Foolproof Honey Beer Bread Recipe

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Easy 6 ingredient Honey Beer Bread – a no fuss, no yeast, 1 dish recipe!

sliced honey beer bread loaf

Last week I shared my easy yeast dinner rolls, but if yeast intimidates you or you’re short on time, might I recommend my honey beer bread? It’s SO quick and easy to make, but always impresses guests. It’s one of those things you can always count on being gone before your guests are.

It’s an amazing adaptation of my classic Beer Bread Recipe made in just a few minutes without yeast! You can get my complete guide to quick breads for more no yeast recipes.

It’s amazing on it’s own or slathered with honey butter. Either way, you’ll bake up this amazing recipe again and again. It’s a delightfully simple appetizer.

I love whipping up a loaf of fresh honey beer bread just before guests arrive before watching a big game or for Thanksgiving because it fills our home with the most incredible aroma! There’s nothing better than walking into a home that smells amazing.

Fortunately, my honey beer bread just takes 5 minutes hands-on time and one mixing bowl. No mess, no fuss, no yeast, just incredibly good, fresh bread.

beer bread on wood cutting board next to knife and butter

Honey Beer Bread Ingredients

  • Flour – All purpose.
  • Honey – Naturally sweetens this simple recipe.
  • Beer – You can mix this easy recipe up with your favorite beer or whatever you have on hand! My favorite beer for beer bread is an IPA for robust flavor. Get suggestions below.
  • Baking Powder – The leavening agent that gives this bread the perfect crumb.
  • Minced Garlic – You can use fresh minced garlic, but I always use minced garlic purchased in the produce section of the grocery store. It adds incredible flavor, without the fuss!
  • Butter – I always use salted butter in all of my bread recipes, but if you don’t use salted butter, add a little salt. It’s listed as optional in the recipe.

Best Beer for Beer Bread

  • Guinness
  • IPA
  • Farmhouse Ale
  • Pale Ale
  • Brown Ale
  • Belgian

You can use any beer in beer bread! Have fun with it and experiment! Each beer will change the flavor of the bread. Lighter beers like Coors Lite, Miller Light, Bud Light, etc can be used as well, but aren’t as flavorful.

honey beer bread sliced next to butter

One of the many amazing things about this easy honey beer bread recipe is that you can mix it up directly in your loaf pan! Who doesn’t love a no fuss, less cleanup recipe?! 

How to Make Honey Beer Bread

  1. Prep – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a loaf pan.
  2. Combine dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Mix – Add honey, minced garlic (can substitute garlic powder in a pinch), melted butter, and beer. Mix well.
  4. Bake – If you mixed it up in your loaf pan, bake 45 minutes – if not, pour the batter into your bread pan and bake.

You’ll find ingredient amount and recipe instructions in printable recipe card below.

Variations

  • Cheese – Aged cheeses tend to work well with honey. Add 1 cup of freshly shredded parmesan, gruyere or cheddar to make a sweet and savory cheesy beer bread.
  • Herbs – Fold 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, thyme or sage into the batter just before baking.
  • Salt – Just before serving, brush the loaf with warm honey butter and use a grinder to add thick flakes of sea salt.

loaf of sliced bread on wood cutting board with butter

Tips

  • Mix it up directly in the loaf pan for easy cleanup! 
  • Serve with honey butter
  • If you’re not a beer drinker, you can frequently find beers sold individually in your grocery store as well.  
  • Brush honey butter on top for a beautiful glisten and added flavor.

To Store

  • At Room Temperature – Covered in plastic wrap or in a ziplock bag up to 3 days.
  • Refrigerated – Covered in plastic wrap or in a ziplock up to 5 days. It will soften the crust and add to the beer flavor.
  • Freeze – Freeze covered in plastic wrap or foil and place in a freezer bag to prevent freezer odors from seeping in up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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Foolproof Honey Beer Bread

Julie Blanner
Easy 6 ingredient Honey Beer Bread – a no fuss, no yeast, 1 dish recipe!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cup all purpose flour sifted (not packed)
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoon butter melted
  • 12 ounces beer

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add honey, garlic, butter and beer. Mix well.
  • Pour into loaf pan and bake 45 minutes.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Honey – Substitute with 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Beer – Guinness, IPA, Farmhouse Ale, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Belgian. You can use lighter beers as well, but they’ll offer less flavor.
  • Minced Garlic – You can use fresh minced garlic, but I always use minced garlic purchased in the produce section of the grocery store. 
  • Butter – I always use salted butter in all of my bread recipes, but if you don’t use salted butter, add a little salt. 

Beer Bread Variations

  • Cheese – Aged cheeses tend to work well with honey. Add 1 cup of freshly shredded parmesan, gruyere or cheddar to make a sweet and savory cheesy beer bread.
  • Herbs – Fold 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, thyme or sage into the batter just before baking.
  • Salt – Just before serving, brush the loaf with warm honey butter and use a grinder to add thick flakes of sea salt.

Tips

  • Mix it up directly in the loaf pan for easy cleanup! 
  • Serve with honey butter
  • If you’re not a beer drinker, you can frequently find beers sold individually in your grocery store as well.  
  • Brush honey butter on top for a beautiful glisten and added flavor.

To Store

  • At Room Temperature – Covered in plastic wrap or in a ziplock bag up to 3 days.
  • Refrigerated – Covered in plastic wrap or in a ziplock up to 5 days. It will soften the crust and add to the beer flavor.
  • Freeze – Freeze covered in plastic wrap or foil and place in a freezer bag to prevent freezer odors from seeping in up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition

Calories:219kcalCarbohydrates:38gProtein:4gFat:5gSaturated Fat:3gCholesterol:12mgSodium:276mgPotassium:175mgFiber:1gSugar:7gVitamin A:140IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:62mgIron:2mg
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