Scared to bake with yeast? Make a loaf of this four ingredient beer bread recipe without yeast needed. Fresh thick homemade bread made in under an hours time with no resting time needed!
This beer bread recipe was the first bread I had ever attempted. I grew up never ever being exposed to homemade bread baking or yeast baking in general. Many years ago when I first attempted this bread, and I used flour in a bag that was unmarked. I can tell you first hand that you can not use all-purpose flour for this recipe.
You absolutely must use self-rising flour for the recipe to work. After a second try with self-rising flour I found this bread to be the perfect starter bread for anyone who has ever wanted to make bread, but scared of the yeast portion!
Here are a list of the four ingredients you will need to make your very own loaf of bread!
- Self-Rising Flour – this is the key to making a yeast free beer bread!
- White Granulated Sugar – this will helped activate the yeast in the beer.
- Bottle of Beer – any brand you would like works. Just note depending on the beer you use will depend on the flavors of the bread.
- Butter – either salted or unsalted butter works.
- Cooking spray – a must! This is so your bread doesn’t stick to the pan.
Preheat the oven to 350 degree’s Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl combine self-rising flour, sugar, and a bottle of beer. Mix well until all the flour is incorporated. Once it’s all combined it will be very “doughy”.
- Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and place the dough into the pan; making sure to even out the mixture.
- Bake for 20 minutes and then remove from the over; pouring the melted butter on top. Then cook for an additional 20 minutes. Let the bread rest for 5 minutes before slicing!
Whatever style beer you use will change the flavor of the bread. I’ve found that I prefer the lighter lagers like Bud Light, Coors Lite, and even Miller over the darker. But you can easily use a brown ale or even a porter and the bread will turn out just fine. Keep in mind that if you use a fruity beer the bread could take on those flavors and become a little sweeter.
This bread definitely has the hoppy notes of beer. This bread is a denser buttery bread. Thanks to the yeast from the beer it interacts with the sugar and the self-rising flour which is why you don’t need a packet or spoonfuls of yeast for this recipe.
The answer is a big fat NO! You can not get drunk on this bread. The alcohol is cooked out during the cooking process making it safe for even the kids to consume.
No Yeast Bread Recipes
Here are a few more of my favorite no yeast needed bread recipes from around the web.
If you simply want to switch up your bread routine or add some fresh bread to dinner. I hope you make this delicious recipe for no yeast needed bread!
If you make this recipe, I would be honored and love for you to take the time to leave a star rating and comment! I spend hours developing and testing these recipes, and always love to hear feedback and user experience!
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer
- Loaf Pan
- 3 cups Self-Rising Flour
- 3 tbsp White Granulated Sugar
- 1 12 oz. Bottle of Beer
- 3 tbsp Salted Butter melted
- Cooking Spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
- In a large bowl combine self-rising flour, sugar, and a bottle of beer. Mix well until all the flour is incorporated. Once it’s all combined it will be very sticky dough.
- Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and place the dough into the pan; making sure to even out the dough.
- Bake for 20 minutes and then remove from the oven. Pour the melted butter on top of the partially cooked bread. Cook for an additional 20 minutes.
- Let the bread rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
- You can use whatever beer you have on hand. However, know that the bread may tastes slightly different depending on the style of beer you use.
- The beer used for this recipe must contain gluten in order for the recipe to work!
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