This is one of our favourite recipes. It’s very simple, and it doesn’t call for dairy or eggs so everyone in my family can eat it. The kids love to help make it because they get to pour the beer in. You don’t have to use real beer if you don’t want to. My husband pointed out that it can get quite pricy when you’re making this bread often. We use “near beer” (de-alcoholised beer) and it works just fine. From my trusty old copy of The Joy of Cooking.
Preheat oven to 400°. Grease a loaf pan or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl mix together:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup oats
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
Add one beer or near beer and mix just until the mixture is moistened. Bake at 400° for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I love this bread with soup and cheese or toasted for breakfast with cream cheese and marmalade.
*Update: see this post for my beer bread “system”.