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Now that we got that out of the way…
If you’re still in a bit of a food coma after Christmas, but you wanna whip up a quick breakfast/snack/something for your family and friends, grab a stray can of beer and try this super simple beer bread!
I had beer bread at a friends house recently and I loved it, which is surprising, since I actually don’t really like beer. (I guess it’s an acquired taste which I haven’t yet acquired.)
I was originally going to use this recipe but it called for 1/2 cup of butter… and that seemed a little unnecessary so I did a tiny bit of tweaking, and also decided it could easily be made vegan (so why not?) and this is what I ended up with!
Vegan Beer Bread
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 (12 ounce) can beer (any kind will do!)
- 1 tbsp earth balance margarine (or butter, if you don’t care about making it vegan)
Preheat the oven to 375. Mix your flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together, and then pour in the can of beer. Stir until just combined but do not over mix. There will be lumps of flour and that’s ok! Do not use an electric mixer. Just a plain old spoon will do. Lightly spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray, and pour in the batter. It will be lumpy and thick! Cut the margarine/butter on top of the batter, and bake for about an hour. The top will brown just a bit. Let cool, slice, and enjoy!
I ate way too much of this bread on Christmas, but it’s so delicious! It’s hearty, salty, and satisfying. Not to mention it’s one of the easiest bread recipes I’ve ever made. I ate it plain, but I’m sure it would be great with some apple butter on top. It would also be fantastic next to a bowl of garlic lentil soup. Good thing I got a crockpot for Christmas…