Cheesy Bacon Beer Bread
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Recipe type: bread
  • 1½ cups cubed or shredded cheese, reserve ¼ cup for topping the bread (I used aged cheddar, but you can even do a mix of cheeses if you wish)
  • ⅓ cup chopped chives
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 12 oz beer (I used Manitoulin Brewing Company's SWINGBRIDGE Blonde Ale) **It comes in a 473ML can, so bake with some and drink the rest!
  • 6 strips of bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked. Reserve 2 Tbsp to sprinkle on top.
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a regular loaf pan. I coated the inside and bottom of the loaf pan with garlic-infused olive oil, but you can grease it with butter if you wish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add 1 cup of the cubed or shredded cheese and the chives; toss together and make sure ingredients are combined well.
  3. Add the beer and honey to the flour mixture. Add bacon. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Add cheesy beer dough into greased loaf dish and top with remaining cheese and remaining bacon. I drizzled a bit of garlic-infused olive oil over top, but you can omit that step if you wish.
  5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on cooling rack before slicing and serving.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe by Life on Manitoulin at