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Celebrate National Beer Day with Chocolate Stout Bread

Photo: Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN

Today is National Beer Day. Sure, you can kick back with a cold one at the end of the day to celebrate. Or you could get more creative and try baking or cooking with beer. Stout gives an amazing boost of flavor to baked goods with its deep, bitter notes.  This not-too-sweet bread is wonderful with a schmear of almond butter.

Stout Bread with Chocolate

Makes one loaf

Adapted from Eating in Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or chia seeds
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup stout 
  • ½ cup whole-milk vanilla yogurt
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • ¼ cup liquid coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine flours, salt, baking soda, flax or chia seeds, brown sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. In another bowl, stir together stout, yogurt, egg, coconut oil and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Stir well with a spatula, then stir in chocolate.
  3. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and pour in bread mixture. Bake for 40 minutes, until top of the loaf feels dry and a sharp knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  4. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes in the pan. Remove loaf and slice.

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, is a New York Times bestselling author and nationally recognized health expert who writes for ParentsBabyCenter, Today.com and Cooking Light. Connect with her on her website and through TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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