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Spelt + Rye Pumpkin Ale Bread


spelt and rye pumpkin ale bread // gratitude and greens // #vegan #plantbased #pumpkin #beer #recipe

With Christmas happening in just 10 days, I know pumpkin season has come and gone. But maybe you have a pumpkin or squash waiting to be used, or extra cans of pumpkin sitting in your pantry. A few years ago, I posted a recipe for pumpkin bread, only to be told by a reader—quite recently, actually—that I had forgotten to include the amount of sugar in the recipe. Oops! Going back to the original post, I decided that the recipe needed some sprucing up. I am quite exhausted with the prospect of all things pumpkin, but if I don’t share this recipe now, I will probably have to wait until next fall to share it. I’d rather not test my patience, and sharing it now will also give readers a chance to make this before all the pumpkin ale from the season runs out.

This pumpkin bread is made with Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, which is one of my favourite beers. It’s a seasonal beer from the Saint Louis Brewery that is brewed with pumpkin and warming spices I especially love during this time of the year: cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. If you’ve never had pumpkin ale, I highly recommend that you try it. It almost tastes as if someone put pumpkin pie in a beer bottle, so if you’re a fan of pumpkin pie… drink up!

spelt + rye pumpkin ale bread // gratitude and greens // #vegan #plantbased #pumpkin #beer #recipe

For this recipe, I took inspiration and adapted the pumpkin beer bread recipes from The Brewer and the Baker and Gimme Some Oven. I used wholegrain spelt and rye flour, which make a heartier, sturdier loaf. The whole grains also provide fibre, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and help to lower your risk of certain chronic diseases. This bread is quite savoury, but you can add more sugar to make it sweeter. I prefer it less sweet, and like to slather a toasted slice with crunchy almond butter or some nice salted butter.

spelt + rye pumpkin bread // gratitude and greens // #vegan #plantbased #pumpkin #beer #recipe

Spelt + Rye Pumpkin Bread
Yields 1 9×5 inch loaf.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 12oz Schlafly pumpkin ale
  • 2 cups rye flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1-4 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • pumpkin seeds and oats, to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  3. While the butter is melting, stir together the flours, coconut sugar, baking powder, and spices in a mixing bowl.
  4. Once the butter has melted, remove from the heat.
  5. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together the melted butter, pumpkin purée, and pumpkin ale.
  6. Slowly sift the dry mixture into the wet mixture, making sure to incorporate all the ingredients. If the mixture is too thick, add a few tablespoons of almond milk to thin it out.
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Top with oats and pumpkin seeds, and bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
  8. Once done, the loaf should be golden brown, and an inserted toothpick or knife should come out clean.

Serve warm. Enjoy : )

I’d love to know: what’s your favourite kind of bread to make? Let me know in the comments below!

Wishing you much love and happy kitchen adventures,
Gen.

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26 Comments

  1. Alanna
    December 15, 2014

    My go-to bread is always banana. This recipe looks delicious – have heard awesome things about Schlafly!

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      I love banana bread, too! It’s so good, especially with walnuts. I don’t know if you can find Schlafly out in California but if you’re ever in the Midwest or in Washington DC you should definitely try it (if you haven’t already)!

      Reply
  2. Shannon
    December 15, 2014

    Oh that looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    • Suzanne R (SuzySweeps)
      December 20, 2014

      I am bookmarking this, and so want to try it – it looks amazing! I love everything pumpkin! Thanks for a great recipe! :)

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      • genevieve y
        December 20, 2014

        Thank you Suzanne! I love pumpkin, too. I’m currently stuck between pumpkin exhaustion and knowing I’ll miss it when it’s gone! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend :)

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      Thank you Shannon! Hope you’re having a great weekend :)

      Reply
  3. sue|theviewfromgreatisland
    December 15, 2014

    Pumpkin season never passes on, as far as I’m concerned, and I love pumpkin ale! Spelt flour is on my must try list for 2015, too. The drifting snow is putting me in the holiday spirit, thanks!

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      Yes, pumpkin ale is so good! I love baking with spelt flour. I like to make pumpkin waffles with spelt flour, too! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend :)

      Reply
  4. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    December 15, 2014

    Gorgeous! I just baked some bread today ;)

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      Thanks darling! I bet your bread was super tasty!

      Reply
  5. liz - Meal Makeover Mom
    December 15, 2014

    I don’t often bake bread but this recipe looks too good NOT to make! Love it :)

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      Thank you Liz! Let me know how you like it if you get a chance to make it :)

      Reply
  6. Farrah
    December 15, 2014

    Yum! <3 This looks so good! I've never tried making rye bread, but this looks awesome! I tend to default to making banana bread the most, although around this time of the year, pumpkin bread usually wins. :P

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      Thank you Farrah! I love rye for its hearty texture. Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

      Reply
  7. Arman @ thebigmansworld
    December 16, 2014

    I despise ale in all forms but in bread? You have me intrigued! I never knew you could put it in bread! I really want to try this now because I’m in shock haha :/

    I recently got a tonne of yogurt so love making banana or chocolate loaves with Greek yogurt as wet component. Gross, that sounds so wrong.

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      It’s really tasty, I promise! Haha, I’ve heard great things about cooking with yoghurt- not gross at all. I’ve made some pretty tasty pancakes with yoghurt!

      Reply
  8. laurasmess
    December 16, 2014

    This is such a beautiful loaf. I love beer bread, and the idea of making a nourishing spelt loaf with pumpkin ale is inspired! Yum! It’s Summer here in Australia now but despite that, I’m going to go out and buy a pumpkin. I can imagine eating this all-year-round ;)

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      Thank you Laura! Enjoy the summer while you have it- I’m loving the cool weather, but I’m excited for spring and summer to come back around. Hope you are having a great weekend!

      Reply
  9. Sara Jane G
    December 16, 2014

    WOW, that looks amazing. Definitely going to give that go!

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      Thank you Sara Jane! Let me know how you like it if you get to try it. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      Reply
  10. GiGi Eats
    December 16, 2014

    Sadly I cannot indulge in any of this but I do love me all things PUMPKIN! :D :D

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  11. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats
    December 17, 2014

    Pumpkin bread is the best! I love this unique recipe!

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  12. Angela Simmons
    December 20, 2014

    I like anything with pumpkin. My mom makes the best pumpkin bread. I am not much of a baker but Im going to give this a shot thanks for sharing

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    • genevieve y
      December 20, 2014

      Thank you Angela! I bet your mom’s pumpkin bread is delicious! Let me know how it goes if you get a chance to try it. Hope you’re having a great weekend :)

      Reply

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