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Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It’s a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy bread recipe, look no further than this Jalapeño Cheddar Bread! This Jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is perfect for all you home cooks out there. It’s easy to follow and the end result is a delicious, cheesy loaf of bread that is perfect for any occasion.

This Jalapeño Cheddar Bread Recipe is sure to ignite your taste buds! The jalapeños add a touch of heat while the cheddar cheese and parmesan amps up the flavor. This bread is perfect for an afternoon snack or a delicious side dish at dinner.

This jalapeno cheddar bread is a savoury quick bread which means no kneading, no resting, no yeast. I developed this recipe based on my hugely popular blueberry muffin bread. It is moist and fluffy with loads of cheese and jalapenos.

This Jalapeño Cheddar Bread is a must-try for any cheese lover. The bread is fluffy and savoury with a touch of spice from the jalapeños. Best of all, like all quick breads, it’s easy to make – just mix the ingredients together and bake. I love slicing up a loaf of freshly baked bread and spreading it over with butter while it is still warm.

It’s really simple to make so you can have fresh bread anytime you want. So next time you’re in the mood for a delicious loaf of homemade bread, be sure to try this recipe out. You won’t regret it!

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.
This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

Why You will LOVE this Jalapeno Cheddar Bread Recipe

  • It is PACKED with cheese
  • Just perfectly dotted with hits of jalapeno spice.
  • Easy to make with pantry ingredients.
  • Incredibly moist like the best muffin you have ever had.
  • A light and fluffy crumb that is just perfection.
  • Versatile recipe with ideas for variations
  • Can also use to make easy cheesy muffins
  • Based on my hugely popular blueberry muffin bread recipe!
This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

Can I Use this Jalapeno Cheese Bread Recipe to Make Savoury Muffins ?

This bread is a quick bread recipe that results in a savoury bread that is fluffy and loaded with cheese and jalapenos. Enjoy jalapeño cheese bread warm from the oven or freeze for later!

If you love this recipe, you can use it to bake muffins instead. Just line a muffin tin and fill the cups 3/4 full and bake for only 20-22 minutes.

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

How Long Does Cheddar Quick Bread Take to Bake

Honestly this does vary. I usually tent foil over my bread at the 40-45 minute mark and then bake it at a further 40 minutes.

Ovens do vary, as can the temperature of your ingredients. That means what works for me isn’t likely to be exact for you. With my old oven, it was closer to the 60 minute mark with this same recipe, but now I usually go to the 80 minute mark.

You do want to avoid checking your loaf too much though as the drop in temperature before it is done baking could result in the loaf sinking.

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

Tips for the Making the BEST Savoury Bread Recipe

For the best bread be sure to read through the whole recipe before making it the first time. This is a great recipe that results in amazing bread if you are careful to do these things:

  • Reserve a few slices of jalapeno for after the batter is poured into the loaf pan.  Gently press them into the top of the bread to garnish. 
  • Use room temperature ingredients.
  • Shred the cheese yourself fresh from a block of cheddar cheese. Packaged shredded cheese doesn’t melt properly and typically has far too mild of a flavour.
  • Skip the mild cheddar, you want to use plenty of sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Make sure you do not over-mix the batter. This will result in a more dense crumb.
  • If the inside of your muffin bread is not cooked through that is usually a good sign that you need to keep it in the oven longer. If it is starting to get golden brown on the outside and still uncooked inside, simply cover with aluminum foil and return to the oven until a cake tester inserted into the top of the muffin bread comes out clean.
  • Please also remember that ovens vary and so will bake time. Use the included timing as a guideline only as you figure out the best time for your own oven, check at the 60 minute mark with a cake tester and go from there.
  • For the best experience, enjoy this bread while still warm from the oven with a bit of butter.
This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

How to Serve this Cheese Bread

This cheesy quick bread can be served with just about everything.

Make the best sandwiches with two slices of this cheesy quick bread, or serve it as a side dish with soup, chili or any other dishes.

It is also fantastic as a snack with butter spread over it.

