White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread {gluten free}

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White Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs by WickedGoodKitchen.com #glutenfree #bread #recipeWhite Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs {gluten free}
Gluten Free Bread Never Tasted So Good!

Today’s post is a repeat performance from Wicked Good Kitchen for a very special lady and her new Gluten Free board at Pinterest of which I was invited to be a contributor. In an email the other day, she mentioned how tasty this bread looked and that she looked forward to making it soon. Well, last year, I was not the best at photo editing with respect to creating ideal Pinterest pins. So, rather quickly (read: feverishly), I re-edited the photos yesterday for her in order to repost our Gluten Free White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread today. The photos are much improved for Pinterest and better represent the recipe as well. I hope y’all think so as well!

White Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs by WickedGoodKitchen.com #glutenfree #bread #recipe

Since beer provides both a yeasty aroma and taste sensation to non-yeast breads, Bard’s Sorghum Malt Beer, a gluten free craft beer, is ideal to use to create an especially tasty gluten free bread loaf, White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread.

Let me tell you, this bread is phenomenally good. In fact, I use our Gluten Free White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread recipe to create the most scrumptious gluten free turkey stuffing you will ever likely experience made with homemade gluten free breads, our 5-Star Sausage Apple & Cranberry Stuffing. The stuffing is called “5-star” due to the rave reviews received after I posted it to AllRecipes.com back in 1998. My recipe can also be found in print in several AllRecipes.com cookbooks. Anyway, back then, adding cranberries to stuffing and baked goods was very cutting edge because they were not easily found in grocery stores. In fact, I had purchased mine at Williams-Sonoma made by American Spoon Foods. Hard to imagine, I know. But, dried cranberries, or Craisins® (they even have their own website now!) by Ocean Spray®, just had not hit the mainstream marketplace yet.

White Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs by WickedGoodKitchen.com #glutenfree #bread #recipe

If you would like to read some interesting history on dried cranberries, and the history of Craisins®, I have included an excerpt from the November 1994 issue of Bon Appétit magazine, Fun with Dried Cranberries, in my stuffing article here. OK, let’s get back to this tasty bread situation.

White Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs by WickedGoodKitchen.com #glutenfree #bread #recipe

Along with gluten free sorghum malt beer, we added grated white Cheddar cheese for bold flavor notes and richness as well as savory herbs (you may use dried or fresh) to enhance the flavors further to create the perfect yeasty-tasting loaf to make croutons or toasted bread cubes for an especially pleasing gluten free Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday stuffing. We also added a touch of honey for some added sweetness and moisture. The crumb has a satisfying chew and is truly excellent!

White Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs by WickedGoodKitchen.com #glutenfree #bread #recipe

It is important to note how impressed we were with the performance of Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour. Honest and truly, it fully accomplished what we set it out to do. It performed fabulously in our recipe for White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread. It even made an especially satisfying holiday stuffing baked inside the bird! Of all the gluten free home-baked breads that we tried last holiday season, this recipe won hands down for stuffing. So much so, that you would only have to prepare this one bread for your stuffing croutons—which is so easy because this recipe is a quick bread and not a yeast bread! Bonus.

White Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs by WickedGoodKitchen.com #glutenfree #bread #recipe

Although delicious on its own, toasted with butter or for a sandwich, by using our foolproof recipe for White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread, you are assured success in your gluten free kitchen. Your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner guests will rave and never know your stuffing was made gluten free.

What makes our recipe for Gluten Free White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread so wicked good? The question is, what doesn’t? Don’t delay. Run out and pick up some C4C GF Flour (Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour) and bake a loaf today. You won’t be sorry!

Bon appétit!



White Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs by WickedGoodKitchen.com #glutenfree #bread #recipe

White Cheddar Beer Bread with Herbs by WickedGoodKitchen.com #glutenfree #bread #recipe

White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread {gluten free}

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Makes 1 large loaf.

White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread {gluten free}

What makes our recipe for Gluten Free White Cheddar & Herb Beer Bread so wicked good? The question is, what doesn’t? Don’t delay. Run out and pick up some C4C GF Flour (Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour) and bake a loaf today. You won’t be sorry!


