Indulge in the Deliciousness of Cheesy Coffee Bread

Welcome to my kitchen, coffee lovers! Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that you won’t find anywhere else – my delicious and cheesy coffee can bread recipe. As a barista, I have come across many different coffee recipes over the years, but this one is by far one of my favorites.

Inspired by the classic canned brown bread from New England, my cheesy coffee bread is not your average quick bread recipe. This recipe combines the warm flavors of cheddar cheese, milk, and eggs with the rich aroma of coffee to create a perfect balance between sweet and savory.

If you are looking for a unique breakfast or brunch dish that will impress your guests, then look no further. This cheesy coffee bread is easy to make and will definitely become a crowd-pleaser.

So, let’s roll up our sleeves and start baking! Get ready to delight your taste buds with the cheesy goodness of this homemade coffee bread that will transport you straight to New England with every bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cheesy Coffee Can Bread
Cheesy Coffee Can Bread

If you’re a fan of bread and cheese, then this Cheesy Coffee Can Bread recipe is definitely for you. This savory delight is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner – heck, it’s even perfect for a snack! I promise that after trying this bread, it will become your new addiction.

Firstly, the recipe is incredibly easy to make. All you need are some basic ingredients that you probably have lying around in your kitchen. The combination of cheddar cheese, milk, bread dough and eggs make this bread rich in flavor and perfectly moist.

Secondly, the versatility of this recipe is phenomenal. You can enjoy this cheesy bread alone or with canned baked beans. You may also incorporate this into your breakfast routine by pairing it with creamy scrambled eggs or simply served with a toasted English muffin. The savory goodness can also replace the typical bread rolls for any dinner entree.

Lastly, let’s talk about the nutritional benefits of this bread. While it may not be considered a “health food,” consuming in moderation will have no harm to your body while providing great taste satisfaction. With proper portioning, you can indulge yourself without worrying about excessive calories intake.

In conclusion, there are plenty of reasons why you’ll love this recipe; it’s easy to prepare, versatile and deliciously satisfying. So grab some coffee cans and give it a try!

Ingredient List

 A warm slice of homemade bread is always a good idea, especially when it's filled with melted cheese.
A warm slice of homemade bread is always a good idea, especially when it’s filled with melted cheese.

Here is everything you will need to make this Cheesy Coffee Can Bread Recipe:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp of active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Don’t worry if you don’t have all these ingredients on hand; I have suggestions for substitutions and variations later in the article.

The Recipe How-To

Now, let’s get to the fun part, making the Cheesy Coffee Can Bread dough. This recipe might seem a bit complicated at first glance, but just follow these easy steps and you’ll have your delicious bread in no time.

Step 1: Activate the yeast

In a small bowl, dissolve 1 tablespoon of sugar in 1/4 cup of warm water. Add 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) of active dry yeast and let it sit for about 5 minutes until the mixture looks foamy.

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients

In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Set aside.

Step 3: Mix the wet ingredients

In another bowl, beat together 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of milk, and 1 tablespoon of oil until combined.

Step 4: Combine everything to form the dough

Add the yeast mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Fold in 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese.

Step 5: Fill the coffee cans

Grease two clean 1-pound coffee cans well with cooking spray or butter. Divide the dough evenly between them. The dough should fill each can about halfway.

Step 6: Let it rise

Cover each can with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in size.

Step 7: Preheat your oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Place cans on a baking sheet and bake for approximatively one hour or until golden brown.

Now comes the hard part – letting bread cool before slicing into it. I can never manage this part, and usually end up slicing in before it’s fully cool. But, technically speaking, allowing the bread to cool will help you achieve cleaner slices. Enjoy- this cheesy coffee bread is guaranteed to become a favorite in your household.

Substitutions and Variations

 Fresh from the oven and ready to be devoured, this cheesy coffee can bread is a delicious choice for breakfast, brunch or snack time.
Fresh from the oven and ready to be devoured, this cheesy coffee can bread is a delicious choice for breakfast, brunch or snack time.

