Sweet and Spicy Guinness Quick Bread

This sweet and spicy quick bread would make a great St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, or a heartening snack served with a cup of coffee or Irish tea. The magic ingredient is Guinness stout, a dark Irish beer that adds wonderful moistness and flavor.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup organic brown sugar
1 12-ounce Guinness or other Irish stout beer, minus a sip (fun for the cook!)
1/2 cup raisins
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, then spoon into a greased loaf pan.

2. Bake 50 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

Makes one loaf.

Inspired by The Best Quick Breads by Beth Hensperger (Harvard Common Press, 2000).


Aud Nordby
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Teresa Wlosowicz
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Marcel Elschot
Marcel Elschot3 years ago

looks good

Lynn Demsky
Lynn D.3 years ago

Looks yummy --- did copy and will try it! Thank you!

Dale O.

Looks tasty, homemade bread is wonderful.

Beatriz Blauth
Beatriz Blauth3 years ago

Great recipe! Thanks!

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago


Dana W.
Dana W.3 years ago

Sounds easy and delicious!