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Jalapeño Popper Beer Bread Recipe

4.5 from 2 votes

posted: 09/17/18

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This Loaded Jalapeño Popper Beer Bread recipe is an easy twist on my delicious three ingredient beer bread! The delicious taste of jalapeño poppers in moist and rich beer bread! This beer bread recipe is the perfect thing to put out on game day!

a loaf of jalapeno popper beer bread recipe sliced up

Happy Monday guys! Did you have a good weekend? I had an absolutely magical weekend. My incredible and generous sister in law came to stay with my kids so that Nathan and I could have a night away to celebrate his birthday. This is going to sound so cheesy, but it felt like hanging out with a boyfriend I had only been dating for a few weeks but was super into. Magical marital moments are so hard to come by at this stage in life, so I’m still basking in the amazingness of it.

The madness of our morning weekday rush this morning didn’t even deflate me. ????????

I’ll stop before I either make you gag or irritated.

Should we talk about something else magical? Like this Jalapeño Popper Beer Bread recipe?

front on view of a loaf of jalapeno popper beer bread with beer mugs in the background


I am constantly wanting to turn everything into a jalapeño popper recipe, because honestly is there anything better than a spicy jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon? It think not.

This Jalapeño Beer Bread Recipe is amazing because it is super easy, but is delicious! It has a little kick from the jalapeños but the coolness of the cream cheese to balance it out. Its just one of so many twists you could make with the base of my 3 ingredient beer bread.

overhead view of a loaf of easy jalapeno beer bread


The simple answer to this question is any type of beer that you really like. The taste of the beer will become more concentrated in the bread, so make sure it is one that you like to drink. If you don’t like drinking beer, you will still love this recipe! If that is the case, just grab a light pilsner beer like Bud Light or Miller Light. Those are great options for this bread. A darker beer like an IPA is going to give this bread a really distinct flavor, so make sure you love those if that is what you plan on using!

front on view of beer bread recipe with jalapeños, bacon, and cream cheese


This beer bread recipe is super easy to throw together.

  1. Start with some room temperature cream cheese and use a hand mixer to beat it with the jalapeños.
  2. Mix together your self rising flour (found near the all purpose flour in the grocery store) and sugar. Then mix in the cooked, crumbled bacon.
  3. Mix in the beer.
  4. Finally fold in the cream cheese.
  5. Pour it all in a greased bread pan and pour melted butter on top. Bake and enjoy!

spreading butter on a piece of jalapeno popper beer bread

butter spread on a piece of jalapeno popper beer bread

Typically, beer bread, though enjoyable is a little on the dry side. But not this recipe! The cream cheese makes it moist, and the jalapeños and bacon give it a delicious don’t want to miss flavor. And with the self-rising flour it comes together super easy! It is the perfect game day recipe and would be a great addition to any party!

two slices of jalapeno popper bread stacked

two slices of jalapeno popper bread stacked
4.50 from 2 votes

Loaded Jalapeño Popper Beer Bread Recipe

Serves: 10 slices
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
This Loaded Jalapeño Popper Beer Bread recipe is an easy twist on my delicious three ingredient beer bread!  The delicious taste of jalapeño poppers in moist and rich beer bread! 


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeños drained and diced
  • 3 cups self-rising flour (found in the baking aisle near the all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon diced, cooked, and drained
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 inch bread pan and set aside.
  • With a hand mixer beat together the jalapeños and the cream cheese until combined, about two minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix the self-rising flour and the sugar together. Then mix in the crumbled bacon.
  • Gently stir in the beer. Once it is fully integrated, stir in the jalapeño and cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan.  Pour the melted butter over the top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.  Allow the bread to rest in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and to cool completely.
  • Best if enjoyed within two days of baking.
Serving: 1slice Calories: 329kcal (16%) Carbohydrates: 39.9g (13%) Protein: 7.7g (15%) Fat: 14.8g (23%) Saturated Fat: 8.6g (54%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat: 2.1g Cholesterol: 46.2mg (15%) Sodium: 740.7mg (32%) Potassium: 93.1mg (3%) Fiber: 1.2g (5%) Sugar: 11.6g (13%) Vitamin A: 575IU (12%) Vitamin C: 17.5mg (21%) Calcium: 91mg (9%) Iron: 1.4mg (8%)
Author: Lisa Longley
two slices of jalapeno popper bread stacked

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a loaf of jalapeno popper beer bread recipe sliced up

a loaf of jalapeno popper beer bread recipe sliced up

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Stephanie says

    Hi Lisa!
    I’m making a variety of breads for co-worker’s Christmas gifts this year and I’m going to try yours this weekend to be included in my selection of breads. What kind of beer did you use? My (adult) kids all have their favorites, but I’m looking for some additional suggestions on what to try . . .
    Thanks bunches!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Stephanie! The only types of beer that I’ve used in beer bread is pilsners, but that’s what I like to drink. I have read that making beer bread is a lot like cooking with wine, whatever taste you go with for the alcohol is only going to intensify once you cook it, so be sure to choose something that you like! I like the pilsner because it has a nice mild flavor that doesn’t make the bread too bitter. I hope that helps!

  2. suzanne says

    I know this might be a dumb question, but is self rising flour the same as all purpose flour?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Not a dumb question at all Suzanne! They are definitely not the same. The self-rising flour is what makes this recipe so easy. You don’t need any yeast at all or rising times. Love it! Definitely worth buying a bag :)

  3. Kisha says

    Hi question for you – Can you use a carbonated beverage instead of beer? I know the ‘beer cooks out’ but we aren’t a fan of beer, and have often sub’d sprite or some other 7up type of soda for the beer.

    Do you think it’ll work in this, or should I just try it and report back? LOL We have a friend who LOVES jalapeno and this would make a nice travel gift for him since he travels all the time. . .

    Thanks in advance!


    • Lisa Longley says

      Kisha, I’m going to have to say try it and report back, lol! I definitely think it will change the flavor, but I don’t know about the constancy or what it will do the baking time. Actually, I might try it and report back :)

      • Kisha says

        Wonderful! I’ll keep you posted :) thanks for the quick reply!

  4. Kisha says

    Thanks for the quick reply! I may try it and let you know!

  5. Janet says

    Can the beer bread be converted to gluten free?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I think so! You could try making your own self-rising flour (there are lots of great recipes for it, found by searching google), and then you could use a gluten free flour when making the self-rising flour.

  6. Adam D Haskins says

    4 stars
    IPAs aren’t dark beers but great recipe!

  7. Liz says

    Do I need to add extra flour for high altitude cooking ?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so sorry, Liz, I don’t have any experience with cooking at high altitudes.


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