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Honey Beer Bread


I am blogging this recipe not because I love beer. Why would you want to taste beer in a slice of bread? If you really love beer, drink it!

But I am telling you that I found this recipe last evening, and I could’t wait and tried it right away. First, it took me only 5 minutes to whip up the batter. Second, the bread is insanely tasty – buttery, honey, malty…..Not any traditional white bread can compare with. TRY THIS!

Ingredients (one loaf):

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
1 can beer
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9″x5″x3″ loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed.  (Microwave the honey for 5 to 10 seconds beforehand to make it easier to stir in)

Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. Use a pastry brush to spread it around.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.


  1. So happy to hear that, Tami! Yeah, I don’t really think it matters what kind of beer you use. Well, may not be Guinness?! :P

  2. I just stumbled across this recipe and whipped up a batch using Sam Adams Winter Ale. It is amazing (and I was worried because I didn’t use a lighter beer). This will be my go-to beer bread recipe from now on.

  3. Hi Lindsey, I am so happy that you and your husband enjoy the recipe. Cheers!

  4. Hey! Just thought you should know that I’ve made this recipe dozens of times for me and my husband. We love it, and I just want to say thinks for putting it out there!

  5. I’v all ways made just the regular beer bread, and got raves. now I can’t wait to bake this one and see what kind of raves I get now LOL

  6. I use either whole wheat or white. Both delicious. I also mix it up with part whole wheat and white.

  7. 1 loaf = 2390 calories

  8. Hi. Has anyone tried this recipe with whole wheat flour or a combo of both flours? I would be interested to know your result

  9. Hi Sara, I haven’t heard about pumpkin beer, but it sounds so perfect with this recipe. Gotta let me know how it goes, ok?! :)

  10. So excited to try this with pumpkin beer!

  11. Hi, Shelley, I think you’ve just given me a great idea to make a savory version of this bread. Thank you!

  12. I’ve been making this for years. I use self-rising flour. I also make one with chopped green chilies and shredded cheese! We also grill it on a open fire!! Or we have used a frying pan. I’m going to try the honey have not done that yet!!

  13. Great to hear that, Marimar. I always make this bread, it may not look the same every time, but the taste is always great.

  14. I just made this and the flavour is AMAZING. I only have concerns about the consistency the bread is supposed to have because I wasn’t conviced about the one my bread got.


  15. Thanks, Frank!

  16. And it is very good lightly toasted!

  17. Great to hear that, Frank! And thanks for the suggestion. :)

  18. I’ve made this with run of the mill regular beer and it’s pretty darn good. Lately I’ve been using honey apple beer and raspberry wheat beer and it’s awesome! Get some beer with maximum flavor to make this with.

  19. You are welcome, Gayle. Hope you enjoy it.

  20. I love homeade bread…im going to bake rhis afternoon…thanks for the pic and recipee!!!!

  21. Thanks, Gayle!

  22. Cant wait to try

  23. Made this today. My first time making bread. Delicious! I may put shredded cheese on it next time as one commenter suggested.

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  25. I just found your blog! and i’m definitely following your blog… you have Lovely pics and you’re a lovely person ! :)

  26. I love beer. I love honey. I love bread. All of these things together sounds wonderful. And the golden crust on this baby is just too much to ask for!

  27. Sounds amazing and looks incredible, bet it’s delicious piping hot & smothered with butter. Must. Try!

  28. The recipe looks very interesting! I’ve been tempted to bake something with beer for a while! This looks easy enough :)

  29. I made your recipe and I really like it–I’ve already had a couple of slices and it’s supposed to go with dinner. I added some grated cheddar jack cheese and think the combination is great.Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. beer bread is so easy and fun. Love that this recipe has honey too!

  31. I never try to make something with beer. This breat looks wonderful, so I have to try making it for my family. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Lovely colour of the bread. I have used soda in bread but never thought beer will do the same work.

  33. What a color to the bread!! Golden brown!

  34. This looks really tasty! I can’t wait to try it out this week when I make some soups and stews.

  35. im not a big beer person either, but I do enjoy beer bread! This looks yummy!

  36. A quick bread with beer and honey! Sign me up!

    Would you recommend using a dark porter or a lighter pale ale for this one? I guess it depends on how beery you’d like your bread, eh?

  37. This looks so delicious! What kind of beer did you use? I have some really dark beer in the fridge right now but wonder if it would be too much beer flavor. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

  38. Oh I love how quick this is!! And so pretty too!!

  39. Wow, this looks really amazing. I’ll have to try this. Great picture.

  40. Two great things in one! A lovely loaf.

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