Skip to Content

Beer Bread Recipe

Beer bread slices on a cutting board with melting butter.

Needing an easy bread recipe that doesn’t involve a packet of yeast? Y’all will love this super simple beer bread recipe that tastes moist and buttery, and only takes about five minutes to make and get into the oven.

Homemade beer bread has been a popular recipe dish lately, and with good reason–it’s an easy recipe to make and you know what ingredients you’re putting in, so there’s nothing strange.

The bread has a soft center and a butter-flavored top crust that’s crunchy. It’s almost like a muffin top, where you’re tempted to slice off the entire top and eat it all in one sitting.

Beer bread on a cutting board next to a sharp knife

What Ingredients Do I Need for Easy Beer Bread?

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the page in the recipe card.

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Beer
  • Melted butter

Ingredients that will add even more flavor to the beer bread recipe:

  • Rosemary is always a flavorful herb to sprinkle into the mix.
  • Garlic will add a new twist to the bread and you can serve it with dinner such as spaghetti or lasagna.
  • Dried onion flakes will enhance the flavor of the beer bread.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese or parmesan can be added to the mix or sprinkled on top.
  • Honey is a great way to add some sweetness to homemade beer bread.
  • Pumpkin is another ingredient to add to your bread for a fun fall treat.

How To Make Beer Bread

All-purpose flour in a glass bowl

Firstly, add the all-purpose flour to a large bowl.

Flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a glass bowl

Secondly, add the sugar, baking powder, and salt to the flour and whisk it together.

Flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and beer in a glass bowl

Thirdly, pour the beer into the bowl.

For this recipe, you can really use any type of beer that you like. I used a light beer for this recipe, and it’s fun to try different types because you can get so many different flavors in your bread.

Stout beer, pale ales, or any type of beer that you like can be added to the mix.

Beer bread dough in a glass bowl

Fourthly, mix everything together.

See what I mean–easy peasy. You’re almost done.

Beer bread dough in a stoneware bread pan.

Finally, spread it into a greased bread loaf pan and pour the melted butter over the top.

It feels sinful to be pouring so much butter over the top, but you’ll thank me when you eat a warm slice.

Baked beer bread in a stoneware bread pan.

Bake the bread for 45-55 minutes and it will end up with a crusty, flavor-packed top and a moist center.

Sliced homemade beer bread with melting butter

Recipes that go well with the beer bread recipe

  • Copycat Chick-Fil-A coleslaw is a great addition to the table, along with the bread.
  • Salmon patties and a slice of beer easy beer bread would taste graet together.
  • Finish off with some brookies, a combination of brownies and cookies.

Beer Bread Recipe Card

Check out the easy beer bread recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! You’ll love how super easy this recipe is to make. 

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your bread on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us. 

Connect with Back To My Southern Roots

Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter

Youtube | Instagram

Yield: 10 slices

Beer Bread Recipe

Sliced homemade beer bread with melting butter

This beer bread recipe is one of the easiest breads to make and it's packed full of flavor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375-degrees and grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, add the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and whisk together.
  3. Next, add the beer and mix well.
  4. Spread the dough into the loaf pan.
  5. Pour the melted butter over the top of the dough.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the cake tester or knife slides out clean.
  7. Slice and serve.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 448mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is approximate.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

For more delicious recipes try Julia’s Simply Southern, South Your Mouth, and Southern Home Express

It's easy to make a beef pot pie with frozen ingredients, and two premade pie crusts.
Previous
Easy Ground Beef Pot Pie Recipe
Remember the days when your mom would make cinnamon toast bread? If you've got a few minutes, you can make a sheet of cinnamon sugar crackers that will last for days, and you won't be able to say no to them.
Next
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Crackers


Easy Cloud Bread Recipe - Southern Home Express

Thursday 20th of August 2020

[…] gluten isn’t problem for you, try this beer bread from Back to My Southern Roots. My friend Julie runs this blog, and I can tell you from personal […]

Homemade Bean Soup - Southern Home Express

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

[…] friend Julie has a recipe for some delicious beer bread on her Back to My Southern Roots […]

Broccoli Slaw Recipe with Dressing - Southern Home Express

Monday 18th of May 2020

[…] any of these combinations with this beer bread from Back to My Southern […]

Diana

Friday 8th of May 2020

I made this and it’s amazing ,we all loved it thank you and God Bless you and keep you safe and healthy 🙏🙏

Julie Pollitt

Friday 8th of May 2020

Hi Diana, Great to hear - I'm so glad you all loved it! God bless you and keep you all safe and healthy, as well. :)

Wendy

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

Hi!....I have another recipe for this bread I’ve been using for some time now....the only difference being it’s made with jalapeños and sharp cheddar......this is a great bread and one my Hubby loves.....I am sure your version will be a great success !!

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Hi Wendy! Jalapeños and sharp cheddar sound like great additions! Thanks for sharing!