Classic & Easy BEER Bread Recipe

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This beer bread recipe is a great choice when you don’t access to yeast and have beer on hand! This beer bread recipe only has a few ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now.

Beer Bread Recipe

We were lucky enough to have a few beers in our fridge this week! YAY! We don’t have any yeast and have not been able to get it from our grocery delivery! This beer bread recipe saved the day! 

EASY Beer Bread Recipe

To make Beer Bread all you need is five simple ingredients. All-purpose flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, and, well, beer. The type of beer we used was an IPA that we happened the have on hand. Sounds simple right? 

Beer Bread

Beer Bread Mix Ingredients 

For this Beer Bread you will need the following ingredients:

All Purpose Flour – We used all purpose flour to make this recipe! You can also use Bread Flour – it has more gluten in it than all purpose flour.

Baking Powder – The baking powder makes the beer bread rise.

Beer – We used an IPA because that’s what we had on hand, but you can use any beer!

Butter – You basically soak the bread in butter!! It’s amazing and makes the bread taste amazing!!

Sugar – This balances the bitterness from the beer!

Beer Bread

Beer Bread Variations

Add Garlic – You can add garlic to the bread to make it garlic bread. This is a delicious addition to your beer bread!!

Add Rosemary – You can add some awesome herbs – fresh or dried to spice up you bread.

Add Cheese – Cheese also goes great in beer bread. Shocker! 

Add Essential Oil – If you have ingestible essential oil, you can add a couple of drops to add a huge burst of flavor. 

Tools and Supplies 

  • Loaf Pan 
  • Parchment Paper 

How to Eat Beer Bread? 

You can eat beer bread as toast with butter, cream cheese, and jelly or our low carb cranberry dip. Also, it will be great as a sandwich bread. 

You can also make French Toast or French Toast Sticks for breakfast. 

As an appetizer, you can make bruschetta or croutons with the stale bread. 

How to Make Beer Bread? 

Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment. 

Then, mix together 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl. 

Dry Ingredients for Beer Bread

Make sure that everything is properly blended together so that you don’t end up with clumps. 

After this, take some time to melt two half-sticks of butter, preferably in separate bowls. You will be using them shortly.

Butter for Beer Bread

Now, take the beer and pour 12 ounces into the flour mix. Most beer cans are 12 ounces, but all we had were 16 ounce cans so we measured it out.

beer for Beer Bread

Pour the beer into the flour and mix until combined.

As with all dough, be careful not to over mix.

Beer Bread mix

Beer Bread dough

Then, pour one of the bowls of melted butter into the bottom of the baking tin.

Beer Bread buttery crust

Next, pour the dough on top of the layer of melted butter. 

Finally, pour the other bowl of butter on TOP of the loaf.

This will seem like a lot of butter, but it will absorb into the dough as it cooks, giving the bread a lovely buttery taste and a buttery crust. 

Put the baking tin on top of a baking tray before you put it into the oven. This way the tray will catch any spill over instead of it falling into the bottom of your oven.

After 50 minutes, take the bread out of the oven, and let it cool for a bit. Because of the amount of butter used in this recipe, sliding the bread out of our baking dish was not an issue.

Then, let the bread cool for at least 15 minutes on a wire rack.

The bread will taste soft and buttery with the slightest hint of the beer flavor, and that flavor will vary depending on the chosen beer.

Print the Beer Bread Recipe 

You might want to print the beer bread recipe so that you have it in hand while you make this yummy bread! 

Beer Bread

Beer Bread

This beer bread is a great choice when you don’t access to yeast and have beer on hand! This beer bread recipe only has a few ingredients.
3.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Aprilgolightly

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment.
  • Then, mix together 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl.
  • Make sure that everything is properly blended together so that you don't end up with clumps.
  • After this, take some time to melt two half-sticks of butter, preferably in separate bowls. You will be using them shortly.
  • Now, take the beer and pour 12 ounces into the flour mix. Most beer cans are 12 ounces, but all we had were 16 ounce cans so we measured it out.
  • Pour the beer into the flour and mix until combined.
  • As with all dough, be careful not to over mix.
  • Then pour one of the bowls of melted butter into the bottom of the baking tin.
  • Next, pour the dough on top of the layer of melted butter.
  • Finally, pour the other bowl of butter on TOP of the loaf.
  • This will seem like a lot of butter, but it will absorb into the dough as it cooks, giving the bread a lovely buttery taste and a buttery crust.
  • Put the baking tin on top of a baking tray before you put it into the oven. This way the tray will catch any spill over instead of it falling into the bottom of your oven.
  • After 50 minutes, take the bread out of the oven, and let it cool for a bit. Because of the amount of butter used in this recipe, sliding the bread out of our baking dish was not an issue.
  • Then, let the bread cool for at least 15 minutes on a wire rack.
  • The bread will taste soft and buttery with the slightest hint of the beer flavor, and that flavor will vary depending on the chosen beer.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg

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