  • 2½ cups (320 grams) Cup4Cup (C4C) Gluten-Free Flour, available at Williams-Sonoma
  • 1 tablespoon (14.4 grams) baking powder, preferably aluminum-free
  • 1½ teaspoons (10 grams) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (7 grams) kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoons (1.2 grams) dried sage leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon (1 gram) dried thyme leaves
  • 1½ cups (12 ounces) Bard’s Sorghum Malt Beer, freshly opened
  • 2 tablespoons (42 grams) honey
  • 1 cup (4 ounces or 113 grams) finely grated white Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing loaf pan


Arrange rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 375ºF. Grease a nonstick loaf pan measuring 8½ x 4½ inches with butter and line bottom with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and herbs. Create a well in the center of dry ingredients. Add beer and honey; mix only until partially blended. Add cheese and mix until well blended. With rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared loaf pan. Drizzle melted butter over top of unbaked loaf.

Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes. During last 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover with foil to prevent overbrowning. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire rack to cool completely. Once loaf has cooled, peel parchment paper from bottom of loaf. Store airtight at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Inspiration: Herbed Cheese-Beer Bread recipe by John Phillip Carroll from the book, Muffins & Quick Breads by Williams-Sonoma Kitchens Library.

Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com

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About Stacy

Stacy Bryce is a recipe developer and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Her passion is developing original conventional baking recipes as well as special diet recipes to include dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. You can follow Stacy at Pinterest.


  1. This post has Wisconsin written all over it! Everything the the Badger State is noted for – cranberries, cheese, and beer, all featured here. I am very happy you re-posted this one, thanks for another awesome idea, Stacy!!
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    • Thank you, Dan! I’m so glad this post appealed to your Wisconsonite (Wisconsonian?) and Packer fan self. 😉 Enjoy, my friend!

  2. The bread looks amazing…but those little croutons! Oh my gawd, I could snack my heart out on them!
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    • Hahaha! Thank you, Steph! You are SO right…those little croutons barely made it into our stuffing. So easily, they jump into your mouth!

  3. Cheddar and bread go together perfectly in my eyes so I would serve myself up a couple pieces of this!
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    • Thank you, Pamela! You will love this recipe. And, you are right…Cheddar, beer and bread go together perfectly. Enjoy and happy baking, my friend!

  4. Maria | Pink Patisserie says:

    Looks divine Stacy! I’m going to pass this one along to my gluten free sister in law she will love this!

    • Thank you, Maria! So kind of you to pass this recipe along to your sister-in-law. She will really appreciate it!

  5. Lovely! Bet this is so delicious!!!
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  6. There’s nothing like homemade bread in the fall and winter. I’m going to come back to this and make it to serve with a hearty soup or chili!
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    • Thank you, Jaclyn! Glad you want to make this tasty bread this fall and winter. It is so easy. You and Zack will love it with soup or chili!

  7. I love the photos and definitely pinning to make later. I love cheesy breads 🙂
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    • Thank you, Z! Thank you for the pin and I’m so glad you want to make this bread. You and hubby will love it!

  8. I’ll take a loaf of that gorgeous bread and a sack of those croutons. Yum!

  9. What a beautiful loaf of bread! I did not know that gluten free bread could turn out this perfect, the crumb looks amazing! x
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  10. Cheddar and beer in a bread and gluten free! I am in heaven! Beautiful Recipe

    • Thank you, Shundara! I hope you enjoy the bread…it’s pretty tasty and oh so satisfying. Thanks for stopping by and happy gluten free baking!

  11. Just one look at your photos always seems to make me hungry 🙂 This bread looks insanely good! I can’t say no to cheddar and herbs in bread – and I love how this is gluten-free too! I’ve read really great things about Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour too so I’m glad to hear that you are impressed with the performance as well – will need to try getting some as well. Thanks for sharing another mouthwatering recipe Stacy – pinned!
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    • Thank you, Kelly! You will love this recipe for beer bread. It tastes nice and yeasty, without the yeast! Thanks for pinning, my friend. And, happy baking!

