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Beer Bread Recipe With Variations

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Learn how to make a simple beer bread recipe at home.  This is a great starter bread recipe because it doesn't have yeast and only has four ingredients.  You can also make beer bread variations by adding different things to your recipe.

Beer bread is one of the easiest kinds of breads to make.  You don't have to proof the yeast or knead the bread, so it's a great recipe for beginners.



Homemade bread can take hours to make.  You have to proof the yeast, make the dough, let it rise, shape it, and let it rise again before you even bake it.

With this easy beer bread recipe, just mix four ingredients, pour into a pan, bake, and you have delicious bread.

Beer bread doesn't have yeast, so it's not as light and fluffy as other types of breads.  It has a lighter and fluffier texture than a quick bread and has a thick crust that shouldn't get too hard.

Beer Bread Recipe With Variations


What Goes Well With Beer Bread?


Beer bread tastes great on its own, but I like to add some butter.  Learn how to make homemade butter in a stand mixer for your bread for the best bread and butter you've ever had in your life.

Beer bread can also be used as a sandwich bread, although it's a denser bread than sandwich bread.  Beer bread pairs well with soups and chili.  We eat it instead of cornbread as a side.

Beer bread is great for dips or spreads.  I like it with both cold and warm dips, like spinach dips or cheesy dips.



Best Type of Beer to Use for Beer Bread


You can use almost any kind of beer to make beer bread.  Brown ales, pale ales, porters, and lagers work well.  For some extra flavor, try a pumpkin beer.

Beer Bread Variations


This beer bread recipe is amazing on its own, or you can add other ingredients or change the liquid to make a different flavor.


  • Add a cup of cheddar cheese to make beer cheese bread. 
  • Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 cup of chopped apples for an apple beer bread.  Use apple flavored beer if desired.
  • Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and a chocolate beer.
  • Add 1 tablespoon dried herbs like rosemary and thyme for an herb bread.
  • Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese for garlic bread.
  • Make bacon bread with 1/2 cup cooked and crumpled bacon.
Even though this is called beer bread, you don't have to use beer.  You can use a carbonated water if you want.  Or try one of these flavors of soda to make a flavored bread.

  • Use Mountain Dew for Hawaiian bread
  • Use black cherry soda and add 1/4 cup chopped cherries for cherry bread
  • Add orange juice or orange soda for orange bread.
  • Use orange juice and add 2 cups of mashed bananas for banana bread
  • Add orange soda and 12 ounces of pumpkin puree for pumpkin bread.  



Tips for Making Beer Bread



  • Always use a flour sifter the flour when making this beer bread recipe.  If you don't sift it, it will be too compact in the measuring cup.  This will make a hard, dense loaf of bread.
  • Use room temperature beer.  Cold beer can lower the temperature, so it won't be fully cooked in the oven.
  • Adding butter to the top gives this beer bread recipe it's amazing crust.  

Self Rising Flour


This recipe calls for self rising flour, but you can also use all purpose flour.  If you are using all purpose flour, add 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt to the flour.

Sugar


This recipe calls for 2 to 4 tablespoons of flour.  Use two for a mildly sweet bread or 4 for a sweeter bread.  You can also use honey or even real maple syrup.




Beer Bread Recipe Ingredients



  • 3 cups self-rising flour, sifted 
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 12-ounce can of beer
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

Directions


Step #1


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step #2


Combine the flour, sugar, and three tablespoons of melted butter in a large bowl.

Step #3



Pour in the can of beer.  It will foam.  Stir until the foam starts to go down.

Step #4


Spoon the batter into a loaf pan. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of melted butter on top.

Step #5


Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.  It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool slightly before cutting.  This is best served warm, but it is also delicious cold with dips or to make a sandwich with.


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Beer Bread Recipe

Beer Bread Recipe

Prep time: 5 MCook time: 45 MTotal time: 50 M
The beer bread recipe is so easy to make. Includes a list of variations for different kinds of breads.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups self-rising flour, sifted
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 12-ounce can of beer
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions:

How to cook Beer Bread Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, and three tablespoons of melted butter in a large bowl.
  3. Pour in the can of beer. It will foam. Stir until the foam starts to go down.
  4. Spoon the batter into a loaf pan. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of melted butter on top.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool slightly before cutting. This is best served warm, but it is also delicious cold with dips or to make a sandwich with.
Calories
338.92
Fat (grams)
8.28
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.96
Carbs (grams)
54.77
Fiber (grams)
1.69
Net carbs
53.09
Sugar (grams)
6.41
Protein (grams)
6.54
Sodium (milligrams)
808.91
Cholesterol (grams)
20.34
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.