Delicious and Easy Guinness Bread Recipe (2024)

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This delicious Guinness Bread recipe is super easy to make. It has a light and fluffy texture and a taste with a subtle sweetness. This simple recipe requires no yeast, so no waiting on the dough to rise!

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This Guinness bread recipe is perfect for serving on St. Patrick’s day! If you have never had it, you are in for a real treat.

I’m familiar with the beer bread that comes in mixes but have always shied away from trying to make it from scratch. (I was a little intimidated.)

That is, until this easy recipe! What makes it so easy is that you do not need yeast, which can make it complicated in that you to have to wait on the bread to rise.

This brown bread relies only on baking powder and baking soda for its rise.

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The recipe for bread made with Guinness is fabulously easy and oh so good! I mentioned it did not need yeast and you may be thinking – what makes it rise? The answer is it is the Guinness beer itself.

The yeast in the beer interacts with the sugar to make the bread rise and the addition of baking powder helps keep it light and fluffy instead of dense. How cool is that?!

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As mentioned, this is a light and fluffy Guinness brown bread with a hint of sweetness. YUM! Once you see how easy it is to make and taste the deliciousness, you will be hooked!

If you love Irish bread, be sure and check out this yummy Irish Soda Bread too!

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  • Rolled Oats, also called old fashioned oats, give the bread its heft.
  • Whole Wheat Flour makes up the rest of the bread’s substance with the oats.
  • Brown Sugar lends subtle sweetness.
  • Baking Soda and Baking Powder help the bread to rise.
  • Salt
  • Butter – We used unsalted. If using salted, just cut the added salt by half.
  • Vanilla adds flavor.
  • Milk – 2% or whole – both work well.
  • Vinegar combined with milk replicates buttermilk.
  • Guinness Extra Stout is why we call this Guinness bread!

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🥣 How to Make

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STEP 3: Meanwhile, mix together 3/4 cup of oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

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STEP 4: In another bowl, stir together the butter, vanilla, milk mixture and Guinness. Add dry mixture into the liquid mixture, and stir until blended.

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STEP 5: Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle top with remaining oats.

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STEP 6: Bake for 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 400 and bake for additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes before moving loaf to a wire rack.

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⭐ Pro Tips ⭐

  • Slightly cool melted butter (just leave on counter for 5-10 minutes) before adding to the other wet ingredients.
  • Mixing the vinegar with milk is to replicate buttermilk. If you prefer to use buttermilk instead of regular milk, then omit the vinegar from the recipe
  • If using salted butter instead of unsalted, reduce the amount of added salt by half.

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  • Andes Mint Cupcakes Recipe
  • Lucky Charms Popcorn with White Chocolate Recipe
  • Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe
  • Chocolate Baked Guinness Donuts Recipe with Irish Cream Glaze

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Easy Guinness Bread Recipe

Chrysa

This easy Guinness Bread recipe has a light, fluffy texture and a taste with a subtle sweetness. No yeast is required, so no waiting on the dough to rise!

4.75 from 8 votes

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 50 minutes mins

Total Time 55 minutes mins

Course Bread

Cuisine American

Servings 1 Loaf

Calories 2240 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup melted Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 12 oz Guinness

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425.

  • Grease a loaf pan.

  • Combine milk and vinegar and set aside for 10 minutes.

  • Mix together 3/4 cup of oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  • In another bowl, stir together the butter, vanilla, milk mixture and Guinness.

  • Add dry mixture into the liquid mixture, and stir until blended.

  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Sprinkle top with remaining oats.

  • Bake 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 400 and bake for additional 20 minutes.

  • Allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1LoafCalories: 2240kcalCarbohydrates: 359gProtein: 52gFat: 65gSaturated Fat: 36gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 4274mgPotassium: 1703mgFiber: 34gSugar: 121gVitamin A: 1835IUCalcium: 766mgIron: 13mg

I am not a nutritionist. These values were calculated automatically with the Spoonacular Food API.

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