beer bread recipe

One thing that I’m sure most people are baking more during lockdown has to be bread! I mean I made this amazing Slimming World Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe and everyone went crazy for it! I will say it’s probably because it tastes amazing that’s why!

Slimming world bread recipes are a bit hard to find, they are full of syns and that’s never a good thing, which is why when I made this bread I didn’t really focus on how many syns were in it and I just wanted to make a good ale bread recipe.

I also got a little worried that it would just taste like ale and I wouldn’t like it. I don’t drink much so I’m not a fan of when recipes have a lot of alcohol in them, however, this beer bread recipe doesn’t taste like strong beer so it’s all good!

Slimming World Ale Bread Recipe

As I said before I didn’t set out to make a slimming world ale bread but when I make a recipe I like to make sure it’s as healthy as it can be! The slimming world journey isn’t always easy and that’s why I like to make sure everything I eat isn’t going to set me back.

If you’re wondering how many syns in this slimming world ale bread, it’s not as much as you’d think. The whole loaf is 48 syns in total and per portion is only 14 syns! It’s a low syn bread recipe that everyone can enjoy and eat.

If you’re looking for something a little more naughty I would probably take a look at this Slimming World Diet Coke Chocolate Cake Recipe, it might have a few syns packed into it but it tastes so good you’d be a fool not to try it!

Slimming World Ale Bread Recipe

Slimming World Bread Recipe

If you’re looking for something quick and easy to make for a dinner party to go with a starter, well this is a great slimming world starter recipe! I will say it’s also very cheap to make, cheap meals are great these days and everyone is looking to save a little money.

Cheap healthy meals can be hard to find these days. We all know the issues that an apple cost more than a mars bar and it’s a shame. I can pick up a pack of 4 mars bars for £1 and yet a bag of apples will set me back £1.28, how is that fair or healthy?

If you want cheap meals ideas I’d say take a look at this slimming world turkey cottage pie recipe, it will cost you under £5 to make! I can guarantee that if you ordered a cottage pie in a restaurant you’re going to be paying more than that and then you have to buy drinks as well!

I love low budget meals. I love going to Aldi with a budget, seeing what I can buy and what amazing cheap recipes I can make with what I can buy. Living with a budget isn’t a bad thing, you’re looking after your money and making sure you eat well and that’s something I’m proud of!

Ale Bread Recipe Card

So here you have the recipe card. It’s got a full breakdown of how much the bread is going to cost you to make and how much per portion it is. It also has all the nutritional value so you can know exactly what you’re eating and that’s a good thing.

I will say that you should probably buy a decent loaf tin, I’ve had mine for about 4 years now and won’t need to upgrade for at least another 2 years unless I drop it. I use mine for all sorts of baking and couldn’t live without it!

You can see from the pictures that I used Fallen Brew Co Odyssey Ale, as I had some leftover from Christmas. It tastes amazing although any ale or beer will work just as fine, after all this is a generic beer bread recipe and not a sales pitch!

If you’re making a loaf with beer or ale, make sure you buy a quality beer or ale, as it will make all the difference to the bread, you and whoever eats it, will appreciate it.

Also, don’t forget to let me know if you use any slimming world bread alternatives, I use peppers sometimes but that’s mainly for lunch recipes. Don’t forget to check out my other slimming world recipes for more inspiration!

Ale Bread Recipe Card

Slimming World Ale Bread Recipe

A delicious homemade bread with a difference.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Other, Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 150 kcal


  • 375 g Self Raising Flour 60 syns
  • 330 ml Ale or Beer
  • 7 g Fast Acting Dried Yeast
  • Pinch Salt
  • Frylight


  • In a bowl, add the dry ingredients and mix until they are all combined.
  • Pour in the ale/beer and mix until everything is combined.
  • If the dough gets stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water and mix well.
  • Tip the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for around 10 minutes.
  • Once the dough is smooth, add the dough into a bowl that has been sprayed with Frylight.
  • Cover the bowl with a tea towel and leave until the dough rises for 1 hour.
  • Pre heat the over to 220°C/428° /Gas 7
  • After one hour, knock back the dough (remove some of the air from the risen dough) and place into a lined loaf tin.
  • Bake for 35 – 40 minutes until the loaf is golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath.
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack, enjoy with soup, use for sandwiches and more.


*Prices correct as of April 2021
*This is 8.5 Syns per serving
Self Raising Flour 375g 1327 kcal £0.11
Fallen Brewing Ale 330 ml 153 kcal £2.70
Fast Acting Dried Yeast 7 g 23 kcal £0.11
Salt Pinch
TOTAL   1503 kcal £2.92
PER SERVING   150 kcal £0.29
Keyword Ale, Beer, Bread

If you liked this ale bread recipe don’t forget to share it with your friends and add it to your Pinterest page so that others may discover it and enjoy it. If you have any suggestions on what I could make next or a favourite dish you want to be turned into a slimming world recipe, leave me a comment below and let’s get started!

Slimming World Ale Bread Recipe!

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