Quick Breads

Pumpkin Ginger “Beer” Bread with Cinnamon Honey Butter

I don’t know if any of you are old enough to remember the beer bread craze in the 80’s and 90’s but a certain home party company made it a staple in our homes.  I remember mom adding a can of beer or Sprite to it, stirring and boom, instant accolades!  While this mix is still available, it’s $11 and that’s just too much for me to pay for a loaf of bread.  I’m thinking paying about a quarter of the price is more up my alley and it tastes amazing!

Pumpkin puree gives a beautiful color and subtle flavor and spicy ginger ale gives a gorgeous hint of flavor that makes this bread perfect for breakfast or as a vehicle to sop up some sauce at dinner.  The cinnamon honey butter is an amazing complement to add another layer of fall flavor!

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Pumpkin Ginger “Beer” Bread
Pumpkin Ginger “Beer” Bread
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
45 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes
    For the bread
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons regular or maple sugar, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tablespoons browned or melted butter
  • 1 cup high quality ginger ale, complimentary carbonated beverage or beer
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    For the butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, 4 tablespoons of the melted/brown butter butter, and the beer, stirring until fairly smooth; it will likely have some small lumps.
  3. Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  4. Spoon the batter into the buttered pan, smoothing the top so it bakes evenly.
  5. Bake the bread for 45 - 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. (No raw dough stuck to it)
  6. Remove the bread from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes turn it out onto a rack to cool.
  7. Wait until the bread cools completely before slicing.
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition information
Serving Size: 12 slices





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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


  1. Oh my.. Eating it aside, I can imagine how amazing your place smells making this. You probably drive your neighbors nuts with all these yummy smells!

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