Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
2 loaves, 14 servings per loaf (serving size: 1 slice)

Give the second loaf away, or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for up to two months. Ground flaxseed and water add moisture to the batter for a smooth-textured bread.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly 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.

Step 3

Combine 1/2 cup water and flaxseed.

Step 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. Add flour mixture; beat just until combined. 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. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews


August 30, 2016
If I don't drink any kind of beer, is there something I can substitute for the honey beer?

martineke's Review

August 29, 2014

DebbieWiese's Review

November 09, 2013
What is honey beer? Do I need to use beer?

mommomia's Review

October 29, 2013

aswick42's Review

December 24, 2012

stephanlelynn's Review

November 13, 2012

Barbara2130's Review

October 14, 2012
My husband LOVED this bread. After reading the reviews and all the changes bakers had made, here is how I changed ours: 1/3 cup applesauce for 1/3 cup oil; 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 agave neater for the 2 1/4 cups sugar; Guinness beer for honey beer and for the water and finally 3 eggs instead of the 2 plus egg substitute. I know my husband will want this again. Thanks.

ToriaB's Review

October 08, 2012
Delicious and versatile! I didn't have honey beer, but I did have a cheap lager laying around so believe it or not I used PBR with honey added! I also soaked the flaxseed in the beer as other reviewers did. I also replaced 1/2 cup white sugar with brown and added some vanilla. Replaced pumpkin spice with nutgmet, allspice and ginger. Came out fantastic!

Mickeysue's Review

September 24, 2012

ingamac's Review

May 16, 2012