If you happen to still have flour in your pantry and some beer in your fridge, here’s a no-knead, no yeast, simple bread and you can make in under an hour! Slice and toast this hearty, whole-grain bread to serve alongside your salads and soups or spread with some nut butter for breakfast or a mid-day treat.
Whole Grain Beer Batter Bread
- 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 12 ounces beer (room temperature)
Spray an 8 x 4 loaf pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix together flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Pour in the beer and stir until blended. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Note: I used ½ white whole wheat flour and ½ all-purpose flour in this recipe. I tried using all white whole wheat flour but the bread was too dry. If you don’t have white whole wheat, use regular whole wheat flour. This bread is slightly sweet but you prefer less sweetness, reduce sugar to 2 tablespoons.
Nutrition Note: Don’t skip bread because of its carbohydrate content. Whole grain bread can easily fit into a healthy meal pattern. It’s all about portion. A serving of whole-grain bread is equal to 1 ounce. A healthy, balanced diet should include at least 3 whole grain servings per day and up to 5 or more total grain servings per day depending on your calorie needs.