Ginger Ale Bread

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This is a lighter version of the Ale Bread recipe I shared with you last week. Somewhere in my wanderings on the internet looking at beer bread recipes, I found one website that suggested that ginger ale could be substituted for beer. Oh yeah?  I love ginger ale, always have.  I lay in bed one night imagining the light sparkling flavor of ginger ale in homemade bread.

Mmm…. I just had to try it:

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  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  •  12 oz can of ginger ale, at room temperature

 Yield:  1 loaf

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of a loaf pan. In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour,


and baking powder.

Mix well. Add ginger ale all at once

and stir only until dry ingredients are moistened.

Spread evenly into loaf pan

and bake 30 – 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

When cool, loosen bread from sides of pan with a knife, turn out onto a cutting board and slice.

This bread has a light subtle flavor of ginger ale. The flavor and consistancy remind me of homemade shortcake. It would be scrumptious layered with strawberries and whipped cream.  Deeelicious!

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22 Responses

  1. Alica says:

    This looks like a “must try” recipe! A good project for a cool, windy afternoon perhaps? 🙂

  2. Kathy says:

    Ginger ale? I have never heard of this, but will now I am intrigued and will have to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Chester's Mom says:

    Got to try this, I’m heading to the kitchen!

  4. Tina says:

    It looks great and I like ginger ale. You said it tasted like homemade short bread so I am guessing I wouldn’t like this for a lunch sandwich bread….but maybe it would make nice toast with strawberry jam! Yum. Count me in!!

  5. You are seriously killing me here! That bread looks so good. It looks like it has the perfect dense consistency that I love!!!!! I also love ginger ale! I will most definitely make this…it looks so easy too!

  6. Willow says:

    This recipe and the Ale Bread recipe look like fool proof recipes. I have a project for this weekend!

  7. Linda says:

    Printed this and I will definitely try it….thanks for sharing. I do not drink any kind of soda but if I get sick I will drink Ginger Ale…really like the flavor of it.

  8. Deb says:

    Just made this in a mini-loaf bread pan. Ended up with 8 mini loaves.

    Oh my gosh – So Very Good ! ! !

    Excellent recipe and so easy to make!

    My family loved them – in fact they are all gone in less than 15 minutes – so, off to make another batch!

    Thanks for sharing this GREAT recipe ! ! !


    • Suzanne says:

      Oh thank you! So glad you liked this. I have to say it is the easiest bread recipe I’ve ever found, and the flavor is just perfect too. Enjoy!

  9. Ayriannah says:

    Eating the first slice right now… decidedly nom. The taste is somewhere between drop biscuits and ginger ale, with a really soft, dense texture. It’s still warm from the oven 🙂

  10. Jamie says:

    I tried this today and liked it but I do think with a teaspoon of salt added to it, that I would have loved it. Thx.

  11. Pat says:

    I tried this today with a slight adjustment and it came out great. I added 2 extra cups of flour , an extra tbsp. of baking powder and 1 cup of milk to get an extra loaf :)Thanks for the idea. My kids love it.

  12. I tried this recipe twice today and each time it came out really dense. The dough seemed particularly dry. Should I try more ginger ale or less flour? Any tips?!

    • Suzanne says:

      You could try more ginger ale, but keep in mind this is a variation of an old bread, and the old breads were denser and heavier.

  13. Thanks, I’ll try using more liquid. I expected it to be dense, but this was incredibly dense and kind of doughy. (It tasted like play-doh, also.) I’ll keep playing around and let you know if it works!

    • Suzanne says:

      Hmmmm….wondering if you overstirred. Stir the ginger ale in only until everything is just moistened. If it is overstirred, it will be really dense and heavy, like a door stop.

  14. stephen says:

    I just made this with cream soda….smells great. Can’t wait to try it.

  15. Alicia says:

    Praise Yahshua for good idea’s!
    I have some in oven now!
    Smells great!

  16. Kate says:

    Tried this two weeks ago and have made two other loafs of it since. It’s a become a household staple! Everyone loves it!

  17. Sheri L Litton says:

    I just made this and had a piece warm with butter. I love it! I bet it would make great french toast!

  18. Priya says:

    How can I make it with whole wheat and all purpose flour

    • Suzanne says:

      I wouldn’t recommend using any whole wheat flour because this bread has a hard time rising as it is, and whole wheat flour in bread makes for a shorter loaf.

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