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Beer Bread {Recipe}

Posted by  ·  September 18, 2012  ·  Last Updated: October 18, 2017

You won’t believe it –only four ingredients and less than an hour and you have delicious homemade bread!

Beer Bread Recipe


3 cups self-rising flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 can of beer
1/4 cup butter, melted

Stir together self-rising flour, beer and sugar. Pour into a loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, slit the top and pour the butter over the bread. Bake another 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

This Zuppa Toscana Soup pairs perfectly with this bread.


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  1. Patricia DuBois
    Saturday, October 18th, 2014
    I have making this exact recipe for 30 years . It's so easy to make and yummy to eat. Great with soups. Thanks so much for sharing this and making it available on Pinterest!
  2. Gwen M
    Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
    Is a print button something that could be added to your recipes?
  3. Weena
    Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
    I always wanted to make this bread sounds so good just wondering i would like to make two loafs of this how
    can I double the recipe.
  4. William
    Thursday, August 21st, 2014
    To cindylouh

    I'm sorry but u r wrong about having to use only self rising flour. You can use regular flour and add 3 teaspoons of baking powder to recipe. That way u don't have to have 2 different type of flour.
  5. Susie
    Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
    I made the beer bread this morning and it was good. It had a taste my husband and I couldn't quite figure out. I thought it tasted like banana! Not a lot, just a bit. Had to be from the beer since there are only 3 ingredients and then butter half way thru. If you want an easy bread recipe you've come to the right place.
  6. Annie
    Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    I use Ginger Ale and it tastes terrific with Tastefully Simple Bread. It tastes so much better than with beer, in my opinion. I will try this and let you know how it turns out.
  7. Rogue
    Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    To make your own self-rising flour, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt. For this recipe you need 3 cups, so triple the recipe above to make your own 3 cups of self-rising flour. Note: the baking powder will lose its potency over time, which means your baked goods won't rise as they should. Your box should be marked with a "use-by" date.
  8. Joy
    Monday, August 18th, 2014
    This was the worst bread I've ever tasted!
  9. Diana Resko
    Thursday, February 21st, 2013
    If you start with room temperature beer, it's better. Also, put into a cold oven and bake for 1hour then take out and smear a whole mess of real butter on it. I have better success just throwing it onto a cookie sheet. No loaf pan needed. I have been making this for years.
  10. Brenda
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
    Am heading to the kitchen to make this right now! We are having homemade chicken and rice and this sounds as if it may be perfect together. Thanks for sharing :)
  11. Sarah
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
    Is there any way to make this without beer, coke maybe?
    • Friday, December 21st, 2012
      Sarah, I am not sure. I would assume it is the yeast in the beer that does something??
  12. Melissa
    Friday, December 14th, 2012
    Thinking of splitting a batch into smaller loaves to give as gifts, any suggestions? less time baking i'm sure, but at what point should I pour the butter on? Thank you!
  13. Denise
    Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
    Made this for dinner tonight, awesome! Came out exactly like Tastefully Simple beer bread. My family ate the entire loaf!! Now I'll always have the ingredients on hand.
  14. Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I have been meaning to try to find my late MIL's recipe. But this looks so simple & tasty- both are hugely important in my book. I will be making this- soon! Thanks!
  15. Maggie
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    I made this last night and it was amazing! My husband and I ate it with chicken taco soup from the crockpot and could not get enough!!
  16. Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
    Can't wait to try this recipe! I always have Tastefully Simple bread on hand, now I can make my own:) Stop over for a visit sometime!
  17. ree donnelly
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Have you ever tasted Tastefully Simple's Beer bread? I'm wondering if this tastes similar?
  18. Melissa
    Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
    I made it today with a coors light and it came out delicious! I think 1/4 cup butter was a little much but it kept me from eating the whole loaf!
  19. Cynthia
    Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
    I just made the beer bread and I wasted a can of beer!!! I did as requested put it in the oven-really didnt need a 1/4 cup butter but used it anyway. Baked it for the second 20-25 minutes and it wasnt ready yet so I continued to bake it for another 5 minutes. You could tell it still was not ready so I kept in another 5 minutes. Took it out and let it cool down. Terrible-gummy and ready for the trash. Now if anyone can tell me what I did wrong I will try it again because it does look good on the picture.
    • Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
      Oh no Cynthia! Did you bake it for 25 minutes, then slit the top and pour the melted butter over it, then back into the over for another 25 minutes. The bread is soft but I wouldn't call it gummy. Did you use self-rising flour? I didn't use special beer -- just a can of Bud Select. Okay I am going to make it again and make sure I have the directions right! Sooo sorry!
  20. Heather
    Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
    Yummy! Can't wait to try it. Thanks! Oh and the King Arthur Flour website has a recipe for turning all-purpose flour into self-rising flour.
  21. Paige
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    @Michelle- did the sprite make it taste sweet?
  22. Barbra Urban
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    I found this recipe in my newpaper and I love making it. Everybody enjoys it.
  23. Jen
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    Look's great going to try it and she states Bake at 350
  24. Brenda
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    Would you have any gluten free bread recipes or any dishes that are Gluten Free? Thanks
  25. Danielle
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    Love this recipe! Is it possible to make it without self-rising flour? I believe all I have on hand is all-purpose.
    • Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
      No, this recipe need self-rising flour. It is so worth getting some!
  26. Beverly Blair
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    HI, sounds good, but what temp? I am going to say 350 but wanted to make sure!
    Thank you for the recipe.
    • Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
      sorry! Yes, it is 350 and I updated the recipe. Thanks
  27. Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    I LOVE beer bread! And I love simplicity! Thank you for sharing!
  28. Michelle
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    I believe that you can do this with any carbonated beverage. I've had it made with Sprite before and it's good.

    As to temp, I'd expect it's a 350 degree oven.
  29. Diane Lanier
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    What temperature do you bake the bread?
  30. Stephanie q
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    Sounds too easy! I'm gonna try it! Bake at what temp?
  31. Julie
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    can't wait to try this - what is the oven temp?