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Easy Guinness Beer Bread

Easy Guinness Beer Bread has only 4 ingredients! This bread recipe is the perfect side dish for stew or soup, especially on St. Patrick's Day. Or, make this with any beer you like on any day of the year!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 163kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 3 cups (372g) self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup (50g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 bottle 11.2 ounces/331 ml Guinness beer (or use any beer)
  • ¼ cup (57g) butter, melted (divided)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 8x4-inch or 9x5-inch bead pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk self-rising flour and brown sugar until no lumps remain. Stir in beer and 3 tablespoons of the butter. Batter will be thick.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan. Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Serve warm or room temperature plain or with butter. Eat or freeze within 2 days.



Serving: 1slice | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 432mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g