Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pumpkin Beer Bread

Happy November!!!
{I can't believe I just said that.}

You know what November needs?  More pumpkin.  Kinda like more cowbell.  I mean, really...can you have too much?

If you've never made beer bread, now is the time.  It's about the easiest thing you'll ever make.  Click here for my mom's recipe and a few variations.
This bread is not a sweet bread, so don't expect it to taste like the pumpkin bread at Starbucks.  It's pretty much a classic beer bread with some warm spices...delicious slathered with butter, warm from the oven...delicious toasted with butter alone or with a sprinkle cinnamon sugar.

You'll need these...
...kitty to check your ingredients is totally optional.


Pumpkin Beer Bread

3 cups unbleached, self-rising flour
3 TBSP light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1 cup pumpkin
12 ounces room temperature pumpkin beer
butter

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9x 5" loaf pan with shortening.

Whisk together the flour, sugar and spices.

Add the pumpkin and the beer and stir until combined.

Spoon into prepared loaf pan,  and bake about 1 hour.  Let cool in the pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack.

Pour melted butter on top of the bread or, just rub a stick of butter over the top, letting it drip down the sides.  Enjoy while still warm, or toasted and oodles of butter.

38 comments:

  1. This sounds great! I hardly ever make pumpkin bread because I don't like it to be too sweet, so this sounds perfect for me. My stomach growled just looking at the picture putting the butter on top - YUM! Thank you for sharing!

    littlekitchie.blogspot.com

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  2. This sounds like the perfect combination. And I agree, bring on more pumpkin.

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  3. I might have drooled. I will be making this yumminess this weekend. What do you think the equivalent would be in non-canned pumpkin? I have a couple kicking around...

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  4. When I first saw the title, I was surprised by the combination. When I saw it was pumpkin beer, it actually sounds pretty good. Pumpkin beer is so popular here!

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  5. YES YES A MILLION TIMES YES!

    sorry to shout, got a little excited ;)

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  6. You made me laugh out loud with that cowbell joke!

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  7. I've wanted to make beer bread for awhile and now...I NEED to do it with pumpkin. It looks wonderful, Bridget!

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  8. You can never go wrong with pumpkin and pumpkin beer! Looks yummy!

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  9. Yummy! By the way, what is kitty's name, because (s)he's cute?

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  10. This bread looks delicious, and that cat! How cute is the cat?! Love the perfectly perky reverse mustache.

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  11. oh that sounds great, perfect for a bowl of soup!

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  12. I was just thinking about this the other day. I wondered if I could do this with pumpkin beer and you answered my question. Looks great!

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  13. Oh, I LOVE beer bread so much. My family does too. I love to add the vitamins and flavor that pumpkin gives to just about anything. More cowbell indeed! Lol. Too funny. I am going to try this bread weekend. I'm glad I saw How Sweet retweet your post.

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  14. I love all of your kitty pictures (here and on IG) such a cute fuzzball! And yes... pumpkin bread is a must this month but I refuse to admit which month it is, hoping that time will slow down ... somehow?

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  15. Oh my goodness--the butter on the top! I thought I was in love after the first few pictures and NOW?!? I need this ASAP.

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  16. Mmmmm, this sounds so tasty! I absolutely love beer bread... and pumpkin... and pumpkin beer, so this is a perfect fit for me. I can't wait to try this recipe out.

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  17. Pumpkin beer bread-- I haven't heard of anything better!

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  18. Love the pumpkin spin on beer bread!! You're brilliant!!

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  19. you had me at Pumpkin,but beer too??? Now you have created a monster. Must try this!! Thanks for posting.

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  20. Pumpkin and Beer in one bread? It seems too much! I wish I had a kitty to help do an ingredient check!

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  21. Your bread looks delicious, your kitty is adorable and that old school desk/chair he/she is perched on is precious (reminds me of my high school days)!

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  22. I made this this weekend (along with your pumpkin cupcakes), and both were a great hit! Thanks for the recipes - double score!

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  23. What a cute cat, I love cats! OOh and lets not forget about this awesome bread! I've never done it before, but I will try it for sure!
    xo Neja

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  24. The guys in my life would love this! It looks delicious, Bridget!

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  25. Your photos just pop! This bread looks scrumptious, especially with that pat of butter:)

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  26. I think Kitty showed up for the beer ;)

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  27. Gotta make this...stat!....Question...What could I sub for the pumpkin beer as it is nowhere to be found here in France...Hard/Alcoholic Apple Cider? Regular beer?..Help!

    LOVE the cowbell joke and how pumpkin can simply NOT be done "enough" at this time of year!..Thanks for ALWAYS making me grin.

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  28. Love that this has both pumpkin AND pumpkin beer. Sounds like the perfect side to so many things!

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  29. This sounds amazing!! I think I have all of those things on hand, too (including ingredient-checking kitty)! ;-)

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  30. This is such a great idea - why have I not thought of this before!? Sounds & looks delicious!!

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  31. I'm so full, but this looks so tempting! Please share at Foodtastic Friday!

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  32. It made my day to see you on the Foobuzz Top 9 today Bridget. And with beer bread? Swoon!

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  33. Hello!!! I really want to try your beer bread,everythin is clear but I live in Guatemala and we do not have any self rasing flour..can you tell me what can I do about it...thanks

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  34. .Question...What could I sub for the pumpkin alcohol as it is nowhere to be discovered here in Italy...Hard/Alcoholic The apple company Cider? Frequent beer?..Help!

    LOVE the cowbell laugh and how pumpkin can basically NOT be done "enough" presently of year!..Thanks for ALWAYS creating me smile
    runescape gold
    Diablo 3 Gold

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