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5 Ingredient Beer Bread…and that includes the salt.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread |

I was never, ever, planning on posting this bread and not because it’s 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’s 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 as I already said, it’s honestly one of the best loaves of bread you’ll ever have.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread |

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

I’m 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’d think I would give them away, but I can’t. By the time I’m 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 upside down, shake em 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!

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This bread is practically a staple on our dinner table. I mean, we’re 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 bizarre.

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If you are scared of homemade bread, this is the bread to make. You can’t mess it up. Ok, well I’m 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’s going to happen.

I like this bread paired best with homemade chili or gumbo. But it’s also great as a side with roasted chicken, grilled steak, or even leftover for breakfast. I am telling you, this is your new favorite bread. Trust me!

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Oh, and DON’T skimp on the butter, it’s a must!

5 Ingredient Beer Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories Per Serving: 2656 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 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 9×5 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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  1. 5 stars
    It was my first time making bread ever and it worked like a charm. Super easy to make and I paired it with the spicy broccoli cheddar soup and everyone loved it. I used a winter ale rather than a pumpkin ale.

    1. As someone who doesn’t really care for beer, would I like this because I want to try it. That said, I have ZERO idea of what beer to buy? Can you help a sister out?

  2. 5 stars
    Nice I made it with gluten free flour!
    Turned out alright probably would be better with wheat flour! My fault!!
    So anyway you know it works gluten free!!
    Many Thanks!

  3. 1 star
    This recipe did not work for me. I don’t think u can use any beer. I only had a very high alcohol content IPA and the bread would not cook. I left it in way longer to see if it would ever get right but it didn’t … the outside ended up black and the inside was still complete dough. Wish I wouldn’t have wasted an expensive beer !!

    1. Hi there! I am so sorry that this recipe didn’t turn out for you! Is there anything else you did differently? Let me know how I can help! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Such a great recipe! So easy and the finished product is amazing. My family asks for a fresh loaf every weekend. I’ve experimented with light and dark beers, and my favorite way to make it is with a Stella, but a nice porter is a close second. This weekend I’m going to try with bread flour.

  5. 5 stars
    This really is an amazing recipe! Easy and so delicious! Great with soup on a cold Colorado night! Thanks Tieghan!

  6. 5 stars
    I have made this bread several times now & it is so delicious! We don’t drink beer but I keep some bottles on hand just for this bread! The butter on top makes this bread even better!

  7. 3 stars
    If you don’t mind the strong chemical taste of the baking powder, you will love this bread. So easy and quick to make. My husband loved the bread. I used a Guinness beer which gave the bread a lovely color (not anemic like her photos show).

  8. 5 stars
    I was skeptical of this recipe, but it turned out wonderfully. Not only was it pretty, but it was so thick and soft. I was very pleased with the final product and have taken a handful of photos to show friends and family, with a link to the recipe.