how to make beer bread

How To Make Homemade Beer Bread

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I was raised eating bread along side most dinners. Since then, I have become a carb-aholic and I don’t care. I love baking bread but don’t want to spend all day doing it or have to go buy fancy ingredients. This homemade beer bread recipe is so simple, fast, and uses basic ingredients!

I have always loved bread. All sorts of breads. So yummy!

I haven’t been a fan of all the additional ingredients in store bought breads. I feel like a lot of those ingredients are completely unnecessary.

This beer bread recipe is a favorite in our house because it’s so quick to bake and uses basic ingredients that most people already have laying about in their their kitchen.

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items needed for beer bread


  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Beer
  • Butter

Steps to Make Beer Bread

Combine together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

Dry ingredients of beer bread
Dry ingredients

Slowly, pour the beer over the dry ingredients.

add beer to dry ingredients

Mix ingredients together to form a dough.

beer bread dough

Spread dough in prepared loaf pan, then pour melted butter over the top.

pour melted butter over dough

Bake and enjoy!

finished product

See? So simple to bake!

Beer Bread

This beer bread recipe is a favorite in our house because it's so quick to bake and uses basic ingredients that most people already have laying about in their their kitchen.
Course Side Dish
Keyword beer bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Utensils


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 oz beer
  • 4 tbsp butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Slowly add beer to dry ingredients. Stir together.
  • Pour dough into prepared loaf pan.
  • Pour melted butter over dough.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes. Check for doneness with toothpick.
  • Cool before serving.


*You can use any beer. Try experimenting with different ones to get different flavors. I like using an apple cider to make a sweet version of this bread. 


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