Pumpkin Spice Beer Bread

For this recipe I used pecans, but I would also recommend walnuts, sliced almonds or even pistachios. For pumpkin ale I used Blue Moon, but any brand you prefer would work just fine.

3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 12 oz bottle of Pumpkin Ale

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9”x5” loaf pan.

In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and all the spices. Stir together until well combined. Stir in the nuts as well. Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in the beer. The beer will foam up –this is good. Carefully fold the dry ingredients into the center of the well to incorporate. Mix only until just combined – do not over mix or it will destroy the bubbles and the bread will be dense.

Pour the dough into loaf pan gently smooth out the top with a spatula (I actually don’t do this step, but if you want a prettier loaf you can choose to do it.) Bake in the oven for 50 – 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the dough comes out clean.