Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread

Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread

Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread

Does the idea of making bread scare you?

I don’t blame you. There’s a lot of science that goes into each loaf, between the yeast, and the rising, and the temperature of the dough- and with all the kneading, and waiting, and kneading, and waiting, the effort that goes into making a simple loaf of bread can seem a bit cumbersome.

Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread

But what if I told you that there was one special ingredient that can erase all your fears about making bread- and that this special ingredient is also responsible for many of life’s … um… most interesting moments?

Yup, beer (once again) makes everything better!

Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread

Believe it or not, because of the way that beer is made and fermented, it actually acts as the yeast in this bread, which means that you don’t have to wait hours and hours for the bread to rise. In fact, once all the ingredients are combined, the dough is ready to be put in the oven!

Flavorwise, this bread does have the tiniest hint of beer taste, but I feel the pumpkin and honey really are the stars of the show. It’s truly the right way to include alcohol in your breakfast routine!

To show you just how easy making this delicious bread is, I am excited to share with you my first ever cooking video! Nothing fancy, but I had a ton of fun making it! And the fact that it’s only 1 minute and 44 seconds long should tell you how simple this recipe really is! 🙂

Check out the step-by-step instructions for this recipe for Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread below:

And if you want the written, printable instructions, they’re here:

Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread
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  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 12 oz pumpkin ale (I used Dogfish Head Punkin Ale)

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease with cooking spray or butter).
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add both of the flours, the pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, honey and pumpkin puree. Slowly pour the pumpkin ale in and stir to combine everything.
  3. Pour mixture into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes, then slice and serve!

Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread

Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

It’s really amazing how easy it is to make bread with beer, isn’t it?

Happy Eating 🙂

19 thoughts on “Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread”

    1. Yeah you don’t want a beer with tooooo much “beer” flavor, if that makes any sense. It definitely will come through in the bread. I loved this pumpkin ale though!

    1. I loved using the pumpkin beer… a fun way to incorporate even more pumpkin flavor! and thanks for the kind words about the video!!

  1. I love the video, so cute! The music is awesome. I can’t believe the bread is so easy to make! I wrote up a post on a simple white Amish bread a few weeks ago–and it even includes lots of kneading and rises–and I had like.. “tough love” with my readers in the beginning. Like, look, you guys, it’s time to make bread GET OVER IT!! Haha.. but then again, I’m nuts. 🙂


    1. Oh I am totally with you- sometimes whole hog, from scratch, yeast-and-all bread is the only answer! I love making yeast breads when I have the time! But this is perfect for when you are in a pinch!

      1. Yes, this is awesome! I get so tired of waiting 6 hours for my bread :/ I thought it was funny how your first line was “Does the idea of making bread scare you?” – I took a much more aggressive approach with my readers, ha! 😀 Do you think you’ll be making more videos?

    1. Honestly, you won’t believe how easy it is to make bread with beer. And yeah, Dogfish Head is the best! Their Punkin’ Ale is so good, and perfect for this bread!

    1. Shirley, you can certainly make this with any kind of beer, although I feel the richer, full-bodied ones work best in terms of adding flavor. You probably wouldn’t want to make this with a Miller Lite, if you know what I mean. I have heard though that Guinness can add a strange flavor to beer breads, although I haven’t tried. You could even try this with a wheat beer for a sweeter taste. I’m curious to hear how it goes with whatever you choose!

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