Rustic Beer Bread

Yield: 1 (9-inch) loaf; about 16 slices

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This hearty quick bread is great with soup or chili and makes excellent toast. You can customize this basic recipe however you like with herbs, cheese or nuts. For inspiration, see suggested add-ins.

Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease a loaf pan or line with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt (when measuring the flours, lightly spoon into cups). Stir in additions, if desired.

Add beer and stir just until the mixture is moistened. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool in the pan on a rack for 5 to 10 minutes before unmolding to cool completely on the rack.

Notes

Suggested add-ins

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated, and 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup slivered chives or scallions
  • 3/4 cup each dried cranberries and chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds and 1 teaspoon each dried sage, rosemary and thyme
  • 1 cup chopped pitted black or kalamata olives and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Each slice: 70 cal, 0g fat, 0mg chol, 180mg sodium, 13g carb, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein

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