Wheat Beer Bread


December 14, 2011 by blackbirdideas

One thing that I hate… I hate when bread goes bad. Like, grows mold goes bad. And bread at my house always goes bad before someone eats it all. I have tried freezing it, but all that happens is that I end up with a rock hard (and smushed) lump of bread in the bottom of my drawer freezer with no clue of when its from. I hate that. So I had the genius idea to bake my own loaf of bread.

Duh. Why didn’t I think of that before? One thing that I didn’t want to deal with though was going out and getting yeast for my bread… enter: Whole Wheat Beer Bread. With beer from my fridge I was able to make a delicious, hearty loaf of bread in just about an hour.

I started by adding whole wheat flour, raw sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. Oh, and preheat oven to 375.

Then, I poured in a beer. Simple as that! You could use anything from a backyard beer to a fancy pants beer (or a Mothership Wit) and the yeast from the beer will make the beer rise.

Pour in beer….

Then stir to make the dough. Once the ingredients are mixed and a dough begins to form, use your hands to finish combining.

Spray your bread pan with non-stick spray.

And add dough to the pan.

Put in the oven at 375 and bake for about an hour.

It was a little flatter than I expected but still as hearty and delicious as I had planned.

A little butter (and maybe a little honey) to your bread. And take a bite.

It tastes like homemade (and satisfaction that I made it myself). Making homemade bread has got me hankering for baking other types of bread. Can I make white bread? Sourdough? Banana? Blueberry? Chocolate?!?!?!  Maybe I can…

Whole Wheat Beer Bread Recipe

Servings: 12


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 ounces beer

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a bread pan and set aside. Carefully measure flour and combine in a mixing bowl with remaining dry ingredients. Pour in beer and mix, it will eventually start to form a dough. When dough forms, use your hands to finish combining. Transfer dough to your bread pan, pressing down gently so it spreads out even. Bake for 1 hour.

Recipe from the Happy Herbivore
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  1. […] I made my first loaf of bread, I had an ATL version of Christmas, and I made Creamy Tomato Basil […]

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