Easy Egg-Free Beer Batter Recipe

Sometimes, we just want to eat something hot, crispy and crunchy. No matter if it's fish, onion rings, or zucchini, there is something special about frying up some crispy goodness. Beer batter is an easy batter to make, and this egg-free version only has 4 ingredients, making it easy to whip up it on a whim. 

Wellness coach and recipe developer Miriam Hahn brings us this recipe for easy egg-free beer batter and says, "It used to be that, when people battered something up, it went straight into oil for frying. Now, with air fryers, you can actually fry food in a healthier manner. I love using this batter on all kinds of veggies — onion, cauliflower, and mushrooms are my favorite." Whether you choose to use an air fryer, or go with the standard frying method, you will enjoy the ease and taste of this breading. Read on to learn how to make this easy egg-free beer batter.

Gather the ingredients for easy egg-free beer batter

You are going to love this ingredient list because it's short, and you most likely have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. First off, you'll need some flour. Hahn uses all-purpose flour, but says this recipe will work fine with a gluten-free flour like millet, oat, or fonio. Next on our list is baking powder, salt, and beer. You can use any type of beer you like, whether it's a light or heavy brew.

Combine the ingredients

Our first step is to take out a large bowl, and pour in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir with a whisk to combine, and break down any clumps. Measure out 1¼ cups of beer, and pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients. It will bubble and fizz — give it a good stir, until everything is blended and a batter is formed.

Use or store the batter

That's it for this simple recipe! You can use it immediately, or you can keep it in a sealed container for a few days until you are ready to use. Hahn says it will thicken up in the fridge, so you will need to thin it out a bit with some water, or a little more beer before using. Now, you have an easy beer batter recipe to keep in your back pocket for the next time the urge hits for crispy goodness. 

Easy Egg-Free Beer Batter Recipe
5 from 50 ratings
This easy egg-less beer batter recipe is the perfect building block for making any fried food.
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batter in white bowl
Total time: 2 minutes
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ¼ cups beer
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until well-combined.
  2. Add the beer to the bowl, and stir.
  3. Use the batter immediately, or store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Calories per Serving 116
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 21.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Total Sugars 0.1 g
Sodium 177.5 mg
Protein 2.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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