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Buttery Beer Bread (No Yeast Recipe)

This BUTTERY BEER BREAD RECIPE calls for just a 4 simple ingredients! The beer bread has a buttery, crunchy crust and a super soft dense crumb. It's perfect to serve with your favorite soup or to top with a little honey, butter, or jam.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer bread, no knead bread, quick bread
Servings: 9 X 5 Loaf - 12 Slices
Calories: 207kcal


  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 12 ounce bottle of beer room temperature
  • ½ cup butter melted (this is 1 stick of butter)
  • 1 to 4 Tablespoons sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour and sugar. Pour in beer and stir until combined and foam subsides. For a tender bread, do not over mix. Batter will be thick and will be lumpy (not completely smooth in texture).
  • Pour ½ of the butter into the load pan. Using a silicone or pastry brush - brush the sides of the loaf pan so that the dough will not stick.
  • Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it out so that it reached all four corners of the pan. Drizzle with remaining melted butter.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out mostly clean (a few crumbs are ok). An instant read thermometer will read 190°.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in pan about 5 minutes and then remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Slice and serve warm or let cool completely for sliced sandwich bread or toast.


Nikki's Tips

  • If you don't have self rising flour - Mix 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt for every 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
  • Remember to stir and spoon in the flour to the measuring cup then level it off. You want to do this without compacting it in. (This gives you more flour than the recipe calls for).
  • Mix the dough until combined. You do not want to overmix or you will make the bread a little touch and much too dense.
  • Keep in mind the beer you use can determine the flavors and the sweetness, so as you make this you can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. Sometimes it takes making a time or two to get it just the way you like it. This recipe is simple and is good no matter which one you pick though.
  • The type of beer will also change the color of the bread. If you use a stout it will be darker and a light beer will be lighter in color.
  • Save a little of the melted butter to brush on the top after it comes out of the oven. It gives it a little extra sheen and makes for a beautiful top.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 435mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g