Green Chile Beer Bread Muffins can be made with 4 ingredients, plus whatever you add in.
3 c self rising flour OR 3 c unbleached flour combined with 1T baking powder and 1 t salt, whisked together
12 oz beer at room temperature
3 T melted butter
2 T sugar or more to taste
1 c Pepper Jack cheese shredded
3/4 c broken pretzel sticks plus a few for the tops of the muffins
1/2 c chopped and drained green chiles (I used fresh but canned can be used)
Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan or 18 muffin cups with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl mix flour, sugar, beer and 3 T of melted butter until just combined. (The batter will be thick and sticky and lumpy.)
Mix in cheese, pretzels and chiles. Spread into pan or drop into muffin cups. Brush with additional melted butter or an egg wash. Top with a few broken pretzels.
Bake on a rack in the middle of the oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean. Do not overbake.
Let cool a few moments but try to serve warm.
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