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You read that right, cheddar beer popovers people!! Warm, chewy, quickbread popovers that are ready in less than 30 minutes.

A spin on my classic Easy Beer Bread, these popovers will become a family favorite! My boys ask for them regularly, not because they have beer in them, it cooks out leaving the amazing flavor behind, but because they are THAT good.

Make up a batch or two, enjoy with a hearty stew, or a nourishing soup and freeze the rest. The rewarm quickly and beautifully in the oven!

7 Simple Ingredients for Cheddar Beer Popovers

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup organic all-natural cane sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (sharp, colby, jack, mild your choice, try a variety) — OPTIONAL
  • 1 12 oz bottle or can of beer (your favorite, light or dark)
  • ½ cup melted butter, divided

Add dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, stir with a wooden spoon or whisk to combine. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until coated and combined.

pouring beer in dry ingredients for cheddar beer popovers | thefreshcooky.com

Slowly pour in beer, it will foam up, so stir a little, pour a little until the mixture is a sticky, gooey, mess. Be sure to get down to the bottom, incorporating all the dry ingredients.

pouring in melted butter into beer bread mixture | thefreshcooky.com

Mix in most of the melted butter, leaving 2-3 tablespoons for brushing tops of beer popovers.

stirring sticky batter for cheddar beer popovers | thefreshcooky.com

Stir well until all dry ingredients are incorporated.

scoop of cheddar beer popover batter into popover tin | thefreshcooky.com

Spray a popover pan with oil or cooking spray and using a large cookie scoop, scoop the cheddar beer bread batter into each popover hole.

Can I use a muffin tin?

You bet! They won’t raise as high as you would achieve with a popover pan, but they will cook just fine in a standard muffin or cupcake tin, in fact they might need a little less time in the oven. If you haven’t tried a popover pan, give it a try, it’s fun to bake all sorts of fun things in, cupcakes, muffins and of course, popovers!

Optional Add-Ins or Take Outs for Popovers

  • Can you make these without cheese! Of course, simply omit from the recipe! No changes needed and just as delicious, these below were made without cheese.
  • Light or Dark Beer, IPA or Ale? The beer you use is entirely up to your preference. A lighter beer will produce a not as strongly flavored beer popover, while the darker or stronger (i.e. IPA’s) will produce a dark, distinctly flavored popover. So use what you enjoy drinking!
  • HERBS? Yes! Add a teaspoon of dill or Italian seasoning, or even chopped chilis to the batter before baking.
Pin of basket of cheddar beer popovers | thefreshcooky.com

Once your popovers are snuggled into their popover beds, give them a little brush with that extra melted butter and if desired a sprinkle of kosher or flaky sea salt.

Bake at 375°for 15-20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. If making in muffin tin, check at 15 minutes and add time accordingly.

That’s it, turn over to release popovers, serve piping hot with softened butter! Cool completely before freezing.

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Yield: 12 popovers

Cheddar Beer Popovers

Cheddar Beer Popovers
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup organic all-natural cane sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 12 oz bottle or can of beer (your favorite, light or dark)
  • ½ cup melted butter, divided

Optional Add-Ins

  • Try adding a teaspoon of your favorite herb; dill, Italian Seasoning, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme or Red Pepper Flakes
  • Use other cheeses besides cheddar or omit completely
  • With cheese, add in one small can chopped green chilis

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375° and spray a popover (or muffin) tin with non-stick or oil spray.
Add dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, stir with a wooden spoon or whisk to combine. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until coated and combined.

With a wooden spoon, slowly pour in beer, it will foam up, so stir a little, pour a little, until the mixture is a sticky, gooey, mess, incorporating all dry ingredients.

Mix in most of the melted butter, leaving 2-3 tablespoons for brushing tops of beer popovers. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop cheddar beer bread mixture into each popover hole. Brush tops of popovers with the leftover melted butter and if desired a sprinkle of kosher or flaky sea salt. 

Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. If making in muffin tin, check at 15 minutes and add time accordingly.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 469mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 7g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc.

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