Guinness Soda Bread

A Taste of Ireland: Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Soda Bread

Servings: 10-12 Servings

Author: Executive Chef Justin O’Connor



  • 4 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 2 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1⁄2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ stick of butter
  • 2 cups whole milk (please use whole milk, not reduced-fat or skim milk)
  • 3/4 cup black treacle
  • 1⁄2 pint Guinness draught (please do NOT use Extra Stout or Foreign Extra Stout in this recipe)



  1. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and the butter until the dough is the consistency of breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the milk, black treacle, and Guinness draught, mixing until you get a wet dough.
  3. Place dough in a greased bread tin and bake in a preheated (350F) oven for 40-45 minutes.