Stout (Beer) Bread

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"Amazing flavor and so easy to make! This is a sweet bread similar to banana bread in texture. Serve warm with cinnamon butter or cream cheese. Make it plain or add craisins, dates, nuts, or let your imagine go wild. If you are not weighing the flour besure to spoon the flour into the measuring cup; it's important to have the correct amount of flour otherwise you'll be disappointed! Original recipe was found on Simply Recipes, however I've made a few adjustments!"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (163.5 g)
  • Calories 468.5
  • Total Fat - 11.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 326.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 85.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 41.2 g
  • Protein - 7.2 g
  • Calcium - 219.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with non-stick.(butter flavored) spray.

Step 2

Into a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Slowly pour half of the beer into the flour mixture and stir (The pub cans of Guinness are larger than 12 ounces, but they have better carbonation, so use what you need and drink ;=) the rest.).

Step 3

Add the molasses and stir in the balance of the beer. Stir in optional craisins, dates, or nuts. NOTE: Stir just enough to blend in the flour but DO NOT over mix or you'll end up with a beer brick!

Step 4

Pour into the prepared loaf pan (no more than 2/3 full). Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Step 5

Cool in pan for 5 minutes, and then turn it out onto a rack. Drizzle or brush the butter on the top of the bread.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

2 Reviews


We celebrate St. Patrick's Day all the way at my house and I actually made this to have for breakfast today. It is a moist bread and totally delicious with dates, walnuts and craisins added before baking. My family was drooling while it was baking it smelled so good throughout the house. I won't wait till St. Patrick's Day before making this again. It was great served with cinnamon butter. Thank you for posting this here for us holiday celebraters Gally_Wench!


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(17 Mar 2013)


Fantastic! This is probably the first recipe I've made that I really liked beer in. The flavor melded wonderfully with the rye and fruit. I used bottled Guinness extra stout. This recipe inspired me to make a rye orange muffin recipe that I'll be posting shortly. I used 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup Splenda. I also messed up and mixed the melted butter in with the molasses so I just rubbed a little more butter on the top when it was done. I added the dates, raisins and crasins. This rose beautifully! I did have to bake it 1 hour, and used a 8.5x4.5 loaf pan. Thanks for a new favorite, especially for Hubby. Freddy Cat says hi! Made on St. Patrick's Day.


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(21 Mar 2012)