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Guinness Beer Bread

Classic Guinness Beer Bread requires nothing more than a bottle of beer, a few simple pantry ingredients and a loaf pan.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Guinness Beer Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf
Author Ali Randall


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce bottle Guinness Beer
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon oats


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray the inside of a loaf pan with plenty of cooking spray.Using a mixer, blend together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Slowly pour the beer into the dry ingredients mixing slowly. Mixing only takes a minute. Do not over mix. Add the dough to the loaf pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining tablespoon of oats.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the bread is done. When a toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean, the bread is done. Set the bread on a rack and allow to cool to room temperature.


Adapted from The Black Peppercorn.
The photos and text of this post was updated March 2019.