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Simple Beer Bread

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  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


This bread is simple to make and doesn’t require kneading or yeast, thanks to the beer. The beer flavor in the finished bread is hardly noticeable and the alcohol is cooked out, so it’s safe to eat!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour* (spooned into measuring cup and leveled off)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey or sugar (use more or less to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 12oz. bottle (1 1/2 cups) beer of choice** (can also use plain seltzer water)
  • 12 tablespoons melted butter, for brushing on baked bread (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease a 8.5″x4.5″ or 9″x5″ loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add honey/sugar, oil, and beer, stirring just until combined. Make sure you measure flour correctly (fluff flour, then spoon flour into measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife) so your bread doesn’t turn out hard and dry.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake 40-50 minutes, until a toothpick/knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool in pan for a few minutes before turning the loaf out onto a rack to cool completely. Bread slices better when fully cooled.


*Can also use 3 cups self-rising flour instead of the all-purpose flour + baking powder + salt.
**I used Stella Artois, but any beer will work. Light colored beers leave less of a “beer” flavor in the finished bread.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Bread, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free