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Easy Beer Bread

This Beer Bread recipe is easy to make in one bowl and uses only a few simple ingredients to make a hearty, tender quick bread with a delicious crust that is so flavorful!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 220kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme optional
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 12 oz beer
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese or more
  • 2 Tbsp water or butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Sift the flour into a big bowl. Add spices, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Add honey. Then slowly pour in beer. Use a hand mixer or wooden spoon to mix together until just combined and no flour pockets remain.
  • Fold in cheese with a spatula then transfer to loaf pan. Pour water on top (or use butter).
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean with only a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Remove from pan after 10 minutes and let cool on a cooling rack.


  • You can also use 2 cups all-purpose and 1 cup whole wheat flour. But don't use more whole wheat flour
  • Sift the flour before adding the other ingredients
  • You can use any beer you have on hand. The beer will change the flavor of the bread
  • Add 1/4 cup seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc.) for a heartier loaf.
  • Omit salt and baking powder if using self-rising flour
  • Avoid overmixing the batter and transfer immediately to the oven after mixing


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2mg