Carbs are my best friend. I can’t let ’em go, even when they maybe haven’t been so nice to me. They like to stick around sometimes, ya know?
But I love them nonetheless. And I know you do too, because otherwise could we really be friends?
Three Ingredient Beer Bread is high on my carb-loving mind during these chilly winter months… especially because it is SO. EASY.
I know I’ve posted easy recipes before, but I think this one takes the cake.
With only three ingredients to mix and an oven to bake, you can throw it in and be done in a snap.
Think of all the things you can get done while it’s baking and you’re not kneading and rolling and cutting…
WHAT TO LOVE ABOUT 321 BREAD
Some call 3 2 1 bread, some call it 123 beer bread, and at the end of the day it’s a beer bread recipe with 3 ingredients and there’s so much to love.
- Hearty crunch with a moist, light inside…
- …that is slightly sweet with traces of beer flavor
- 3 ingredients and DONE
- It’s a no-yeast recipe!
- one bowl, stir, and bake bread!
- makes a perfect pair with whipped honey butter
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BEST KIND OF BEER FOR BREAD
You might roll your eyes… it’s the kind you like to drink!
Since I’m not really a beer drinker, I usually go for a lighter beer; it adds the flavor but has less of the hoppy or deep dark beer flavor that some have (don’t you love how technical I am about beer …haha!).
And if you have kids…no need to worry! The alcohol bakes out!
And as I said, I don’t actually really care for beer (if you’re just tuning in – I’m a wine girl all the way), but that doesn’t stop me from spreading on some butter and chowing down on two, or three…or four… slices of this homemade bread.
So it’s not just for beer lovers, my friend!
It’s for those of us that love cozying up on cold winter nights and having some super easy soul-warming food!
I’ve also played around with this recipe: adding melted butter to the top before cooking, mixing in diced jalapenos, adding a little honey.
Honestly, they all worked but didn’t add a WOW factor that could outweigh the super simpleness of the 3 ingredient bread. So, I thought we’d just leave it super simple and easy for now.
Feeling adventurous? Let me know how you change it up!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BEER BREAD
My #1 choice: CLASSIC CHILI!
While the chili simmers, throw this super quick and easy bread in the oven, then sit back and have a beer while you wait for your amazingly easy and delicious dinner come together.
And either enjoy that football game or go ahead and keep binging on Netflix.
3-Ingredient Beer Bread
- 3 cups self-rising flour*
- 1 12 oz can beer, room temperature
- 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 350° and butter or grease a loaf pan.
- Mix all ingredients together and spread in the greased loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour – until internal temperature reaches 185-190°F and the exterior is golden brown.
This post was originally published on November 9, 2015. The photos were updated in January 2019, along with the text for clarity. No changes were made to the recipe.