Beer bread is as easy as it gets when it comes to baking. Just stir and dump — the process takes just a few minutes to get into your oven. The results are soft, slightly chewy, with a hint of beer. Use the spoils of your labor to make grilled cheese, french toast, or just spread with butter and jam. It's the perfect way to satisfy the baking itch without the time commitment or the excessive load of dishes.

How to Make Beer Bread

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Things You’ll Need

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 12 ounces wheat beer (see tip below)

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

How to Make Beer Bread


Be sure to use a low-hop beer! Pale ales and IPA's will be far too bitter for this bread. Look for a wheat beer, lager or saison for best results.

Step 1: Stir Together the Dry Ingredients

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt.

How to Make Beer Bread


Customize it! Add your favorite ingredients into the flour. Think cooked bacon, grated cheese, fresh chopped herbs, even chocolate chips! Make it your own.

How to Make Beer Bread

Step 2: Add Beer

Stir in the beer until just combined.

How to Make Beer Bread

Step 3: Add to a Loaf Pan

Add to a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.

How to Make Beer Bread

Step 4: Add Butter

Pour the butter over the top of the batter.

How to Make Beer Bread

Step 5: Bake

Bake at 375 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Enjoy!

How to Make Beer Bread

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