Easy Homemade Beer Bread

I love beer bread. When freshly baked, beer bread is soft and moist, almost like cake. But it’s got a denseness to it that makes the bread feel, for lack of a better term, meaty. And the beer gives it a sweetness and depth of flavor that’s just so delightful to the taste buds. While you can readily buy beer bread mix in the supermarket, this recipe for easy homemade beer bread will work very nicely too.

You won’t ever go wrong with this easy homemade beer bread recipe. It requires only five ingredients and the instructions are foolproof. And don’t worry about the alcohol in the beer – this isn’t boozy bread, and the alcohol will have evaporated by the time your bread is done. This yummy bread recipe is from Dawn, The Frugal Mom.


3 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup sugar or brown sugar – use whichever you have or 1/2 and 1/2
12 ounces (can or bottle) of your favorite beer
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray or coat the bottom and sides lightly with butter.

Tonight, I used my Sweet Creations mini-loaf pan to make (4) mini loaves.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the beer and mix to combine (don’t over-do it).

Pour the batter into the loaf pan(s) and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

I like to rub butter on the top of the bread as soon as it comes out of the oven.  That’s totally optional, though!

Let the bread sit for 10 minutes before slicing.  (SO hard to do, but patience is a virtue.  Remember that.)


Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: The Frugal Mom.

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