Over the past few months, my husband and I have been watching the show Impractical Jokers quite a bit. It’s light, fun, and funny, which has brought a lot of joy during a particularly difficult year. As a gift, I got my husband some R&H Beer, a brewery owned by one of the guys from the show. I also really liked the fact that the Brew Master is female, so I wanted to use this brand of beer. I decided to start with the IPA and used it to create this delicious and Spiced No Yeast Beer Bread, and as an added bonus, this no yeast bread recipe takes just 30 minutes to make!
Why this recipe works
I happened to catch a few R&H Beer Instagram videos where they did beer pairings with Halloween candies. They paired the IPA with hot tamales in their Halloween candy pairing, so I did a little research and according to the Internet, hot tamales are most likely made with cassia, not cinnamon. Cassia is very similar to cinnamon, and I happen to have some cassia. My husband got me a Root for Women box from a local, woman-owned spice store, Curio, and cassia was included in that box. These flavors combined so perfectly to make this soft, moist, flavorful Spiced Beer Bread.
Ingredients and notes
IPA - I specifically selected IPA for this easy beer bread recipe because in the beer pairing videos, the IPA was paired with the cinnamon-flavored candy. The IPA pairs so perfectly with the cinnamon flavor so this is my recommendation, however you can certainly use any beer you'd like.
Cassia or Cinnamon - I used cassia in this easy homemade beer bread recipe because that's what the Internet says is in Hot Tamales (the candy!) and because I just happened to have it. Cassia is so similar to cinnamon, so much so that most of us likely can't taste a difference, so cinnamon will work just as well here!
Baking Soda and Baking Powder - Since there is no yeast in this easy homemade bread, the baking soda and baking powder give the bread its rise.
How to make this recipe
Preheat your oven to 350 F and grease a loaf pan or cupcake pan.
Beat together butter and sugar.
Add the eggs and mix, then add the beer and mix.
Add all the dry ingredients except the flour and mix, then add the flour and mix till just combined.
Fill a mini loaf pan or cupcake pan till each cup is ¾ full.
Bake for 20-30 minutes and then cool for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
This bread has a mild beer flavor with a hint of cinnamon. While the beer flavor comes through, the subtle sweetness of the bread completely removes the bitterness of the beer.
No. When you cook beer (or any booze), some of the alcohol evaporates and you get the flavor of the beer without the alcohol content. Since there is only 1 cup of beer in this entire recipe and some of that alcohol evaporates from the baking, you'd have to eat multiple batches of beer bread to feel the effects of the alcohol!
They are not the same, but they are very similar. Cassia is a bit stronger and more bitter, while cinnamon is sweeter. When ground, they are difficult to distinguish.
Tips & Tricks
- You can make this beer bread without a loaf pan by making little cupcake loafs! A cupcake pan will work for this recipe, you may just need to adjust the bake time slightly.
- This bake time is based on a mini loaf pan, but you can make this in a full-size loaf pan too. Just be sure to increase the bake time accordingly!
- Once you add the flour, you want to mix the batter as little as possible while making sure the flour gets fully incorporated.
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Spiced No Yeast Beer Bread
- Mixing bowl
- silicone spatula
- loaf pan (or cupcake pan)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup IPA R&H Beer
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt Diamond Crystal
- 2 teaspoons cassia or cinnamon Curio spice
- 2 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Grease a mini loaf pan.
- Beat butter and sugar.
- Add eggs and mix.
- Add IPA and mix.
- Add baking soda, baking powder, cassia or cinnamon, and salt, and mix.
- Add flour and mix until just combined.
- Fill each cup in mini loaf pan or cupcake pan about ¾ full.
- Bake 20-30 minutes.
- Cool 15 minutes and enjoy!
This post was updated in May 2021 with new photos, an updated recipe, and additional information about the recipe.