Honey Rye Beer Bread | @sweetpeasaffron

This ridiculously easy rye and honey beer bread is into the oven in less than 15 minutes!  Brown ale, rye flour and honey give this bread a rich flavor, perfect served alongside a hearty bowl of soup.

It may have slipped my mind to tell you all, but Kai is finally walking!

He is 16 months old, so he was a little bit slower than his friends.  Some of my mom friends looked at me with my little crawler and told me that I was so lucky because once they start walking, they get into everything.

But actually, things have definitely gotten easier for us.  Rather than constantly wanting to be held, Kai wants to walk now.  The park is way more fun because he can walk around and explore, rather than me carrying him all over because I don’t want him crawling in the rocks/snow/dirt.  Basically Kai learning to walk has given my poor tired back and arms a bit of a break!

Things are busier, though.  He is fast!  He is constantly testing the boundaries of what he can and cannot touch or get into.  Our house looks like it has hit by a hurricane…Hurricane Kai 😉

Honey Rye Beer Bread | @sweetpeasaffron

Honey Rye Beer Bread | @sweetpeasaffron

I am definitely finding it a challenge to cook with Hurricane Kai around.  If he’s quiet for too long, you know it’s trouble.  A few days ago when it was too quiet, he had gotten into the garbage can in his bedroom {cringe}.

Basically all I can handle when it’s just the two of us is something ridiculously fast and easy to prep.  Ie: this rye and honey beer bread.

While I would love to have the time to make fresh yeasted bread, I just don’t have the space in my brain to worry about letting bread rise these days.  So this quick bread is just perfect for me.  There are only 6 ingredients that you throw together and scrape into a greased loaf pan.  Bake up for 40-50 minutes and voila!  Delicious soft and slightly sweet rye and honey beer bread.

Honey Rye Beer Bread | @sweetpeasaffron

Honey Rye Beer Bread | @sweetpeasaffron

I decided to sub out some of the all purpose flour for rye flour to give it some of those darker rye flavors.  Then I completely replaced the sugar in the recipe with honey…which adds more moisture to the bread and gives you a hint of sweetness.  With the rye and the honey, I thought a honey brown ale would go perfectly.  Honey brown beer is my favorite to drink, too!

And then clearly I had all sorts of sticky fun drizzling honey over top of the bread to give it even more honey flavor 😉

We enjoyed this rye and honey beer bread with a nice big bowl of soup.  I don’t know what the weather  is doing where you live, but it is COLD here, so we are still enjoying lots of comforting warm meals these days.

So here’s to ridiculously easy warm and delicious beer bread, and here’s hoping that spring won’t be too far off!  Cheers!

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Rye and Honey Beer Bread
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This honey-rye beer bread is refined-sugar-free and is into the oven in only 15 minutes!
Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 2 cups all purpose flour {250g}
  • 1 cup rye flour {125g}
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bottle of beer {I recommend a darker beer such as a honey-brown ale; 355mL/12 oz}
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Grease a standard sized loaf pan with spray oil and set aside.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Gently whisk together the honey and beer in a separate medium bowl.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well-combined.
  5. Scrape the dough into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Brush the top with melted butter.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out cleanly {mine took 45 minutes}.
  8. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan before serving.

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 Honey-Rye Beer Bread, 7 ingredients and ready for the oven in under 15 minutes. sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron