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3-Ingredient Beer Bread

No yeast, no kneading and no rising time required for this quick 3-Ingredient Beer Bread recipe!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 ingredient beer bread, Beer Bread, Easy Beer Bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 loaf (12 slices)
Calories 124kcal
Author Blair


  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can of beer, at room temperature
  • Optional: ¼ teaspoon salt (to balance the sweetness of the loaf); melted butter for brushing


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Transfer dough to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean). Brush the warm loaf of bread with melted butter, if desired.


  • Use a beer that you enjoy. Light beer is fine, non-alcoholic beer is fine, and a darker, more robust beer works well if you like a more prominently-flavored bread.
  • Do not over-mix the dough. Stir until just combined -- a few lumps are fine. Over-mixing will result in a dry, dense, tough loaf of bread.
  • Make sure that your self-rising flour is fresh. If the leavening agents in the self-rising flour are no longer effective, your bread will not rise.
  • Add about ¼ teaspoon salt to balance the sweetness in the bread and give the loaf a more complex flavor.
  • For a more indulgent flavor, brush the warm loaf of bread with plenty of melted butter as soon as it comes out of the oven. This is what we do with biscuits and it gives them a moist, buttery flavor that's delicious!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.4g | Sodium: 400mg | Sugar: 7.2g