Guinness Bread with Honey Butter

This bread was perfect alongside corned beef and cabbage for St. Patty’s Day. You can really taste the Guinness in the bread. And served warm, it was crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. And the honey butter was little like icing on the cake. Pretty sure one person even said the bread was more of a vehicle to get the butter into his mouth, haha!



1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


1 cup regular rolled oats, plus additional

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup melted butter

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Guinness beer


  1. Blend the butter ingredients together then place in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan.
  3. Mix together the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate large bowl, stir together the butter, vanilla, buttermilk, and Guinness beer. Pour the flour mixture into the beer mixture, and gently stir until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, and sprinkle with additional oats if desired.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 400 degrees, and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Source: Bread from All Recipes. Honey Butter from Alton Brown on Food Network.

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