Whole Wheat Beer Bread

This recipe is a favorite of mine and I love to make it with soups or stews. It is warm, comforting, delicious and so easy to make. I used whole wheat flour for this recipe to get some more nutrients, but if you have All-Purpose flour and want to use that, then go for it!

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

  • Servings: 2 mini loaves or 1 regular loaf
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A comforting and delicious bread that goes great with soups, stews, or whatever you want!


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz. beer, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and grease two mini loaf pans or one regular loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Pour in beer and stir for approximately 23 strokes.
  4. Pour batter into greased pans and bake for 35 minutes in mini loaf pans or 1 hour in regular loaf pan.
  5. Slice and serve warm. This is best to eat directly after baking, but you could also eat it the next day.

Try pairing this with my Veggie Packed Chili or your favorite warm soups and stews during these colder holiday months. Thanks for checking this recipe out and being here!


Bacon & Cranberry Brussel Sprouts

This is the perfect side dish for all of your fall and winter festivities and gatherings (COVID safe, of course)!! The bacon and cranberries bring the perfect flavor combo to the brussel sprouts, especially with the balsamic vinegar. It’s also a pretty simple and easy recipe to make and doesn’t take that long either.

Health Benefits:

  • Brussel sprouts are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, especially vitamins K and C.
  • Cranberries are packed with antioxidants. Often times they are sweetened though, so I recommend looking for an unsweetened kind that has no added sugar or other unnecessary ingredients.

Bacon & Cranberry Brussel Sprouts

  • Servings: 4 - 5 cups
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This brussel sprouts recipe is the perfect side dish for fall and winter meals and has a great combination of flavors!


  • 16 oz brussel sprouts, or 4 cups sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup broth of choice
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Dice uncooked bacon and cook in a pan on medium heat until edges are crisp. Remove excess grease from pan and place bacon in a small bowl.
  2. Slice washed brussel sprouts in half and place in the same, lightly greased pan that the bacon was in. Season with salt and pepper and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add broth of your choice and cover to cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar, cooked bacon and dried cranberries and cook uncovered for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl, dish up and dig in!

If you try this recipe out, let me know what you think of it or if you have any other brussel sprout ideas! Thanks for checking this out and being here!!