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Beer Bread

The only Beer Bread Recipe you will ever need! It's all about the beer (of course) and the butter! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beer bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 187 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (330g) sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt optional
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 113g) salted butter cold

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a 9x5 glass loaf pan with butter or pan-release. (If you don't have glass try and use a light colored pan as a dark pan might bake the edges too quickly.)

  2. In a bowl add the flour, baking powder, and salt. (add the sugar here if using)
  3. Whisk dry ingredients together.
  4. Pour in the beer and stir all ingredients until just combined and there are no dry parts. The batter will be thick.

  5. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and smooth out if needed.
  6. Cut the butter into slices (roughly tablespoon size) and place on top of the raw batter evenly.
  7. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown on top. There should be about 1/2 inch of melted butter bubbling at the bottom. (I start checking at 35 minutes and my bread is usually done. I have a convection oven.)

  8. Allow to cool on the counter for about 5 minutes or until all of the butter in the bottom of the pan is soaked back up into the bread.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

**If using granulated sugar you can use 1-4 tablespoons. The use of sugar is based on the type of beer used and your preferences. When using a lite beer I used 2 tablespoons and found it to be sweet enough. If you prefer a sweeter beer bread use all 4 tablespoons.

**I listed salt as optional. We love how to brings out the flavor but again, it really depends on what kind of beer you use.