There is nothing quite like the smell of this whole wheat beer bread recipe baking in the oven. It is rich and earthy, with a slightly sweet and yeasty scent from the beer. You may think that bread baking is challenging and time-consuming, however, this is a bread recipe that is perfect for when you don't have a lot of time.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the beer and stir until JUST combined. Do NOT over mix. The batter should be lumpy with streaks of flour.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and just gently smooth out the top.
Sprinkle the oats over the top and dot with small pieces of butter. Bake the beer bread for about 40 minutes; until the top starts to brown and wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove the whole wheat beer bread from the pan and let it cool fully on a wire rack before slicing.
Serve this whole wheat bread along-side dinner. It also makes a great sandwich bread.
Store the loaf in a brown paper bag for 1 day, or in an airtight container for longer.
You can also get creative with this base recipe and add ingredients like shredded cheese or herbs to change up the flavor.