Guinness Quick Bread

Robin Wellhouse


This is an EASY, 4-ingredient (if you use self-rising flour), hearty, quick bread; made with Guinness Draught (or any other dark beer you have on hand.) Goes well with anything from main entrees to soups and stews. Enjoy!


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10 slices
15 Min
1 Hr


  • 3 c
    self rising flour (sifted twice) or regular all purpose flour (sifted twice) note: measure after sifting
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder (omit if using self-rising flour)
  • 1 tsp
    salt (omit if using self-rising flour)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 can(s)
    or bottle (14.9 ounce) of guinness draught (or other dark beer)
  • 1/2 c
    melted, unsalted butter - divided (1/4 cup for the batter and 1/4 cupfor pouring over the top before baking)

How to Make Guinness Quick Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a large loaf pan (or 2 smaller ones) by spraying lightly with oil (like Pam Spray or Baker's Joy)
  2. REMEMBER TO DOUBLE SIFT THE FLOUR – either the self-rising or AP flour. NOTE: measure after sifting
  3. Mix the dry ingredients, 1/4 cup melted butter, and beer together. Pour into a prepared loaf pan
  4. Pour the remaining 1/4 cup of melted butter over mixture; and then bake 1 hour.
  5. Remove to a wire rack and let cool for a few minutes. Turn the loaf out and slice at least 1” pieces. Serve warm, with or without spreading on softened butter or honey. Enjoy!

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About Guinness Quick Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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