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Whether it's game day or just a cold winter night, this beer bread is always a great snack. Make it in your slow cooker, and try flavoring it with one of our tasty variations.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
10 mins
2 hrs 55 mins
1 loaf (12 slices)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. oval slow cooker with cooking spray. In a large bowl stir together next seven ingredients (through baking soda).

  • Add beer all at once to flour mixture; stir just until combined (batter will be sticky). Spoon into prepared cooker; smooth top. Sprinkle with additional oats and/or coarse salt.

  • Cover and cook on high 2 1/2 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through if possible.

  • Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Remove lid (carefully lift so condensation from lid does not drip onto bread). Cover opening completely with paper towels; replace lid. Cool 10 minutes. Remove bread; cool completely on a wire rack.

White Cheddar-Mustard Beer Bread

Prepare as directed, except stir 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese and 3 Tbsp. stone-ground mustard into beer before adding to flour mixture.Per Serving: same as above except 141 calories, 5 g protein, 2 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 1% Vitamin A, 472 mg sodium, 8% calcium

Caraway-Rye Beer Bread

Prepare as directed, except substitute rye flour for 1/2 cup of the whole wheat flour and stir 2 tsp. caraway seeds into flour mixture. Per Serving: same as above except 125 calories, 3 g fiber, 9% iron

Honey-Thyme Beer Bread

Prepare as directed, except substitute 2 Tbsp. honey for the sugar and stir 1 Tbsp. snipped fresh thyme into flour mixture. Per Serving: same as above except 130 calories, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g total sugar

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; fat 1g; carbohydrates 24g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 1g; protein 4g; vitamin a 0.9IU; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 34.6mcg; sodium 393mg; potassium 60mg; calcium 75mg; iron 1.4mg.