Pumpkin Beer Bread

Pumpkin Beer Bread

This post should really be called Pumpkin Pumpkin Beer Bread because it is a beer bread made with pumpkin beer AND it has actual pumpkin in it.

But you know I’m trying to keep my titles simple. One of my favorite things about fall (besides literally everything) is pumpkin beer. My other favorite thing about pumpkin beer is how when you get it at a bar it comes with a cinnamon sugar rim. My goal was to take that beautiful pumpkin beer you get at a bar with a cinnamon sugar rim and turn it into bread.

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You do not want to know how many loaves of bread I went through to get this right. Baking is all about proportions of ingredients, and pumpkin is a very fickle ingredient. Pumpkin is great because it helps baked goods be soft and retain moisture, the problem is you put too much and you get a weird thick blob. Especially, with bread I needed to make sure I got the texture right. So this loaf in addition to having the flavor of pumpkin beer, has just enough pumpkin puree to make it taste like pumpkin while still keeping a nice, airy bread-texture. I also turned that cinnamon sugar rim into a cinnamon sugar crust that is flaky and sweet.

Thanksgiving is next week and I cannot be more excited. I’m taking off a whole week of work, which is the longest time I’ve taken off since I started working in January. I’m excited to chill in Vermont with my boyfriend and dog, hang out with my adorable nephew, be with family, and eat way too much food. Hopefully, I’m not too late into pumpkin season to be posting this but better late than never right?

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Pumpkin Beer Bread
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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (real canned pumpkin, not pie filling)
  • 1 12oz bottle pumpkin beer (I used Sam Adams 20 pounds of pumpkin)
  • ⅓ cup turbino sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice until well combined.
  4. Now add pumpkin puree and bottle of pumpkin beer, mix with a spatula until combined. The dough will be thick.
  5. Put the dough evenly into the loaf pan.
  6. In a small bowl combine turbino sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle all over top of the dough
  7. Place in the oven, and start checking for done-ness at 55 minutes. a toothpick should come out clean