Pumpkin-ale sweet bread



10 min


1 h 10 min


12 Slices

Pumpkin-ale sweet bread

Pumpkin ale bread recipe Photo by Erik Putz

Pies, step aside! This moist, rich sweet bread comes together in just 10 minutes. Drizzled with pumpkin-ale glaze and crunchy pepitas, it's as beautiful as it is delicious.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin purée
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin ale
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 2/3 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin ale
  • 1/4 cup pepitas


  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Lightly spray a 9 × 5-in. loaf pan with oil.
  • STIR flour with baking soda, pumpkin-pie spice and salt in a medium bowl.
  • WHISK eggs with brown sugar in a large bowl. Whisk in pumpkin purée, 1/3 cup ale, oil and vanilla. Whisk flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until combined. Scrape into prepared pan (batter will be thick). Smooth top.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until loaf is dark golden and a skewer inserted in centre of loaf comes out clean, 60 to 65 min. Transfer to a rack. Let stand 15 min. Run a knife along edges of loaf pan and transfer loaf to rack.
  • WHISK icing sugar and pumpkin ale in a small bowl. Spoon over top of loaf and sprinkle with pepitas.

Chatelaine Quickies: Pumpkin Ale Sweet Bread

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 225,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 218 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Vitamin A

Ingredient Tip: Pumpkin ale is sold in beer or liquor stores during the fall. Cream ale works just as well.

Kid-Friendly Tip: Substitute unsweetened apple juice for ale in the recipe.