This Beer Bread Recipe is unbelievable! With only four ingredients and less than an hour, you have delicious homemade bread! My self rising flour bread recipe will not disappoint and no bread machine is needed!

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Self Rising Flour Beer Bread Recipe

What You Will Need to Make Beer Bread

  • 3 cups self-rising flour ( see instructions on how to make self-rising below)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 can of beer
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • loaf pan


How To Make Beer Bread

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place oven rack in the middle position and prepare the loaf pan with shortening, butter, cooking spray or olive oil. In a large bowl, stir together self-rising flour, beer and sugar. Stir ingredients together for beer bread recipe
  2. Pour bread mix into a loaf pan. Smooth and gently even the batter with a spatula.poor prepared batter for beer bread into loaf pan
  3. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, slit the top and pour the butter over the bread. split top of loaf and pour on butter and bake for beer bread
  4. Return bread to the oven and bake another 20-25 minutes until golden brown.bake beer bread
  • Cool in loaf pan for 5 min before turning out on a wire rack to continue cooling. Of course, that is if you can keep your hungry family from slicing into it before then!
Beer Bread
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Beer Bread

This Beer Bread Recipe is almost too easy to believe with 4 simple ingredients, a loaf pan and less than an hour of baking time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes


  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Loaf Pan


  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 can beer
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  • Stir together self-rising flour, beer and sugar.
  • Pour into loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, remove from oven and split the top.
  • Pour the butter over the bread.
  • Bake another 20-25 minutes until golden brown.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 16
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Author: Cindy Hopper

Substitutions and tips

No Self Rising Flour on hand? Only All-Purpose Flour? No worries, you can make your own Self Rising Flour in a snap with plain flour, baking powder, and salt!

The conversion goes like this: for every 1 cup of flour, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. So for this recipe, you need 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 4 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder to turn your plain flour into self-rising flour.

Both light beer and darker beer will work in this versatile beer bread mix. Food and beer go together like Danny and Sandra Dee, so just imagine melting some shredded cheese on top of this tasty loaf!

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  1. I have making this exact recipe for 30 years . It’s so easy to make and yummy to eat. Great with soups. Thanks so much for sharing this and making it available on Pinterest!

  2. I always wanted to make this bread sounds so good just wondering i would like to make two loafs of this how
    can I double the recipe.

  3. To cindylouh

    I’m sorry but u r wrong about having to use only self rising flour. You can use regular flour and add 3 teaspoons of baking powder to recipe. That way u don’t have to have 2 different type of flour.

  4. I made the beer bread this morning and it was good. It had a taste my husband and I couldn’t quite figure out. I thought it tasted like banana! Not a lot, just a bit. Had to be from the beer since there are only 3 ingredients and then butter half way thru. If you want an easy bread recipe you’ve come to the right place.

  5. I use Ginger Ale and it tastes terrific with Tastefully Simple Bread. It tastes so much better than with beer, in my opinion. I will try this and let you know how it turns out.

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