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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.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread | halfbakedharvest.com

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.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread | halfbakedharvest.com

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 didn’t work at all for me. The bread was so dense and squishy and oily on top from the butter. Not sure what I did wrong but had to throw it away 🙁 Does the beer need to be cold? Mine was not, that’s the only thing I did differently.

    1. Hi Nicole,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try, sorry to hear it was not enjoyed! The beer works best room temp:) This is meant to be a dense and buttery bread, this is nothing like sandwich bread. I hope that helps! xT

  2. 3 stars
    Okay so this was so easy and I loved the pumpkin ale flavor !

    I would try it again and maybe try some changes – like I see Tieghan said don’t over pack flour and I’m wondering if that’s why the bread was dense but crumbling. I also wouldn’t over butter the pan because the bottom was too brown so maybe 45 minutes and not the full 55 minute ! All in all very very easy!

    1. Hi Mariana,
      Thanks so much for making this bread and sharing your feedback:) It is definitely meant to be a dense bread! Let me know if you give it another try! xT

    1. Hi Danielle,
      That will work perfectly for you, I would follow the recipe as written! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hey Keterly,
      Happy Sunday!!🎃 I truly appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed!

    1. Hey Cindy,
      Fantastic!! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for trying it out! Have a great weekend! xx

    1. Hey there,
      You bet! You can use an equal amount of gluten free flour. Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it turns out amazing for you! xT

  3. This recipe looks delicious, could I please have the measurements on grams? I can never get the flour right, either I packed it too much or not enough…

    1. Hi Nataly,
      360 grams flour
      13.8 grams baking powder
      pinch of salt
      12 ounce bottle of beer
      85 grams honey
      85 grams of butter

      Never pack flour, simply scoop it:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

      Happy Friday!👻 Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try and sharing your review! I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xT

      1. Thank you for the fast answer, I already made it 2 times and it’s amazing!! My husband said it was at the top 3 of his favorite breads!

    1. Hey Kristina,
      Happy Friday!👻 Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try and sharing your review! I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Does it mean I used a bad ingredient if I have brown spots on the inside of my bread when it came out of the oven? Not sure if I should continue to eat it..

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try! Hmmm, so sorry I’m not sure, I’ve never had this happen before. Were any of your ingredients expired? xx

  5. 5 stars
    So easy and tasty and with subtle pumpkin flavor from the beer. This went well with chili!! Will definitely make this again.

    1. 5 stars
      Made this today after reading your blog post highlighting this recipe & I’m so glad I did. The whole fam loved it & it will be in regular rotation. So easy to make & it turned out perfectly.

      1. Hey Nicole,
        Happy Monday!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try!🍁 xxT

  6. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe! Just made it tonight and I’ll be making it again but…… there are definitely 6 ingredients 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    SO incredibly easy and delicious! I made this with chili and it was the perfect dipper. I used a pumpkin ale and it added some sweetness. Will definitely be making this again!

    1. Hi Katie,
      Happy Monday!🎃 I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks a bunch for making it! xx

  8. Hello,

    I have two questions regarding this recipe: can I use a flavored honey ( vanilla bourbon)? And can Ginger Ale substitute for the beer? I have read about that with other recipes but didn’t want to assume with this one. Can’t wait to make this either way!!

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hey Kim,
      Sure, flavored honey will work! I would use sparkling cider instead of ginger ale:) I hope you love the recipe, let me know how it turns out! xT