Quick and Easy Four-Ingredient Pumpkin Beer Bread

Only one bowl and four ingredients needed to make this easy beer bread, ideal for busy week nights!

Enjoy warm from the oven, as toast for breakfast, for your grilled cheese

or served alongside your favorite soup or chili.

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Happy Wednesday!

How about a quick and easy bread recipe, ideal for non-bread bakers? (that includes me ;)

This recipe is an oldie but a goodie and one that I’ve probably been using for 30 years.

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Are you familiar with beer bread? If not, let me introduce you!

It comes together in about 2 minutes and bakes in about 45.

The beer lends a yeasty flavor and wonderful aroma while baking,

despite the fact that it’s made without yeast.

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Here are the four ingredients:

3 cups self-rising flour

1 to 4 tablespoons sugar, to taste (I use 3 tablespoons)

4 tablespoons melted butter

1- 12 oz. bottle of pumpkin beer or beer of choice, room temperature

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I used a Pumpkin Ale to make this beer bread, because, Hello…Pumpkin Season!

Foothills Pumpkin Ale is local-ish, brewed in Winston-Salem, NC.

 It has a subtle flavor of pumpkin pie spice and is brewed with real pumpkin.

I’ve made this bread many times with whatever beer we’ve had on hand, including light

 beer, so make feel free to substitute your beer of choice for Pumpkin Ale.

Be sure to use a room temperature beer for best rising and baking.

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The steps to make this beer bread are super easy! Mix the self-rising flour with sugar and beer, stirring until combined. Don’t worry if you still have a few lumps and bumps. Pour into a well-greased 9 x 5 loaf pan, drizzle the top with melted butter and bake at 375 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

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 Self-rising flour is flour that has baking powder and salt added to it and is a staple in many Southern recipes. It’s traditionally made from a softer, lower protein version of all-purpose flour that makes for tender biscuits.

If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can substitute 3 cups all-purpose flour and add 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoons salt; whisk ingredients together before adding sugar and beer.

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To keep bread moist, slice when ready to serve. It slices best when completely cool, but I think it’s best enjoyed while still warm from the oven.

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Enjoy this beer bread served warm with butter, as toast with your favorite jam for breakfast, for your grilled cheese, or with a bowl of your favorite soup or chili.

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It’s especially good with some Bonne Maman Pumpkin Spice Spread or Pumpkin-Maple Butter for some additional fall flavor!

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Find 9 warming and hearty soup recipes to enjoy with your beer bread, HERE.

You’ll find recipes for chili and soup with hearty ingredients like Italian sausage, potatoes and pasta to flavorful veggies that pack some nutrition like butternut squash, kale and spinach.

Four-Ingredient Pumpkin Beer Bread

Only one bowl and four ingredients needed to make this easy beer bread, ideal for busy week nights! Enjoy warm from the oven, as toast for breakfast, for your grilled cheese or served alongside your favorite soup or chili.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beer bread, easy, no yeast, Pumpkin Ale, quick bread, self rising flour
Servings: 12 slices

Equipment

  • 9 x 5-inch metal loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons sugar, to taste (I used 3 tablespoons)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 12 oz. bottle of Pumpkin Ale or beer of choice at room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  • Mix the flour, sugar and the beer, stirring until fairly smooth; don't worry about a scattering of small lumps.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top a bit. Drizzle with melted butter.
  • Bake the bread for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted about 1/2" into the top of the loaf comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs clinging to it.
  • Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • To keep bread moist, slice when ready to serve. It slices best when completely cool, but feel free to slice and enjoy while still warm.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

  • Feel free to use the beer of your choice. I chose a pumpkin ale for the slight spice flavor and as it’s pumpkin season. I have made this bread with light beer in the past which works. You can also use a darker beer like a stout, which will lend the bread a more robust flavor. Just be sure to use a room temperature beer for best rising and baking.
  • To keep bread moist, slice when ready to serve.
  • Self-rising flour is flour that has baking powder and salt added to it and is a staple in many Southern recipes. It's traditionally made from a softer, lower protein version of all-purpose flour for tender biscuits.
    If you don’t have self-rising flour, substitute 3 cups all-purpose flour and add 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoons salt; whisk ingredients together before adding sugar and beer.

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  12 comments for “Quick and Easy Four-Ingredient Pumpkin Beer Bread

  1. September 29, 2021 at 7:53 am

    This is going to be made this weekend! Sweet Man is going to love this!
    Thank you!
    Happy Fall Mary! 🍁

    • Mark
      September 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Came across this article, suggested by Google due to my fondness for pumpkins and beer. So easy! And reminds me of baking powder biscuits. Perfect for chilli. Thank you very much and happy autumn from Alberta, Canada.

  2. September 29, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Just added this to my bread recipes…I’ve made regular beer bread but now I can add some flavors to my beer breads!! Thank you

    • September 29, 2021 at 9:29 am

      Hi Mary! I’ve made beer bread but never with pumpkin ale! The spreads for the bread sound wonderful for the season, too. The breads would make great gifts along with a jar of jam or butter. Thank you!

  3. September 29, 2021 at 8:46 am

    I love beer bread, and using a pumpkin beer is brilliant Mary! Yum!
    Jenna

  4. Cindi
    September 29, 2021 at 8:54 am

    What a good reason to try a new kind of ale! Looking forward to making this bread. Thanks for sharing. Peace

  5. September 29, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Thank you for the recipe Mary! I made a wonderful spicy tomato jam from my garden tomatoes that is going to be great on this bread!

  6. Clara
    September 29, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Thanks Mary! Looks delicious. Clara❤️

  7. September 29, 2021 at 10:20 am

    This looks like a wonderful recipe! I am going to make it today. Yummy!

  8. Janet
    September 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I had forgotten all about beer bread, one of the first recipes my mom taught me to make. Using pumpkin ale is brilliant, thanks!

  9. Cynfi Raines
    September 29, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Sounds totally delish! I live warm slliced bread wih lots of butter. YUM! Thank you pinning!

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