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This Irish Guinness Beer Bread recipe is tender, moist and incredibly easy! A little sweet and malty it's the perfect partner to irish stew!
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Guinness Bread

This Irish Guinness Beer Bread recipe is tender, moist and incredibly easy! A little sweet and malty it's the perfect partner to irish stew!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: breads
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 1718kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups white flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 7 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. unsulfured molasses
  • 1 cup Guinness

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two 81/2 x 41/2 loaf pans. the center comes out clean.
  • In the bowl of a food processor combine the flours, baking soda and brown sugar with the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir in ¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. of the oats.
  •  Add the milk, molasses, and the Guinness.
  • Stir to combine (the dough will be very wet). Evenly divide the dough between the two loaf pans. 
  • Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 2 Tbsp. oats. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until the bread is nicely browned and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the loaves cool on a cooling rack. I like to run a butter knife around the edges of the pan so that the loaves come out more easily. 
  • Serve with a good slather of Irish butter!

Nutrition

Calories: 1718kcal | Carbohydrates: 320g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 2780mg | Potassium: 2150mg | Fiber: 30g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Calcium: 506mg | Iron: 16mg