Cheesy Monterey Jack Jalapeno Quick Bread

With no yeast involved, this Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread comes together in a snap and packs a punch of undeniable Southwestern flavor.

Quick Bread Recipe with Jalapeno and Cheese

There’s no need to be a master bread baker when it comes to making this delicious Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread. Since the rising agent in this bread is baking powder only, it’s ready in a fraction of the time of a typical yeast bread.

Quick bread with cheese and peppers

While the crumb of this bread is moist and dense (thanks to all that wonderful Monterey Jack cheese), the crust is light and crispy. To me, it’s the best of both worlds, and one of the easiest bread I’ve ever made. I just know you’re going to love it, and since it can be on the dinner table in about an hours time, it works well for weeknights and weekends when you want to impress, but you don’t have the luxury (or desire) to spend several hours on preparation.

Quick Bread with Monterey Jack Cheese and Jalapenos

Whisk all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne, and black pepper in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, combine milk, melted butter, egg, and Greek yogurt. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

How to make Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread

Add the fire roasted jalapenos, stir, and add the shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

Making Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread

Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. That’s it 🙂

Homemade Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread Recipe

Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread
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With no yeast involved, this Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread comes together in a snap and packs a punch of undeniable Southwestern flavor.
Makes: 1
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 can (4 oz) fire roasted chiles
  • 5 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • whisk
  • wooden spoon
  • cooking spray
  • loaf pan
  • box grater
  • cooling rack
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne, and black pepper together in a large bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the milk, melted butter, egg, and Greek yogurt.
  5. Add the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Stir in the fire roasted chiles and the shredded cheese to thoroughly combine.
  7. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 60 minutes (or until the bread is golden brown).
  9. Remove the loaf pan from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Turn the bread out onto a cooling rack and continue cooling until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 2494 Fat: 94g Saturated fat: 56g Unsaturated fat: 31g Trans fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 316g Sugar: 23g Sodium: 4237mg Fiber: 12g Protein: 93g Cholesterol: 436mg
Monterey Jack Quick Bread Recipe

This bread won rave reviews from my family the night I served it. Even though it doesn’t need butter, a light spreading of sweet cream butter really added an exclamation point to this wonderful Cheesy Jalapeno Quick Bread! After all, everything’s better with butter 🙂

This bread would be best served with some sort of tequila sangria. Sorry that I don’t have a recipe for one just yet (I’ll work on that), but I am ready with a cute bandanna pitcher that would be perfect for the job. Just too bad it’s not filled 🙂

Hand Painted Bandanna Pitcher

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  1. I’ll bet this would be fantastic with chili! Looks delicious.

  2. My hubby would love this bread! Looks perfect and with a little bit of heat, magniificent!

  3. I love how quick and easy this bread looks like it is to make. And the flavors!! MMMmmm

  4. I can imagine just how yummy this must taste

  5. I absolutely love savory breads and this one looks amazing!

  6. Renee this looks beyond fantastic! I’d love a slice (or three!)

  7. I love this bread! I am going to have to make it really soon!

  8. This is a toss up for me: do I love the “quick” part, or do I love these fabulous ingredients?! Can I take both?? Love this!

  9. This is everything I would want in a bread!! My non-vegetarian husband would probably love me even more by adding some bacon 🙂

  10. This would be perfect with a spicy pasta!!

  11. This is the perfect flavor combination, I bet it would be wonderful toasted…or alongside a bowl of chili!

  12. Oh perfect! My yeast projects fail half of the time so YES to this super tasty yeast free jalapeno bread! Your hand painted glasses are adorable – you are a true artist Renee! Multi talented for sure!!

  13. No! You didn’t paint those glasses! Yes, you did! They’re adorable! And as soon as I saw your bread on fb, I knew I had to bookmark it! It looks SO. GOOD.

  14. LOVE this bread! I’m so scared of yeast and this gives me all the carbs minus the scary yeast…haha 🙂

  15. This bread looks incredible! Would I possibly be able to substitute the greek yogurt with sour cream? I have everything on hand except the yogurt!

    • Yes, Vanessa. I find the two ingredients completely interchangeable. You’ll have complete success with either. Go for it! Thanks for asking 🙂