One of my husband’s favorite beers is Guinness and yes, he has had a Guinness in Ireland. Sometimes you get that lucky. My husband loves his dark, stout beers. A combination of his love of Guinness, not drinking the whole 6 pack before he had go bye bye with the Army and my former love of bread brought me to a beautiful and delicious recipe for Guinness bread from the Allrecipes UK/Ireland site.

Guinness Bread


Beer bread has always been a favorite in our house so when I found this recipe I knew I had to try it out. After all what kind of Irish girl would I be if I didn’t try it out. Ok that may be a stretch, i’m only a wee bit Irish but still I knew I had to make Guinness Bread and i’m glad I did.
The bread has a beautiful crusty, crust but the inside was moist and soft. It was perfect and an instant favorite! If you are looking for something to do with that lonely leftover bottle of Guinness in your fridge this is the recipe to make!

Guinness Bread
  • 1 cup regular rolled oats, plus additional
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Guinness® beer
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease an 9x5 inch loaf 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® 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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