Easy Pumpkin Beer Bread with Pepitas

Use a bottle of your favorite pumpkin ale to make this easy and delicious beer bread. We've cut down on ingredients with baking mix (use store-bought Bisquick or make your own DIY mix with a few pantry staples you probably already have on hand.) This recipe is super customizable, so feel free to adjust the sugar to suit your taste. You can also get creative with the spices you use--cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom would all work well here.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • baking spray

  • 3 cups baking mix

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle pumpkin ale

  • 2 tablespoons pepitas (shelled green pumpkin seeds)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray.

  2. Stir baking mix, white sugar, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice together in a bowl. Add beer and stir until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top with pepitas.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

I use Bisquick(R) or a homemade baking mix. For the ale, I like Blue Moon(R) Harvest Pumpkin Wheat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 84mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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