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Guinness Beer Bread sliced on cutting board
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5 from 3 votes

Guinness Beer Bread

Guinness Beer Bread is crusty on the outside with a slightly sweet, moist and malty interior. So delicious served warm with a smear of butter!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Guinness Beer Bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 315kcal


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 14 oz can Guinness Stout see recipe notes for 11.2 oz bottle
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Spray loaf or small cookie sheet with no stick spray.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Add the Guinness and eggs.
  • Stir just until combined.
  • Batter will be lumpy.
  • Place batter in pan.
  • Let batter rest for 10 minutes.
  • Bake for 50-70 minutes depending on pan size until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve warm with butter.


For a 11.2 oz bottle of Guinness, reduce flour to 3.5 cups, but all other directions and ingredients remain the same.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3.4mg