Herbed Beer Bread Recipe

You are going to love this buttery, chewy Herbed Beer Bread Recipe! It will take about 5 minutes to mix and it is absolutely delicious warm from the oven. Enjoy it plain or try the Everything Bagel Seasoning and Cheddar variation.


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ABOUT THIS RECIPE

Don’t let all the details overwhelm you! This is a quick and easy recipe with all the variations included in this recipe post.

You will have the ingredients and instructions for:

  • Herbed Beer Bread Mix Recipe
  • Honey Butter Recipe (delicious with the Herbed Beer Bread)
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix Recipe
  • Everything Bagel & Cheddar Recipe
  • Gift Giving Ideas

The Herbed Beer Bread Recipe is quick and easy and takes about five minutes to mix and toss into the oven!

You can use your favourite herbs, fresh or dried. Top with your favourite grated cheese. Medium or old cheddar and asiago are the family favourites.

You don’t need yeast because the can of beer does the yeast work for you.

A loaf of fresh beer bread sitting on a wooden board. There is a sprig of fresh thyme on the bread. There is a beige and grey tea towel sitting to the left of the bread.

INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS for Herbed Beer Bread

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • dried thyme or any of your favourite herbs. Italian herbs are great as well!
  • 1 can (355mL or 1 and 1/2 cups) beer at room temperature
  • melted butter to brush on top of baked loaf

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR HERBED BEER BREAD

 In a medium-sized bowl, combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt and thyme. Stir well.

2. Add 1 can (355mL/1 and 1/2 cups) of  room temperature beer and stir just until combined. 

3. Pour into a greased 8×4-inch loaf pan.

4. Bake in 375°F oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until crusty and golden brown. 

5. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes. Remove and place on wire cooling rack

6. Brush top of bread with melted butter.

7. Serve with Honey Butter (see recipe below) optional but tasty!

INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS FOR HONEY BUTTER

(instructions on recipe card below)

Honey butter with a sprig of thyme sitting in a red glass bowl. Behind the bowl is another bowl with honey and a wooden honey topped in it. To the right of the bowl is a slice of baked beer bread.
  • honey
  • butter
  • vanilla

INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS FOR EVERYTHING BAGEL SEASONING

(instructions on recipe card below)

  • dried minced garlic
  • dried minced onion
  • poppy seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • ground sea salt
Everything bagel seasoning in a white glass bowl sitting on a wooden board.

INGREDIENTS FOR EVERYTHING BAGEL & CHEDDAR BEER BREAD

  • ALL ingredients for Herbed Beer Bread (above)
  • 1 tbsp. Everything Bagel Seasoning plus 2 tsp. (optional to sprinkle on top)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. 1/2 cup for the bread dough and 1/2 cup for the topping.
Fresh from the oven, beer bread sits on a wooden board. There are three slices in the foreground. A white and blue tea towel sit to the left of the bread.

GREAT FOR GIFT GIVING

Herbed Beer Bread Mix in a plastic bag with a can of beer beside it. There is a Christmas gift bag bedside the can of beer indicating that they could all be put together as a gift item.

Herbed Beer Bread Mix is a great food gift idea for the holiday season or any time of year! Also a great thing to sell at a bake sale!

In the photo above, I used a 5.5″ wide by 9.5″ high plastic zippered bag for the mix.

I use a tall container or glass and a wide-mouth plastic funnel which made it easier to scoop the mix into the bags.

Package it up with a can of beer in a gift bag with the mix and you have a lovely hostess gift or gift for any occasion.

Either variation is delicious with a hot bowl of soup or as a side for dinner. Add it to a charcouterie board for another tasty option.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR Everything Bagel Seasoning & Cheddar Beer Bread

You can often find Everything Bagel Seasoning in the spice section in the grocery store or you can make it yourself by simply stirring the ingredients in a bowl. How easy is that?! The recipe is included in the recipe card below.

Three glass bowls sitting on a wooden board. One containing ingredients for beer bread, the smaller bowl contains Everything Bagel Seasoning and the third bowl has shredded cheddar cheese.

