Whole Wheat Garlic & Herb Beer Bread

I think that beer bread will forever be one of my favorite sides to prepare.  It’s quick (less than 10 minutes to prep), it calls for ingredients I pretty much always have on hand, it makes your home smell heavenly, and…let’s face it…it makes delicious use of a bottle of beer. What’s not to love?

One of my recent spins on my favorite honey beer bread recipe is this easy whole wheat garlic and herb beer bread.  Made with white whole wheat flour (my favorite), it is a step healthier than the traditional all-purpose flour version.  Then with the addition of lots of minced garlic and bunches of herbs (you can use dried or fresh), this turns into an Italian-y bread packed with flavor and goodness.  It’s perfect as a side dish, as toast, as bread for a sandwich, or just to be enjoyed plain right out of the oven.

I’ll say cheers to that!

Whole Wheat Garlic Herb Beer Bread

Beer bread goes Italian with delicious garlic and herbs!

Ingredients:

3 cups white whole wheat flour
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic, sugar, baking powder, salt, rosemary, thyme and oregano. Gently stir the beer into the dry ingredients until just mixed.

Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan, using a spoon to be sure that it evenly coats the bottom of the pan. Then transfer the bread batter to the pan and use a spoon to spread it out even. Pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter, using a pastry brush or spoon to spread it around evenly on top.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — January 11, 2013 @ 6:56 am (#)

    There’s no way I can go another day without having this bread… It looks so beyond delicious!

  2. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — January 11, 2013 @ 7:35 am (#)

    This looks incredible! I love all the herbs and garlic. This is definitely a recipe I look forward to making!

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — January 11, 2013 @ 7:35 am (#)

    Umm… hello gorgeous bread!! I love baking with white whole wheat four. It actually has slightly more protein/fiber than whole wheat flour!

  4. Lauren | Have Fork, Will Eat — January 11, 2013 @ 7:45 am (#)

    This sounds fabulous. And we always have some kind of good beer on hand..hmm.

  5. Julie @ Table for Two — January 11, 2013 @ 7:56 am (#)

    LOVE beer bread! it’s so easy to make and so versatile. i love what you did here with the herbs!

  6. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 11, 2013 @ 7:58 am (#)

    Oh so gorgeous!

  7. Margherita — January 11, 2013 @ 8:36 am (#)

    Like my British friend Karla would say, this bread looks ravishing!

  8. Margherita — January 11, 2013 @ 8:37 am (#)

    Like my British friend Karla would say, this bread looks absolutely major!

  9. Stephanie Hanson — January 11, 2013 @ 9:22 am (#)

    This looks delish! Could you modify it with regular flour if you don’t have wheat flour on hand?

    • Sadye — January 7, 2014 @ 1:04 pm (#)

      I did and it turned out fine :)

  10. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 11, 2013 @ 10:08 am (#)

    I spy with my little eye, my favorite Pale Ale! Can’t wait to make this recipe!!

  11. ashley - baker by nature — January 11, 2013 @ 10:17 am (#)

    Somehow I’ve gone through 25 years of life never making beer bread… this must change!

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 11, 2013 @ 10:18 am (#)

    Absolutely love this bread! I can never resist anything with garlic and herbs!

  13. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — January 11, 2013 @ 10:36 am (#)

    This is perfect! I have been wanting to make beer bread, and this version with garlic and herbs sounds incredible! I will be making this very soon!

  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 11, 2013 @ 11:07 am (#)

    This bread is maaaaad fantastic. What a fabulous flavour!

  15. Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 11, 2013 @ 11:47 am (#)

    Delish! I love the warm, melty, buttery shots! And I will always prefer sweet to savory so just had to pin your older honey beer bread :)

  16. JulieD — January 11, 2013 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    I love beer bread!! This looks fantastic…I love all of the flavors!

  17. Sarah M. — January 11, 2013 @ 12:51 pm (#)

    This might be the first thing I make when the raw detox is done. Heavenly. (With vegan butter, of course.)

  18. Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 11, 2013 @ 3:32 pm (#)

    I love the original stuff so much that I never venture into other flavors. I must now, ASAP.

  19. Little Kitchie — January 11, 2013 @ 5:14 pm (#)

    I love beer bread too, and this one looks and sounds delicious! Will be trying this weekend!

  20. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 11, 2013 @ 5:46 pm (#)

    I’m not much of a beer person but I would gladly eat this anytime!

  21. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today — January 12, 2013 @ 7:37 am (#)

    Cheers! Beer bread is not new for me. Such a simple and delicious recipe. I like the addition of herbs in yours.

  22. summer — January 12, 2013 @ 12:22 pm (#)

    Omg YUM! And your bread pan is awesome! =D

    xo
    summer

  23. LindaS — January 12, 2013 @ 1:20 pm (#)

    Hi, Ali, you have a very nice site with your update. I’m abxious to try the beer bread. Will probably do so next weekend.

  24. Elizabeth Flater — January 12, 2013 @ 4:51 pm (#)

    I just modified your honey beer bread with the whole wheat flour and it was SO good! Will try the herb one soon!

  25. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — January 14, 2013 @ 6:54 am (#)

    I love beer bread but never make it! This looks amazing!

  26. Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book — January 14, 2013 @ 7:59 pm (#)

    I have been wanting to bake more of my own bread. This sounds quick and yummy! Do you prefer IPAs for this bread? Does the hoppy taste bake out?

  27. Jessica — January 15, 2013 @ 2:14 pm (#)

    I make beer bread just like this, but never add herb flavors. I’ll have to give it a shot next time!

  28. Erin — January 28, 2013 @ 1:49 pm (#)

    I’m finally getting around to baking this tonight. Super excited!

  29. martha casper — January 29, 2013 @ 11:04 am (#)

    When do you add the garlic? I added it with dry ingredients.

  30. Dorathea — February 3, 2013 @ 7:59 pm (#)

    Saw this on my tumblr dash today and decided to make it. Glad I did.

  31. Becca J — March 19, 2013 @ 4:11 pm (#)

    Great Bread! The whole Family LOVES it! Thanks ;)

  32. Sadye — January 7, 2014 @ 1:03 pm (#)

    After making this, I decided I’d never buy potpourri/scented candles again :) And it tasted as good as it smelled!!!

  33. LRuthers — February 13, 2014 @ 1:24 pm (#)

    Where did you get that gorgeous loaf pan? Where can I get one?

    • Ali — April 4, 2014 @ 11:41 pm (#)

      It’s actually vintage Ovenex bakeware. You can find it on eBay! :)

  34. Stoli — March 22, 2014 @ 11:57 pm (#)

    This bread is so yummy and addicting. It is my favorite.

  35. CookinCanuck — July 25, 2014 @ 8:29 pm (#)

    This looks great..but someone in my family can’t do whole wheat flour, but can do all purpose…can I straight substitute all purpose??

    • Ali — July 26, 2014 @ 2:31 am (#)

      Yes, you can substitute in all-purpose. Enjoy!

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