Posted by Keri M on January 25, 2022
When I started work at Tastefully Simple nearly 20 years ago, I was burdened with a terrible secret: I don’t like beer. Now in most jobs, that wouldn’t be a problem. But since 1995, Tastefully Simple’s best-loved product has been Bountiful Beer Bread Mix®.
It’s not hard to see why. Making it is as easy as adding a can of beer and some melted butter to the mix, then baking for just under an hour. Out of the oven comes a loaf of fresh, buttery, delightfully fluffy bread. And that heavenly aroma!
But what’s a non-beer-drinking gal to do? Eureka! I quickly learned that you don’t have to use beer – in fact, any carbonated beverage will do. I usually use ginger ale, but have tried everything from cola to orange soda to add delicious flavor variations.
Variation. That’s the most amazing quality about Bountiful Beer Bread Mix®. Not only can you change up the beverage, you can stir in an endless selection of flavor enhancers to give each new loaf a unique flavor. Here are five of my favorite beer bread recipes:
1. Best Beer Bread Ever. A bold claim, but it just might be true. Savory add-ins of Onion Onion™ Seasoning, Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning and parmesan cheese make this a sensational side for any Italian meal.
3. Bountiful Cheesy Pepperoni Bread. Got a hankering for pizza? Skip take-out or frozen and try this unique bread instead. It’s got all your favorite pizza ingredients: Garlic Garlic Seasoning, shredded mozzarella and chopped pepperoni. Tip: Serve it with Cheesy Warm Pizza Dip for a double dose of pizza perfection.
4. Corn Bread. Substitute a 15-ounce can of cream-style corn and a bit of vegetable oil for the carbonated beverage. Bake as directed and enjoy the moistest corn bread ever with a hot bowl of chili.
5. PB&J Bread. Reminiscent of favorite childhood sandwich, this recipe includes grape or strawberry soda and jam plus peanut butter chips.
You’ll find even more delectable beer bread flavor variations at tastefullysimple.com/recipes as well as recipes for making croutons, a bread bowl for dips, focaccia bread and so much more.
They say variety is the spice of life. Tastefully Simple and Bountiful Beer Bread Mix® proves the adage true!