Bountiful Beer Bread 5 Ways

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.

2.       Butterscotch Breakfast Bread. Beer bread for breakfast? You betcha! Cream soda and a cup of butterscotch chips, plus a topping of coarse sugar make this positively brunch-worthy.

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 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!