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Guinness Bread. It's Good for You!

Guinness Bread A simple, delicious and nutritious quick bread.

Why nutritious? Well, if you're asking you're not Irish, lol. Guinness is good for you, don't you know! At one time, not too long ago, it was given to new mom's in hospital in Ireland -- helping to build strength and providing essential vitamins!

That's our story, and we're sticking to it. ;)

In all seriousness though, this bread does boast some feel good B vitamins, a boost in fibre from the whole wheat and oats, natural sugars and fats, protein and calcium (when using whole milk of course).

This recipe is one adapted from the Guinness website. Guinness bread is common in Ireland, being served in many pubs along with seafood chowder and fresh Irish butter ❤ #kerrygold #forthewin

This is a great bread to have on hand over the holidays. It's lovely on a charcuterie served along with smoked salmon, cheeses or just whipped butter and honeycomb. Yum!

It also makes a nice hostess gift ;)



3 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/4 cups white flour (if all you have is whole wheat, no problem it will still work out)

1 cup old fashioned oats

2 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 Tbsp. butter (salted or unsalted -- just adjust the 1tsp of salt accordingly)

2 cups milk (I only had cashew milk one time and it still turned out great)

7 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. unsulfured molasses

1 cup Guinness


Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease two 81/2 x 41/2 loaf pans. In the bowl of a food processor combine the flours, baking soda and brown sugar with the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Stir in 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. of the oats. Add the milk, molasses and the Guinness. Stir to combine (the dough will be very wet). Evenly divide the dough between the two loaf pans. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 2 Tbsp. oats. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until the bread is nicely browned and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

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