Ina Garten’s Easy Irish Brown Bread with Guinness for St. Patrick’s Day

Ina Garten’s Irish Brown Bread is hearty and slightly sweet with a distinctive malty flavor from Guinness Stout. This quick bread easy to make and oh so satisfying, served slathered with butter or alongside your favorite soup or Irish Stew for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Happy Tuesday!

St. Patrick’s Day is a couple of days away and this rustic, hearty bread

is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite Irish Stew or meal.

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This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten, so you know it’s good!

Guinness Stout has a malty sweetness and a hoppy bitterness that gives this bread a distinctive flavor.

This bread is hearty from whole wheat flour and oats and the addition of brown sugar in this recipe

helps balance the bitterness and adds a subtle sweet flavor.

As it’s a quick bread, it’s super easy to make, no yeast or rising required as baking soda

and powder are leavening agents.

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Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

 Guinness Extra Stout beer or Irish Stout of choice (room temperature)

Whole Wheat Flour

Oats

Irish Butter

Buttermilk

Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Kosher Salt

Brown Sugar, Vanilla and Molasses (optional)

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Ina’s recipe for Irish Guinness Brown Bread calls for dark brown sugar which contains

more molasses and moisture than light brown sugar does.

I only had light brown sugar, so added 1 tablespoon of molasses

to boost the flavor and moisture.

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You’ll need a 9 x 5 loaf pan for this recipe.

For easy removal, spray your pan with nonstick spray and line your pan with parchment paper 

that hangs over the edge of your pan. The spray will keep your paper in place and

from slipping so no batter gets underneath the paper.

Parchment is nonstick so you can lift the bread out of the pan using the ends of the paper.

Parchment paper also helps neutralize hot spots as a barrier between the pan and your batter.

You can skip the step if you prefer and just butter your pan well, but I like the ease 

of removing the bread or whatever I’m baking by lifting the paper edges.

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Here are the easy steps to make this delicious and hearty bread!

☘️ In a large bowl, combine oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

☘️ In a separate bowl, whisk together the beer, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla and molasses, if using.

☘️  Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the well.

Stir batter until well mixed.

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☘️ Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle the top with oats.

☘️ Place bread in 450 degree oven and immediately turn the temperature down to 400 degrees.

☘️ Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

☘️ Allow bread to cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove bread from pan to a wire rack and cool completely

for best slicing and less crumbling.

Slice and serve with Irish butter, honey or jam or serve alongside your favorite soup or Irish Stew.

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Don’t want to buy buttermilk for one recipe? Here’s an easy way to make it and substitution:

To make 1 cup of buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to a liquid measuring cup.

Top with whole milk to the 1 cup line.

Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5 – 10 minutes

until slightly thickened and you see small curdled bits.

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Ina Garten's Irish Brown Bread with Guinness and Oats

Ina Garten's Irish Brown Bread is hearty, slightly sweet and has a distinctive malty flavor from Guinness. This quick bread easy to make and oh so satisfying, served slathered with butter or alongside your favorite soup or Irish Stew for St. Patrick’s Day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
cooling time: 30 minutes30 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: brown bread, buttermilk, Guinness, irish, Irish Stout, oats, quick bread, St. Patrick's Day
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats, plus more for sprinkling (not instant oats)
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed (or 1/2 cup light brown sugar + 1 tablespoon molasses)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 11- to 12-ounce bottle Guinness Extra Stout beer, room temperature (or Irish Stout of choice)
  • 1 cup *buttermilk
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted Irish butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with nonstick spray and line pan with parchment paper that hangs over the edge of your pan for easy removal.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the beer, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla and molasses, if using.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the well. Stir the batter from the middle of the bowl to the outside, until it's well mixed. (Batter will resemble cake batter rather than bread dough.)
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan and sprinkle the top with oats. Place bread in oven and immediately reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow bread to cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove bread from pan using paper. Place on wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  • Slice and serve with Irish butter, honey or jam, alongside your favorite soup or Irish Stew.

