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Walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fats, including the essential fatty acid omega-3. Polyunsaturated fats are beneficial for both brain health and function. Walnuts are also a source of vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin (and an antioxidant) that helps maintain healthy skin and eyes, and strengthen the body’s natural defense against illness and infection.

Gluten Free Stout & Walnut Bread

Gluten Free Mummy
This gluten free stout and walnut bread is akin to a traditional Irish soda bread in that it's yeast free and quick to make. It's sweetened with a little caster sugar and treacle, and the addition of gluten free Irish stout gives a wonderful depth of flavour.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Breads
Cuisine Irish


  • 400 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 75 g gluten free porridge oats
  • 2 tsp bread soda ensure it's gluten free
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 100 g walnuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp treacle
  • 50 g butter
  • 400 ml gluten free stout I use 9 White Deer Traditional Irish Stout


  • Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
  • Lightly grease a 2lb loaf tin.
  • Put the butter and treacle into a saucepan over a low heat. Allow the butter to melt and stir to combine.
  • Sieve the gluten free self raising flour, bread soda and xanthan gum into a mixing bowl. Add the gluten free porridge oats, caster sugar and chopped walnuts. Stir.
  • Add the stout to the melted butter/treacle mixture and stir.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared tin and bake for about 40 minutes.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven. Turn it upside down and then return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven, wrap it in a clean tea towel and leave to cool.
Keyword gluten free, stout bread, walnuts