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Easy Homemade Beer Bread

Beer Bread, this delicious, easy to make Homemade bread is made with only 6 ingredients. Not too sweet, perfect anytime especially warm out of the oven. It will become a family favourite.

There’s nothing like homemade fresh bread, especially if it’s fast and easy and no yeast required! We have become lovers not only of this bread but also No Yeast Pizza Dough and a Simple Irish Soda Bread!

baked beer bread in a loaf pan

I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe it is already 2020! And here in Italy it is a big day celebrated with Lentils and  Sausages.

Which hopefully brings you lots of riches in the coming year! And what better way to serve lentils then with a side of Beer Bread.

How to make Beer Bread

  • In a medium bowl add sifted flour mixture and sugar, beer and part of the melted butter.
  • Mix together with a wooden spoon just until combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and top with the remaining melted butter.
  • Bake for approximately 55 – 60 minutes, check for doneness with a toothpick.
  • Let the bread sit in loaf pan for about 5 minutes before removing.
  • Then let sit 10 minutes before cutting.
beer bread how to make, batter in the bowl, stirred batter, batter in the loaf pan before baking


 

So since we usually get together with friends, I decided to bring something a little different.

Looking in the fridge I saw a can of beer, and wondered “how did that not get drunk? And what can I make with it”?

After searching for a bit, I found this Easy to make Beer Bread. I had heard of it, but I have never made it. That definitely had to change.

I knew exactly what I was going to do with that can of beer!

easy beer bread 3 slices on a board

How to make the best Beer Bread

  • Use room temperature beer
  • Be sure to sift the flour, it makes a lighter fluffier bread.
  • Stir the ingredients just until combined, just like you do for muffins.
  • Pour melted butter on the dough before baking.
  • Let the bread sit in the loaf pan 5 minutes before removing.
  • Then let the bread sit 10 minutes before cutting. Eat warm and savour every bite.
baked beer bread on a wooden board

What beer to use

This Beer Bread I made it with an Italian Pale Lager, next time I go to Toronto I am going to try it with a Canadian Beer and see out that turns out.

If you like a stronger taste then how about  trying a  Guinness, or  a craft  beer or just your favourite beer should do.

What goes with Beer Bread?

  • Warm out of the oven is delicious or even with a little butter on the side.
  • Goes great with a bowl of soup.
  • I like to serve it with some sliced cheese.
  • How about your favourite dip?
beer bread with three slices on a board

If you have never made Beer Bread before but you are looking for something delicious and quick and easy, then this is definitely the bread for you! Enjoy and Happy New Year, I hope it’s the best year yet!

More Delicious Sweet Bread you may enjoy!

upclose photo of sliced beer bread
upclose photo of sliced beer bread

Easy Homemade Beer Bread

Rosemary Molloy
Beer Bread, this delicious, easy to make Homemade bread is made with only 6 ingredients.  Not too sweet, perfect anytime especially warm out of the oven.  It will become a family favourite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Bread and Pizza, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 cups flour (sifted)**
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can beer (12 ounces / 33 cl )(of choice / room temperature but not flat)
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted / divided)

**I sifted the flour two times, the second time I sifted the flour, baking powder and salt together.

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C), grease and flour an 9×5 inch loaf pan (23 x 12 centimeters)
    • In a medium bowl add sifted flour mixture and sugar, beer and 1/4 cup of the melted butter.  Mix together with a wooden spoon just until combined. (I did 18 stirs with a wood spoon).
    • Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan top with the remaining 1/4 cup of melted butter and bake for approximately 55 – 60 minutes, check for doneness with a toothpick.
    • Let sit in loaf pan for 5 minutes before removing, then let sit 10 minutes before cutting.  Enjoy!

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    Nutrition

    Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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    Updated from April 30, 2018.

    45 Comments

    1. This recipe sound great and delicious i was wondering if you could use herbs or cheese to jazz up bread some I cant wait to make this for the family tonight

      1. Hi Elizabeth, sure that sounds amazing. I would shred the cheese (start with 1/3 cup) and add with the other ingredients, just so you don’t over mix it. Hope that helps. Let me know how it goes. Take care.

    2. Hi there,
      Your beer bread looks perfect and it looks light and airy! My beer bread is always too doughy and tastes like it needs more salt. I think I need to bake it longer and I will try sifting the dry ingredients, I’ve never tried that.
      Question, do you use salted or unsalted butter?
      Thank you for the recipe!!

      1. Hi Chris, I always used salted, I can never find unsalted butter in Italy and to tell the truth I really don’t know what the big deal is with using unsalted butter. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

    3. Good recipe haven’t cut into it yet. I would suggest not pouring melted butter over the top. Next time I’ll brush it on, and a little less that 1/4 cup. When it rose the butter dripped onto bottom of oven. Yea, some smoke! 🙂

    4. Hi Rosemary, I love the sound of the recipe. But I will have to use coconut flour and it absorbs a lot of fluids which I will have to add more beer which sounds amazing already. What you recommend on the volumes of coconut flour and beer? Thank you.

      1. Hi Darren, I can’t really say as I have never baked with coconut flour, but I did find this website which might help. https://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/how-to-cook-with-organic-coconut-flour-substitutions-tips-strategies/ Let me know how it goes.

    5. 5 stars
      Hello, made this bread and it’s amazing but I found it to be a little too sweet. Can you make the bread with less than 1/4 cup of sugar ?

      Thank you.

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