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5 Ingredient Beer Bread Recipe

Forget making beer bread out of a mix, with 5 simple ingredients, you have have homemade beer bread ready in a flash! Everyone will love this 5 ingredient beer bread recipe, especially with dip at parties
3.73 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bottle of beer 12 ounces, see note
  • 1/4 cup butter 1/2 stick, melted


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt and stir a few times so that the ingredients are mixed together.
  • Add in the beer and stir until the dough forms, set aside.
  • To melt the butter, place it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds on HIGH. Then remove from the microwave and stir. If not melted, repeat, microwaving for 10 seconds and stirring, until the butter is completely melted. Brush about a third of the butter onto the bottom and sides of the prepared loaf pan (on top of the parchment paper.
  • Spoon the dough into the buttered loaf pan and pour/brush the remaining melted butter over the dough.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove from pan, slice and serve.
  • If making to serve alongside a dip, cut the loaf into 1-to-2 inch cubes.


For this beer bread, the best beers to use are the “cheap” beers – think Miller or Budweiser, light beer is ok to use.
The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.    


Serving: 1loaf | Calories: 1825kcal | Carbohydrates: 302g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 4010mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1418IU | Calcium: 775mg | Iron: 19mg