Are you looking for a quick and hassle-free bread recipe that will fill your home with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread? Look no further than this easy beer bread recipe!

With a sweet chewy crust on the outside and a soft, scrumptious yeasty inside, this beer bread is a crowd-pleaser. In just 10 minutes, you can whip up a batch and pop it in the oven, making it a perfect choice for busy schedules or impromptu gatherings.

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Why You Will Enjoy This Beer Bread Recipe

  • Quick to make: This beer bread recipe is quick, effortless, and versatile in its flavors. By incorporating a 12 oz bottle of beer as a leavening agent and baking powder, you can enjoy the warm, yeasty flavor without the need for yeast. 
  • Easy ingredents: With just a few simple ingredients mixed in a bowl, poured into a greased bread pan, and baked, you’ll have a delicious loaf of beer bread ready to be devoured.
  • Vegan: If you follow a vegan diet, this is a great vegan beer bread recipe.

Ingredients Needed

To make this easy beer bread loaf, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour (see notes if you prefer to use self-rising flour)
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda: Be sure it is fresh and not out of date.
  • Maple syrup: Use real maple syrup, not imitation
  • Beer of your choice: See the list of beer flavor profiles below to choose the beer best for your beer bread recipe.

Can you use beer for baking bread?

The best part of this recipe is the opportunity to get creative with the type of beer you use. Different beers can impart unique flavors to your beer bread, allowing you to tailor it to your preferences. Consider the flavor profiles you enjoy in a beer: crisp, clean, bitter, fruity, tart, sour, or caramel. By selecting a beer that aligns with your desired flavor, you can create bread that perfectly complements your taste buds.

What beer is best in baking?

Teku Tavern has a great way of identifying or categorizing beer based on flavor profiles. When creating a particular flavor in your beer bread recipe, think of words like crisp, clean, bitter, fruity, tart, sour, or caramel. By identifying flavors that people are familiar with, it’s easier to pick out a beer that suits their palates and the taste they are going for in their bread.

  • Citrus: Blue Moon
  • Crisp & Clean: Cream Ale, Wheat Ale
  •  Hoppy & Bitter: English Pale Ale, English IPA
  •  Malty & Sweet: Dark Lager, Dunkles Bock, Doppelbock
  •  Dark & Roasty: Brown Porter, Sweet Stout, Belgian Stout
  •  Smoke: Smoked Porter, Steinbrau
  •  Fruit & Spice: Belgian Blonde Ale, Kristalweizen, Witbier (I personally like Blue Moon in the bread recipe)
  •  Sour, Tart, & Funky: Berliner Weiss, Gose, American Brett Beer

Does the bread taste like beer?

While the bread does not taste like a bottle of beer, it carries subtle hints of the beer’s flavor profile. So even if you’re not a fan of the taste of beer, you’ll still find this bread delightful.

Calories and Alcohol Content

Rest assured that the alcohol content in the beer evaporates during baking, leaving behind only the beer’s flavor profile. Thus, you cannot get drunk off beer bread, making it a safe and delicious option for everyone.

Tips and Serving Suggestions:

Can This Bread Be Made Ahead 

Make-Ahead Option: You can prepare the bread the day before. Once cooled, store it in an airtight container. For optimal freshness, reheat the loaf at 250 degrees for 15 minutes before serving.

Give Beer Bread As A Gift

 Surprise your loved ones with a homemade bread gift. Present the loaf in a beautiful Linen Bread Bag, making it an extra special gesture. You can pair it with a quart jar of our mouthwatering Canned Chili Recipe for a quick and delightful dinner.

What To Do With Left Over Bread

I recommend using a Reusable Organic Cotton Bread Bag to store your beer bread. It’s both eco-friendly and adorable! After the bread has cooled, place it in the bag and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

What Beer Bread Goes Great With

Beer bread goes great with chili! Serve your beer bread with a big bowl of Wendy’s Copycat Chili Recipe, Texas Road House Chili Recipe, Zippy’s Copycat Chili, or Best Canned Chili.

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Quick & Easy Beer Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 slices per loaf
This easy beer bread recipe has a sweet chewy crust on the outside and a soft, scrumptious yeasty inside, this beer bread is a crowd-pleaser. In just 10 minutes, you can whip up a batch and pop it in the oven, making it a perfect choice for busy schedules or impromptu gatherings.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, You can use self-rising flour if you prefer; see notes for adjustments
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder, Note* be sure your baking powder is fresh. Skip if using Self-Rising Flour.
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, Skip if using Self-Rising Flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, Avoid imitation syrup.
  • 12 oz bottle of your favorite beer, Refer to notes for beer flavor recommendations

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Generously grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Beer Batter

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and fresh baking powder. (If you're using self-rising flour, refer to the notes.)
    3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pour in maple syrup and your favorite beer.
    2 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 12 oz bottle of your favorite beer
  • Gently stir the ingredients with a spoon until just combined. Don’t overmix; a few lumps are perfectly fine.

Baking

  • Carefully transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. The bread should become golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
  • Once the bread is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes.
  • After that, transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Notes

Beer Flavor Profiles: When creating a particular flavor in your beer bread recipe, think of words like crisp, clean, bitter, fruity, tart, sour, or caramel. By identifying flavors that people are familiar with, it’s easier to pick out a beer that suits their palates and the taste they are going for in their bread.
  • Crisp & Clean: Cream Ale, Wheat Ale
  •  Hoppy & Bitter: English Pale Ale, English IPA
  •  Malty & Sweet: Dark Lager, Dunkles Bock, Doppelbock
  •  Dark & Roasty: Brown Porter, Sweet Stout, Belgian Stout
  •  Smoke: Smoked Porter, Steinbrau
  •  Fruit & Spice: Belgian Blonde Ale, Kristalweizen, Witbier (I personally like Blue Moon in the bread recipe)
  •  Sour, Tart, & Funky: Berliner Weiss, Gose, American Brett Beer
Serving: 1slice, Calories: 175kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 0.4g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 362mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Calcium: 83mg, Iron: 2mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Bread
Author: Gina Dickson

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