Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Beer Bread Recipe (3-ingredients)

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links.

This 3-ingredient Beer Bread Recipe is so simple to make and also incredibly delicious! This easy bread recipe takes just 5 minutes to prepare and the easiest way to make homemade bread.

3-ingredient Beer Bread Recipe

Beer Bread Recipe

Three Ingredient Beer Bread is so easy to make and you will find yourself making this often! No Yeast, no need for a bread machine, no kneading and it’s only 3 ingredients – Just mix and bake! You can also easily add in other flavoring additions like honey or cheese!

Ingredients You Will Need

(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • Self-Rising Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Beer

Self rising flour is a combination of flour, baking powder, and salt. This combination cuts out a lot of extra time and work from traditional bread recipes.

In my Homemade White Bread recipe you can see how yeast is added to warm water. Even though our white bread recipe is also super delicious it does take more time than this beer bread recipe.

3-ingredient Beer Bread Recipe

Add-in ingredient options:

  • Fresh, chopped herbs such as rosemary or thyme
  • Shredded cheeses such as cheddar or pepper jack
  • Raw or roasted garlic
  • Finely diced jalapenos (this would be good with the cheese)

All you have to do is just add your mix-ins of choice when you stir together the dough and bake as directed.

Whether you enjoy a jalapeno-cheddar version alongside one of our bowls of delicious soup or make it as directed, you will love having a loaf of fresh-made bread ready in less than an hour.

What Kind Of Beer Should I Use To Make Beer Bread?

You can use any kind of beer you prefer. My personal preference is to use golden ale beers, but any beer will work just fine. Since we’re cooking the bread, the beer is going to help create the air to make the bread rise, but the alcohol is going to cook out. Which makes this a side dish that the entire family can enjoy including the kids!

Other Delicious Bread Recipes You Will Love

Homemade Honey Oat Bread

5-ingredient Banana Bread

Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

Homemade White Bread Recipe

Incredibly Moist Pumpkin Bread

A loaf of beer bread with two slices

3-ingredient Beer Bread Recipe

Published By Jill
With no yeast, no kneading, and just 3 ingredients, this Beer Bread is a homemade bread recipe that anyone can make. Ready in under an hour, with just 5 minutes of prep!
5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 189 kcal


  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 ounces beer


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and beer until it is fully combined. The batter will be thick. Spoon the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and let sit for five minutes, then remove the bread from the pan and let cool completely before slicing.


Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @kitchenfunwithmy3sons or tag #kitchenfunwithmy3sons!

3-ingredient Beer Bread Recipe

about me


I am a mom of 3 awesome boys that love to get crafty with me in the kitchen. Our blog is full of all sorts creative food ideas for the Holidays, Party Ideas, Free Printables, Featured DIY Ideas, Recipes, & Kids Craft Ideas! Read more...

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

It tasted so good. But, the center did not cook it was very doughy after 60 min baking time.  I had to throw the center out. Any ideas what could have gone wrong ? I used Sam Adams Octoberfest beer. 

Your oven may run hotter, it may even be a recent change in temp, if that is the case, turn your temp down from what is called for, maybe 25 degrees F and try again, should be good when toothpick comes out clean from the center, or a fork if you don’t have toothpicks. there are many variables that can make that happen, honestly, good luck!

My 3rd time to make beer bread;
I used 7up, no beer available.
Added a little more sugar and some lemon juice. DELICIOUS…

Made a loaf and shared with my 17 yr old grandson. He said he liked it, but with a teenager… who knows. So for his 18th birthday I asked him what kind of cake he wanted. Shock and surprise … he asked for a loaf of beer bread instead. Love that boy… <35 stars

This is my go to for beer bread. So simple and it comes out perfect every time. The only thing I do differently is add some melted butter to the top prior to baking.5 stars

If I add other ingredients such as garlic, how much?

Is there a gluten free/ keto type beer bread. Could i substitute maybe almond flour, just asking. I’ve had beer bread before with soup or chili, live it.5 stars

Bread was delicious, but very crumbly. Looking at google why that would be, says don’t have enough gluten. Or added too much flour. What would help it not be so crumbly?5 stars


As seen on