3 Ingredient Beer Bread and 30 Great Sandwich Recipes

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TGIF! I made you a bread! icon smile 3 Ingredient Beer Bread and 30 Great Sandwich Recipes

As you may probably know, April is the National Grilled Cheese Month. Sandwiches took over the internets. You can spot them everywhere. Most likely in your kitchen too!

So I combined my love for homebaked bread and the fact that we all celebrate one of the best food holidays for today’s post.

Three Ingredient Beer Bread and a list of 30 great sandwich recipes from food blogs around the web.

Let me tell you right quick about this bread. It’s super easy to make as it requires only 3 ingredients to make: self-rising flour, sugar and beer. And even if you don’t have self-rising flour on hand, you can easily make your own.

How to make self-rising flour at home:

1 c all-purpose flour

1 and 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Mix all.

It will technically make it a 5 Ingredient Beer Bread but it’s still easy and fast.

The bread is quite pale in the appearance as we are using light beer in this recipe. I would be very interested how using a dark beer would affect the looks, texture and taste!

It is great for grilled cheese sandwiches, open face sandwiches or any kind you want. It does taste like beer so be ready for that. If you don’t like the taste of beer, this recipe is probably not for you even though the taste decreases when grilling stuffed with meat, cheese and veggies.

I used it to make grilled cheese using my trusted panini maker.

Yields 1 loaf

3 Ingredient Beer Bread and 30 Great Sandwich Recipes

Three Ingredient Beer Bread that's perfect for a grilled cheese sandwich! Original recipe from Spaces Magazine

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 3 c self-rising flour (*see note on making your own)
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 12 oz. light beer, at room temperature (opened right before using)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9"x5" loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Whisk flour (*see note for additional ingredients if making your own self-rising flour) and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add beer and stir with wooden spoon until all combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Transfer the batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 43 to 45 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely before slicing.


To make self-rising flour for this recipe: whisk together 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 and 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Use in place of self-rising flour.



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And to get your creative juices flowing, here is a list of 30 Great Sandwich Recipes.

1. Caprese Grilled Cheese from Closet Cooking

2. Cobb Salad Sandwich from Two Peas and Their Pod

3. Hot Roast Beef Sandwich from The Pioneer Woman

4. Chicken Zucchini and Ricotta Sandwich from Simply Recipes

5. Chicken and Arugula Sandwich from RecipeGirl

6. Caprese Grilled Cheese with Arugula from Feasting at Home

7. Challah Grilled Cheese with Onion Confit and Balsamic Glaze from Savory Simple

8. Caprese Grilled Cheese from Diethood

9. Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Chicken Sandwich from Sprinkled with Flour

10. Green Apple Bacon Gouda and Havarti Grilled Cheese from Becky Bakes

11. Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich from Chef In Training

12. Bloomin’ Onion Grilled Cheese from Cinnamon and Spice

13. Jalapeno Popper Inspired Grilled Cheese from Beantown Baker

14. Tomato Pesto Cheddar Pretzel Sandwich from Bake Your Day

15. Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Joy the Baker

16. Roasted Portabella Mushroom Grilled Cheese from Sarah’s Cucina Bella

17. Chipotle and Avocado Grilled Cheese from Bakeaholic Mama

18. Cobb Grilled Cheese from FoodieCrush

19. Grilled Cheese with Chicken Cheddar and Grapes from Family Fresh Cooking

20. Avocado and Jalapeno Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Namely Marly

21. Wine and Cheese Grilled Cheese from BS in the Kitchen

22. Strawberry Grilled Grilled Cheese from An Edible Mosaic

23. Bacon Portabello Mushroom and Habanero Grilled Cheese on Homemade Pretzel Bread from Foodness Gracious

24.Mushroom Onions Gouda Grilled Cheese from She Wears Many Hats

25. Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Brie Pear and Hazelnuts from Cookin’ Canuck

26. Cheddar Apple Pie Grilled Cheese from Hungry Couple

27. Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese from How Sweet It Is

28. Springs Bounty Sandwich from Cured by Bacon

29. Grilled Buffalo Shrimp Sandwiches with Spicy Avocado Ranch from Half Baked Harvest

30. Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Garlic Confit and Baby Arugula from Food and Style


Have a fabulous day!

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      • Lin Larson says

        You are most welcome. Let me know how you like it. I like it best with Killian’s Red. But I’ve also made it with Blue Moon’s Agave beer too. {{Hugs}}

  1. Matt Rigelhof says

    I made this right now. Just took out of oven, can’t wait to try it. Used Brava Beer (4.9%) hope it tastes good.

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      Hi Matt! Let me know what you think about it! Thanks for giving it a try!

      • Matt Rigelhof says

        Omg thank you so much for the recipe, this is the best bread I have ever had (tied with my papas homemade) this is so delicious – screw sharing with the family :)

        • CrunchyCreamySw says

          lol I love it! Thank you so much for trying it and for letting me know you love it, Matt!

  2. ollie says

    I have been looking for an easy bread recipe for some time now and this is the first I’ve been inspired to try. I went with the 5 ingredient version and it turned out great! Take a look. So happy to have this recipe. Thanks!

  3. says

    Crazy! Only three ingredients. I made homemade bread over the weekend and I though THAT was easy. Ha! Until I saw this. :) Love beer bread!

  4. Oishii Treats says

    I’m a sucker for a super easy homemade bread, bookmarking now and going to make next weekend, good thing I always have beer at home ;)

  5. says

    I always giggle at the thought of beer bread. My college roommates and I tried to make it numerous times..knowing it had only two ingredients: flour and beer (and we had plenty of access to beer!). It wasn’t till much later that we realized we needed self rising flour…duh. I need to make a loaf in honor of my sophomore roommates :)

  6. says

    I was just complaining how complicated it is to make bread
    and you must’ve heard me. I love this one, Anna. Can’t wait to try it!

  7. christoph says

    Anna thanks for sharing this one. I love a good beer bread and can not wait to try it!

  8. gerryspeirs says

    Hey Anna, Beer bread is as good as it can get..I love it. Thanks for linking up my grilled chz ;)

  9. marcie @ flavor the moments says

    I’ve seen a few beer bread recipes floating around and I’ve never tried it yet. I’ve got to get around to it soon!

  10. bakeyourday says

    I LOVE beer bread and I don’t know why I have never made a sandwich out of it. True brilliance. I love this list, too. Thank you for including me!

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      I would love to try your pretzel sandwich – sounds so incredibly good!! Thanks, Cassie!