No yeast? No problem! This BEER BREAD RECIPE calls for just a handful of ingredients and I’ll bet you have everyone of them in your kitchen! This beer bread has a buttery crust with a nice soft, dense crumb. It is perfect for serving alongside soup or for slathering in butter and jam.
Whether you’re intimidated by baking with yeast or you just don’t have any on hand, this beer bread is the perfect solution to your bread needs! No yeast needed!
And, hey, even if you do have yeast and are a total pro at making homemade bread, this beer bread is still worthy of your attention, because it. is. good.
That buttery crust. The dense interior.
The pile of melty butter. <— Okay, a pile of butter isn’t required, but actually it is, because warm bread + butter is the most soul satisfying food I know of!
This is an easy beer bread recipe with just 6 ingredients, so let’s get started!
Table of Contents
Flour – Just plain all purpose flour works great here. You could try using half white and half whole wheat, if that’s your style.
Beer – We prefer an IPA here, but use whatever you like to drink.
First, you’ll want to butter a loaf pan. We like a nice buttery crust in this house, so we’re not shy about it.
Then you’ll just whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Pour in your favorite beer until you have a nice dough and then transfer that to your loaf pan.
You’re going to want a bit more melted butter to brush over the top.
Pop this in the oven and bake for about 50 minutes.
And obviously, right after it comes out of the oven you’re going to brush it with just a little more butter. I’m sorry, but this is how life works.
The crust will get golden and gorgeous, the interior will be soft and miraculous, the smells happening inside your house will make your cry actual tears. <- Happy tears, of course.
Just make this bread, you guys. It’s a winner!
We like to serve this up in nice thick slices, but you can use this beer bread to make sandwiches, just slice a little thinner.
There are two routes to take here and only you can choose the right one…savory or sweet.
If you’re feeling like serving this up with some savory soups or stews, may I recommend this crockpot broccoli cheese soup, crockpot potato soup, or Instant Pot vegetable soup? Give this Rustic Tuscan Tortellini Soup a try!
We’re also big fans of dunking pieces of the beer bread in this ham and bean soup.
If you’d like to go the sweet route, I recommend warm bread, a thick smear of butter, and as much homemade jam as you can handle. I haven’t shared my homemade raspberry jam yet, but look for it to come this summer!
- 12 ounces beer room temperature
- 3 cups flour
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 6 tablespoons melted butter divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 9×5 loaf pan with two tablespoons of melted butter.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add beer and mix until well combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Drizzle 2 tablespoons of butter over the top of the bread.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown.
- Brush the top of the bread with the remaining melted butter while the loaf is still warm.