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Easy 5-Ingredient Whole Wheat Beer Bread

July 13, 2018
4 Ratings
Photo by Shane Matin
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 50 minutes
  • Makes 12 slices
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

What You'll Need
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces favorite beer
  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
  • Thuja

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!