I developed this recipe after visiting my ancestral homeland of Ireland. It's a great way to get Guinness into your bread! Serve warm with butter and honey.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.

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  • Mix together the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate large bowl, stir together the butter, vanilla, buttermilk, and Guinness® beer. Pour the flour mixture into the beer mixture, and gently stir until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle with additional oats if desired.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Turn the oven off, open the door, and allow to cool for 30 minutes in the oven before turning out onto a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

185.1 calories; 4.5 g protein; 30.3 g carbohydrates; 11 mg cholesterol; 400.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
This was super!....moist flavorful hearty and relatively healthy. First of all I did not use Guinness. I had a Smithwick's on hand so I had to make the best of it. I did not have buttermilk so I used 1 Tbsp of lemon juice mixed with 1c milk and let it sit for 5 min. I used splenda brown sugar mix light butter and baked it in an 8x6 pan for ten minutes less than stated. It was perfect and just may have to replace my go-to beer bread recipe from this site (whole wheat beer bread). Loved this this one had oats. Also I wasn't expecting it to be as sweet as it was and may decrease the sugar next time. Although my sweet tooth can't complain. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2007
Interesting recipe but I don't think this one is for me. I love Guinness and I don't mind a bitter taste usually but this one was just a little off for me. It didn't quite taste sweet and it didn't quite taste like Guinness-- it was kind of like drinking OJ after brushing your teeth. The recipe was easy and turned out beautifully I guess it just isn't for me. Read More
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173 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
This was super!....moist flavorful hearty and relatively healthy. First of all I did not use Guinness. I had a Smithwick's on hand so I had to make the best of it. I did not have buttermilk so I used 1 Tbsp of lemon juice mixed with 1c milk and let it sit for 5 min. I used splenda brown sugar mix light butter and baked it in an 8x6 pan for ten minutes less than stated. It was perfect and just may have to replace my go-to beer bread recipe from this site (whole wheat beer bread). Loved this this one had oats. Also I wasn't expecting it to be as sweet as it was and may decrease the sugar next time. Although my sweet tooth can't complain. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
This was super!....moist flavorful hearty and relatively healthy. First of all I did not use Guinness. I had a Smithwick's on hand so I had to make the best of it. I did not have buttermilk so I used 1 Tbsp of lemon juice mixed with 1c milk and let it sit for 5 min. I used splenda brown sugar mix light butter and baked it in an 8x6 pan for ten minutes less than stated. It was perfect and just may have to replace my go-to beer bread recipe from this site (whole wheat beer bread). Loved this this one had oats. Also I wasn't expecting it to be as sweet as it was and may decrease the sugar next time. Although my sweet tooth can't complain. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2008
This bread was awesome. I doubled the recipe and baked it in loaf pans. I thought that two loaf pans would overflow so I put it in three but when I make it again I'll do a single recipe in a single loaf pan. I think that will be perfect. I too served it with honey butter. I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2010
I have had really good beer bread...but this tops them all and what's even better is that this recipe was so easy I had no problem, whatsoever, following it. I did use quick-cooking steel cut Irish oats in mine and I really like the rustic texture they gave this bread. This bread is sweet, it's savory...altogether delicious...thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2009
Heavy tasty bread. I was worried the batter was too liquidy but it turned out great! Sweeter than I was expecting with only 1/2 cup of brown sugar but I can't wait to have some for breakfast tomorrow:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2016
Try loaf pan next time. Oven Temp seems high at 425 then 400 try 350?. Seemed done after 1/2 hr on outside but inside wasn't entirely done. 03/16/16 I think 350 was too low cuz bread didn't raise much. Was it the difference in more baking soda than baking powder? Try 1 tsp baking soda and 2 tbsp baking powder. I didn't make it in loaf I made it in round 8" and used 3 pans and tried one with some cinnamon (1/2 tsp full recipe) and raisins (1 C full recipe) Maybe start out 400 for 1st and 375 or 350 for last time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2007
Interesting recipe but I don't think this one is for me. I love Guinness and I don't mind a bitter taste usually but this one was just a little off for me. It didn't quite taste sweet and it didn't quite taste like Guinness-- it was kind of like drinking OJ after brushing your teeth. The recipe was easy and turned out beautifully I guess it just isn't for me. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2012
I've never made bread with beer in it before so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I will say with no hesitation that we enjoyed this. The only thing that I did differently was take the bread out of the oven 15 minutes early...it was done. It is a heavy bread but has a lighter texture than say brown bread. It turned out beautifully moist not too sweet with just a hint of the Guinness. It really was delish with butter and honey but I think this would be equally good with a hot bowl of soup or stew. Thanks Dolly for introducing me to a fabulous new recipe using beer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
So dense and good! I made this to go with Beer Cheese Soup V (from this site) and beer margaritas -- it was a great dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
This makes a very hearty bread that is surprisingly versitile. It goes great with corned beef and cabbage as well as the heartiest of soups. I have even had it for breakfast hot and buttered with a dusting of cinnamon. It is some of the best bread I've made. Read More
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