I was really hoping to make actual pumpkin bread using Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale, but I couldn’t find pumpkin puree anywhere! Two years in a row of crop shortages are making it very difficult for me to enjoy my favorite ingredient. Anyways, I instead made a Pumpkin Spice Bread.
1 Dogfish Head Punkin Ale (or other Pumpkin Beer)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, spices and salt to a medium sized bowl.
Mix to combine. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Add the beer. It will fizz up a lot!
Fold the dry ingredients into the beer until just combined. You do not want to over stir it, or the bread will not rise.
Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and stir to combine.
Spray a bread pan with cooking spray and add the dough to the pan.
Cook for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool and then remove from the pan using a knife to loosen the edges.
Serve with butter sprinkled with cinnamon.