Honey Beer Bread

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My favorite honey beer bread recipe is ultra-easy to make with just 6 ingredients (no yeast required) and tastes so buttery and delicious!

Honey Beer Bread Recipe

Looking for an easy homemade bread recipe that doesn’t require a packet of yeast?

This honey beer bread recipe is here for you. ♡

If you have never made beer bread before, I’m telling you, bread-baking doesn’t get any easier than this!  Simply stir 5 basic ingredients together (flour, baking powder, salt, beer and honey), brush melted butter on top of the batter, and bake until golden.  Then — voila! — in less than an hour, the most delicious, buttery, cozy and comforting beer bread will yours to enjoy in no time.

It can be served up with just about any kind of meal, although we’re especially partial to dipping it in soups and stews at our house.  It can also be easily frozen and saved for later, if you would like.  And it’s also easy to customize with various herbs or a handful of shredded cheese, if you would like.

I have probably made this recipe hundreds of times, and thousands of our readers have made and loved it too.  So if you haven’t yet given it a try, I say it’s time! ♡

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How To Make Beer Bread

Honey Beer Bread Ingredients:

All you need are 6 simple ingredients to make this honey beer bread recipe:

  • All-purpose flour: This recipe is total comfort food for me, so I have only ever made it with all-purpose flour.
  • Baking powder: To help the bread rise.
  • Salt: I used fine sea salt.
  • Honey: Which balances out the savory flavors here with the perfect hint of sweetness.
  • Beer: I typically use an IPA, but just about any kind of favorite beer will work in this recipe!
  • Butter: Which we will use to grease the pan and brush on top of the bread to give it some extra-delicious buttery flavor.

Honey Beer Bread

How To Make Beer Bread:

Alright, here are the basic steps for how to make beer bread — it couldn’t be easier!

  1. Make the batter. Super simple!  Just stir together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then stir in the beer and honey until combined.
  2. Add the butter.  Pour about half of the melted butter into a 9×5-inch bread pan, and brush it all around to grease the inside of the pan.  Add the batter and spread it out in an even layer.  Then brush the remaining melted butter evenly on top of the batter.
  3. Bake. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Remove and transfer the pan to a wire baking rack and let the bread cool for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Serve. Slice with a bread knife, serve warm and enjoy!

(Detailed recipe instructions and ingredient amounts included in the full recipe below.)

Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Possible Beer Bread Variations:

Want to customize this beer bread recipe?  Feel free to…

  • Add herbs: Stir some fresh or dried herbs into the batter.  (I especially love adding in some fresh or dried rosemary.)
  • Add garlic: Feel free to also mince a clove or two of garlic and add it to the batter to make garlic beer bread.
  • Add cheese: Add in a cup or so of shredded cheese to make cheesy beer bread.

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Beer Bread Recipe

Honey Beer Bread

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x

Description

This honey beer bread recipe is quick and easy to make with just 6 simple ingredients!  See notes above for possible seasonings that you can add in too.


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey*
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Make the batter. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt until combined.  Slowly pour the beer and honey into the flour mixture, and stir until combined.
  3. Add the butter.  Pour half of the melted butter into the bottom of a 9×5-inch bread pan, and brush it around to grease the inside of the pan.  Add the batter and spread it out in an even layer.  Then brush the remaining melted butter evenly on top of the batter.
  4. Bake. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Remove and transfer the pan to a wire baking rack and let the bread cool for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Serve. Slice with a bread knife, serve warm and enjoy!


Notes

Honey: If your honey seems super-thick and does not drizzle easily, I recommend warming it up in the microwave or on the stovetop for a few seconds so that it will mix into the batter more easily.

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527 comments on “Honey Beer Bread”

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  2. I made this recipe because I needed a quick bread to go with a homemade soup. It’s really easy and good! Makes amazing french toast with the leftovers too. Just don’t let it soak in the egg too long.

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious!!!! This bread is perfect and the buttery crust is delectable, thank you so much for sharing. So awesome nice and warm!

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  5. 4 stars
    Fantastic recipe. I added another 2 Tbls of butter on top and use hard cider because its what i had on hand. Very good.

  6. I am wondering if you could alter this recipe for a cornbread recipe and how one would go about doing that.
    Maybe 1/2 of the flour and the other 1/2 corn meal? I am no bread baker but love the taste of fresh bread. I am going to try this recipe, it sound scrumtious.

