Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread

Okay, I promise this will be my last pumpkin recipe for awhile!

I’m moving on to better things…..actually I’m just moving on to Halloween.  Seeing there’s only 9 days left until the big day of costumes, decorations, candy, and trick-or-treaters, I better get on it.  I have some great recipes I’ll be sharing with you that can easily be made with your kids.

Until then, enjoy this Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread on a cool, Fall day with a cup of hot tea!

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This past weekend I headed outdoors with a bunch of girlfriends to attend the outdoor Bala Cranberry Festival.  The weather was that of a typical Fall day – rainy and cold.  Luckily for us we had packed our hats, mitts and ponchos.  Our ponchos kept us warm and dry but they also came in handy when we needed to find each other in a crowd!

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Bala is a small town in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario. The festival is always held on the weekend after Thanksgiving as a means to extend tourism for one more week since Bala is primarily a cottage town that is busiest in the summer months. There were tons of things to do at the festival such as marsh tours, wagon rides, a midway, and of course, plenty of food vendors.   Homemade cranberry sausages, mini sugar donuts, fudge, kettle corn,  jams and jellies, and of course fresh cranberries was just some of the food we came across.  There was also vendors that featured hand-made goods such as purses, mitts, hats, ornaments and clothes.  It took us the whole day just to see everything and we didn’t even do a marsh tour.  That’s where we could have put on some hip waders and got right in there with the cranberries (next year I’m doing that for sure!).

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Despite the rain this is just one of the breathtaking views we had on our walk.

When I returned home the next day my kids almost had this whole Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread gone.  Luckily my husband stopped them and saved half the loaf for my pictures.  Thanks Honey!  It’s a common theme at my house now when my kids go to eat something out of the fridge.  They either ask if I’ve already taken my pictures or ask my husband if it’s okay to eat it.  Ah, the life of a food blogger!


Pumpkin Honey Beer Bread | A Sweet Baker

Pumpkin Honey Beer Quick Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 2 loaves

A moist pumpkin beer bread with the added sweetness of honey. Perfect as an afternoon snack or even for breakfast!


  • 3 & 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup ground Chia & Flax seed blend
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup dark beer (at room temperature)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin puree


Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease two loaf pans or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice and set aside.
In a small bowl combine water and ground Chia & Flax seed blend and set aside. The seed blend will absorb all the water.
In a stand mixer, combine sugar, honey, oil, beer, eggs, water and pure pumpkin puree and mix until well blended.
Add Chia & Flax seed blend to the wet ingredients.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
Pour batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Remove and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes, then remove loaves from pans to allow to cool completely.
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Recipe adapted from MyRecipes.com

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  1. I don’t mind if you keep on with the pumpkin recipes – I never tire of it. This bread sounds delicious! I’ve made beer bread once and loved it. I love the addition of the pumpkin with a dark ale – perfect bread for fall!

  2. Wait! Who said you should stop posting pumpkin recipes?! I LOVE THEM LIZ. You could post them for forever and I’d still keep coming back. :D Especially when it involves pumpkin beer bread!

  3. Pumpkin has to be the favorite fall flavor! Canned pumpkin is around all year. Why do we have to wait for the fall?! I would happily have a slice of this bread with my morning (afternoon, or evening) coffee year round. No wonder your kids were about to finish off this loaf!

  4. Hey there Elizabeth, it´s my first time here and I love the idea of pumpkin, honey and beer together in a bread.. it sounds simply delicious!! Xx

  5. This bread looks so moist and delicious!


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