5 Ingredient Beer Bread Recipe

Forget making beer bread out of a mix, with 5 simple ingredients, you have have homemade beer bread ready in a flash!

5 ingredient homemade beer bread recipe. Perfect for serving with dips.With the holidays coming up, parties and get togethers are in abundance. At every one of these gatherings, there’s bound to be some dip, just hanging out, begging to be eaten. There’s normally a sad bowl of tortilla chips or crackers on the verge of going stale that one uses to eat said dip. BUT, have you ever made beer bread to use as a dipping vessel? Total game changer.

5 ingredient homemade beer bread recipe. Perfect for serving with dips.My mother-in-law was actually the one who introduced me to beer bread. I had it at a party once (it was served alongside a dip very similar to this 5 ingredient sour cream and chive dip) and immediately after tasting the bread asked her what was in it. She told me it was actually just a mix, so of course I was determined to make it from scratch, and have done just that.

This beer bread is one I’ve perfected over the last few years, and I absolutely love this recipe. It’s super easy, and the end result is delicious. It’s got a light and fluffy center and a buttery crust. So good.

5 ingredient homemade beer bread recipe. Perfect for serving with dips.You can make 5 ingredient beer bread in a loaf pan, and it will turn out like a loaf (as pictured) or you could simply bake it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, it would give it more of a crust and be spread out more. Either way – it’s crazy delicious.

The dips I would suggest making with it are the 5 ingredient tzatziki recipe from last week’s Five Ingredient Friday, or this 5 ingredient Jalapeno-cheddar dip (pictured with beer bread below.)

5 ingredient homemade beer bread recipe. Perfect for serving with dips.

5 Ingredient Beer Bread Recipe
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Serves: 1 loaf
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bottle of beer (12 ounces, see note)
  • ¼ cup butter (1/2 stick), melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt and stir a few times so that the ingredients are mixed together.
  3. Add in the beer and stir until the dough forms, set aside.
  4. To melt the butter, place it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds on HIGH. Then remove from the microwave and stir. If not melted, repeat, microwaving for 10 seconds and stirring, until the butter is completely melted. Brush about a third of the butter onto the bottom and sides of the prepared loaf pan (on top of the parchment paper.
  5. Spoon the dough into the buttered loaf pan and pour/brush the remaining melted butter over the dough.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove from pan, slice and serve.
  7. If making to serve alongside a dip, the loaf into 1-to-2 inch cubes.
For this beer bread, the best beers to use are the “cheap” beers – think Miller or Budweiser, light beer is ok to use.

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Showing 11 comments
  • Susan Craig

    That looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe. I think I will put some rosemary in it. I love rosemary in homemade bread.

    • Sweetphi

      Rosemary would be great in this beer bread!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    LOL, my mom uses that bag/box of beer bread mix! I always tell her that stuff is crap. I’m going to have to pass on this link to her so she can make her own beer bread, because with only 5 ingredients there is no excuse, right?! This looks amazing, Phi! I love beer bread with soups and chili, but I’ve never used it as a dipping vessel – GENIUS! Seriously, a few loaves of this and a vat of that Jalapeno-cheddar dip sounds heavenly!! Pinned! Cheers!

    • Sweetphi

      Oh my goodness, your comment is the sweetest, THANK YOU!!!!! Homemade beer bread is seriously sooooo good (and easy!) I love that you’ve had it with soups and chili, I’ve only had it with dips lol, so i’ll have to try your suggestion too!

  • Jess

    Looks delicious and easy!

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    I love making beer bread and yours looks absolutely perfect! I’ve never used it as a dip vessel before though and that does sound like a game changer!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much Rachelle – I absolutely love using beer bread for dipping 🙂

  • Ashley@CookNourishBliss

    Oh goodness how I love beer bread AND how easy it is to make! I’ll take a big piece! Happy holidays friend!

    • Sweetphi

      Beer bread is one of my faves because of how easy it is 🙂 I hope you had wonderful holidays as well 🙂

  • Reply

    Just wanted to let you know I made this over the weekend, Phi, and it is AMAZING! SO easy and SOOOO delicious! I will definitely be making this over and over! Cheers!

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