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Loaf of beer bread sliced on a cutting board

Brown Butter Maple Beer Bread

This Easy Beer Bread Recipe is rustic and buttery with a light, airy texture that's out of this world! It takes just minutes to prepare with a few simple ingredients, and best of all, it requires no kneading and no yeast!

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For the beer bread:

  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 12 ounces beer room temperature (use your favorite!)


  • Place the butter in a stainless saucepan over low heat until melted. Once melted, increase the heat to medium high and cook until the butter foams and brown spots are visible along the bottom of the pan, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and pour 1 tablespoon of the brown butter into the bottom of a standard loaf pan and brush well along the sides.
    Brown butter and pan prep collage
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the maple syrup and the beer and stir just until combined.
    Beer bread batter collage
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Pour the remaining 3 tablespoons of brown butter over the top of the batter.
  • Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely.
    Beer bread before and after baking


  • Darker beers will result in a deeper, more prominent beer flavor. The lighter the beer, the milder the flavor!
  • Skip the brown butter process and use plain melted butter if desired.
  • Store leftover beer bread at room temperature wrapped tightly in plastic wrap for 3-5 days, or freeze it for another day!


Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 519mg, Potassium: 69mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Calcium: 88mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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