Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe With A Secret Ingredient

Looking for a Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is flavorful? We have the one for you and it has a secret ingredient. Fall and pumpkins are synonymous this time of year. I was so thrilled to find a can of pumpkin in my cupboard just waiting to be opened this fall. I googled a few pumpkin bread recipes and found one on that was not only low in fat but had an ingredient I had never thought to use before, beer. Don’t worry about feeding this to your kids, the alcohol gets burned off in the oven.

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe With A Secret Ingredient

Also I would recommend making at a time in the day that you can finish the rest of the beer as you don’t use a full bottle and who wants to waste a good beer. Other option is to make a double recipe which will yield 4 loaves, trust me you will thank me for making the double recipe.


Another reason I picked this pumpkin bread recipe was because it used ground flax seed and I had just bought some  homemade chewy granola bars and did not know what to do with the rest. This healthy pumpkin recipe can be made even healthier by substituting half the flour for whole wheat flour. I reduced the sugar and used applesauce for half of the oil too. This turned out super moist. 


I usually put chocolate chips in my pumpkin bread but I was trying to keep it healthy so simply added chopped pecans on top of each loaf before baking. Added protein of course. 

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I think they turned out very good-looking.

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

These pictures don’t do justice to this bread, it was so moist and delicious I could have eaten the whole thing.

Be sure to pin this recipe for Pumpkin Honey Beer Quick Bread next time you have a hankering for Pumpkin Bread. 

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe With A Secret Ingredient

What are you  favorite  pumpkin recipes??

Pumpkin Honey Beer Quick Bread Recipe 

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin-Honey Beer Quick Bread

Yield: 2 Loaves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A flavorful pumpkin bread that has a magic ingredient


  • 14.6 ounces all-purpose flour, about 3 1/4 cups
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup honey beer or pumpkin beer, at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lghtly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, salt, and next 4 ingredients (through pumpkin pie spice) in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup water and flaxseed in a separate bowl and let sit.
  4. Place sugar and next 4 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until well blended. Add flaxseed mixture and pumpkin; beat at low speed just until blended.
  5. Add flour mixture; beat just until combined. Evenly divide batter between 2 (9 x 5–inch) loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (Check after 50 mins)
  6. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack and cool completely before serving.
Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 265Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 28mgSodium 376mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 2gSugar 30gProtein 4g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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  1. I hear about beer bread all the time but I have never actually tried making it.

  2. I can’t wait to try this!

  3. I love cooking with pumpkin this time of year!

  4. This looks delicious and l suspect, it’s low calorie. I’m a big pumpkin pie fan and will test this out.

  5. I have never tried pumpkin. But, this recipe is so tempting.

  6. This looks like a fun recipe to make. I bet the family would love this!

  7. Absolutely adore pumpkin bread but never in a million years did I once consider to add ale to the mix.

  8. Kids would probably think it’s so cool that you used beer in the pumpkin bread! Actually, I do too!

  9. Ok, I definitely would love to make this for my family! We’re pumpkin nuts!

  10. That does look good – does the beer give it a deeper flavor? Definitely have to give it a try and see!

  11. This bread looks and sounds delicious!! Saving this so I can make it very soon!

  12. Wow, this looks incredible and I’m sure it tastes amazing! I will have to convince my mother-in-law to make it for me becasue I don’t know if I could pull it off, lol!

  13. I love that you use beer in this recipe. It sounds delicious.

  14. I bet my stepdad will love this!

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