Beer Cornbread

Beer Cornbread Recipe – great tasting cornbread made with beer! Super easy to make and even easier to eat!! All-purpose flour, self-rising cornmeal, baking powder, honey, beer, and butter. Ready to eat in under an hour. A great bread to serve with soup, chili, casseroles, and more!

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Quick Homemade Bread Recipe

This Beer Cornbread is a staple at our house. I love to make beer bread and wondered what it would taste like with some cornmeal in the bread. I gave it a whirl and it turned out great! Flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and beer. I added a little honey to the bread. I don’t normally like sweet cornbread, but I thought the honey really balanced out the beer in the bread.

The recipe is so simple and tastes super delicious. You probably have all of the recipe ingredients in your pantry right now! The best part about this recipe is that there is no yeast. The beer acts as the leavening agent along with the baking powder. Easy Peasy! Give this a try the next time you warm up with a big bowl of soup or chili. You won’t regret it!

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How to Make Beer Cornbread

This bread is very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, self-rising cornmeal, and baking powder. Add beer and honey to the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until well blended. Lightly spray a bread pan with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper, if desired. Pour batter into the loaf pan. Pour melted butter over the top of the bread. Bake in a preheated oven until it turns a light golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any type of beer. I suggest using a light beer or pale ale so it doesn’t overpower the flavors in the bread. Just use your favorite beer and you will be fine.
  • Does the bread taste like beer? I couldn’t taste the beer once the bread was cooked. 
  • For best results, use room temperature beer.
  • You can use salted or unsalted butter.
  • I use White Lily Buttermilk White Cornmeal Mix.
  • Don’t have a loaf pan? You can bake the bread in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  • What can I add to the cornbread?
    • corn kernels
    • sharp cheddar cheese
    • chopped jalapeno peppers
    • 3 or 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • Can Beer Bread be frozen? Yes. Bake the bread and cool completely. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer bag and freeze. When ready to serve, thaw and enjoy.
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Cornbread Beer Bread

This bread is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It tastes great slathered with some butter. It is the perfect complement to grilled meats, casseroles, soups, and chili. We love to toast slices and make sandwiches with the bread. YUM! Give this yummy bread a try. You won’t be disappointed.

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Beer Cornbread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Beer Cornbread Recipe – great tasting cornbread made with beer! Super easy to make and even easier to eat!! All-purpose flour, self-rising cornmeal, baking powder, honey, beer, and butter. Ready to eat in under an hour. A great bread to serve with soup, chili, casseroles, and more!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 (12-oz) bottle or can of beer
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 9-inch loaf pan.
  • Mix together all ingredients just until combined. Pour into loaf pan. Top with melted butter.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes:

  • You can use any type of beer. I suggest using a light beer or pale ale so it doesn’t overpower the flavors in the bread. Just use your favorite beer and you will be fine.
  • Does the bread taste like beer? I couldn’t taste the beer once the bread was cooked. 
  • For best results, use room temperature beer.
  • You can use salted or unsalted butter.
  • I use White Lily Buttermilk White Cornmeal Mix.
  • Don’t have a loaf pan? You can bake the bread in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  • What can I add to the cornbread?
    • corn kernels
    • sharp cheddar cheese
    • chopped jalapeno peppers
    • 3 or 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • Can Beer Bread be frozen? Yes. Bake the bread and cool completely. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer bag and freeze. When ready to serve, thaw and enjoy.

Steph

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Comments

  1. For something that took 3 min to whip up, this was pretty tasty! I also added 1/2 tsp of salt, although I’ll add a whole tsp next time. Any amount of add-ins would be delicious for this – dried rosemary and garlic powder, lemon zest and thyme, basil and paprika… I’ll keep this recipe on hand for sure! 😀

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