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Pumpkin Beer Bread

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Let’s do a little math story problem today.

SuperCoolBlogReader loves pumpkin bread (A).

And SuperCoolBlogReader also loves beer bread (B).

So as a result, what will SuperCoolBlogReader also love (A+B)?

(       Fill in the blank       )

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Oh yes. I’m pretty sure that all of you SuperCoolBlogReaders everywhere are going to love this Pumpkin Beer Bread! I mean, it’s a mathematical fact. ;)

As a SuperCoolBlogReader (ok, and writer) myself, I have long been a total fan of both beer bread and pumpkin bread. And judging by the pageviews on this site, apparently you all are too! The honey beer bread recipe that I posted 4 years ago on the site (as a total newbie blogger) is still one of the most popular recipes on Gimme Some Oven. And all of our pumpkin recipes are going bonkers right now (in a wonderful, pumpkin-licious way).

So for a seasonal twist, it seemed like a no-brainer to add in some pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices and pumpkin ale to one of my favorite breads and turn it into a Pumpkin Beer Bread.

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Pumpkin Beer Bread Recipe |

Truly, this pumpkin beer bread recipe highlights the best parts of both pumpkin bread and beer bread. The bread was nice and tangy from the yeast, and perfectly buttery and chewy — like beer bread. But then the bread also had a nice subtle hint of pumpkin, with a few little spices, which I loved.

To be clear, though, this bread definitely errs much more on the yeasty “beer bread” side than the sweet pumpkin bread side.  It’s the perfect bread to be served with an autumn dinner, or with some nice sweet butter.

I’m pretty sure that you — yes you, SuperCoolBlogReader — are going to love it. Enjoy!!

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Pumpkin Beer Bread

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


Add some pumpkin to your beer bread for a tasty seasonal twist!


  • 3 cups flour (I used half all-purpose, and half whole-wheat flour)
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, store-bought or homemade
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of beer (I recommend trying a pumpkin ale)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×5-inch bread pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.
  2. Stir flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, honey and pumpkin puree together in a large mixing bowl until combined. Slowly add in the beer, and stir until combined and smooth.
  3. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean. Let bread rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

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64 comments on “Pumpkin Beer Bread”

  1. Can you make beer bread using the quick bread and muffin pumpkin mix 

  2. Tried this. Ended up with 2 loaves (smallish). I don’t know if it is the beer I used but mine turned out pretty tasteless at the bite but then a bitter aftertaste. We weren’t fans even if it did come out as pretty as pictured. Thank you for sharing the recipe though.

  3. I used Blue Moon harvest pumpkin beer and this bread is wonderful. Next time I might whisk the pumpkin really well before adding so bread has less pumpkin lumps. Great with soup!

  4. Delicious! Used 1/4 c brown sugar instead of the honey.

  5. I have been making beer bread for years and never gave it a thought to add pumpkin. I served it with Pumpkin sausage soup, they went together quite well. I followed the recipe only using 2/3 all purpose flour and 1/3 whole wheat flour. I will make this again.

  6. This is a good bread. I made it, excited to try the recipe, without first reading the comments, I noticed that many said it was bitter, hard, doughy, lacking flavor etc… I disagree! For the purpose of the one variable factor, I used Ellicottville Pumpkinville beer.

    Now, This is a BEER bread first and foremost. It has that flavor. Beer bread is typically enjoyed with butter, as posted in the recipe, and that’s how this bread is best enjoyed. It is a unique bread and I’ve truly never had anything like it. The pumpkin flavor shines through in an interesting almost floral, fragrant way. The spice is there but pumpkin and beer are the stars of the show. It’s chewy, and pleasant with a good crustiness to it. I will make this again. I enjoyed it a lot. I do think it could use a bit more salt but luckily that’s something that’s a personal taste and I can salt my bread when I butter it.
    Thanks for this great first day of fall recipe that doesn’t make my teeth hurt from sweetness.