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

Savoury Quick Bread Variations and Ideas

  • Don’t like heat? No problem! Swap out the jalapeno for chives instead!
  • Dice up a small onion and mix it in with the cheese.
  • Switch up the cheese. Instead of cheddar, why not use pepper jack cheese?
  • Add cooked bacon crumbles!
  • Swap out the cheese and jalapenos for olive and onions.
  • Use your favourite fresh herbs instead of jalapenos.
  • Try a few teaspoons of caraway seeds instead of the jalapenos.
  • Make a garlic butter mixture to brush over the baked bread for a flavourful boost.
  • Shallots are another delicious swap for jalapenos if you aren’t a fan of spicy foods.
  • Swap the butter for olive oil, and the jalapenos for fresh rosemary and keep the cheese!
This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

How to Store Cheese Quick Bread

.Once you have successfully baked your jalapeno cheddar bread, it is important that you store it properly. In order to retain freshness and provide a long shelf life, the following steps should be followed:

Bread should first be allowed to cool completely before being stored in an airtight container or plastic bag. Wrapping the bread before it has cooled completely can cause moisture and condensation to form and is not recommended.

After cooling, bread should be covered in plastic wrap and stored in a cool dry place for up to 3 days. (Mine never reaches day 2!)

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

How to Freeze Jalapeño Bread

Freezing quick bread is easy after you have cooled your baked bread completely.

Tightly wrap your whole cheese loaf in 2 layers of plastic wrap. Place the wrapped bread in a large freezer-friendly storage bag or airtight container. Your loaf will keep well for up to 3 months. Thaw your bread at room temperature.

If your bread has been sliced you will need to flash freeze the slices and then wrap the individual slices before storing in a freezer bag.

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Equipment Needed for Homemade Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

You can make this recipe fairly easily with just a large bowl and a whisk. That said, an electric mixer makes it a lot easier.

You will also need a standard loaf pan which is 9″ x 5″. This recipe has been designed specifically to fit this size pan so if yours is smaller, you will need to divide the batter between two pans.

Ingredients for jelapeno cheese bread.

Ingredients for the Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

This Jalapeno Cheddar Bread is made with basic ingredients and plenty of cheese, read on for more information about each ingredient.

All-purpose flour – Spoon and level carefully, or the loaf will end up dense.

Baking Powder – Helps to make the bread rise.

Sugar – Plain old granulated sugar, it doesn’t really sweeten the bread, it just helps provide a more full flavour.

Onion powder – Garlic powder is a good substitution here.

Salt – Brings out all the flavours.

Cheese – I use a combination of cheddar cheese and grated Parmesan. I prefer to use old cheddar because it has a stronger flavour.

Jalapeno – You can use more or less jalapeno, depending on just how much heat you want to give the bread. Make sure you are using good fresh jalapenos.

Eggs – Use room temperature eggs for the best results if possible.

Milk – Use room temperature milk so the batter mixes more evenly. Whole milk will give the best flavour but you can use whatever you have on hand.

Butter – I like to use salted butter for this loaf, but you could also use unsalted instead.

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

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This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

How to Make Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

Yields: 1 Standard Loaf | Prep time: 15 Minutes | Bake time: 75 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Jalapeno, diced small
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup Milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour a 9 inch loaf pan and line with a piece of parchment paper for easy removal.

Dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.

Cheese mixed into the dry ingredients.

Mix in the sugar, salt, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, and cheddar cheese.

Milk and eggs combined in a small bowl.

In a small bowl whisk together the egg and milk.

Bread batter mixed together.

Slowly stir into the dry ingredients, then add the melted butter, mixing until just combined.

Dough in a loaf pan.

Scoop batter into your prepared loaf pan, garnish the top of the dough with jalapeno slices if desired, and bake bread for 60-80 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean when poked into the centre of the loaf. *Check at the 45 minute mark to see if the bread needs to be covered with aluminum foil to prevent further browning.

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack, or enjoy warm!

Jalapeño Cheddar Bread
Yield: 1 Loaf

Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It’s a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Jalapeno, diced small
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup Milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 inch loaf pan and line with a piece of parchment paper for easy removal.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix in the sugar, salt, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, and cheddar cheese.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and milk.
  6. Slowly stir into the dry ingredients, then add the melted butter, mixing until just combined.
  7. Scoop batter into your prepared loaf pan, garnish the top of the dough with jalapeno slices if desired, and bake bread for 60-80 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean when poked into the centre of the loaf. *Check at the 45 minute mark to see if the bread needs to be covered with aluminum foil to prevent further browning.
  8. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack, or enjoy warm!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 331mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although frugalmomeh.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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This easy jalapeño cheddar bread recipe is loaded with spice & cheese. It's a great savoury quick bread with a moist, tender crumb.

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