Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on Time:
15 Mins
Total Time:
1 Hour 50 Mins
Yield:
Makes 2 loaves

Our Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread is perfect for enjoying yourself or gifting to friends. Mix the batter only until the dry ingredients disappear. (Lumps are normal.) Overmixing causes tough or misshapen loaves.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add pumpkin, and beat at low speed just until blended.

Step 2

Whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, and beat at low speed just until blended. Divide batter between 2 greased (with shortening) and floured 9- x 5-inch loaf pans.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 55 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 45 to 50 minutes to prevent excessive browning if necessary. Cool bread in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool 30 minutes before slicing.

Chef's Notes

Try This Twist

Mini Loaves of Pumpkin-Honey-Beer Bread: Prepare recipe as directed, spooning batter into 6 lightly greased (with cooking spray) 5 3/4- x 3 1/4-inch disposable aluminum loaf pans. Decrease bake time to 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Hands-on 15 min.; Total 1 hour, 30 min. Makes 6 loaves.