One of the joys of cooking is being creative with ingredients and making something unique. Here are a few ideas for substitutions and variations to try with this Cheesy Coffee Can Bread recipe:

– Change up the cheese: Instead of cheddar cheese, try using a different type of cheese like mozzarella or pepper jack. This can give your bread a whole new flavor profile.

– Add in some herbs or spices: You can add some extra flavor to your bread by incorporating some fresh herbs or spices. Try adding in some fresh rosemary, thyme or oregano to the dough.

– Use different liquid: While milk is recommended in the recipe, you could try using coconut milk, almond milk or even orange juice for an interesting twist on this bread.

– Swap out the flour: Instead of all-purpose flour, you could use a combination of whole wheat flour and white flour for a higher-fiber bread. Or use cornmeal or gluten-free flour to make it more accessible for people with food restrictions.

– Try sweet versions: This recipe can be easily adapted to make sweet varieties of coffee bread. Use cream cheese instead of cheddar and add cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice for a delicious fall version. You can also add in raisins, cranberries or chopped nuts for extra sweetness.

Remember when experimenting with substitutions, always pay attention to the proportions and baking time. Give it a try and have fun playing around with different combinations to create your own version of cheesy coffee bread!

Serving and Pairing

When it comes to serving and pairing the Cheesy Coffee Can Bread, there are a few different ways you can enjoy it. This savory bread makes for the perfect addition to any brunch or breakfast spread. I recommend slicing the cheesy coffee bread into thick pieces while it’s still warm and serving it alongside a hearty helping of baked beans or eggs benedict – this savory bread is sure to become a brunch favorite!

The rich, cheesy flavor profile of this bread also makes it an excellent pairing for coffee. Enjoy a slice of the warm, cheesy coffee bread with your morning cup of joe for an indulgent breakfast experience. For dessert, why not try pairing your cheesy coffee can bread with a sweet treat such as pumpkin bread or banana bread? The delicious combination of sweet and savory flavors is sure to satisfy any cravings.

If you’d like to get even more creative with your serving suggestions, try slicing the cheesy coffee can bread into small cubes and using them as croutons in a salad. The possibilities are endless when it comes to incorporating this flavorful bread into your meals.

To make sure your Cheesy Coffee Can Bread stays fresh and delicious for your next meal, wrap any leftovers tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store at room temperature for up to three days. If you’d like to reheat your bread, simply wrap it in foil and place in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes until warmed through.

Regardless of how you choose to serve and pair this delicious recipe, I’m confident that once you try this savory and delicious cheesy coffee can bread recipe, it will soon become a staple in your baking repertoire.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The dough is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients that can be found in any pantry.
The dough is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients that can be found in any pantry.

One of the many perks of this Cheesy Coffee Can Bread Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later without compromising its delicious taste and texture. To make this bread ahead of time, follow the recipe’s instructions but instead of baking it right away, you can cover it tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking.

When you’re ready to bake, take the bread out of the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature for approximately 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350°F and bake the bread for 35-40 minutes or until the bread gains a light golden brown color.

If you have leftover, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days, or in fridge for up to a week. Reheat the leftover slices on low heat in a toaster oven, regular oven or even on skillet griddle.

If you prefer freezing your baked goods. first let them cool down completely at room temperature. Wrap them individually with plastic wrap and then either with foil or heavy-duty freezer bag, label it with date and name of item before storing at freezer. For optimal taste and freshness, consume within two months kept in the freezer.

Regardless if you decide for fridge or freezer option, make sure to always bring back your stored cheesy coffee can bread back to room temperature before reheating.

This Cheesy Coffee Can Bread Recipe is perfect for breakfast, served warmed as sandwich or even paired with baked beans making it perfect addition to New England menus!

Tips for Perfect Results

To make sure your Cheesy Coffee Can Bread turns out perfectly every time, here are some tips and tricks to follow:

1. Use room-temperature ingredients: Make sure your eggs, milk, and water are at room temperature before adding them to the mixture. This will help the bread rise better.

