Cast Iron Skillet Beer Bread

Making beer bread is a simple and satisfying way to enjoy fresh bread at home. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a delicious loaf that’s perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Skillet Beer Bread

Ingredient Notes

  • Flour:
  • Sugar:
  • Baking Powder:
  • Salt:
  • Beer:
  • Butter:
Beer Bread Ingredients

Substitutions And Variations

  • Use self-rising flour in place of the all-purpose flour and baking powder.
  • Add shredded cheese to make cheese beer bread. You can also add herbs, diced fruit, or vegetables. Just make sure you use a beer that will taste good with the added ingredients.

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How to Make Skillet Beer Bread

To Make Cast Iron Skillet Beer Bread You Will Need:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • 9-inch cast iron skillet (If you don’t have a cast iron skillet use a bread pan. See alternative recipe instructions below.)
  • Measuring cups and spoons



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Cast Iron Skillet Beer Bread

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Servings: 6
Calories: 343kcal


  • 9" Cast Iron Skillet
  • mixing bowl


  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour * See notes for an alternative method to sifting
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 oz beer (bottle or can)
  • 4 tbsp butter, separated


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Place your cast iron skillet on the stovetop over medium heat to heat the pan.
  • Add sifted flour*, sugar, baking powder, and salt add to a mixing bowl and stir to mix.
  • Pour in your beer and mix until all of the dry ingredients are moist. Don't overmix.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of butter to the pan and coat the bottom and sides of the pan with butter. Remove it from the heat.
  • Pour in the bread batter and spread it out so it sits level in the skillet.
  • Melt the remaining butter and pour over the top of the batter.
  • Place the bread on the middle rack in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean.


* If you don’t have a sifter, use a whisk to stir the flour so it’s light and fluffy. Then lightly spoon the flour mixture into the measuring cup and use a knife to remove the excess flour.
  • This is a more dense bread than a standard bread. However, using too much flour can make it too dense. Always sift the flour before measuring or use the method above.
  • I like to use a lager which gives the bread a good flavor while not being too overpowering when serving to my guests. However, if I know my guests love IPA beer, I use that for an extra hoppy flavor.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 3mg
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