Three-Ingredient Beer Bread
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Our nutrition facts reflect 12 slices without buttery spread, but you can get up to 16 slices from this size loaf. We like to cut it a little thick, since it can have a nice crumbly texture. Buttery spread adds about .8g of fat and 8 calories per serving (1/12 loaf) per tablespoon.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 9x5-inch loaf
  • 3 cups self-rising flour or Homemade Self-Rising Flour Mix (below)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (can sub your favorite sweetener)
  • 12 ounces of beer (see Beer Note & Options below)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons melted dairy-free margarine or buttery spread (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar. Add the beer and stir just until combined.
  3. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and even it out.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
  5. Remove the bread from the pan and place it on a cooling rack.
  6. Brush the top with melted margarine, if desired.
  7. Let the bread cool a bit before slicing. It will be a bit crumbly when warm.
Homemade Self-Rising Flour Mix: Whisk together 6 cups bleached all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons baking powder (reduce to 2 tablespoons above 3000 feet), and 1½ teaspoons salt. Measure out the amount needed, and store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Self-rising flour is usually made with bleached all-purpose flour, which is usually made from a lower-protein variety of flour. If you choose to use unbleached all-purpose flour for your mix, you might need to increase the liquid in the recipe a bit. Also, the end result might not be as tender.

Beer Note & Options: You can use any kind of beer, but stronger-flavored beers like IPAs can make for bitter bread. For an alcohol-free option, you can substitute 12 ounces of club soda or plain seltzer for the beer. Just make sure you select a dairy-free beer. Some beer does contain milk.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice (1/12 loaf) Calories: 134 Fat: .3g Carbohydrates: 27.7g Sugar: 3.1g Fiber: .9g Protein: 3.2g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at