Easy Beer Bread

Easy Beer Bread

I made chicken and rice soup last night and was regretting the fact that I didn’t have any bread to serve with it. We’re 20 minutes from town so I couldn’t just run out quickly to get a loaf of bread. I didn’t have time to wait for a yeast dough to rise, so easy beer bread to the rescue! It only has 6 ingredients and yeast isn’t one of them. It mixes in seconds and bakes in an hour. Add baking this bread to your weekend plans, you won’t be sorry.


  • 3 cups all purpose
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 (12 oz) bottle or can of beer
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350F, butter a 9×5 in loaf pan

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together.

Add the honey and the beer and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.

For a bit of a softer crust, fold the melted butter into the batter. If you want a crispy crust, pour half the melted butter in the bottom of the pan, pour batter in and top batter with the rest of the melted butter.

Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes until golden and cooked through.

Let cool about 5 minutes before serving with lots of butter and honey or dip it in a nice bowl of soup.

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