Whole Wheat Guinness Soda Bread

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This Whole Wheat Guinness Soda Bread is a deeply flavorful quick bread loaf made with your favorite stout. It's the perfect accompaniment for a hearty stew. I love eating it warm with plenty of butter.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Irish Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 400 grams whole wheat flour
  • 100 grams old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 300 ml Guinness or stout beer
  • 150 ml plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and spray a 9-inch loaf pan with some non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. Give everything a quick stir to be sure the ingredients are well combined.
  3. In a small bowl or jug, whisk together Guinness, yogurt, vegetable oil, and honey.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Dump the mixture into your loaf pan and sprinkle a few more oats on top for good measure. Two fat pinches should suffice. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  6. Slice thin and serve warm with plenty of butter.



  • Use the same measuring cup for the honey as you used for the vegetable oil. It will make your honey pour out more easily.
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