Guinness® Bread

Guinness® Bread


"I developed this recipe after visiting my ancestral homeland of Ireland. It's a great way to get Guinness into your bread! Serve warm with butter and honey."


1 h 45 m servings 173 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 400 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
  2. Mix together the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate large bowl, stir together the butter, vanilla, buttermilk, and Guinness(R) beer. Pour the flour mixture into the beer mixture, and gently stir until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle with additional oats if desired.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Turn the oven off, open the door, and allow to cool for 30 minutes in the oven before turning out onto a wire rack.
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  1. 128 Ratings


This was super! ....moist, flavorful, hearty, and relatively healthy. First of all, I did not use Guinness. I had a Smithwick's on hand so I had to make the best of it. I did not have buttermilk...

This bread was awesome. I doubled the recipe and baked it in loaf pans. I thought that two loaf pans would overflow, so I put it in three, but when I make it again, I'll do a single recipe in a...

I have had really good beer bread...but this tops them all and what's even better is that this recipe was so easy I had no problem, whatsoever, following it. I did use quick-cooking steel cut Ir...

Try loaf pan next time. Oven Temp seems high at 425 then 400 try 350?. Seemed done after 1/2 hr on outside but inside wasn't entirely done.

Heavy, tasty bread. I was worried the batter was too liquidy, but it turned out great! Sweeter than I was expecting with only 1/2 cup of brown sugar, but I can't wait to have some for breakfast ...

Interesting recipe but I don't think this one is for me. I love Guinness and I don't mind a bitter taste usually, but this one was just a little off for me. It didn't quite taste sweet and it di...

I've never made bread with beer in it before, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I will say with no hesitation that we enjoyed this. The only thing that I did differently was take the brea...

So dense and good! I made this to go with Beer Cheese Soup V (from this site) and beer margaritas -- it was a great dinner!

This makes a very hearty bread that is surprisingly versitile. It goes great with corned beef and cabbage as well as the heartiest of soups. I have even had it for breakfast, hot and buttered ...