Slow Cooker Beer Bread


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.

Slow Cooker Beer Bread
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
1 loaf (12 slices)


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup regular rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 11.2-12 ounce bottle or can mild-flavor beer, such as a lager, pilsner, or wheat beer

  • Coarse salt


  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

123 Calories
1g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 393mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 60mg 1%
Folate, total 34.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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