• Prep 8 mins
  • Total 53 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

TIP: Be sure to use gluten-free baking powder. This bread makes excellent sandwich bread and is delicious when toasted. 


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Eggs

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Eggs

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  • 1 cup water, for steaming
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 3/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten


  • Ninja Cook & Crisp Basket
  • Parchment Paper
  • Medium Bowl
  • Large Bowl
  • or
  • Step 1

    Add 1 cup water to the pot.

  • Step 2

    Place an 8-inch circle of parchment paper in the bottom of the Cook & Crisp Basket and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese evenly onto the prepared parchment paper.

  • Step 3

    In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, paprika, cayenne, and black pepper. Whisk until combined. Add the cheddar cheese and stir, breaking up any clumps, until cheese is completely coated in flour mixture.

  • Step 4

    In a separate medium bowl, add sour cream, butter, and eggs. Whisk until smooth, then stir the sour cream mixture into the flour mixture until combined. The batter will be thick.

  • Step 5

    Transfer batter into prepared basket, smooth the top, and sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup grated Parmesan evenly over the batter. Place the basket in the pot.

  • Step 6

    Close the lid and move the slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 325°F, and set time to 35 minutes. Press Start/Stop to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 10 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, the surface of the loaf will be crispy and golden brown. Check doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick in the middle of the loaf. If it comes out clean, remove the basket and let cool for at least 30 minutes. If the toothpick comes out with moist crumbs stuck to it, continue to bake until toothpick comes out clean.

  • Step 8

    When the loaf has cooled, slice and serve.