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6 Ingredient Vegan Beer Bread

This 6-ingredient beer bread recipe is so easy to make and it tastes amazing! It’s all made in one bowl, and takes no time at all to prepare. You can have fresh bread in no time! No yeast beer bread is the ultimate treat for satisfying those carbohydrate cravings!

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You will NOT believe how easy it is to make this vegan quick bread. I can guarantee you that. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy making homemade bread and buns, but sometimes I just don’t have the time to let the dough rise. With vegan beer bread, you don’t have to let the dough rise, you just mix everything together and toss it into the oven. 

If you’re looking for more vegan breakfast recipes you can also try out my Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Sheet Pan Pancakes, my Vegan & Gluten Free Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal, or my Biscoff Overnight Oats

I may or may not have eaten half a loaf yesterday. It is seriously SO ADDICTING, it’s almost dangerous. There’s honestly nothing better than bread fresh from the oven! I love how this bread has a crispy crust. If you prefer a softer crust, like traditional bread recipes, see tips and notes below for adjustments!

The yeast in the beer is what helps the dough rise in the oven. This is why you don’t need to go out and buy yeast for this recipe! I have used different types of beer in this recipe and to be completely honest it doesn’t change the flavour too much! What is the best beer for beer bread? I prefer lighter flavoured beers as it doesn’t add too much flavour. Darker, heavier beers will end up adding a more intense flavour.

the best ever vegan beer bread recipe made with vegan butter and all purpose flour

Why You Will Love This Beer Bread Recipe

  • It is the easiest beer bread mix you will probably ever make in your life.
  • It only requires 6 ingredients, which you will probably already have on hand.
  • It is free of many common allergens such as eggs, dairy, and soy!
  • You don’t need yeast, so you do not need to knead this dough or let it rise! Beer bread recipe without yeast, yes please!
  • You can add in cheese, herbs, chives, whatever you want to make this a delicious cheesy savoury bread!
  • This beer bread can make a great gift, just put all the dry ingredients into a mason jar and wrap it up with a vegan beer and some instructions!
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How To Make Homemade Beer Bread

In 4 easy steps you can have yourself some insanely delicious homemade beer bread!

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Add in beer and combine with a rubber spatula.
  3. Pour into a greased bread loaf pan. Pour melted butter over mixture. This will create the crunchy crust.
  4. Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.

Is Beer Vegan?

The short answer is yes! The four main ingredients in beer are water, a grain like barley or wheat, yeast, and hops — a flower that provides beer’s distinctive, bitter taste. The yeast ferments and digests the sugar from the grain to produce alcohol. This easy beer bread is the perfect vegan treat!

fluffy and delicious vegan beer bread with no yeast


best ever fluffy vegan beer bread with vegan butter

Can I Make This Beer Loaf Gluten Free?

I tried making this recipe with buckwheat flour in place of the all-purpose. It was very dense and didn’t really work out. I mean, it was edible, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. I have not tried this with gluten free 1:1 all-purpose flour, but I imagine if anything would make this work it would be that type of flour! If you test it out, let me know in the comments how it turns out!

What Do You Serve Bread Beer With?

Eat it as a snack with vegan butter!

Slather peanut butter and jam on it!

I LOVE having a slice for breakfast with my favourite green smoothie recipe.

Serve it alongside chili or soup!

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fluffy and delicious beer bread recipe

Tips And Notes For Making Beer Bread

  • This recipe makes a very hearty bread with a crunchy, buttery crust. If you prefer a softer crust (like a traditional bread) mix the butter into the batter instead of pouring it over the top.
  • SIFT YOUR FLOUR – Sifting flour for bread recipes is a must! The first few times I made this recipe I didn’t sift the flour, and it was still amazing, but WAY better when you sift the flour! Without sifting you are compacting the flour and will turn your bread into more of a “hard biscuit”. If you do not have a sifter, use a spoon to spoon the flour into the 1 cup measure. Try it once the “correct” way and you will see an amazing difference in the end product.
  • I kept this recipe vegan by using Earth Balance vegan butter. However, if you’re not vegan, you can definitely use regular butter.
  • When combining the ingredients, do not to over mix the batter. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, not an electric mixer. 
  • I have made this recipe with Coors Light and Old Milwaukee, but I think almost any type of beer would work! I wouldn’t recommend using a beer that’s very dark with a strong flavour, or an IPA.
  • The final result should be a thick, hearty and very tasteful bread, NOT A BRICK! 😉

Here Are A Few Other Breakfast Recipes You May Like!

