Beer Bread with Cranberry Honey Cinnamon Spread

This was the perfect combination for a game night snack last weekend. The tanginess of the bread mixed with the sweetness of the spread. Why didn’t we think of this before!? Beer bread is very easy to make (without a mix!). By combining simple ingredients you will easily impress your guests!

Bread Ingredients
3 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
12 ounces of beer (the kind of beer you use will change the flavor of the bread, I like to use IPAs because of their hoppy flavor)
1/4 cup of butter (melted)

1. Preheat oven to 375°F and spray a loaf pan with non stick spray. Sift dry ingredients and mix together with beer until combined. (The consistancy will be more of a dough than a typical quick bread batter.) Pour bread mix into loaf pan and top with melted butter.

2. Bake for 45 mins to 1 hour depending on your oven. Remove from pan and let bread cool.

Spread Ingredients
1 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey

While the bread is baking you can prepare the spread. Blend all ingredients together in a standing mixer or food processor until combined. Serve at room temperature, if you are not using it right away you can refrigerate but you should leave it out for 15 minutes before serving so it can soften.

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Once the bread is cooled enjoy with the cranberry honey cinnamon spread! This is a great addition to any fall get together. What are your favorite fall bread and spread recipes?

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