Maple Stout Quick Bread

Kevin and I traveled to Washington, D.C., last weekend to celebrate with our friends Vicky and Tyler Blue at their wedding, and on the way I was able to look through several magazines I’d been wanting to peruse — namely Cooking Light and Real Simple. I tore out tons of great recipes that I can’t wait to try (so many, in fact that at one point Kevin suggested that I tear out the pages I DIDN’T want to save in order to save time).

One of those recipes was Maple Stout Quick Bread (thanks, Cooking Light!). Since I was in a baking mood tonight, I decided to give it a try. That was a good decision.

Here’s how to make this (super easy) deliciousness within your very own kitchen:


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 stout beer (I used Guinness)
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • 5 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • baking spray with flour (I used Baker’s Joy)
  • 5 Tablespoons powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Place butter and brown sugar in a mixer at high speed and mix until well blended.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together beer, sour cream, and 1/4 cup syrup.
  • Beating at a low speed, add flour mixture and beer mixture alternately to the butter mixture, both beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat until just combined.
  • Place batter in greased loaf pan and bake 35-40 minutes* (or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging).
  • Cool 10 minutes in the pan and then cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Combine powdered sugar and syrup in a small bowl, mixing well. Microwave mixture for about 30 seconds and drizzle over cooled bread.

*I recommend using these 35-40 minutes to drink the remaining beer.

One thought on “Maple Stout Quick Bread

  1. The first photo angle makes the bread look like an edible train track going off into the distance. 🙂 I could definitely put away a few slices of this deliciousness!

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