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And that includes the salt.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread |

I was never, ever, planning on posting this bread and not because it is not amazingly delicious.

Because I promise you this bread will rock your world. So much so that you may be making it once a week from here on out. It’s just that good and by far the easiest thing I make. Without a doubt.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread |

The only reason I was not going to post this recipe is because it is embarrassingly easy. One bowl, five-minute prep – tops (seriously tops) and five ingredients that I honestly think most everyone always has on hand.

Flour, baking powder, honey, salt and beer.

That’s it you guys and like I already said, it is honestly one of the best breads you will ever have.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread |

Today is the day I am giving in and showing you guys one of my most requested recipes.

I am not lying, I make a lot of food (A LOT). Actually, I make so much food that typically we have two or three freshly baked desserts lying around on any given day. You would think I would give them away, but I can’t. By the time I am done shooting them and by the time my family has gotten their hands on the treats, it looks like an animal got to them.

In all fairness, I do a number on them while photographing, but my family kind of destroys them. Some people pick off their favorite parts first, some people go straight for the middle and some people dump the containers up side down, shake um side to side and do a little dance well they’re at  it.

My mom actually asked me if I had anything for her to take to this “thing” she had last night. I was like, seriously…sure, if you want to take the bars and that cake…that looks like animals got to it. Yeah, she passed. So I quickly whipped her up a batch of this beer bread, so easy and such a crowd pleaser!

5 Ingredient Beer Bread |

I make a lot of food around here, sweets, breads, savory dinners, snacks, drinks – a lot, and this bread is practically a staple on our dinner table. I mean, we are having it again tonight.

It’s good enough that I make it when we have people over, bring it with me if we ever actually go anywhere (which is never, but I would) and have even made it on Thanksgiving and Christmas. People love this bread, love, love, love it.

It actually still amazes me how much people love it and how incredibly easy it is. It’s just plain bazar.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread |

If you are scared of homemade bread, this is the bread to make. You can’t mess it up. Ok, well I am sure if you added way too much baking powder, dumped in tablespoons of salt or maybe accidentally grabbed the powdered sugar instead of the flour. Yeah, in that case I think it would be bad.

But I don’t think that is going to happen.

I like this bread paired best with homemade chili or gumbo, but it’s so good aside a roasted chicken, grilled steak or even leftover for breakfast. I am telling you, this is your new favorite bread. Trust me!

5 Ingredient Beer Bread |

5 Ingredient Beer Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf

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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • 1 (12 ounce) beer (use your favorite) (use your favorite, I love a pumpkin beer)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or brown sugar, but honey is best)
  • 6 tablespoons cold salted butter, sliced into 8 slices


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 9x5 loaf pan with butter.
    2. Add the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl. Pour in the beer and add the honey. Mix until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Arrange the butter slices on top.
    3. Place the loaf pan on a rimmed baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes or until the top of the bread is lightly browned. Sliced and enjoy warm!
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Oh and DON’T skimp on the butter. It is a must!

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I make it all the time. It’s super easy and delicious. Especially great for beginners or those intimidated by bread making.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was fabulous! So quick, easy, and delicious. I’ve always been afraid of making bread having had a couple not so great results, but this was so easy! Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Hi Jess,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Thanks for sharing your review!🌸 xT

  3. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! This turned perfectly for me even though I live at elevation (7200’). I thought it was a little bitter, so I will probably use a lighter beer next time rather than an IPA but my SO said it was perfect! It was so easy to make. Will absolutely be making this again.

    1. Hi Hannah,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    I made your 5-ingredient beer bread for a family visit – I used a beer called The Truth made by Flying Dog Brewery. It’s an Imperial style IPA (8.7% ABV) that’s quite hoppy and a touch sweet. I remember eating/making beer bread back in the 70s and haven’t made it in decades – vaguely remembering the last time I did, it was blah/bland. Not this beer bread – and it was SO easy to make. My husband and my in-laws LOVED it. Another hit and keeper recipe of yours. I let mine get much more brown/crusty than shown in your pictures and I lightly salted the top before baking – YUM. The butter absolutely makes it all that much better. Thanks for your amazing recipes.

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  5. Hi! Could I make this in mini loaf pans? If so, how many pats of butter would I put on top before baking?

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Sure, that would work for you, I would do 4 pats of butter. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

      1. Thank you!! And do you know how long this would keep?? Wanted to make make it two days in advance but don’t want it to get stale!

  6. 5 stars
    Have made this several times, always good. My sister made this with the gnocchi soup and it was divine. I love having this in my back pocket when I forget to make bread dough the night before to let it rise and craving fresh bread!

    1. Hi Dominique,
      Fantastic!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Have the best weekend:) xT

  7. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight to go with the Chipotle Bean Chili. One of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made and one of the tastiest! Think I might have leftovers for breakfast with a little jam.

    1. Hey Kim,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Have the best weekend:) xT

    1. Hey Josh,
      Yes, that should be just fine for you to use! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan