We are putting the "B" in what you are about to "read." Here is another easy way to enjoy your favorite hops.
Drink, Drank, Drunk, Bread: Easy Beer Bread Recipe
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2tbls melted coconut oil (or butter)
- 12oz beer
- *12oz beer (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 375° and grease a standard bread pan with some of the melted coconut oil.
2. Sift together, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to remove any large clumps.
3. Pour in the 12oz beer; fold together until all the dry are combined.
4. PLOP dough into your bread pan and brush top with remaining coconut oil.
5. Bake for 50-60min. (depending on your oven)
6. DRINK the second beer while you wait! (optional)
7. Remove from oven when browned and firm.
Let cool for at least 10mins.
8. Slice and serve warm with honey butter or cheese.
Whip or hand mix softened butter and honey together until smooth.
*Recommended ratio to taste.
What Kind of Beer is Best for Beer Bread?
A strong IPA will give you the best beer flavor and texture for your beer bread recipe. However, we strongly recommend experimenting and finding a signature flavor to make the bread your own! If you drink light beer, try light beer. If you love a good stout, go dark with your beer bread. Feeling seasonal? Make your beer bread recipe with a pumpkin ale and toss in some cinnamon.
Why is my Beer Bread so Dense?
If you're using beer instead of yeast, the airiness of the beer could impact the density of your bread. In this recipe, the yeast in the beer, combined with the baking powder, is your leavening agent— that's the benefit of using an IPA!
Try adding a bit more baking powder and sifting your flour to make it fluffy. You can also add some quick-rise yeast if you prefer leavened bread.
What do You Eat Beer Bread With?
Beer bread makes a great solo snack to enjoy with butter or honey butter. You can also pair this delicious dense bread with pumpkin chilis (see our favorite fall chili recipe here).
Cooking Beer Bread in the Wild
Here at MiiR, we're all about cooking in the wild. Take this recipe on the road by pre-mixing your dry ingredients and adding your favorite beer once you get to your destination. Create a tinfoil oven for your bread or wrap the dough around roasting sticks for some delicious campfire biscuits.