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.
So easy and so delicious!
I like to think that most of the recipes I post are relatively easy to make - but this one is by far the easiest!! Only 5 ingredients in the Herbed Beer Bread Mix, then add beer!! Of course, I used Beau's Lug-Tread and it was delish! Can anything be easier than that?
Beau's Beer is made right here in Vankleek Hill, Ontario!!
Many years ago, I had a side hustle selling food gifts and this Herbed Beer Bread Mix was by far one of the best sellers. My mom used to sew up really cute bags for them and they were the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift.
So, not only are you getting a delicious recipe to make and enjoy, you can package it and gift it as well!!
If you're thinking of making several bags for gifts, I would recommend mixing the batches separately, by lining up bowls that will hold up to three cups. Add the ingredients in an assembly line method. This also makes it easier to place in the bags since you won't have to measure it.
I used a tall container and a wide-mouth plastic funnel and it made the project quick and easy.
Great for Gift Giving!
I've included a few different variations for this recipe and you can certainly mix and match your favourite herbs.
The Honey Butter is delicious spread on the regular Herbed Beer Bread, but I wouldn't recommend it on the Everything Bagel variation. Use plain butter for that one.
I've included the instructions for making the Everything Bagel Seasoning. It's the same one that I use for the Homemade Bagels Recipes. You're only going to use a small amount of the seasoning for the bread and will have some leftover for your next food adventure.
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.
Delicious Honey Butter
This honey butter takes two minutes to make. It's as easy as stirring room temperature butter, honey and vanilla in a small bowl.
Everything Bagel Seasoning & Cheddar Beer Bread
This variation is SOOOOO good!! I would have to say it's my favourite, although I usually love anything smothered in cheese 🙂
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.
How to make Everything Bagel Seasoning and Cheddar Beer Bread
1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine bread mix, 1 tbsp. of Everything Bagel Seasoning and ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese.
2. Add 1 can (355mL/1 and ½ cups) of beer to the Beer Bread Mix and stir just until combined.
3. Pour into a greased 8x4-inch loaf pan.
4. Top with other ½ cup cheddar cheese and 2 tsp. Everything Bagel Seasoning.
4. Bake in 375F 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.