Beer Bread is a “staple” in our fall and winter meal plan. Anytime I make a soup, especially chili, I add a loaf of beer bread to the side. While you can buy it in a boxed mix, you can also make it at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand! I thought the only way to make beer bread for the longest time was out of a box! I was so wrong! I’m excited to share this easy beer bread recipe with you!
Beer Bread makes everything taste better, doesn’t it? The crunchy top, butter covered crust, and soft texture makes it perfect for pairing with soups and salads any time of year! I find myself making it more often than not in fall and winter, when I am making soups and crockpot meals. Once I find a good recipe, I just make it over and over again! Considering I have made this soooo many times over the years, I thought now was the time to share!
Beer Bread Ingredients
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 oz beer or lager
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
Directions for Making Beer Bread
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Next, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together. Slowly add the beer or lager to create a bread dough.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and drizzle it with the melted butter. Make sure you use ALL the butter!
Then, bake the bread for 45-55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before serving.
Quick Tips for Beer Bread
Your beer or lager will affect the taste of your bread. If you want a good, middle of the road bread, use Bud Light or Coors Light.
For a lighter, sweeter bread, use a hard cider instead of beer.
If you want a softer crust, you can mix the melted butter into the batter. Drizzling it on top is what makes the top crusty.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 oz beer or lager
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
- First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Next, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together. Slowly add the beer or lager to create a bread dough.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and drizzle it with the melted butter. Make sure you use ALL the butter!
- Then, bake the bread for 45-55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before serving.
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