I am really excited to shared this bread with you. If you have never tasted beer bread, you don’t know what you are missing. It is sweet, buttery, moist and chewy. Every time I have beer bread I am utterly amazed at how delicious it is. It is great simply with butter, but imagine grilled ham and cheese with this bread (link for grilled ham and cheese recipe found here).
Now this bread is not with just any beer. This bread is made with Guinness. The classic Irish stout has a wonderful flavour and with every bite of this bread you can taste the Guinness. It is amazing because the taste of Guinness is present but not overpowering.
Not only do I love the flavour of this bread, but I also love how easy it is to make. There is no yeast in this bread, so there is no kneading required. There is also no need to let it rest and rise. This bread uses baking powder and that along with the carbonation of the Guinness it gets all the lift it needs. You can get this bread in the oven within 10 minutes. It is that easy to make.
So, if you have never had beer bread before, I encourage you to give it a try. It doesn’t have to be Guinness either. You could try various beers to get different flavours. Once you try, this bread will be in your regular rotation of ‘to-make’ foods!
- 3 cups flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 tsp baking powder
- ⅓ cup oats
- ⅔ cup dark brown sugar
- 12 oz Guinness
- 1 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp butter
- Preheat oven at 350F
- Grease a loaf pan with the 1 tbsp butter.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, ⅓ cup oats and brown sugar.
- Slowly beat in the Guinness into the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer on the low setting. Do not over mix the batter, but make sure that it is not too lumpy.
- Pour the batter in the greased loaf pan and sprinkle the 1 tbsp of oats on top.
- Bake the bread for 50 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted, comes out clean. Check at 45 minutes just in case the bread is done early.
- Place on a cooling rack until at room temperature.