Caraway-Sauerkraut Beer Bread

Caraway-Sauerkraut Beer Bread
Photo: Jenna VanGrowski
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
1 loaf (12 to 16 servings)


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 cup bread flour

  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 12 ounce can wheat beer

  • ½ cup sauerkraut, drained and chopped

  • 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard


  1. Coat a 3-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, flax seeds, baking powder, caraway seeds, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine beer, sauerkraut, and mustard. Add beer mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until combined (batter will be sticky). Spoon batter into the prepared cooker, pressing batter to edges and smoothing top.

  3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Turn off cooker. Carefully remove lid so condensation from lid does not drip onto bread. Cover opening of slow cooker completely with paper towels; place lid on top. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Run a knife around edges of cooker; remove bread from cooker. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
1g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 66mg 1%
Folate, total 68.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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