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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Healthier Beer Bread

I've been on the hunt for an easy, healthy bread recipe.  Beer breads are quick and I love their coarse, rustic texture and crispy top.  I've played around with several this week and have finally tweaked this one to a point that I think even my white bread hubby will eat it!  I've chosen a non-alcoholic beer because it still contains 0.5% alcohol, about 90% of which bakes out.  I just feel better feeding my family bread that has no unwanted extras in it. Try it and I hope you'll like it!

Healthier Beer Bread

1.5 cups all purpose flour
½ cup white whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. golden flaxseed meal
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
12 oz. non-alcoholic beer
1 Tbsp. butter, melted

Whisk dry ingredients together, then stir in beer.  Pour into a loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Cover and allow to rest 30 minutes. Melt butter and pour over the top of dough. Bake 30-40 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

1 comment:

  1. I am gonna give this a try. Have you ever done it with ginger ale. Years ago, I used to make a "beer" bread with gingerale instead of the beer....but it was pre-kidlet, and I don't remember what I did. HA!