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5 Ingredient Beer Bread…and that includes the salt.

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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 | halfbakedharvest.com

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.

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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

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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. 4 stars
    This was incredibly easy to make and has the BEST crust I, (an old and seasoned baker), have ever seen on a quick bread. That said… hmmm, myself and two children kinda hated the flavor, while the beer connoisseur and older teen child loved it. My fault that some did not enjoy.. what was I thinking making beer bread for people that really dislike beer flavor?

    Well, as a seasoned home cook and baker, my experience has taught me that beer flavor mostly cooks out. That did not happen here. Perhaps it was the beer I used, which was a homemade, hoppy, citrusy IPA. This homebrew is well-loved by beer connoisseur and his friends but may be too flavorful for this bread. I want to try again, if only for that texture and crust, and could use the suggested pumpkin beer.. but with as much as I dislike beer flavor, I think I’ll move forward taking the advice to use sparkling cider. To be clear… NO SHADE on the recipe. It’s great! If you like beer.

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback:) Sorry to hear you didn’t love it! xx

  2. This was amazing! I can’t believe how easy and delicious it was. I served it with the apple cider chicken, what a great combo. I have a feeling my family is going to request this bread A LOT!

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for making it! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Super easy to make and fun to watch the reaction as you pour the beer into the dry mix! I used Kona Brewing’s Pineapple IPA which gave the bread a slightly fruity taste. The top was lightly crunchy and the crumb was tender. I loved how it turned out and will definitely make this recipe again.

    1. Hey Kayoko,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for making it! xT

  4. It taste so good, but mine isn’t cooking up in the middle?! What am I doing wrong? I followed the recipe to the letter, but both loaves turned out gooey in the middle ☹️

    Would baking on confection mode make it worse? Maybe my oven runs hot, and it made the outside crispy while the inside hadn’t finished cooking?

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated! The flavor is delicious but I just can’t get the middle cooked right!

    1. Hi Kayley,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try! Did you bake this in a glass dish or metal? I would just cover with foil and continue to bake until the middle is done. I hope this helps! xx

    1. Hi Christy,
      Happy Monday!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was tasty for you! Thanks for making it:) xx

    1. Hi Lauren,
      Sure, that would work well for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it turns out amazing! xx

  5. 5 stars
    So easy and so delicious! Love the crispy crust that the butter slices create. I used a summer shandy which added a bit of citrus flavor. Paired perfectly with the buffalo chicken chili.

    1. Hey Louann,
      Happy Monday!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was tasty for you! Thanks for making it:) xx

  6. 5 stars
    Girrrrrl this is soooooo good! That crust is out of this WORLD! I used pumpkin beer. I also chose to use brown sugar cause I was low on honey! I will be making this a lot. Thank you thank you!

    1. Hi Julie,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe! I’m not sure almond flour would be your best option, I would try a gluten free flour blend! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Woah! I have seen this recipe linked so many times since you first posted it and never got around to making it. I whipped it up tonight while white chicken chili was simmering on the stove. Between my 2 yr old son, husband and I, we have polished off nearly 2/3 a loaf! haha it’s mind blowing delish! Thanks for sharing your family recipes 🙂

    1. Hey Amber,
      Lol love to hear this! It’s a family fave and usually gone the night I make it:) So glad you family enjoyed! xT

  8. This bread was amazing. I’ve been wanting to make it for a while and it did not disappoint! The bottom and edges of mine almost caramelized and the texture was perfection. Can’t wait to try with different beers.

    1. Hey Leslie,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review! xT