Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Muffins

TGISat. See, today is my Friday. Though, I don’t get a two-day weekend…I’m just keeping my eye on that prize for NEXT weekend. Whatever gets you through, right?

I am sad to report that almost all of The Best Vegetable Soup is gone. My goal for next week is to find a recipe I love as much…and one that’s just as healthy. Problem is, there’s about 512 recipes I want to try…ASAP. And I’m not very good at decision-making. Menu planning could prove to be very challenging this week.

Anyways, if I’m going to spend a Saturday at the clinic at least I’m 1) wearing Illini gear and 2) have the last bit of vegetable soup and the last one of these Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Muffins to enjoy at lunch. Am unseasoned drinker may get a slight buzz off these muffins…the beer flavor is very prominent and I mention that because I consider it to be the main reason I love them so much.

As it goes in my house, Mr. Prevention has an affinity for all things starchy. Add bacon, cheese, and beer, and well…he was happy to demolish 3 of these muffins at a single sitting. Of course I caught some heat from both my mom and Mr. P on how “unhealthy” these muffins must be. When I told them that not only was the recipe from Cooking Light, but that I lightened it up even more so, they quickly had no rebuttal. ;)

Chili is in the crock pot and ready for this afternoon and the Illini game! GO ILLINI! I am hoping to squeeze in a workout this afternoon. I have been SO good with my workouts this week, including TWO morning workouts…major progress is being made in this category which is not only wonderful but a bit ironic as the sun comes up later and later each day.

Question: What’s your favorite bread variety?

Happy weekend!


  1. I LOVE turning quickbreads into muffins because I feel so much more satisfied eating one muffin than I do eating a small slice of quickbread…even if it’s really the same amount of bread! So weird. These sound pretty rockstar. I have definite cravings for beer on occasion and since I’m ALWAYS craving bread…these sound perfect!

  2. Love what you did to the beer bread, Nicole! I love your healthified recipes! :-D

    • I figured who needs butter with beer, bacon, and cheddar? ;) Happy weekend, girl! Thanks for another great recipe!!

  3. I love beer breads, especially ones with bacon ;). They’re so adaptable, and always different depending on the beer you use.

  4. What kind of beer did you use?? These sound fantastic!!! I mean, three of the best ingredients known to Man; beer, bacon, and cheddar. Nothing beats it.
    Since I feel so bad for kicking your butt last week, and since we don’t have a game this week, I’ll say, for your sake, I hope you win this week! Only because I feel so so bad ;)

  5. These look great. It seems like they’re perfect for footbal… Beer & cheddar: I think I’ll make them during the Green Ba game tommorrow!

  6. These look great. It seems like they’re perfect for footbal… Beer & cheddar: I think I’ll make them during the Green Bay game tommorrow!

  7. I love beer bread and biscuits! I will definitely have to add the cheese & bacon in this time around. Soup & bread just in time for the cooler weather, love it!

  8. Too bad you don’t have any soup left, but these muffins look amazing! I used to make beer bread all the time, but haven’t had any in a long while. I’d love to try making a gluten-free version of these! Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. These look amazing! These look kind of like the rolls at Red Lobster. I don’t know if you ever had them before, but they are worth the trip alone. I would always get soo excited growing up to eat there.
    I will definitely be making these!!
    There aren’t too many breads I don’t like. What can I say, I love my carbs! ;)

  10. My friends LOVE bacon cheddar beer bread. College appropriate eh? ;)
    They are really going to love you for this one! These sound fantastic

  11. These look great! A friend gave me a recipe for a beer bread but was loaded in butter. Perfect accompaniment to the veggie soup I’m making this week.

  12. Ooo these look great! They’d be perfect with the spicy turkey chili that I make =). Thanks for sharing!

  13. This looks awesome! Thanks for the recipe :) I love hearty quick breads like this. My sister in law makes a jalapeno cornbread that I love!


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