Guinness Beer Muffin Bread

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Guinness Beer Muffin Bread is the perfect little bread muffin to kick off a festive St. Patrick's Day meal with and this is easy how to make individual servings.

The Irish stout flavors are perfect for a festive party meal of any kind and then slathered with some Irish butter while still warm out of the oven, these are fit for a king!

This is just a plain style beer bread recipe, however, there are suggestions and additions below to make other flavors with bacon and cheese, garlic and herb and cheese with garlic beer bread.

The aroma alone will make your mouth water while baking.

We stay home every year and celebrate being Irish for a day and make all our Best St. Patrick's Day Roundup of Recipes.

These muffins are on the top of the list of must makes every year and everyone loves them.

Muffin bread is so delicious and comes together quickly because guess what there's no yeast or rising to worry about!

I love easy recipes and quick bread like this one with no waiting time for the muffin bread to rise up!

The taste is extraordinary with extra light and fluffy texture plus with the brown sugar added it has a little sweetness for the perfect addition.

Served with my Slow Cooker Guinness Corned Beef, Colcannon Guinness Gravy Mashed Potatoes or even just a Guinness Stew or Guinness Cheesy Chili, these muffins are the perfect accompaniment!

Scroll down and see this easy recipe and keep this recipe all year long, don't wait for the holiday!

these are Guinness beer bread muffins with oats on top in a white square dish and the muffins are in the background cooling.

Stout Beer

Guinness Beer is one of the most popular stout beers out there.

It's made from roasted barley, hops, yeast, and water and the roasted barley is where it gets its caramelized color from.

The beer helps the muffins or bread rise nicely and makes the light and flavorful.

We really enjoy these with melted butter or used to dip into our delicious Irish Style Stovetop Lamb Stew.

these are homemade beer muffin bread with oats on topped sprinkled with powdered sugar made for St. Patrick's Day meat meals

Ingredients You Will Need to Make Guinness Beer Muffin Bread

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  • all-purpose flour
  • oats
  • dark brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • Guinness Beer
  • Cooking spray
  • Garnish
  •  oats
  • Optional: Dust the tops of muffins with powdered sugar
  • Serve with Irish Butter while still warm.

this is the oat and Guinness Beer batter to make muffin bread and muffin tin in the background all ready to pour this in

Tool You Will Need to Make Guinness Beer Muffin Bread

  1. 12 cups muffin tin or loaf pan
  2. Parchment paper or Cupcake Liners
  3. Cooking spray
  4. Measuring cups
  5. Measuring spoons
  6. Electric Mixer
  7. Bowl
  8. Spatula
  9. Toothpick for testing

these are Guinness Beer Muffin batter in muffin tins ready to be baked

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this is beer muffins using an ice cream scoop to add to the muffin oil sprayed tin

Suggestions and Additions:

Follow same instructions can be made into loaf or muffins

  • Bacon and Cheddar: add 1 cup of cheddar shredded and 8 slices of cooked crumbled bacon at the end
  • Hot and Spicy Cheesy Beer Bread: add 1 cup of  Dubliner cheese shredded and  3 seeded jalapeno pepper chopped
  • Garlic and Herb Beer Bread: Add 4 cloves of minced garlic and 1 teaspoon each oregano, basil, parsley 
  • Garlic and Cheese Beer Bread: Add 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese and 3 cloves minced garlic

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Easy Quick Bread

I love quick bread recipes and this one is simple with just a few pantry ingredients and the perfect size when serving just a few people, plus they freeze well if you have leftovers.

These delicious little Guinness beer bread muffins are just amazing and if you really just want to make it into a different pan, or loaf, just scoop the batter into a greased pan, bake it slice and eat!

No matter how you make this sweet Irish muffin bread it's going to be the best addition on your St. Patrick's Day tables!

Enjoy and let me know how you like them!

Guinness Beer Muffin Bread

Guinness Beer Muffin Bread

Yield: 12 muffins or 1 loaf
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 41 MTotal time: 51 M
These are a great little beer bread muffins are made with Guinness Beer and perfect for any Irish meal. We love these with beer stews, beer chili and slow-cooked corned beef. This recipe can also be made in a loaf pan.


  • 3 cups all-purpose  flour
  • 1/2  cup oats
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 4  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 12-ounce bottle Guinness Beer
  • Cooking spray
  • Garnish
  • 1 tablespoon oats ( these oats are optional)
  • Optional:  Dust the tops of  muffins with powdered sugar 
  • Serve with Irish Butter while still warm.
  • Tools:
  • 12 cups muffin tin or loaf pan
  • Parchment paper or Cupcake Liners
  • Cooking spray
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Electric Mixer
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Toothpick for testing


How to cook Guinness Beer Muffin Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cooking pan muffins or loaf pan.
  2. Grease or oil spray a muffin pan or you can use paper cupcake liners. 
  3. If using a loaf pan grease or line it with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium-sized glass bowl and using a hand mixer, measure in the flour, oats, brown sugar,  salt, and baking powder
  5. Slowly pour the beer into the dry ingredients mixing slowly.
  6. Fold this mixture no longer than one minute.
  7. Do not over-mix. 
  8. Using a spatula scoop the dough into the loaf pan and add the remaining oats on top.
  9. Add the dough to the prepared muffin tins using an ice cream scoop for even sizing or a  loaf pan.
  10. Sprinkle the top with the remaining tablespoon of oats.
  11. Bake for around 35 to 40 minutes muffins are done.
  12. Note: if using a loaf pan,  bake 45 to 55 minutes.
  13. Use the toothpick method to ensure they are done in the middle.
  14. Serve with butter while still warm or dust with powdered sugar and sprinkle with oats if using.
  15. These are great served with Slow Cooker Corned Beef,Guinness Chili or Beer Stew.
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these are two muffins in a white dish made with Guinness Beer batter and sprinkled with oats


  1. Perfect idea for St. Patty's day!! this will be fun to make with the kiddos today!

  2. These Guinness recipes all look very good but I would never try to sneak beer into a dish that I'm serving to Bev, the beer hater.

  3. delicious! Can't wait to make again!

  4. These were just so delicious!! Thank you for the great recipe

  5. Such a delicious idea! Love the flavor of these muffins and how tender they look!

  6. The muffins must have tasted amazing! I must bake these for my husband soon.

  7. Your Beer Muffin Bread will have great flavor that we will love! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,476.
    Miz Helen

  8. This is such a clever idea! A perfect addition to that St. Patrick's Day menu. :)

  9. This muffin bread is going to become a staple at our dinner table. This recipe is so helpful. I love the tips and notes added to change it up from time to time!

  10. These look like such a treat! Thank you for sharing this recipe and making it easy to follow!

  11. I love this bread so much. It reminds me of the old days with friends. So good!


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