Beer Bread


If you don’t think you can make a loaf of bread then think again. Even my grandkids can make this Beer Bread. There is no yeast, no kneading and no rising! All you do is dump, stir and bake. It is my husbands favorite bread that I make.

Source: Joy Miller






Spray a bread pan with cooking oil.



In a large bowl add the flour,

baking powder, salt and sugar.



Whisk to combine.



Pour in the room temperature beer.



Stir to combine but do not over mix.

Mixture should not look smooth.



Place the mixture into

the prepared bread pan.



Drizzle the melted butter over the top

making sure you cover the entire top.



Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for

50 minutes or until golden brown and crusty.

Run a knife along the outside edge of the bread

pan to make sure it doesn’t stick. Let it sit for

5 minutes then carefully remove it from

the pan and to a cooling rack.



Let it sit for 30 minutes, slice and serve.

Store leftovers in an airtight bag.


Beer Bread



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 oz. beer, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted but cool


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a bread pan with cooking oil.
  3. In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the beer into the dry mixture and stir to combine but don’t over mix.
  5. Place the mixture into the prepared bread pan making it as flat as possible.
  6. Drizzle the butter over the top coating all of the top with the butter.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden and crusty.
  8. Run a knife around the edge of the bread to release it from the pan. Let sit for 5 minute.
  9. Remove from the pan and place on a cooling rack for 30 minutes, slice and serve.
  10. Store leftovers in an airtight bag.


Categories: Alcohol Based, Bread


  1. Wow! Looks easy enough. Can you explain if the type of beer used changes the flavor? Also, can I substitute the sugar for honey? Thanks, Diane. Interesting recipe.

    • We have so many different brands of beer and each one has it’s own unique taste. So use whatever you like best then experiment with other brands to see what you like the best. I can’t promise the honey will work because it is a very thick batter and honey will take more stirring to incorporate it into the batter, however, I would definitely give it a try! Let me know how it turns out.

  2. So busy trying to keep afloat, unfortunately no time to read your posts. I’m sorry. Will continue to follow and hopefully a day will come when I have time again. Now that my WP site is managed by a web designer I’ve hired, I think I lost my WP followers in the transition. No time to post now anyway. Learning Instagram and have a new Dragonfly Collection. “Jewel” – wings made from craft beer cans.
    Oh… And started an Etsy shop too. First order shipped today to Seattle.
    Miss you!

  3. Love beer bread and my kids used to make it coming in from school for our dinner. I think its time to start again for the two of us!

  4. Can’t remember the last time I had beer. Don’t think I’ve ever had it in bread format lol!

  5. Humm,..comments have not been coming thru. Beer bread is the best. My kids also knew how to make it after school for dinner. They thought it cool to pop a beer!

    • You can’t taste beer. The beer acts as the yeast in the bread and is so easy to make. It is a bread and butter kind of bread. I don’t think it would work for sandwiches but then again I never tried because it disappears so fast…lol

      • Well Heaven forbid I should fire up the oven Diane!!
        I have to unpack the crock pot, but first need to make room somewhere to put it … thought perhaps I need to oil the butcher block and let it dry a little after – I’ve not done it in a while. I could keep it there til I am ready to use it. The day it arrived, it was heavy to get in the door – 28 pounds. I said to myself “what was I thinking?” I have gotten the four crockpot cookbooks I ordered from Amazon and been tucking away some easy recipes I’ve found in the two Facebook crock pot sites. Maybe over Labor Day weekend …I have a little painting project to do on the weekend, first weekend it is not raining or hot and humid … likely October. 🙂

      • I’ll be waiting…lol I don’t know if I told you about the Lipton spaghetti or not. That has become my grandsons favorite meal. I let the kids pick one day of what they want for supper and his response is always “Grandma’s special spaghetti!” I will only make it once every third week but he still asks…lol

      • I am so glad I told you about it Diane. That is funny because it has the oniony taste – your kids get to try so many types of food, they would not be put off by the onion taste in the spaghetti. I am seeing recipes for spaghetti in the crockpot too. Yesterday at Meijer, I saw noodles made with cauliflower or tomato. Well that’s different.

  6. I have never tasted beer bread and I don’t imbibe, but today I feel like having some of your delicious looking beer bread (i.e. the beer minus the bread!) 🙂

  7. I don’t really care for beer so when we have company and I have to buy it, this is perfect for the beer that’s left. Any particular brand that’s better than another?

  8. There’s a bottle of beer sitting in my Mom’s fridge that has been there at least 10 years. I know this because my Dad would’ve been the one to buy it and he died in 2011. Can I use a beer that’s been around that long?

    • You are going to love it! It is the easiest bread you will ever make from scratch. Try it with different flavors of beer to change it up. Start with regular beer to see what the normal loaf tastes like first though. It is even better the next day if you seal it in a plastic bag. Seems to get most moist.

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