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If you ever wake up late but need to cook breakfast for a houseful of people, here’s a quick and yummy recipe for bread to fill your baskets and fill the house with the smell of fresh baked goods. Here are Wildberry Lodge, we love Melinda’s 3-ingredient beer muffins!

The basic recipe is only three ingredients; thus the name. That also makes it a good recipe for helpers with limited skills to make or to teach kids to bake. It’s also a great recipe with which to experiment. Try adding cinnamon, dried fruit, or chocolate chips.

Muffins in an aluminum pan at an angle apparently coming out of the oven.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 12-ounce beer**


  1. Mix dry ingredients together. Make a well in the dough and pour in the beer. Mix until moist. Spoon into well-greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

  2. For a savory variation add 1 tablespoon of dried basil leaves and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder to the flour mix.

    **You can use 7-Up instead of beer. Try adding dried fruit, chocolate chips, or cinnamon for variety.

Recipe Cuisine: American