Purpose flour, which also does not contain added yeast.

What did pioneers use for yeast? ›

Instead of using a fungus (yeast) to raise their bread, early settlers used bacteria. Yeast was not readily available yet, so they created their own bacteria-based leavening agent with a base of either potato or cornmeal. When warm milk and a little sugar was added, the potato or cornmeal mixture started to ferment.

How to make yeast at home? ›

How to Grow Baker's Yeast
  1. Step 1: Combine Equal Parts Flour and Water. Measure ingredients by weight! ...
  2. Step 2: Mix Well. Stir everything together until there are no more clumps of dried flour. ...
  3. Step 3: Let Sit. Let sit for 24 hours at 70°F. ...
  4. Step 4: Feed Your Starter. ...
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How did pioneers make bread? ›

No breadboard was needed, and no rolling pin or biscuit cutter.” Instead, the dough was shaped into balls and placed in a hot Dutch oven, then shoved into a bed of hot coals and baked.

How does beer affect bread dough? ›

When beer is added to yeast dough, it can affect the dough in a few ways. The alcohol in the beer can act as a solvent, breaking down the gluten in the dough and making it more relaxed and less elastic. This can result in a softer, more tender bread.

Why do people put beer in bread? ›

When you add beer to your bread mix, the beer's yeast content reacts with the baking powder and starches in the flour, causing the dough to rise and start to leaven. When you add the beer, you might notice the dough bubble and foam—that's the yeast working its magic!

Does beer make dough rise? ›

Depending on the type of beer used, it may or may not contribute leavening to the baking process. Thus, beer breads range from heavy, unleavened, loaves to light breads and rolls incorporating baker's yeast.

Can you use any beer for beer bread? ›

ANY! (I told you that beer bread is easy!) I've found that the kind of beer doesn't matter much. Use a light beer, a stout, a pale ale … that pumpkin beer hiding in the back of your fridge.

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