Makes 1 loaf

Make this easy, flavorful bread recipe to pair with an appetizing dip or a hearty bowl of soup. If you like cheese, be sure to check out the Cheddar-Chive variation, below.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 3 ingredients; pour into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Pour melted butter over top. Bake 10 more minutes.

Step 3

*Non-alcoholic or light beer may be substituted.

Step 4

Cheddar-Chive Beer Bread: Add 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives to dry ingredients. Proceed as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

CynthMic's Review

April 14, 2014
Turned out beautifully! And tasted amazing! A lightly crunchy/chewy crust, and a flavor packed rest of the loaf.

Zeina1801's Review

October 28, 2013
Easy recipe and great taste - perfect for an aperitif!

bellamia1973's Review

July 17, 2013

MamaClaire's Review

March 14, 2013

Myp8nts's Review

September 23, 2012
I use this a lot, I am a die hard slow cooker cook. When I come home from work it is so easy to make this bread quickly while I am making the salad and finishing everything up. I change it up, depending on what is in the slow cooker...with chili I use a dark beer, sharp cheese and add finely chopped onion; with stew I use pepper jack cheese, light colored beer and finely chopped seeded jalepeno ; with pork roast I use Italian blend grated cheese, fresh chopped rosemary and a light colored beer; roast beef I use jack cheese, 2 Tblsp bleu cheese, 1 Tblsp horseradish and chopped cooked bacon with a dark beer. I could go on and on, but this recipe is so easy to make and change to suit your own taste!

Greyhound1986's Review

December 28, 2011

ebeth00b's Review

September 19, 2011
Very easy quick bread that will impress! It was slightly too sweet for my taste, but I think next time using regular salted butter as the topping rather than unsalted melted butter would balance out the sweetness well. Also, I plan to add good quality extra sharp cheese rather than generic sharp cheddar. I think with these to slight changes the recipe will be wonderful!

Jules0831's Review

August 20, 2010
This is an awesome and easy recipe for beer bread. I used to use a mix that my friend would buy from a consultant who sold 'fancy' food...this one takes the prize!! I always make it when an appetizer is needed...my husband and entire family love it!!

BrightFert's Review

June 16, 2010
I truly liked this bread. I stirred in some cheddar but left out the chives and I thought it was delicious. My husband, though, thought the bread tasted too sweet.

jjfadoosh's Review

September 29, 2009
I don't usually make breads because I don;t have the time or patience for yeast and letting it rise etc. This bread couldn't be easier or more delicious. it blew my mind! I used Amstel lt. and added some cheddar and baked it about 5 extra minutes b/c I had an 8.5 x 4.5 pan. this is my new favorite recipe. I served it with chicken noodle soup that I had thrown in the crock pot this morning. perfect for the first cold, rainy, fall day