Yield
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

bandmom
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

Greyhound1986
October 28, 2013
Easy recipe and great taste - perfect for an aperitif!

bellamia1973's Review

bellamia1973
July 17, 2013
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MamaClaire's Review

CynthMic
March 14, 2013
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Myp8nts's Review

MamaClaire
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

ebeth00b
December 28, 2011
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Jules0831
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

BrightFert
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

Zeina1801
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

Myp8nts
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