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And that includes the salt.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 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!

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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. Hey Katie,
      Sure, that should be just fine to do. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Clara,
      No adjustments needed, you can follow this recipe as is. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  1. 1 star
    I followed the recipe exactly and it tastes like absolutely nothing. There is no flavor whatsoever–good OR bad. It looks exactly like the pictures and I was excited to try it. I even cooked a big pot of chili. I don’t know if I needed to use another brand of beer or what. It doesn’t taste any better with chili or buttered. I will probably never make again because it was just a waste of my organic flour.

    1. Hey Sarah,
      So sorry to hear this, I am actually shocked because this is one of my most loved recipes. Please let me know if I can help in anyway! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    This bread comes together in minutes and tastes like a buttery croissant- Fantastic with jams or even just plain, great for a brunch, tea or beef stew. I used pumpkinhead beer, lined my pan with parchment paper and baked for about 50 minutes. Highly recommend.

    1. Hey Leah,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have the best day:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Maureen,
      You bet, both of those will work well for you. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    So good!! I love how easy it is. I’ve made it several times (each time with different beer- whatever I have in the fridge) and it always levels up a weeknight meal! Best enjoyed warm from the oven. And listen to Tieghan, DONT SKIMP ON THE BUTTER!

    1. Hey Val,
      Wonderful! Thanks so much for making this dish, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      I finally made this today. It smelled so good as it was baking and tasted just as good! Hopefully it freezes well, since it is just the two of us. I will be making this many more times. I love how easy it is.

      1. Hey Suzanne,
        Fantastic! Love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks bunch for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

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