Beer Bread: the flavorful bread recipe made with beer

Total time: 60 min + rising time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 10 people
By Cookist
400 g
oat flakes
60 g
250 ml
Olive oil
25 ml
10 g
5 g
14 g

Listen up carb-lovers…now you can have your beer and eat it too! Beer bread is an easy way to make delicious bread without the hassle. If you’ve always wanted to make homemade bread, but feel intimidated by the process, then why not start with this easy bread recipe made with beer.

The flavor is just what you’d expect from homemade bread, while the texture is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Many people have asked if you can get drunk by eating beer bread…and the answer is no! Not only does the bread only contain one bottle of beer, but a large majority of the alcohol in the beer evaporates during the cooking process, so this bread is completely safe to eat! Try this recipe today, it’s the easiest way to make homemade bread!


Beer Bread Ingredients

Flour – use bread flour.

Oat flakes – this recipe is reminiscent of an oatmeal beer bread; the oatmeal adds extra texture.

Beer – if you want the beer flavor to be prominent, try an IPA or a Guinness beer. If you prefer a milder flavor, use a lighter beer like Miller’s Light or Bud Light.

Sugar – don’t leave out the sugar, it’s necessary as yeast is also used in the recipe.

Yeast – make sure the yeast you use is fresh!

How To Make Beer Bread

Mix the dough ingredients until a smooth dough forms. Leave to rise for two hours. Knead and leave to rise again for two hours. Don’t skip the rising step. This allows the bread to take shape and also gives the bread its flavor.

Make slits in the bread before baking it. This creates a weaker point in the bread, allowing it to expand in a neat pattern. If you skip this step, the bread might open up in a weird shape and wont be as presentable.


Tips For Making Homemade Beer Bread

Make sure the beer you use is at room temperature.

If you prefer a light and fluffier bread, omit the oat flakes and sift the flour.

Serve the beer bread as a side to homemade soup or a saucy beef dish.

Beer Bread Variations

There are many delicious ingredients you can add to the bread to make it your own. Try any of the following:

Fresh or dried herbs – try rosemary, oregano, thyme, or parsley.

Seasoning – paprika, garlic powder.

Cheese – cubed cheese or shredded parmesan.

Other – fresh crushed garlic, sliced jalapeno, chopped sundried tomato

How To Store Beer Bread

Store the beer bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you live in a humid area, you can keep the bread in the fridge for up to 5 days.

The beer bread can also be frozen. Wrap with plastic and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Store bread in a paper towel-lined airtight storage container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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In a bowl pour the beer, add in sugar and yeast and mix it well.

Add in the flour, salt, and oil, mix it with your hand.

Add in oat flakes and mix again. Cover and leave for 2 hours.

Transfer the dough to a prepared baking pan and sprinkle with the flour. Leave for 2 hours more.

Make slits on the surface of the bread.

Bake at 200°C (390°F) for 5 minutes, then lower the heat to 180°C (370’F) for 20-25 minutes.

Slice and serve. Enjoy!


This homemade beer bread is best enjoyed fresh from the oven!

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