Festive foods take on new meaning when made with serious beer. And who doesn’t like Irish soda bread muffins, especially when they’re made with beer?
This tasty recipe comes our way from Guinness and it uses the brewery’s Extra Stout, a medium-bodied 5.6% ABV Dry Stout with a subtle fruitiness and rich creamy head.
These flavorful muffins are easy to make and the beer really adds something.
So let’s do this!
Guinness Cranberry Walnut Irish Soda Bread Muffins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup Guinness Extra Stout
2 ¼ cups AP flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk
6 tablespoons melted Irish butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 400.
Combine cranberries and Guinness Extra Stout. Microwave on high for 45 seconds and let it steep and cool, to allow those cranberries to saturate with all that beer flavor. Strain and set aside.
Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and melted butter.
Combine the dry and wet ingredients until just mixed and gently fold in cranberries and walnuts.
Spray muffin tin with a liberal amount of non-stick cooking spray. Fill each section about ¾ of the way up.
Top with a pinch flakey sea salt and demerara. Bake for about 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes and quickly remove muffins from the tin and finish cooling on a wire rack.
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