“Lazy bakers rejoice! This three-ingredient bread recipe takes under an hour to become a delicious loaf – and it requires no kneading or proving,” says Katy Beskow, author of Five Ingredient Vegan.

“The magic/science lies in the beer: the yeast reacts with the sugar and the fizzy bubbles add extra carbon dioxide, meaning you’ll get a fluffy, tearable loaf, with a satisfying crust.”

3-ingredient beer bread
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3-ingredient beer bread
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Nutrition Facts
Three-ingredient beer bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Three-ingredient beer bread

An easy loaf without kneading or proving
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 10
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Katy Beskow


  • A small 23 x 12cm (9 x 5in) loaf tin 
  • Large bowl


  • 450 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 330 ml bottle of beer (vegan)


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Line a small 23 x 12cm (9 x 5in) loaf tin with baking parchment.
  • Mix together the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Pour in the beer and mix to form a thick batter. Stir to ensure the mixture is combined, then pour into the lined loaf tin.
  •  Bake in the oven for 50–55 minutes until a golden crust has formed. Allow to cool a little before removing from the tin and peeling away the baking parchment.


The type of beer used affects the flavour of the loaf. Dark ales create a complex and deep flavour. I love using a good-quality IPA, which gives an almost bitter, sourdough taste. Or give beer the boot and add cider to the mix for a sweet loaf.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

Five Ingredient Vegan by Katy Beskow is published by Quadrille. Photography Luke Albert.

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