Beer Bread Mix (and Gifting Idea)

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Beer bread mix is a super easy 2 ingredient recipe that is perfect for gifting in a jar around the holidays! Like our Amish Friendship Bread, this is a gift even non-bakers will love!

beer bread mix in a jar with bow and whisk

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It’s almost embarrassing how easy and inexpensive this Beer Bread Mix in a Jar is, but it truly makes a great DIY gift idea when packaged up pretty with a printable recipe card!

I thought of this gift after seeing a “Beer Bread Kit” at Target for a whopping $7.00.  Seven dollars for a two ingredient gift seemed a little much but I loved the idea-it’s an easy and fast DIY gift that won’t go bad and a great gift for bakers and beer enthusiasts alike!

beer bread mix ingredients

This gift is based off of my Beer Bread recipe and Guinness Beer Bread variation.


  • self-rising flour
  • sugar

How to make beer bread mix

All you’ll need for this gift are 3 cups of SELF-RISING flour (please don’t use all purpose!), 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar, and a quart mason jar to put it in! It doesn’t quite fill the jar up completely but it works! 

Gifting ideas

Adding a little something to the mix makes it even better, here are some ideas:

  • whisk
  • bread pan
  • oven mitt
  • kitchen towel
  • a six-pack of beer!


If you want to get creative, here are some other flavor variations on this beer bread mix:

  • add 1 tablespoon dried herbs to the flour mix
  • add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and a teaspoon of minced garlic before baking
  • add a few dollops of pesto before baking
  • add cooked & crumbled bacon
  • add 2 teaspoons Lowry’s seasoning salt

I made some printable recipe cards for you to gift with it! (Click here to download a printable pdf)

A mason jar filled with beer bread mix next to the baking instructions


How long does beer bread mix last?

If you store this mix in an airtight container it should last for 12 months.

Can I make this without self-rising flour?

Yes, to use with all-purpose flour add in 4 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon of salt to the mix.

For some other gift in a jars try these ideas:

If you try this recipe please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!

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Beer bread mix is a super easy 2 ingredient recipe that is perfect for gifting in a jar around the holidays!


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  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 12 ounce beer of choice for baking


  1. Mix together flour and sugar to make the mix.
  2. To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a bread pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Add 1 12 ounce beer to the mix and stir until just blended.
  4. Immediately bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Nutritional information is for beer bread after baking with Blue Moon beer, calories will vary depending on the variety of beer used.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: bread
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 205
  • Sugar: 8.4 g
  • Sodium: 6.8 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.1 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. This sounds interesting for a bridal shower favor but there are only two ingredients, flour and sugar, that you put in the jar?. No spices? Also how long would this mix last (expiration date?) also where did you buy the whisks? Thx!

    1. You should be fine with a non-alcoholic beer, cider or other carbonated beverage although I haven’t tried it myself. If you do please come back and let us know how it goes! ~Melissa

    2. The insert with the store-bought mix I received suggests club soda, carbonated water or non-alcoholic beer as substitutes for the real thing. We used beer even though I am not a drinker, and the bread was delicious! Can’t wait to try this DIY recipe and see if it’s as good

  2. Can you use anything other than a loaf pan? Recipients are in remote Alaska and may not have one. Will try to figure out how to send a pan also. Shipping is outrageous!

    Thanks, Paula

    1. I haven’t tried any other way Paula but if you try it as muffins let me know and I can update the post. I’m not sure what else you would try other than that. ~Melissa

      1. Buy a aluminum disposal load pan. That’s what I include with mine. Put ingredients in a ziplock or plastic bag can save on weight too.

    2. You should be able to use soup cans. I’ve done that with other non-yeast breads. Wash the cans thoroughly and grease well. I’m guessing 3-4 soup cans for this recipe. You could test that out with a sample batch or do the math on # of ounces. I remember it rising an inch or two out of the can as it baked. We used to do these little cylindrical loaves as gifts–wrapped in clear cellophane and tied with a ribbon–kind of cute!

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