Frugal Foodie Mama: Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread

 This savory Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread has just a touch of sweetness & a spiced flavor that is reminiscent of pumpkin pie...
This savory Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread has just a touch of sweetness & a spiced flavor that is reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

Post updated 10/13/17- This tasty Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread post deserved some updated photos. I did leave one of the originals below just so you all can see for yourself why this recipe so desperately needed a little face lift. ;)

This savory Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread has just a touch of sweetness & a spiced flavor that is reminiscent of pumpkin pie.
Original photo from my 2012 post

This is not your typical dessert-like pumpkin bread, folks. This pumpkin bread is more on the savory side with just a *touch* of sweetness and a bit of spice reminiscent of pumpkin pie.  
This bread paired beautifully with a bowl of homemade chili and was just as delicious the next day paired with pork chops and apples. But you can also totally flip it & make it into a sweet treat with a slather of butter & a drizzle of honey. :)

This savory Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread has just a touch of sweetness & a spiced flavor that is reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

Whichever pumpkin beer you choose to make this with will definitely affect the flavor and the color of your bread. Obviously the darker the beer you use, the darker your bread will be and the deeper the flavor will be. I would suggest you look for a pumpkin ale that is brewed with molasses and spices. I used Tommyknocker Brewery's Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale in my original 2012 recipe post of this bread. I used Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale in this updated version of my Spiced Ale Pumpkin Bread. Another good pumpkin beer to try in this recipe would be Southern Tier's Pumpking.

This savory Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread has just a touch of sweetness & a spiced flavor that is reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

This bread is amazing while it is still warm from the oven. I am not even kidding, you all- I ate 3 slices of this bread with butter in a matter of 20 minutes. I am not proud of this. I am just telling you guys that it is just THAT good. ;)

This savory Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread has just a touch of sweetness & a spiced flavor that is reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
Ingredients (1 loaf)
  • 3 cups of white flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 12 oz bottle of pumpkin ale
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp honey
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, the spices, and the salt. Set aside.

Put your canned pumpkin & the brown sugar into a small bowl and then pour the bottle of pumpkin ale over it. Whisk the pumpkin, beer, & brown sugar together until well mixed.

Pour the pumpkin/beer mixture into your dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just mixed. Do not over mix as this could cause your bread to turn out extra dense.
Pour your bread batter into your greased loaf pan.

Now melt the butter and then whisk the honey into your melted butter. Pour over the top of the batter in the loaf pan.

Bake for 45-50 minutes. When a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, it is done.
Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool further.

Wrap any leftover bread tightly in plastic wrap. It will store well this way for 3-5 days.
Enjoy!

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