Banana Chocolate Chip Sheet Pan Pancakes

Vegan and Gluten Free Salted Dark Chocolate Granola

Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins


Yield: 1 loaf

The Best Ever Easy Beer Bread Recipe

The Best Ever Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Easy 6 Ingredient Vegan Beer Bread, this delicious, easy to make Homemade bread is made with only 6 ingredients. Not too sweet, perfect anytime especially warm out of the oven. It will become a family favourite.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp baking powder, (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can beer, 12 oz
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Then add the salt and sugar. Add in beer and combine with a rubber spatula.
  3. Pour into a greased bread loaf pan. Pour melted butter over mixture. This will create the crunchy crust.
  4. Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Recipe inspired by Food.com Beer Bread


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  1. Betty Crytes says:

    Just making thus bread wish me luck😰😉. What did you use to grease loaf pan? If adding cheese/chives do you add before adding the beer? Last question once everything combined what should the consistency be of the dough. Mine wasn’t smooth, did I over mix??? Thxs

    1. Hi Betty! I just use cooking spray! But you can use vegan butter or anything you have on hand. When adding the cheese and chives add it before the beer yes! And the dough will be very lumpy and thick! DO NOT over-mix as this will make the bread tougher! Just mix until everything is combined! Good luck!! 🙂

  2. So would non-alcoholic beer work?

    1. Hi Jen! Yes non alcoholic beer should work fine, as you are using the beer for the yeast!

  3. Hi there I tried this recipe this morning and it’s wonderful. Just a quick question omg ei got thinking about it after. I’ve heard in other recipes to have the beer be flat but yours never mentioned it so I didn’t. Just wanted to make sure that’s correct. Haha
    Thanks again for sharing!!! Loved it I can wait to make more with added flavours 🙂 and gluten free flour for my celiac friends ❤️

    1. Hi Lindsay! Thank you so much for the comment and 5 star review! The beer does not need to be flat no! Let me know how it turns out gluten free, I tried it with buckwheat flour and it wasn’t great! I have had a few people try with all purpose 1:1 gluten free flour and said it was dense but not half bad!

  4. Is there any particular kind of sugar you should use?

    1. Hi Holly! I use granulated white sugar, but others have used honey in place and cane sugar and both came out beautifully!!

  5. Could you use bread flour instead of all purpose?

    1. Hi Corinne! I haven’t actually tested this recipe with bread flour but I think it will work great! May just have a slightly higher rise in the bread! Let me know if you test it out and what you think! 🙂

    1. Hi Cindy! Yes non alcoholic beer should work fine! You are using the beer because it contains yeast which helps the bread rise! Let me know if you try it and what you think! 🙂

  6. Sorry this might be a stupid question but would you know if this is okay for pregnant women? Would the alcohol cook off? I’m thinking non alcoholic beer might work because it’s the active hops that we’re looking for?

    1. Hi Ashley! I’m not 100% sure if the alcohol would cook off completely. Non alcoholic beer should work totally fine, to be on the safe side!

  7. Made it with whole wheat flour-tasted great! Thanks for the recipe 🙂 have been wanting to make bread in quarantine but found it very hard to get my hands on some yeast !

  8. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Do you think I could do half all purpose flour and half almond flour?

    1. This was amazing! I made a bunch of them yesterday for us and a few of our neighbors. I did 2 GF versions – one using Wendel’s flour (absorbed all the butter before I even baked it and came out like cardboard), the other using Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour which was amazing, but is unfortunately not vegan. Cup4Cup has a GF bread flour which I will try next if I can get my hands on some! I used Bard’s GF beer and Earth Balance vegan butter and they were perfect.

    2. Hi Sasha! Thank you so much for the 5 star review and taking the time to leave a comment! AND testing all these different variations out!! I have also heard it works very well with Bobs 1:1 all purpose gluten free flour. The Cup4Cup bread flour will probably work amazing! So glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

  9. Just made this and it’s delicious! Really trying not to eat the whole loaf in one sitting…

    1. Honestly the biggest struggle with this recipe!! Thank you for taking the time to leave this comment and 5 star review 🙂

  10. Just made this delicious beer bread. My first time making bread ever! I added regular butter, cheese and some pickled jalapenos to mine. It tasted amazing! My husband had one bite and then quickly helped himself to another and made us a quick sandwich to enjoy. One mistake I made was used parchment paper and the bottom got stuck a bit.

    1. Hi Bianca! I’m so glad you two loved it! As fo the parchment paper – all you need is cooking spray and it comes out SO easily!! Try that next time! Thank you for the 5 star review 🙂

  11. OH MY GOSH this bread was so easy and fantastic!!! Made it for my husband and I and we ate half the loaf in one sitting! Thank you so much for this recipe I will be making this on repeat!!

    1. Hi Carla! I’m so happy to hear that!!!

  12. Best BREAD EVER. I am no baker whatsoever and this always turns out AMAZING. First bread I’ve ever made was this and now I make it multiple times a year!

    1. Hi Daniele,

      I’m SO happy to hear that! Thank you so so much for the 5 star review it is so appreciated!! 🙂

  13. Christine says:

    I’ve actually tried a similar recipe and used a dark beer (stout) instead and liked the flavor! It’s definitely a heavier flavor but if you enjoy beer, dark beers work too 🙂

    1. Thanks for the input! I may need to try this myself!

  14. This was SO easy and it is absolutely delicious. The crispy buttery crust is outstanding! Has anyone tried to make ahead and freeze? Did you slice it first? Want to send loaves back to college with my daughter. 5 star recipe!

    1. Hi Heather,

      Thank you so much for the 5 star review!! I’m so happy to hear that! 🙂