Spiced Guinness Banana Bread

March 17, 2019

Spiced Guinness Banana Bread

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Spiced Guinness Banana Bread

Hearty and delicious (and just the excuse you needed so you can enjoy beer for breakfast).


  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon*
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom*
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves*
  • 2 cups Guinness
  • 2 cups broken walnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chocolate chips*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, candied ginger*
    • *Available from Well Seasoned


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl cream the brown sugar, banana, eggs, vanilla and oil; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt & spices.
  4. Alternately blend the flour mixture and the beer into the creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in the walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips, and candied ginger to the mixture and blend well. Pour into the prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
  7. Leave in pan for 15 minutes to cool before turning out to cool completely on rack.

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook time:

60 Minutes

Yield: 2 9 x 5" loaf pans.

Photo credit: Whitney, this photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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