Jalapeño Cheddar Bread
"This soft, fluffy white bread is studded with just enough zesty jalapeño peppers for a flavorful, cheesy loaf that's not too spicy. Serve the mild, homemade Jalapeño Cheddar Bread toasted with eggs for breakfast, sandwiched with turkey, ham or chicken for lunch, or alongside a bowl of soup, stew, or chili for dinner. It's truly the best at any time of day! My mother-in-law introduced us to the Jalapeño Cheddar Bread from Great Harvest Bakery, and my mind was blown! I've never considered myself a jalapeño lover, and I definitely don't gravitate towards spicy foods. This bread, though, was different -- it had a slightly sweet flavor (as most Great Harvest Breads do, thanks to the honey), a subtle note of garlic that paired beautifully with the cheese, and just enough pickled jalapeños for flavor -- without making the bread too spicy. Even the kids loved it! Since we don't live near a Great Harvest Bakery, I decided that I better figure out how to recreate the amazing bread at home. It took some trial and error, but I've finally nailed it! This copycat Great Harvest bread is sweet, garlicky, cheesy, and mild enough for the whole family to enjoy."
Preparation Time35 min
Chilling Time4 hr
Cooking Time45 min
Cooking Vessel Size8.5 x 4.5 loaf pan