This easy classic beer bread is the only recipe you’ll ever need! Looking for bread recipes that don’t need yeast? This bread has a crunchy crisp crust with a tender, moist, interior. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to put together and the smell of it baking will call everyone to the dinner table.
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- The easiest bread you’ll bake, like, EVER!
- Goes just about perfectly with everything.
- Great texture.
- Only 6 ingredients, all easy to find.
- Young chefs love to make it.
How To Make Beer Bread
The first thing I do is to sift my flour into the mixing bowl I’m going to make the dough in. Then whisk in the baking powder, salt, and sugar. Pour in the beer and mix until incorporated and top dough with butter. Then bake. Incredibly easy!
What To Serve With Beer Bread
This is delicious with any soup or stew. It’s wonderful with my crock pot beef stew, one of the biggest reader favorite (and mine) recipes on my site. I love it with vegetable beef soup and instant pot white chicken chili.
During warmer months I serve it as a side for grilled food or main course salads. It’s an all-season kinda recipe.
Sifting: Listen, I’m the first to admit I can be a lazy baker. True confession, I often skip sifting. In this recipe, I don’t skip it. By nature, this bread has a heavy texture. It’s a good, hearty texture that lends itself toward great comfort food. The thing is, without the sifting it can verge on the slightly too heavy side.
Baking Powder: Make sure your baking soda is fresh so it can do its job and rise the bread. Old baking soda won’t produce that right results. Here’s an article on how to test to see if yours is fresh enough to use.
Sugar: My family likes this bread to have a bit of sweetness to it. You can add anywhere from 1 tablespoon to 1/4 cup of sugar depending on where your preferences lie. If you use 1 tablespoon of sugar the bread will only have a hint of sweetness. If you use 1/4 cup you will have a savory bread with a noticeable sweetness.
Butter: If you’d prefer to lower the fat in this recipe, you can cut the butter in half.
Beer: Here’s the fun part. You can change up the style of beer to change the flavor of the bread so try different types.
Store Tips: store completely cooled bread in a resealable plastic bag or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 (12-ounce) can beer
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sifted flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well in the center. Pour beer into well. Using a wooden spoon, mix until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Pour butter of batter.
- Bake in preheated oven 35-45 minutes cool or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan 15 minutes, or until all the butter is absorbed into the bread.
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