Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gluten-Free Beer Bread

Glam shot of texture

Delicious, easy, and fully of bread-y goodness!  I fell in love with beer bread when some friends made a loaf for our New Year's Eve dinner party.  Beer bread is delightfully easy to make and tastes so good!  After the party, I began experimenting with a variety of flours and add-ins, and pretty much all of the resultant loaves were delicious.  The basic recipe seems almost foolproof: 3 cups of flour, 1 bottle of beer, some leavening ingredient, and salt/sugar/etc. to taste.  The first oat flour loaf was a particular favorite of mine, and I began to wonder if the recipe would work with a gluten-free beer, rendering the whole recipe GF.  It worked!

You will need:
  • 3 cups of oat flour
  • 1 bottle of beer (for the GF loaf, I used New Grist)
  • 1-2 spoonfuls of baking powder
  • Salt and sweetener to taste (in general I add a spoonful or so of each)
  • Add-ins (optional): nut butter, cinnamon, raisins, cheese?, etc.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl.
  3. Add beer, stir until well mixed.
  4. Pour into greased pan (I used an 8x8 square pan lined with foil for this loaf) and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

This didn't last very long...

The final slice.

Postscript: If you enjoyed this, check out our Spiced Plum Muffins and Oreo Muffins!

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