Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked bread from our own kitchens, especially beer bread? I sure can’t think of anything. The problem for many of us is the time, skill and patience it takes to make it. Well, what if I told you that I could give you a super easy recipe to make bread. Would you believe me? Well, I do and here it is.

This beer bread recipe has been around for a very long time. There are many versions that are all pretty similar, but this is the one we use with great success.

Easy Beer Bread 

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 Ingredients:

    • 3 cups self-rising flour
    • 2 Tablespoons sugar
    • 1 12oz bottle of beer
    • ½ stick of butter (1/2 cup)

Directions:

Beer Bread, findingourwaynow.com

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. Oil 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Combine flour and sugar until blended. Add beer and stir until the dough is formed. Turn dough out on to a lightly floured work surface and knead dough until it is smooth and elastic. Form into a loaf shape and place in the prepared loaf pan. Brush the top with melted butter. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until cooked through.

Notes: The kind of beer you use will change the flavor a bit. We used Coors. Make sure your self-rising flour is fresh. The older it gets the less the bread will rise.  If you don’t have self-rising flour you can make your own. Here’s the the way. For every cup of regular flour, add 1 and 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda and a 1/4 teaspoon salt. Viola you’re now good to go.

Beer Bread, findingourwaynow.com

I love making this bread and having it as a special treat for guests or just because we feel like it. It is particularly good with my homemade raspberry & blackberry jams, fresh fig jam, honey or butter. It’s good anytime; breakfast, lunch or dinner. Trust me. It can be addictive. Enjoy.

Happy cooking…

If you enjoyed this recipe check out my Super Easy Lasagna, Roasted Chicken Breast with Redskin Potatoes and Easy Dry Rub Ribs 

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  • Catarina Alexon

    Sounds delicious Susan!!

    Can’t make it though since we don’t have self-rising flour here. Most likely you can only get it in the States?

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      If you don’t have self rising you can make your own. Here’s the the way. For every cup of regular flour, add 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda and a 1/4 teaspoon salt. Viola you’re now good to go. :-)))

  • Julie

    OK, now you’ve done it. I HAVE to try this recipe.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      That is awesome. Let me know how it turned out. :-)

  • Patricia Goodman

    Sounds pretty tasty!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Patricia, It is and some. :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Patricia, It is and some. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    The nice thing about this style of beer bread is you don’t have to spend the time kneading it like you would traditional bread. The sad part is, it doesn’t really work for say, a ham sandwich. But it is great with jams and jellies.

    You can add baking soda to older self rising flour to freshen the rising agent.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jon, That is exactly right. I have found that if I toast it a bit I can then use it for sandwiches. Oh, and thanks for the reminder about adding baking soda to older flour. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/merle.gibbins.1 Merle Gibbins

    Sounds really tasty Susan, will have to try it out.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Merle, Oh it is and please do. Come back and tell me what you thought when you do. :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Merle, Oh it is and please do. Come back and tell me what you thought when you do. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/BStoneBlog Jay Dickens

    Your photos are making my mouth water! And only 4 ingredients, definitely will try!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jay, I am so happy that my photos have done that for you. I am doing a happy dance. It’s a super easy recipe and it tastes even better. Enjoy. :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jay, I am so happy that my photos have done that for you. I am doing a happy dance. It’s a super easy recipe and it tastes even better. Enjoy. :-)

  • ginavalley

    This was the one thing my husband learned how to bake during our first year of marriage. We haven’t had it for ages. I think I’ll surprise him with some next week!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Gina, This recipe has been around for a long time and it’s still a try and true old faithful. I know your will be so surprised when you make it. Let me know how it went. :-)

  • Elizabeth Sott

    I have had the pleasure of making this with Susan and I will say it is AMAZING!! I love this bread……

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Elizabeth, I was so much fun making this with you, and eating it of course… LOL. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/JeriWB Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Bread that doesn’t require kneading? I’m all for that. My husband just had to have a Kitchen Aide mixer so he could use it to knead dough, and then he’s made bread like twice in three years…

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Ha,Ha, I so understand that Jeri. My husband does the very same thing. The fact that you don’t need to knead this is one of the best parts of this recipe.

    • Jon Jefferson

      I have avoided buying a kitchen aid mostly because I see nothing wrong with kneading dough by hand. Mind you I actually make most of the bread we eat too.

      • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

        Hi Jon, Ah, but I love my Kitchen Aide Mixer. Not for bread mind you, but for all the other baking I do. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/KeepUpWeb Sherryl Perry

    I can always count on you sharing easy recipes. Thanks for the tip on how to make self-rising flour too. My family raves about the beer bread mix that they get from Tastefully Simple but I find their products pricey. This seems like it would be easy to make and I bet it’s every bit as good – maybe better! Have you ever tried it with Coors Lite or another light beer?

