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Beer Bread
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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.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Aprilgolightly



  • 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.


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