Monday, April 5, 2010

Homemade Beer Bread Recipe

We love dense, flavorful beer bread! Normally, beer bread is sold in mixes that are super convenient because you only need to add beer. These mixes are severely overpriced, often as much as $6-$8 for a single loaf!

I have been making homemade beer bread over the last year or so, and it tastes so close to the mixes. While it is a little more complicated to make from scratch, it really only takes 10 minutes (the time it takes for my oven to preheat to bake the bread).

Here is the recipe I use, thanks to Moms Need to Know.

3 1/4-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 12-oz can/bottle beer
1 egg, slightly beaten
2-3 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 350. While oven is preheating, combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.

Once my oven is nearly heated all the way, I put the 3 T. of butter in my loaf pan and stick it in the oven for a minute or two. This melts the butter most of the way and I use that to coat the pan. I remove the remaining chunks to place on top.

Add beaten egg and 12 oz beer.

This makes a fairly thick batter

Pour into loaf pan and place the remaining butter on top.

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes and it will look like this!

This is great warm (of course) but also good toasted for breakfast!


  1. what kind of beer do you like to use? Dark/light?

  2. I forgot to mention that - just like with a mix, you should not use dark beer. A pale ale works well, most Sam Adams type beers too. Just nothing dark like Guinness or other stouts or porters.

  3. Just noticed this post - for those who prefer to not buy beer ginger ale works great also.


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