Check out this easy beer bread recipe! It’s just a few common ingredients plus your favorite beer.
Today I am so excited to be sharing one of my all time favorite recipes. Its delicious, its rich and the best part about it is that I don’t make it! My husband brews his own beer and makes his own beer bread, so he will be sharing the recipe with y’all! I hope y’all enjoy this easy homemade recipe as much as I do! Its perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and anytime you are looking for an easy bread recipe.
Easy beer bread
Hey there. I’m Ryon. I had some bad beer sitting around. Bad beer that I made right here at home. I screwed it up. Of all the batches of beer that I have made this past fall, only this one batch turned out absolutely awful. But I am not the type of person to waste even bad beer. Being of quite frugal German and Irish genetics, I am quite thrifty with even the most abhorrent and palatably opposable of culinary experiments. What can one do with two cases of terribly tasting beer? you ask. Make bread.
What is beer bread?
Yes, indeed. I have a very easy recipe that I often use for beer bread. I have used spoiled beer and I have used good beer. In either case, this recipe affords for the baker the perfect amount of liquid to create the bread dough and the proper amount of yeast; especially since the yeast is in the beer!
Bad tasting beer will not detract from the outcome of the baked bread either. In fact, the only time I have ever noticed a significant difference in the taste of my bread was when I used a Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy for the dough. My entire batch had a very distinct lemon flavor that I found to be quite nice.
Easy beer bread ingredients
So please, use this recipe with any twelve ounce cans or bottles of beer you have on hand, especially if it’s not a particular brand or style of beer you like.
- 3c Flour
- 3 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4c Sugar
- 1 twelve ounce beer of your choice
- 1/2c melted butter
Any flour works great in this recipe. I have even made a gluten free version using gluten free flour and cornmeal. It turned out just as delicious.
The fun part is that you get to pick which type of beer you would like to use for this easy beer bread recipe. As I’ve mentioned previously, even a bad beer or one that has lost its carbonation, works well in this recipe. You can mix t up and use a flavored beer to give your beer an unique taste.
How do you make beer bread?
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and the beer in a large container until you get a thick, even consistency. Place it in a greased bread pan. I usually like using a butter spray, but you can also coat the pan in Crisco or butter. Pour the melted butter over the dough. Bake for approximately one hour or until golden brown.
After the bread is done baking, let it set out for an hour or so and then you can slice it up and serve. It is a heavy, yeasty bread to serve for breakfast or in a large family meal.
I personally enjoy it in the afternoon with some homemade butter and strawberry jam. If you have any cans of Milwaukee’s Best or Keystone Light that have been sitting at the back of the refrigerator since the beginning of summer, put them to good use and bake a loaf of easy beer bread!
Yield: 12 slices
Serving Size: 1 loaf
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 29.7gFiber: .9gSugar: 4.3gProtein: 3.5g