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Beer Bread made with just 6 ingredients and no yeast is quick and easy to make! It’s fluffy on the inside with a crispy, buttery top that’s so good that you’ll be wondering where this bread has been all your life. This is sure to become your go-to bread recipe that’s perfect to make for any meal.
Beer Bread has been showing up all across the “www” lately. Since everyone seems to have fallen in love with this bread, I decided to try my hand at making some. I’m not sure if that was a good idea or not since I made 3 loaves in one afternoon and they were devoured in no time!
This bread is so stinking easy to make that I was actually a bit unsure at how it would turn out. Let me just state for the record books that my uneasiness was quickly put to rest. After about 50 minutes of the beautiful smell of homemade bread wafting through my house, I pulled the pan out of the oven and was so excited about what I was about to experience. I let the bread cool for a bit, sliced off a piece then smeared on some butter. That’s when I fell in love. Yes, I fell in love with Beer Bread just like all those folks on the internet. Now, don’t judge me because once you make this recipe, you’ll feel the same way.
What You’ll Need To Make Beer Bread?
This bread is made in just three easy steps. Measure, stir, and bake, that’s it. Not only is it easy to whip up, but it’s also made with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Here’s what you’ll need:
- All-purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
This recipe is not only great as it is but it also can be customized with other ingredients you like. Try adding in some herbs, garlic, or cheese for extra flavor.
Beer Bread is great to serve at any meal. Toast up a slice for breakfast with your favorite jam or jelly. Use a couple of slices for a sandwich loaded with meat and cheese or PB&J. It’s outrageously good served with soup or chili, too. I took a couple of slices, cut them into cubes, tossed them in olive oil and garlic then toasted them up. Beer Bread croutons are now my new, favorite thing to add to a salad.
Can You Freeze Beer Bread?
This quick bread freezes beautifully. Bake the bread per the direction then let it cool. Wrap it in aluminum foil then place in a plastic bag. When you’re ready to use the bread, remove it from the plastic bag and place it in the oven at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes until reheated.
More Quick Bread Recipes Like This…
- Zucchini Cheese Quick Bread
- Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Bread
- Easy Banana Nut Bread
- Blueberry Bread with Lemon Glaze
- Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 12 ounces beer - I used a light beer
- ½ cup butter - melted
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a loaf pan with butter or cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Whisk together. Pour in beer and using a wooden spoon, mix to combine all ingredients.
- Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Drizzle butter over dough.
- Bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes. Remove from the oven, let rest in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve.
This is such a good recipe. I made mine with 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of dark rye because I had it on hand and a little healthier. . Super tasty and a really good texture.
It was soooo delicious and buttery! It was a little crumbly when slicing it, but otherwise it was great.
Hey there Ava!
I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed this quick and easy bread recipe, it’s a favorite in my house as well! Since you enjoyed this bread, you should check out my Zucchini Cheese Quick Bread recipe, it’s just as simple to make and the flavors are outstanding, I’d love to hear what you think if you give it a try. Thank you so much for your sweet words and your terrific rating, I really appreciate all your support!
I made it last night to accompany chicken pasole soup. It was fantastic! My husband raved about it. Next time I will add cheddar cheese and jalapenos to spice it up a notch, but great as is.
Hey there Pam!
Wow! I am thrilled to hear that y’all enjoyed this recipe, it sounds like you made a fantastic meal! You’ve definitely got the right idea, adding cheddar and jalapenos to this bread would totally take it to the next level. Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate your support!
This will be my first attempt and I do plan on adding cheese and jalapenos
Awesome tasting bread. This was a huge hit with the crew I cooked for at our hunting camp
Hey there Tammy!
Yayyy! I am so happy to hear everyone enjoyed this recipe! I’ve been making this Beer Bread for years now and it’s become a staple in my house, makes a perfect snack. Thank you so much for your phenomenal rating and your words of support, I hope you have a great day!
I do not like the smell nor taste of beer. How much of the beer can you taste in this bread?
The smell of the beer cooks out but there will be a slight taste of it left. It’s almost indiscernible.
I hope you’ll give it a try.
Have a great day,
Is there a way to make this recipe with less sodium? Could I omit or lower the amount of salt without compromising this beautiful bread? My Mom has congestive heart failure but I wanted to try to adapt this so she could still eat it. 😃
Can not go wrong with this recipe.I make it 2 or 3 times a week.Makes a great easy gift for friends and neighbors.Have made it with raisins,sprinkle cinnamon on top,use the butter in mix..Thanks so much for posting
WOW! Thanks, Gary.
You have made my day. Thank you for taking the time to share.
Have a wonderful day,
Instead of butter on top u mix it in is that what your saying ?
Hey there Linda!
Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe, I really hope you enjoy! The butter in this recipe is melted and then drizzled over the top of the prepared dough, this give the bread a deliciously buttery texture. I hope this is helpful, let me know how everything turns out if you give it a try!
Oh my goodness, this bread is delicious!! It was super simple, I had all necessary ingredients on hand and it only needed one bowl. I wanted a more savory bread, so I decided to take your suggestion and experiment with herbs and cheddar; 2 tsp of an Italian herb mix and a heaping cup of shredded cheddar (right out of the bag). I could hardly wait for it too cool enough to cut. You were right, slathered with butter it is a decadent treat for us bread lovers. The top crust is beautiful, all golden brown with crevices….this bread not only tastes great is it very attractive. I will add that my batter had to be more “plopped” into the pan than poured, but it seems to have come out perfect. Thanks so much for posting the recipe.