5 Ingredients or Fewer

Easy 5-Ingredient Whole Wheat Beer Bread

July 13, 2018
4.5 Stars
Photo by Shane Matin
Author Notes

Easy 5-Ingredient Whole Wheat Beer Bread that’s fat-free and super simple to make. Crunchy on the outside, soft & chewy on the inside, and pure delicious.

Shane Martin

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 50 minutes
  • Makes 12 slices
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces favorite beer
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to large mixing bowl and combine well.
  3. Add maple syrup and beer.
  4. Mix until a dough forms and everything is well combined. Use hands if necessary.
  5. Scrape dough into a non-stick or lightly sprayed bread pan and bake for 45 mins. - 1 hour. Insert knife into center, when it comes out clean the bread is done.

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  • SophieL
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2 Reviews

SophieL July 9, 2021
Super easy to make. Great crust and tender crumb. I used a hearty beer and a dark maple syrup for cooking, to maximize flavor, and the result was fairly mild. Tasted even better when toasted. This bread would be nice with stews and soups. I baked this for 45 minutes in a 9x5" loaf pan but will try an 8x5" loaf pan next time to get a taller loaf. I might also try adding herbs.
Thuja July 21, 2019
Came together very easily and is quite tasty!