- 1 cup Buckwheat Flour
- 2 cups All-Purpose, Unbleached Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 14 ounces Beer
- 0.25 cup Flax Seeds
- 0.25 cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tablespoons Water
Baking bread can be easy as 1-2-3, if you use beer!
In this recipe, beer takes the place of yeast.
Yeast is what helps bread dough to rise and creates gluten but that process can take hours and hard work kneading.
Using beer completely skips this step.
You can use any kind of flour and any kind of beer.
To boost the nutritional value and add more of a nutty flavor, I like using buckwheat flour and a dark beer.
The darker the beer, the more present the beer flavor will be. I have made this recipe with a pale ale, apple flavored beer, and guinness beer.
The apple pairs well with whole wheat flour and the buckwheat marries well with guinness.
Have fun mixing and matching, as long as the beer to flour ratio is the same, it will work out every time!
About the seeds: I prefer a bit of texture and the nutritional value the seeds add.
Adding seeds is optional but recommended. You can use any seeds you like! Other options include sesame seeds, poppy seeds, millet or even chia. Oats are also commonly used in bread.
Mix Dry Ingredients
Add The Beer
Add 14 ounces of beer (about 1 and a half bottles) to the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula or spoon until well combined.
Next, add the bread batter to a greased loaf pan.
In a small bowl, mix 1 egg and 2 tbsp of water to create an egg wash.
With a pastry brush, brush the egg wash onto the top of the bread batter then top with more seeds, if desired.
Bake the Bread