The Easiest and Best Beer Bread Recipe (3 ingredients)

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:: I am making this right now and am bumming beer off my neighbors… Seriously, they think we are so strange! ::

There is a restaurant close to here that has the best beer bread EVER. Sadly, they wont give their recipe out and so I have for years tried to recreate it. I think I have come close and it is only 3 ingredients!

The 2 things that I love about beer bread are the sweet and tangy taste and the crisp crust and chewy inside.

Beer bread is seriously easy to make with flour, beer, and sugar. Adding self-raising flour tends to give a better result, I have found.

You can change the flavor of beer bread by using different beer. Using a stout or dark beer will make the bread darker and have a different flavor. Use a beer like pumpkin ale flavored and you will add a fun fall taste. Try adding cheddar and parsley or sun-dried tomato.

Since we don’t drink, I don’t have beer on hand. I usually run next door to my neighbor’s and offer to buy a can from them. Then I have to promise to make them some as they hand me 2 cans! :)

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    • Anthony says

      I tried the .99cent box and don’t drink beer so i used plain sparkling water and it came out great. I take its more like between a ‘sweet bread’ aka dessert and/or on the sweet bun style, only shaped as a loaf. Next time I will try it with sparkling wine.

  1. Joan says

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Tiffany, you are making me hungry!!
    Have to get ingredients shortly.
    Keep up your good work…..

  2. says


    NOM! Could eat the whole loaf!
    I LOVE this stuff but always used a pre-made mix for it. I can’t believe it’s only those 3 ingredients. I can’t wait to give it a try. The pumpkin is a nice twist like you mentioned….might have to try that this Thanksgiving!

  3. says

    oh I just bought a boxed version from larry the cable guy at the .99 cent store!! Now I’m gonna try your recipe! :-) Thanks for sharing!

    • Bob Bowers says

      Also found a box at the 99c store!

      My whole evening is ruined! It was so good that there is no way I can eat
      tonite’s gourmet dinner! I have eaten almost half the loaf already..have to hide the rest since my wife will probably inhale it when she gets home tonite!

      Larry you are evil! But I feel so good I forgive you!


  4. Machelle says

    I did this exactly as it said and mine looks like a large oval bisquick biscuit. :) Funny, but seriously. I had to make my flour “self-rising” per the instructions on the Gold Medal Flour packaging. Not sure why my “biscuit” did not look like a “loaf”. :(

    • SLNY says

      OMG! Mine looks like a biscuit too! I even bought self-rising flour from Walmart. It tasted good but everyone was hesitant to try it based on looks. Ms. Tiffany how did your bread bake up so pretty????

  5. Amy S. says

    Oh .. I bet I know what restaurant you are talking about. :) Love their food and I am so excited to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nancy says

    Are you talking about Wunsche in old town spring? Also does the alcohol cook out in this recipe? Should be fine for a two year old right?

  7. Amy says

    Oh my! Just made and so delish. Taste just like the beer bread from my favorite German restaurant in Old Town Spring!!! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Vicky says

    Hey all! I just made this bread for dinner with this recipe and its good BUT it’s a little bit dense and the crust is extra tough. After checking some other recipes I saw that SIFTING the flour will help lessen the denseness & putting the butter in the actual mixture will soften the crust up a little bit. I don’t know if this will really help but I’m sure to try it next time I make this. The taste was good though. Good luck!


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