With a long holiday weekend (!!) upon us, I feel like I need to leave you with a fantastic recipe. You know, in case you want to get your bake on in the kitchen over the next few days. <— Isn’t this what everyone does with their long weekends??? Or is that just me?
ANYWAY, today we chat these honey chipotle beer bread muffins!!! Yes, three exclamation points are totally warranted because holy smokes are these good.
And! I have one of you, my wonderful readers, to thank for the idea. Seriously, you guys are the best.
Quite a few months back, I got a request for a chipotle bread recipe – as in one with the chipotle incorporated into the actual dough. I’ve been thinking about it ever since and FINALLY have a recipe to share. A bit delayed, but I couldn’t be happier with it.
Now, beer bread has long been one of my favorite treats and this buttery honey beer bread always hits the spot. BUT. Beer bread muffins?? They mayyyy just be my new go-to instead of the typical loaf. Because:
1. They bake up much faster in the oven, which means you get to eat them much faster. <— Always important.
2. You get even more of that crunchy, awesome top. Which is what the husband and I tend to fight for whenever I make a regular loaf of beer bread (although, let’s be real, the soft & slightly chewy interior is also awesome).
And as for the flavor? Oh me oh my. A little sweetness from the honey. Some kick and smoke from the chipotle pepper. And of course that yeasty flavor from the beer.
There’s just a touch over 10 minutes of prep and only one bowl involved to get you on your way to major homemade bread happiness. Does it get any better? I think not my friends, I think not.