Chocolate Stout Bread

guinness-stout-breadIf you have any leftover Guinness, this is a great and easy way to use some up.

Seriously, this takes about 5 minutes to put together. I actually meant to post this on St. Patrick’s Day but ran out of time.


If you’ve ever made beer bread, it’s the same concept. You use the yeast from the stout to achieve a bread texture without having to actually go through the usual bread making process.


I love the crusty crust and chewy texture. We make a lot of beer breads in our house.

I wanted to make this a sweet bread so I added molasses and brown sugar. And at the last second, I thought it might be fun to make it a chocolate stout bread. I think the cocoa powder made it a little dry though. I’ve included both versions of the recipe below. Enjoy!


Chocolate Stout Bread
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups Guinness stout beer
  • 1/4 cup cocoa + 1 tbsp molasses (if doing chocolate version)
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9 x 5 baking loaf pan. Combine all ingredients except melted butter into a large mixing bowl. Using a large sturdy spatula, mix until ingredients are all incorporated. The batter will still be lumpy and you don’t want to overmix. Just mix until all the flour has been incorporated so no flour pockets remain.
  2. Pour 2 tbsp of melted butter in bottom of loaf pan. Scoop bread batter in, spreading evenly across the entire pan. Then pour remaining 2 tbsp of melted butter on top of the bread. Bake 50-60 minutes until bread is done.


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