5 Ingredient Easy Gluten-Free Beer Bread

Fresh, easy bread will never go out of style, and this gluten-free bread is one of the simplest to make. This 5-Ingredient Beer bread is a "quick bread," meaning that it doesn't require kneading, a specialty mixer, or yeast to make it!
beer bread on a board with beer and knife

 If you have a bowl and these ingredients, it takes just a couple of minutes to combine the batter and spread it into a pan to bake. Even better, it has all the texture and flavor of long-fermented bread if you use beer in the batter!

Don’t have or use beer? You can also use any soda flavor, though we prefer ginger ale, Sprite™, or root beer. The taste of the soda doesn’t change the flavor of the bread dramatically, either. Add a tablespoon of your favorite Italian or French herbs for herb bread to the dry ingredients. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the dry ingredients for a sweeter breakfast-style bread. You can add vanilla, berries, and chocolate chips if you make the lovely variation. Have fun experimenting with this recipe! Your imagination only guides your flavor journey! 

5-ingredient Easy Gluten-Free Beer Bread


3 cups (12 ¾ oz. or 360 g) Panhandle Milling Gluten-Free All-Purpose flour 

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 ½ tsp. salt

1 (12-ounce) can of beer or Soda (ginger ale, Sprite™, etc.)

½ cup (8 oz.) melted butter or vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. 
  • Wash and sanitize hands, tools, and all work surfaces.
  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. 
  • Form a hole in the dry ingredients and add the melted butter and beer. Stir until just combined. Pour into a greased loaf pan 9×5 inches. Wash and sanitize all work surfaces that came in contact with raw flour.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean. A heat thermometer should register 190° F. 
  • Allow cooling before slicing.

beer bread on a board with beer and knife