Quick and Easy Rosemary Beer Bread Muffins

and that’s a promise. These quick and easy rosemary beer bread muffins live up to their name. The most simple of preps and then they’re in the oven.

Beer bread is truly the most underrated of quick breads imo (mom and dad- imo means ‘in my opinion’). But, trust me, a quick bread doesn’t mean it compromises flavor. It just means no yeast and no kneading, but all the flavor. Not only is it a delicious quick bread, but it also boasts all the flavors of your favorite beer. Whether it’s a pilsner, pale ale, or a stout, you will surely taste the lingering flavor of your brew of choice. It also requires only 5 ingredients + the rosemary.  Minimal ingredients and minimal prep – but maximum pay off in the form of a buttery muffin (yes.please.).

rosemary beer bread muffins on a wooden surface

How Does Beer Bread work?

rosemary beer bread muffins in a white muffin tin

I promised no kneading and no yeast, but how is this possible? Well, let me tell you. The yeast in the beer, created by the fermentation process, creates the carbonation and alcohol content in beer. However, when added to a bread recipe, it is the beer yeast that acts as the leavening agent, so no conventional yeast or proofing is needed. The beer yeast reacts with the starches in the flour as well as the baking powder and sugar (honey in this case) which causes the bread to rise. This is why you want to mix it until just combined to make sure it doesn’t end up too dense. If over-mixed, the result will become flat and dense (read: hockey puck).

Science or not, this quick bread will shock you with how much it resembles traditional bread. Cause lets face it, we all love some carbs (and also majorly need them). Check out my previous post on the importance of carbohydrates for our body’s functioning as well as the impact that diet culture has had on our thought processes surrounding carbs. Also learn more about why we need carbs here.

Abundant Ingredients

Minced and whole rosemary on a wooden surface

Keeping it simple and savory with mostly pantry staples and only 6 ingredients (and that includes the salt). Enjoy the flavors of your favorite beer, whatever those may be, contrasted with the savory rosemary as well as the butter (which needs no descriptor).

All delicious flavors on their own, but they’re even better together.

The (Rosemary Beer Bread Muffins) Process

So easy you’ll have these muffins on deck whenever you’re in a pinch.

It’s as simple as combing all the dry ingredients, adding the wet ingredients, and adding the mixture to the greased muffin tin. The final step is adding a pat of butter to the uncooked muffins (pictured above).

As muffins, they also have a much shorter cook time than a loaf. That being said, if all you have is a loaf pan, this recipe will work great for that as well, just cook for 45-50 minutes instead!

Once your muffins come out of the oven, (add more butter if you’re anything like me) enjoy these quick and easy rosemary beer bread muffins  !!


rosemary beer bread muffins in a white muffin tin

Quick and Easy Rosemary Beer Bread Muffins

These rosemary beer bread muffins give you all the enjoyment of bread without the time commitment. Quick, easy, and unbeliveably delicious !!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 12 oz can your beer of choice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 stick butter


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease your muffin tin with butter (or add paper muffin cups)
  • Chop the rosemary into fine pieces. Should equate to 3 tablespoons when chopped
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt and rosemary to a bowl and combine
  • Make a well in the flour mixture and add the beer and honey. Mix until just combined
  • Fill each greased muffin cup 3/4 of the way full with batter. Once the tin is full add a pat of butter to the top of each uncooked muffin.
  • Pop the tin in the oven for 15-17 minutes. Mine took 17 but I would suggest checking them at 13 minutes and going from there.
  • Once they are done (they should slightly bounce back when touched) serve and enjoy !


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