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks Sherry, I am all about good food that isn’t hard to make. It’a actual better, if I don’t say so myself… LOL. I haven’t tried it with a light beer yet. I believe it would work just as well. If you try it, let me know how it turned out. :-)

  • http://joannerambling.wordpress.com/ Jo-Anne

    This sounds so bloody easy to make how much butter is in a stick……….we don’t have stick butter here so I have no idea how much that is

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Jo-Anne, It is easy. That’s a good question. A stick of butter equals a 1/2 cup. I hope that helps. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/geekgirlusa Cheryl Therrien

    Sorry it taken me so long to get here. Your site has been moving to your new host and I have been preparing to move house. Whew… Love these easy recipes! :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Aw, no worries my friend. I hate moving, what ever the form, so my sympathies. I do too, can’t you tell… LOL. :-)

  • Scott Hammond

    This sounds great. Fresh baked bread is one of those always hits the spot things that fewer and fewer people are capable of pulling off.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hey there Scott, I agree, I love this bread because it’s one that anyone can make with confidence. :-)

  • Morgan Decker

    Yum I love cooking with beer! My favorite recepie that I’ve found is for Blue Moon Cupcakes, the flavor of the beer along with the light citrus is very refreshing :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Morgan, You will love this recipe and so will our husband. But I warn you, it can be a bit addictive… LOL. :-)

  • Karen Koblan

    This looks delish! Adding this to my St. Patrick’s Day recipes. I know my husband will love this…anything with beer in the name! Thanks for sharing this!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Karen, You so welcome, and this will be a great addition to your St. Paddy’s Day feast. :-)

  • Cole Nemeth

    This sounds really good and easy to make! I’m going to have to try this soon!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Cole and welcome. Have fun with this recipe. A little warning, there may be a demand for it after you try it with you family and friends… LOL

  • http://writespeaksell.com jeannettepaladino

    I’m wary of recipes that call for “kneading.” I can never figure out when enough is enough. Sounds delicious, though!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I get that Jeannette, this bit of neading is really inconsequential. Don’t let that stop you from giving it a try. It is worth it, I promise. :)))

  • http://writespeaksell.com jeannettepaladino

    I’m wary of recipes that call for “kneading.” I can never figure out when enough is enough. Sounds delicious, though!

  • Kerry Fountain

    I have been meaning to try out a beer bread recipe for my hubby. He started brewing his own beer 2 years ago and has had really good results. We use some of his beer in homemade stew and it is beyond awesome. With such an easy recipe– I really need to give it a try now!

    Thanks for linking up to our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop!
    Kerry from http://www.countrylivingonahill.com

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Kerry, You are so welcome. How great is that, to use your own homemade beer in this recipe. I’ll bet it comes out fabulous. :-)

  • Darlene Nemeth

    I like quick and easy recipes. Baking bread with beer sounds interesting. I just might have to give it a try. Thanks so much Susan.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Darlene, I remember the first time I made this I thought, no way. I has been a household favorite ever since. Enjoy. :-)

  • AnnMarie Irace

    Thank you for this! Found you on the Healthy Tuesday Hop from Humble Bumble. I have only had the boxed beer bread. This has to be so much better. Can’t wait to try it!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi AnnMarie, It’s so nice to have you stop by. This is so much better then the boxed version. The fact that its super easy makes it that much better.:-)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I bet my dad would love this. We had some beer brats at my grandma’s 80th birthday party last weekend that were awesome

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Krystle, I love this recipe. It so delicious and it would go very well with beer brats. :-)

  • Corinne

    Susan, I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks easy enough that even I might be able to make it (bread is not my forte). And in the picture it appears to be nice and moist. Thanks for sharing!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hi Corinne, Welcome, It couldn’t be any easier. It’s moist without being mushy. I believe you’ll have fun making it. Come back and let me know how it went. :-)

  • Laura The Spruiker

    Sounds delish! I love making things from scratch with all natural ingredients. You might like this easy recipe too: http://www.thespruiker.com/mayonnaise/

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Welcome Laura, it is a great recipe and couldn’t be any simpler. It’s one of our family favorites. Enjoy. :)

  • Valerie Remy-Milora

    So simple! No yest, no kneading, ready fast… Love it!! Have you tried it with any gluten free flours? I’m thinking buckwheat or amarinth could make good choices.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Hey there Valerie, Yep, there is nothing not to love about this recipe. Enjoy. :-)