Notes

  • Shake the buttermilk before you measure it and leave on the counter for a bit to come to room temperature.
  • *Buttermilk substitution:
    To make 1 cup of buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to a liquid measuring cup. Top with whole milk to the 1 cup line.
    Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5 - 10 minutes until slightly thickened and you see small curdled bits.
  • Dark brown sugar contains more molasses, moisture and is more acidic than light brown sugar. If using light brown sugar add 1 tablespoon of molasses to recipe.
  • Allow bread to cool completely to prevent crumbling when sliced.

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  18 comments for “Ina Garten’s Easy Irish Brown Bread with Guinness for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. March 15, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Yum, Mary the bread looks delicious! I do like that there is no yeast, so it is quick and easy. Thanks for sharing and Happy Tuesday ☘️💚☘️

  2. Rita C.
    March 15, 2022 at 7:26 am

    I kove bread, and that recipe sounds and looks delightful! Reminds me of the bread Outback serves!

  3. Babs
    March 15, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Perfect for the day celebrating all things Irish

  4. franki Parde
    March 15, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Isn’t “Kerrygold” butter “just the BEST!” We put a small “pat” in every cup of coffee (2 a day) & it makes all the difference in the world, IMO. Luv Irish Soda Bread, too. franki

    • Doris
      March 16, 2022 at 4:11 pm

      Could you use white flour and unsalted butter

      • March 16, 2022 at 5:38 pm

        Hi Doris, Whole-wheat flour is denser than all-purpose flour so it would completely change the texture of this bread. Use the unsalted butter of your choice. ☘️

  5. March 15, 2022 at 9:08 am

    I love this bread more than Irish Soda bread, Mary. When my late beloved and I were in Ireland, I fell in love with brown bread and searched for a recipe. Ina’s recipe comes pretty close. 💚☘️💚

  6. March 15, 2022 at 9:29 am

    My tummy is rumbling reading this post, an Irish version of easy beer bread! Sounds delightful, thanks Mary ☘️
    Jenna

  7. March 15, 2022 at 11:02 am

    Mary, this bread looks delightful. I wonder if our store stocks Irish butter. Anything from Ina Garten is delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Clara
    March 15, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Thank you Mary! Looks delicious! When we get the ice storm damage cleared up, I’ll enjoy using this recipe. My days currently are exhausting but we’re making progress thank the Lord! Have a wonderful day! Clara❤️

    • March 15, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      Oh I’m so sorry to hear you had ice damage Clara, I hope it was minor and you didn’t any trees or power! We had a tree fall in the lake by my Potting Shed when we had snow in January. I was thankful if fell in the water and not on my shed. Take care. ♥

      • Clara
        March 15, 2022 at 10:05 pm

        Oh, Mary! I’m glad it fell in the lake too. It would make me so sad if anything happened to your beautiful potting shed! You have so many lovely pretties inside and gorgeous landscaping outside. We never lost power thank goodness. We lost a huge oak but it didn’t hit the house so that was a blessing during the first ice storm. The second one got the pine tree limbs! Snapped them right off! They were very mature trees so the limbs were pretty large. We’re working through it. It could have been much worse so we’re thankful. I’m ready for bird chirping weather to stay!☺️ Clara❤️

  9. March 15, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    I know I’d love this Mary, we had out corned beef on Sunday, would have been great with it! Happy St. Pat’s:@)

  10. March 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    A perfect bread for this week… and it’s fairly easy. Yum!

  11. March 16, 2022 at 7:37 am

    YUM!!!

  12. Lisa
    March 16, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Mary, This looks wonderful! I bought the ingredients today for to make it for our dinner tomorrow to go with our corned beef and cabbage! Thanks for sharing! ☘️☘️☘️

  13. Teresa Cline
    March 16, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Can’t wait to try this tomorrow! Thanks for another great recipe Mary! Teresa

  14. Cyndi Raines
    March 17, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Sounds so good! I’m a bread person and potato and throw in pasta too, a carb lover for sure! Lol. Had my Reuben the other day at a local restaurant and it was so good, may go back tomorrow for another. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘

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