  12. Oh my goodness Stacy this bread looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I pinned it to my gluten-free board! I’ve seen flour called cup for cup at our local Haggen I might have to pick some up just to make the bread! Deliciousness!
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  13. Lovely bread!! Oh bread, how I miss you 😉 Especially cheesy, herb-y bread!!
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    • Awww…thank you, Jennifer! I know you are going through some dietary restrictions right now during your pregnancy. But, you’re almost there! Put this bread on your baking list for the upcoming holiday season after your little one arrives in the world. Thanks for stopping by, my friend! xo

  14. Cheddar and bread is the perfect combination. And as always your photos are beautiful!
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  15. I am all over this recipe!!! Love love love it! Now if you only could poof me a slice… 🙂
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  16. Congratulations my dear friend on the board.
    This is such a beautiful looking bread. Your pictures are so good, just makes me hungry. I absolutely get tempted to get up and make every one of your dishes the moment I see it on the screen. Love it.
    I have been working with sorghum quite a bit of late and I really like how it works in gluten free recipes, can’t wait to share some stuff. xoxo my lady.

    • Thank you, Ash! I enjoy the challenge and rewards of baking with gluten free flours. Millet and sorghum are my favorites because I try to limit the rice and starch flours due to their higher glycemic values and to limit the lectins in rice flour. Thanks for stopping by and for being so supportive. Happy gluten free baking!

  17. This bread looks so good! I love a good loaf of bread and the cheddar and beer are just such a great combo! I love that you made them into crispy croutons – I can eat those crispy squares FOREVER. Pinned!! Thanks for sharing, friend! You take the most gorgeous photos!!
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    • Thank you, Julie! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support. It means so much. Thank you for pinning, my friend!

  18. Amazing bread Stacy! Aren’t they the best? You can’t go wrong with beer, cheese and herbs. Delicious. 🙂 Have a great weekend girl!
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  19. This looks fantastic Stacy – I’ve yet to buy Cup4Cup because it’s so expensive, but I’ve heard good things about it.
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  20. I tried beer in chili but never in bread and I always wanted to. You kicked up this type of soda bread if I am not mistaken a few notches by adding the cheddar, beer and sage here. 🙂
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  21. Loved this recipe and have pinned it to several boards, along with your wonderful pumpkin pecan pie granola!
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    • Thank you, Julia! I greatly appreciate your support. Thanks for all the pinning action…you ROCK! Enjoy your Sunday, m’lady! xo

  22. Christine says:

    Made this today! Used Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose gluten free baking flour, a bottle of RedBridge Beer, and Italian Seasoning instead of sage & thyme. It was a hit! Everyone loved it!

    • Hooray! Glad you like Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose GF flour and you were able to make this recipe your own. So happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by to share your positive feedback with others. I truly appreciate it!

  23. I LOVE beer bread! And I am now newly obsessed with Cup 4 Cup. I think you are brilliant to have used this to make stuffing for the holidays, and I believe I will be following suit! Thank you Stacy!

    • Thank you, Heather! Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour performs flawlessly in quick bread recipes. I’m so glad you enjoy working with it as well. Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Compliments coming from you as a published cookbook author and avid baker mean so much. I appreciate your support ever so much. Happy gluten free baking!

  24. Beer bread has been on my “to-make” list for a while but now I must – the white cheddar sounds so tasty here!
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  25. I used this recipe (tip- use 1/2 c cheese) to make savory pancakes and it was a total hit!

    • Wow! Thanks for writing and sharing your recipe variation for savory pancakes, FD! Greatly appreciated, my friend. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

  26. Hi Stacy, I’m brand new to your wonderful site & can’t wait to try this recipe. Do you think they could be made into hamburger buns and, if so, how long would you bake them?

    • Hi there, Suzanne! Wow, what a great idea! For hamburger buns, this recipe would probably yield a sort of drop biscuit or scone type of bun. You could experiment and make drop biscuits with the dough and bake them accordingly on a parchment lined baking sheet. Since I have not tested this recipe’s dough as drop biscuits, I cannot give you a recommended baking time and oven temperature to go by. But, you could certainly follow a recipe for drop biscuits, for the oven temp and baking time, and see how they turn out. I’m all for experimenting in the kitchen. 🙂 If you do try it, let me know how it goes! Happy baking!


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