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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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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  • 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!

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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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FAQs

How do you make Guinness taste better? ›

Add some bubbles. If you want to pretend to be upper-class as well as Irish this Paddy's Day, get adding some champagne to the black stuff. This brilliant mix is known as a Black Velvet!

Can you use beer instead of water to make bread? ›

Beer is grain, yeast and water—it's liquid bread! —so it really compliments a loaf, and as a replacement for water, it adds something special to the most humble bake. It couldn't be simpler to try this out: just get your normal loaf recipe and change out beer for water, 1:1.

What is a substitute for Irish style flour? ›

*If you don't have access to KA's whole meal Irish-style flour, you can substitute Whole wheat pastry flour. It will be finer, and the loaf a be a bit moister, but it is an adequate substitute.

Which Guinness is best to cook with? ›

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“For marinating, braising or stewing, use Guinness Extra Stout or Foreign Extra Stout because of the depth of flavor they provide. If you just want more of a hint of Guinness, use Guinness Draught.”

What do Irish eat with Guinness? ›

Guinness is a hearty beer with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. It pairs well with soda bread, a staple in Ireland. Clavin said a classic cheese board is a good snack pairing, with strawberry preserves and sharp Irish cheddar, Gouda, Asiago or Pecorino Romano cheeses to contrast the sweetness of the beer.

Why does my Guinness taste bitter? ›

Isohumulones are the primary source of bitterness in Guinness and, generally speaking, in beers. The more humulone available during boiling, the more likely it is to isomerise and thus produce isohumulones.

What does adding milk instead of water do bread? ›

It adds nutritional value to baked goods. Mainly protein, calcium, and vitamin B12 which are all necessary for a heathy diet. But we don't only look for the nutritional benefits when using milk in our bread dough. The fat and lactose in milk help with tenderizing the crumb of the bread making it softer and sweeter.

What beer is good for baking bread? ›

Lighter beers, such as lagers, ales and pilsners, will give your bread a lighter color, and mild taste that just about everyone loves. Darker beers like stouts and porters make a darker-colored loaf and have a stronger beer flavor. Hoppy beers like IPAs will give your bread a more bitter taste.

What happens if you use milk instead of water to make bread? ›

You would enrich the dough with milk proteins and fat. You will need a bit more milk than the amount of water required (because of the milk solids). The dough will be softer, the crumb less open. You will have to bake it at lower temperatures than a lean bread.

Can I use Bisquick instead of flour? ›

Yes, Bisquick can be used as a substitute for flour when making pie crusts, but it may not produce the same result as using all-purpose flour. Bisquick is a pre-mixed baking mix that contains flour, baking powder, salt, and often other ingredients like shortening or oil.

What is bread flour called in Ireland? ›

Strong flour is also commonly known as bread flour, and contains more gluten than the other types of flour. The gluten in the flour gives dough elasticity and allows it to rise with a good structure. Strong flour is best used for yeasted bakes and enriched doughs.

What is King Arthur Irish style flour? ›

Our Irish-style flour, also known as Irish wholemeal, is a US-grown, bran-flecked, soft whole wheat flour, perfect for traditional Irish baked goods (and much, much more). Similar to whole wheat pastry flour, Irish wholemeal contains all of the bran, endosperm, and germ of the wheat berry.

Why is Guinness so delicious? ›

Present day Guinness

Arguably its biggest change to date, in 1959 Guinness began using nitrogen, which changed the fundamental texture and flavour of the Guinness of the past as nitrogen bubbles are much smaller than CO2, giving a "creamier" and "smoother" consistency over a sharper and traditional CO2 taste.

What do Guinness and raw eggs do? ›

Some assume that the liquor kills the salmonella risks linked to raw eggs consumption. It may also be a revisited version of the classic raw egg+alcohol consumed across ages and cultures (and referred to as "Fallujah omelets" in the series Orange Is the New Black).

What is the difference between Guinness and Guinness original? ›

Guinness Draught is what is now predominantly served through a draught in a pub; Guinness draught can be purchased in cans also. Guinness original extra stout is a carbonated version of Guinness and is based on the original Guinness Stout.

What is the best way to drink Guinness? ›

Tilt the glass and the bottle towards each other, starting both at an angle of 45 degrees. Pour slowly in one single go, the bottle shouldn't touch the glass at any stage. As you reach the end of the bottle, the head comes just over the top to create a beautiful tanned head. Your perfect Guinness is now ready to drink.

What is the secret to drinking Guinness? ›

At the bar, Guinness should be poured into a glass tilted at 45 degrees until it's three-quarters full. Then your barkeep should let it sit for two minutes to settle before topping it off with the quintessential creamy white head. At home, let the can chill for at least three hours.

How do you make Guinness less bitter? ›

He says that reducing Guinness slowly over low heat will keep it from getting bitter, but if a reduced Guinness does taste bitter, add a little sugar to even it out. "There's a lot of sugar and starches in any beer, and if you get it too hot, it will get really bitter," he says.

What goes well with Guinness? ›

Here is the list of the top ten things that go with a Guinness:
  • Beef stew. This hearty meal consisting of succulent beef, a rich, beefy broth and fork-tender vegetables goes well with the bitter brew.
  • Shepherd's pie. ...
  • Baked salmon. ...
  • Oysters on the half shell. ...
  • Fish and Chips. ...
  • Kidney Pie. ...
  • Ice Cream. ...
  • Soda bread.

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