Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

I’m a big fan of pumpkin bread and usually the simplest pumpkin bread is good enough for me.  But this Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread is a nice alternative to normal pumpkin bread because it includes honey beer and flaxseed.  The recipe actually calls for ground flaxseed but I already had flaxseeds on hand (from previously making Bananas Foster Bread) so I decided to use them.  Not only is flaxseed good for you (it’s good for the ol’ ticker!) but whole flaxseeds add a slight crunch and nutty bite which tastes good in soft, creamy bread like this.  The honey beer doesn’t overpower in this bread but instead adds a slight depth that rounds out the flavor.  I’d say give this a try with pretty much any beer you might have on hand (or consider substituting cider to keep it alcohol-free).  Eat this warm with a smear of butter and I challenge you to not go back for a second slice.

The ingredients:

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl.

In another bowl, mix together sugar, oil, beer, eggs, flaxseed, water, and pumpkin.  Is it just me or does it look like there is a wicked old witch in the pumpkin in this picture??  Weird!

Blend wet and dry ingredients together with an electric mixer.

Pour batter into bread pans and bake at 350°F.

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

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