One of my favorite things about half marathon training is all the carbs I need to eat. These will be my main energy source and with the running I will be doing, I will need A LOT of carbs! Carbs are my friend, they always have been. Any excuse to eat more bread is a GREAT excuse in my book. A lot of bread has been made around my neck of the woods, and it continues to get better each loaf.
A couple weeks ago I shared a beer bread recipe from a vegan cookbook I have, but this bread was a bit dense. It was good..edible..but definitely needed something to go with it such as a jelly or PB. I have currently been sinking my teeth into the most amazing beer bread, with two simple variations. One with apples and cinnamon, and one with banana and chocolate. The loaves didn’t stand a chance and were gone within two days. If you take anything from this post let it be this: go make this bread..as soon as you can. Make sure you have friends with you because you WILL want to eat the entire loaf.
Vegan Beer Bread
- 2.5 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/3 cup melted Earth Balance (I use the soy free one)
- 1 bottle of beer
Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside. Combine the first four ingredients, then add the Earth Balance, then the beer. Mix together and the base is done.
-This is where the loaves can vary. To make an apple cinnamon loaf simply cut up one whole apple into small pieces and mix into the batter. Add a LOT of cinnamon..no measurements..just a LOT!
-For the banana chocolate bread, using a banana flavored beer added extra banana flavor. Mash an old banana into the mix, and find your favorite chocolate bar to chop up. Add banana and chocolate to the batter.
This is seriously SO easy to make. After deciding which variety you want pour the batter into a your greased bake pan and take brown sugar, cinnamon, and oats to lightly cover the top of the loaf. Pour a small amount of Earth Balance on top, and bake for 50 minutes.
This bread is moist, flavorful, and a perfect snack on the go, or addition to your morning coffee. This bread doesn’t need anything except self control from the person eating it.
Q: Have you ever tried beer bread with fruits and spices added to them like these two variations?
27 thoughts on “I Love Carbs”
That is seriously easy!!! I need to make this. I have no beer in the house though, that will have to change.
Banana flavored beer? Really?
I LOVE carbs too! I probably take in more carbs than any other nutrient group :P. There are actually loads of different beer flavors. The health food store that I work at on the weekends sells a load of beer and wines. You could make rootbeer beer bread or vanilla beer bread! Does the bread actually taste like beer?
Flavored beers are so fun, although I don’t really care for beer. The bread has a VERY faint beer flavor..but it’s mainly used for the yeast that is in the beer. The flavor combination of everything else added makes for an AMAZING mouth orgasm.
Whoa whoa whoa I had no idea they even made banana flavored beer! Weird!
I’m not a beer drinker, but this looks mighty delicious! My tastebuds would go bananas for all the banana! 😀
Health Freak College Girl
Oh my carby goodness. Reason #1940389 I love carbs!
Alex @ therunwithin
Man, you are one good baker! Way to go with this recipe.
I LOVE beer bread… never tried making it with sweet additions though – awesome idea 🙂
Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian
I LOVE carbs too!
This beer bread looks fantastic. Never had it before but I need to change that. 🙂
Looks very hearty! Beer bread is getting quite popular .. one day… 🙂 Thanks Britt!
With a title like that, you know it’s gonna be a good post :)! This bread sounds amazing! I need to move to the US, man….only there will u be able to find FLAVORED beer varieties!!
This is reason #4574575 why we are BFF/same person/soulmates: WE KILL CARBS. Why do you think I love running so much? Well, I love it anyways because I’m like a kangaroo that can’t hop, so I run. But yes, training and running a lot = more bread, pasta, chocolate, mauling sessions, and foot rubs.
Enjoy it. I’m serious bout the foot rubs. Manfriend needs to keep your feet in tip-top condition.
I want these breeeeeads. When we meet, please bring many loaves.
AH. I’m glad I found your blog. Holy moly-I’m such a big beer bread fan (not so much beer…but beer bread…YES Please!).
Uhhhgreed. I don’t care for beer..but I wolfed this bread down like a famine was coming! SO.GOOD.
Ohhh man, this recipes needs to happen! I am going to visit my brother soon, and he LOVES food like this… I will most definitely let you know what I think 🙂 I have tried this type of bread before and yeah, it’s pretty good 😉
Oh god this looks amazing. Definitely need to make this for my roommate and I (she is vegan and will appreciate me considering her when I eat lol). Banana flavored beer? I had no idea things like this existed. I’ve had raspberry beer, but BANANA?
I don’t think I could live without carbs – nor could I run as much as I do without ’em. Plus they taste mighty delicious 😀
I’ve only ever had cinnamon raisin bread/banana bread in terms of bread with fruit but this looks epic
I need to make this… sounds yummy
Nicole Marie Story
These are absolutely gorgeous loaves of bread!!!!
I’m not a beer girl, but I would absolutely be more than pleased to try your home-baked bread!!! (with supervision, of course!) #CantTrustAFormerBulimicAroundBread 😀 xoxo
I’m totally with you on the carb train, lets buy these shirts okay?? http://www.cafepress.com.au/30bad/8338316 :)!
Nicole Marie Story
haha! 😀 your comment literally prompted me to LAUGH OUT LOUD. :):):)
Hahaha 🙂 yay!
i’ve made “man’s bread” before – beer bread with cheese, jalapenos, and bacon – but i’ve never made a savory bread. what a great idea!
Love Live & Learn
I’ve never tried beer bread before but this looks delicious 🙂 I love my carbs too, I need them to give me the energy my body fails to provide – when the fatigue gets really bad all I want is a big bowl of pasta!
Rach @ This Italian Family
Sooo… there are many reasons I love you. One of the many would definitely be because you aren’t afraid of carbs! 😀 I absolutely love carbs (bread, pasta, rice, you name it!) and I love that you love carbs. That makes me smile inside! 🙂 And you know, I’ve made beer bread before, but never with fruit/nuts/spiced mixed in. Sounds intriguing and looks delicious!
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