Beer-Free Beer Bread


This is a classic recipe for Beer Bread, but with one difference… no beer.

I made this a few nights ago for dinner and my husband commented that it was the best bread I’d ever made. The great part is, the bread comes together in about 5 minutes.


  • 3 cups self-rising flour (Tip: If you don’t have self-rising flour, use 3 C all purpose flour, 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt).
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can ginger ale (this is the change. The classic recipe calls for 12 oz beer).
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Wisk together flour and sugar.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in ginger ale.
  • Spread dough in greased 9×5 inch loaf pan (Tip: Dough is rather sticky and hard to spread in pan. I dipped my fingers in some of the melted butter and used them to smooth the dough a bit. It is supposed to be a bit rough though).
  • Pour melted butter over dough.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until loaf is golden and sounds hollow when you tap it.

That’s it!! Because it’s a bit sweet (similar to cornbread), we had it with chili and it was perfect! It’s also great for a snack. When I was little, my mom used to make it with club soda and that was delicious too.

4 Responses to “Beer-Free Beer Bread”

  1. May 25, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    yikes i love bread! thats all i needed to see to follow your blog….Thanks for following me on twitter I appreciate it and i am gonna make this bread looks delish….

  2. May 27, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    I can vouch for the deliciousness. I came home and ate a piece of this and told Ami, “This is the best bread you have ever made.”

  3. June 24, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    This sounds yummy. I think I’ll whip it up this weekend once I buy a loaf pan. I only have two very long and shallow pyrex dishes which are not good for anything other than casseroles!


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