    • Hi Donna! Hmmm, we haven’t tried that, but we think it’s worth giving it a shot (we would try the 1/2 flour 1/2 cornmeal combo like you mentioned). If you try this, definitely let us know how it turns out! :)

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  9. 5 stars
    I’ve had your recipe for a few years and it is very easy. I’ve used various favors of beer and have even added finely chopped apple with and apple beer. Yummy to the last crumb!

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  11. 5 stars
    My 12 year old daughter made this for us today and it was so buttery and delicious!

  12. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday and it was wonderful. We ate almost half when we removed it from the pan. The buttery crust had incredible flavor too. Thank you for sharing!

  13. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and super easy! Thank you very much! And i love that theres no sugar all honey. How do you reccomend making rolls out of this recipe?

  14. 4 stars
    I made this and took to my family Thanksgiving 30 years ago. Everyone loved it.

  15. 5 stars
    Very easy and delicious. I reduced the butter because my loaf pan was tiny, but it still tasted great.

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  18. 5 stars
    Amazing

  19. 5 stars
    So yummy! Warm a piece in the morning and put honey on it. You’ll die.

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  22. So good. Made with New Castle beer. Very easy.

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  25. I want to make this for a crockpot dinner, but do not have time to bake the bread right before dinner. Wondered if I baked ahead (day before or morning of) and rewarmed if it would still taste delicious. I’ve made this before so I know what it tastes like fresh baked.

    • Beer bread keeps for a few days. I make it all the time just to have around and then reheat a slice or two in the microwave as needed. It holds up well.

  26. 5 stars
    This is awesome! Simple and yummy. Paired nicely with the cabbage soup.

  27. 5 stars
    I never ate beer bread, it’s very tasty. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! 💋

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  33. 5 stars
    I’m just waiting for the bread to finish. The aroma in the house is sensational.
    The Cabbage soup is simmering. I made it yesterday and am reheating.
    I think your recipes are incredible

  34. 5 stars
    The best and very flavourful and fast trick for replacing the yeast. I have adopted some beer into my pancakes as well. Definitely worth baking for the short time it takes. Perfect Instructions and Real Images. Fantastic!

  35. 5 stars
    I made this bread, however I added sauteed jalapeno and colby cheese. On the second batch I added fresh pesto it was awesome.

  36. 5 stars
    This d is delicious and simple to make. I have a loaf in the oven now and it only took me about 5 minutes to mix up. Try it, you’ll be happy you did.

  37. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious! I can’t believe how much flavor this bread has with such few ingredients! It freezes well so I love to make a loaf, slice it, freeze, and then pull out a slice when needed!

  38. 5 stars
    Hi. Can this be made with Almond flour? Thank you

  39. 5 stars
    I loved the bread with added cheddar but we couldn’t cut it. Tried serrated bread knife, & 3 other knifes. So we just ate it by breaking off chunks. It was still delicious! I would like to know what your cutting process is. The wonderful crunchy top was the problem. When trying to cut through that it made the rest of the loaf crumble. Baked for 43 min. Will make it again crumbling or not.

  40. 5 stars
    Gorgeous and really yummy!

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  42. 5 stars
    This bread was so great! My hubby cracked his tooth this mirning and couldn’t get an appointment right away . I needed to make something easy to eat. I had loaded potato soup in the crockpot, and decided last minute that bread was needed. I found your recipe. It was perfection! Wow. It rose higher than your photo. It was amazing! My hubby actually thanked me for such a great dinner. I shared your bread recipe with my sister, because I was so excited that a recipe so easy could be so good. Thank you so much!

  43. My friend gave me a sample beer that is chai tea infused. I am definitely trying this recipe with that beer! Very excited to see how it turns out!

  44. 5 stars
    Made this tonight to go with crockpot beef roast and it was a major hit!! We all loved it. So happy I found this recipe =)

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  47. I tried substituting almond flour. It doesn’t want to come out of the pan.

    • Yes, almond flour would not work as a 1:1 substitution with all-purpose flour in this recipe. If you are looking for a gluten-free alternative, you would need to use an all-purpose GF flour blend (and GF beer).

  48. just wondering if I could use brown sugar, instead of white, to mix with the honey ?

  49. Can you use this bread for spinach dip or other dips?

    • Made it twice now, once with Bud Light and sugar free maple syrup since that was all I had on hand and once with a Mexican Chocolate Stout and honey. Both were delicious. My niece sent me this recipe because I wasn’t able to find yeast anywhere due to the Covid-19 quarantine. I finally found yeast but ended up making this again away. So simple and so so good!

  50. I was wondering if this could be put into a bread machine?