1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine bread mix, 1 tbsp. of Everything Bagel Seasoning and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2. Add 1 can (355mL/1 and 1/2 cups) beer at room temperature to the Beer Bread Mix and stir just until combined. 

3. Pour into a greased 8×4-inch loaf pan.

4. Top with other 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 2 tsp. Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Uncooked Everything Bagel and Cheddar beer bread sits unbaked in a black metal loaf pan.

4. Bake in 375°F oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until crusty and golden brown. 

5. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes.

6. Remove and place on wire cooling rack.

Beer bread fresh from the oven sitting in a loaf pan.

Store leftover bread wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

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herbed beer bread

Herbed Beer Bread Recipe


Description

You are going to love this buttery, chewy bread! It will take about 5 minutes to mix and it is absolutely delicious warm from the oven. Enjoy it plain or try the Everything Bagel Seasoning and Cheddar variation.


Ingredients

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Herbed Beer Bread Mix Recipe

  • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 can (355mL/1 and 1/2 cups) beer at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. melted butter (to brush on top)

Honey Butter Recipe

  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla

Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

  • 1 tbsp. dried minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. dried mixed onion
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground sea salt

Cheddar and Everything Bagel Beer Bread

  • Herbed Beer Bread Mix Recipe (above)
  • 1 tbsp. Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix, plus 2 tsp. to sprinkle on top (optional topping)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. 1/2 cup goes into the bread and 1/2 cup is sprinkled on top of loaf before baking.

Instructions

Herbed Beer Bread:

1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt and thyme. Stir well.

2. Add 1 can (355mL/1 and 1/2 cups) of  room temperature beer and stir just until combined. 

3. Pour into a greased 8×4-inch loaf pan.

4. Bake in 375°F oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until crusty and golden brown. 

5. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes. Remove and place on wire cooling rack. 

6. Brush top of bread with melted butter.

Honey Butter

Honey butter is quick and easy to make and delicious spread on the baked Beer Bread. To make the honey butter, in a small mixing bowl combine butter, honey and vanilla and stir well to combine.

Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix (makes approximately 1/3 cup of mix)

This will make close to 1/3 cup of seasoning. You will only need 1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. (optional to sprinkle on top of the loaf)  of the seasoning to mix into the bread and 2 tsp. to sprinkle on top with the cheese. 

Leftover seasoning may be stored in an airtight container for up to six months.

Cheddar and Everything Bagel Beer Bread

1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine bread mix, 1 tbsp. of Everything Bagel Seasoning and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2. Add 1 can (355mL/1 and 1/2 cups) of beer at room temperature to the Beer Bread Mix and stir just until combined. 

3. Pour into a greased 8×4-inch loaf pan.

4. Top with other 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 2 tsp. Everything Bagel Seasoning.

4. Bake in 375°F oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until crusty and golden brown. 

5. Let stand in pan for 5 minutes. Remove and place on wire cooling rack.

Store leftover bread wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.

Notes

  1. Storage Instructions: Store leftover bread (either variation) wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for four to five days.
  2. Freezing Instructions: Cool loaf completely and wrap in plastic wrap, then foil. Store in freezer up to two months.
  3. Store leftover honey butter, covered in a container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  4. Store leftover Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix covered in a storage container for up to six months.
  5. Nutrition information is for one slice of plain Beer Bread without the cheddar added to the recipe and are approximate used by a nutrition calculator.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Americsn

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 2.8 g
  • Sodium: 236.3 mg
  • Fat: 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg

Keywords: Bread

Post was updated and republished on June 28, 2021 to add additional details and update some of the photos.

3 Comments

  1. I love making this beer bread to use as hostess gifts to give during the Christmas season. This easy bread recipe without yeast is on our regular rotation!

  2. This is my 2nd time making the everything beer and cheddar variation. My family gobbles it up and I love it because it’s so easy!
    I plan on making the herbed loaf to make breading with.
    Thanks!

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