Have you ever made Beer Bread? It’s effortless! There’s no need to add yeast, let the dough rise, or fuss over the temperature of your kitchen. Just mix everything and pull a hearty, crusty loaf of bread from your oven any time you want to feel like a world-class baker.
For this recipe, we like to use dark honey, like Buckwheat or Avocado. Darker honey has a stronger flavor that holds up better in the heat of the oven and compliments bitter foods and drinks like beer. For an extra treat, make the almond butter that we share in our Southern Cornbread recipe to serve on top.
No-Fuss, Quick, Beer Bread Recipe
I remember my grandmother baking bread when I was a toddler-it always seemed like such a process. She’d be in the kitchen for hours, mixing things and covering bowls of dough with an old cloth to let it rest. When I got a little older, I started making my bread on occasion. I only tried yeast bread a few times since they can be a royal pain. I found recipes for quick bread (which don’t need yeast and rise thanks to the baking soda and powder in the flour), and it was so much easier to bake!
This specific recipe also reminds me of the bread my aunt would bake for Thanksgiving – hers was a sweet beer bread. It was soft and chewy but crusty.
Hearty and perfect for dipping in soups or making into a sandwich. It’s slightly sweet, thanks to the beer and honey in the batter, and lends itself well to everything. Since we use a fair amount of butter in the recipe, it bakes up with beautiful air pockets, and the top gets nice and golden.
Make this beer bread in honor of National Beer Day, or St. Patrick’s Day! Regardless, It’s a perfect way to celebrate! Use whatever beer you like: it might be fun to switch it up every time you bake a loaf of this bread.
How to Make Beer Bread with honey
It’s easy to make this beer bread with honey. First, let’s discuss the six ingredients you’ll need:
- Self-rising flour
- baking soda
- Bottle of Beer
- Waxing Kara Honey
These ingredients come together quickly! Now, first things first. Once you’ve gathered ingredients, move on to making this banana bread. It begins with preheating your oven to 350°F. Grease the loaf pan thoroughly using coconut oil, cooking oil, or butter. Spread it evenly on the bottom and all sides of the pan using your fingers or a folded paper towel.
Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients
Sift together all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add the wet ingredients
Add in the beer stopping periodically to combine. Add honey, mixing all until just mixed. Pour the batter into the baking pan, and top with butter.
Step 3: Bake the bread
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Check the bread with a toothpick to make sure that it’s done-if the toothpick comes out clean, it’s ready!
Adapting our Honey Beer Bread Recipe
We always encourage you to play with your food; for this reason, try tossing in or topping with different ingredients. The sky is the limit. Trust us, no matter what you decide, a loaf of this bread will not be around long! Here are some ideas:
- Add in raisins and cinnamon
- Serve with honey butter
- For something savory, add a half a cup of shredded cheese
- Add some heat with chopped jalapenos
- Top the bread with “Everything Bagel” seasoning
- This bread would make an excellent avocado toast
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Honey Beer Bread Recipe
- 4 tbsp. butter softened
- 3 c flour self-rising
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 12 oz beer bottle
- 3 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a bread pan with one tablespoon of the butter
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add in the beer stopping periodically to combine. Add honey, combining all until just mixed.
Pour batter into the baking pan and top with remaining butter.
Bake the bread for 40 to 50 minutes. Check the bread with a toothpick; if the toothpick comes out clean, it's ready!
More interested in having fruit in your bread? Try this Honey Banana Bread also. It’s delicious.