2. Handle the dough with care: Be gentle with the dough when kneading it. Overworking the dough can make it tough and lead to a dense bread.

3. Let the dough rise sufficiently: Patience is key when making bread. Allow your dough to rise properly before baking.

4. Oil your coffee cans well: Make sure you coat the inside of your coffee cans well with oil to prevent sticking.

5. Use quality cheddar cheese: The flavor of your cheesy coffee can bread will depend on the quality of cheese you use, so opt for a good cheddar cheese.

6. Keep an eye on the baking time: Since ovens vary in temperature, keep an eye on your bread as it bakes so that it doesn’t overcook or burn.

7. Let it cool: Once you remove the bread from the oven, allow it to cool down in the cans for a few minutes before removing them from the cans.

8. Experiment with different cheeses: While this recipe calls for cheddar cheese, feel free to experiment with other types of cheese such as cream cheese or coffee cheese for a unique flavor twist.

By following these tips and recommendations, you can create an outstanding Cheesy Coffee Can Bread that will impress all your friends and family!


Now, let’s move onto the section where I address some frequently asked questions about this Cheesy Coffee Can Bread recipe. From ingredient substitutions to baking tips, I’ve got you covered. So, let’s clear up any doubts you may have and ensure you achieve perfect results every time you make this delicious bread.

Is it safe to bake bread in a coffee can?

There is no need to be concerned about using a coffee can for baking purposes as confirmed by the Canned Food Information Council and reported by the Los Angeles Times.

What do you do with canned bread?

Canned bread is commonly consumed by slicing it up and pairing it with cream cheese, butter, or jam. In some parts of New England, it is a customary practice to add chopped hotdogs and baked beans on the bread as an additional topping.

How do you use canned brown bread?

Brown bread is a versatile option that pairs well with both sweet and savory toppings. While it’s delicious with butter, cream cheese, or jam, it’s also a popular choice to serve alongside baked beans and sliced hot dogs in New England cuisine.

How is brown bread in a can made?

Making brown bread is an effortless process that involves wheat flour, rye flour, and molasses. The molasses provides a gentle sweetness that perfectly complements the bran-like taste. The resulting product is typically a compact cylinder that is easy to slice into sections, similar to a poorly greased cake removed from its pan.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this cheesy coffee can bread recipe is a must-try for any coffee and cheese lovers out there. With its easy-to-follow instructions and simple ingredients list, it’s perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Not only is it deliciously cheesy and moist, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can enjoy it as a savory side dish paired with baked beans or even as the base for a scrumptious breakfast sandwich. Plus, with its low calorie count and nutrition-packed ingredients, it’s a great addition to your meal plan!

So why not give this recipe a try and impress your friends and family? Nothing beats the satisfaction of baking your own bread from scratch, especially one that’s as unique and flavorful as this cheesy coffee can bread. Trust me; everyone will be asking for the recipe!

Cheesy Coffee Can Bread

Cheesy Coffee Can Bread Recipe

I haven't tried this yet, mostly because I don't have any coffee cans! This requires 2 one-pound cans that rise and bake right inside. I think the round slices would create a lot of interest too. Let me know how it turns out! Note: times do not include rising and cooling time.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine International
Servings 2 loaves


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Combine 1 1/2 cups flour with yeast.
  • Heat milk, water, oil, sugar and salt until warm (120 to 130 degrees), stirring to blend; add to flour mixture along with eggs and cheese.
  • Beat with an electric mixer or by hand until batter is smooth.
  • Using a spoon, mix in the remaining flour (batter will be stiff).
  • Divide batter and spoon into two well-greased one-pound coffee cans.
  • Cover with plastic lids.
  • Let rise in warm place until batter is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch below the plastic lids--about 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove lids and bake at 375* for 30-45 minutes.
  • Cool for 15 minutes in cans before removing. If necessary, run a knife around the inside of the cans to remove.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Makes 2 bread loaves.

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Serving: 1063g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Easy, Grains, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Very Low Carbs, Yeast
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