Homemade Beer Bread

A hearty beer bread made with 6 simple ingredients guaranteed to be a perfect accompaniment to any soup.

A hearty beer bread made with 6 simple ingredients guaranteed to be a perfect accompaniment to any soup sliced on a platter

Bread? Who has time to make bread?

I will be the first to admit that I’ve never been much of a bread baker; like at all! I mean don’t get me wrong, every now and then I get the urge to make something wonderful like rolls during the holidays. But if I am being honest, usually I feel like there are just too many steps involved, and I’m that impatient cook who will totally not wait long enough for the dough to completely rise…yeah, that’s me!

Seriously, but as the weather begins to cool and my lazy football Sundays kick in, I seem to want to do less and less. I am a slacker, I know! So as long as I am admitting this to myself, I figured I would take advantage.  Plus, I think there are very few things in life that are better than freshly baked, warm bread pulled straight from the oven.  So the simple little compromise that I turn to more often than not in moments of being lazy and wanting bread, is this one simple recipe.

A hearty beer bread made with 6 simple ingredients sliced on a platter

I made this bread using a honey butter beer and it was amazing! Most beer breads like to use a light beer or lemon-lime soda. I however was craving something a little more hearty and robust. If you like true beer bread try a darker beer, you won’t be disappointed!

Serve this Beer Bread with:

Besides the beer, the ingredients are rather plain. And until you try it, you probably will even think that it’s not as great as I am telling you. But seriously, hands down, this is the best bread (yeasted or quick bread) that I have ever made. It takes less than 5 minutes of work from you and then you just pop it into the oven. In less than an hour, out comes as one of the most delicious side dishes you will ever eat. Ever. It’s Magical.

And for those that hate beer, no it doesn’t taste like you are drinking a bottle of beer. Try it and don’t blame me when you eat the whole loaf before you share with your husband/boyfriend. Blame the butter and the beer. But if you absolutely insist on no beer you can make the recipe just using or any lemon/lime soda as a replacement for the beer. It is still a winner!

If you make this recipe, let us know. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #theycallmemamad on Instagram so we can see. I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Cheers, friends!


Beer Bread

A hearty beer bread made with 6 simple ingredients guaranteed to be a perfect accompaniment to any soup.
Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword beer, bread crumbs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 can 12oz. beer (I used a Honey Beer)
  • ½ stick butter melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  2. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl and whisk together until combined; add beer and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  3. Pour half the melted butter into greased loaf pan; add the batter, then pour the remaining melted butter on top of your batter.
  4. Bake on center rack for 50-60 minutes. The top should be brown and crispy and toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf.
  5. Remove from oven, let sit in pan for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from pan and serve.

Recipe Notes

I would suggest using a darker beer because it gives the bread better flavor, but a light beer will work in a pinch! Or if you don't want beer you can also use a lemon-lime soda.

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