New in the Market: Molly & Drew Beer Bread Mix

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on August 29, 2017 · 0 comments

 

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Molly & Drew The Beer Bread Company started in the Midwest selling bread mixes at craft fairs. Today the mixes are available throughout the country. Beer Bread Mix is available in seven varieties. We tried two.

Cinnamon Crumble is the newest flavor and our tasters voted it delicious. You simply add 12 ounces of beer to the mix and a quarter cup of butter to the cinnamon sugar mix and bake. The bread rose beautifully and was not overly sweet. The company recommends brushing the hot baked bread with additional butter. We didn’t and it was delicious without. The finished loaf makes 16 slices with 130 calories a slice. The calorie count is unprepared. To get the accurate calories per slice, you need to add the calories from the beer and butter added.

American Original produces a more traditional quick bread which made a nice change for breakfast toast. One slice is 130 calories unprepared. The package offers ideas to add additional ingredients to the mix for more variety. We added chopped fresh apple and raisins. Again we did not top the finished bread with melted butter and felt it was good without this addition.

For those that do not wish to use beer as the liquid for the mix, any carbonated beverage will work. We made the Cinnamon Crumble with sparkling apple juice. You can even use a noncarbonated liquid but the brand warns the bread may not rise as well.

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