This gluten free pumpkin bread relies on almond flour and coconut flour for its incredible taste and texture that are causing people to exclaim, “Wow!” and “Amazing!” and “What a surprise!” It’s gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly but no one will ever guess.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
- Quick Glance
- 15 M
- 1 H, 30 M
- Makes 1 loaf
Preheat the oven to 325°F (162°C). Adjust an oven rack to the middle position. Line a 9-by-5-inch (23-by-13-cm) glass or metal loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a large food processor, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, and coconut sugar. Pulse 10 times or until mixed.
Add the pumpkin, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla bean seeds or extract, and eggs. Process until combined, 20 to 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and process again if needed to combine.
Use a rubber spatula to scrape the mixture into the parchment-lined loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes if using a metal loaf pan and 70 to 75 minutes if using a glass pan.
Let the pumpkin bread cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Run a knife around the sides of the pan to loosen the pumpkin bread. Remove the loaf from the pan by lifting the parchment paper. Let the pumpkin bread cool completely on the wire rack before slicing. Serve each slice with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, if desired. The pumpkin bread will keep beautifully when wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days. Originally published November 17, 2016.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
Wow! This gluten free pumpkin bread is amazing! If you’re looking for a "quick" bread it doesn't get any quicker than this. Just 10 minutes of hands-on time. The hardest part was waiting for the loaf to cool. The loaf is amazingly moist, sliced beautifully, and was just as good the second day.
I was highly skeptical when I made the batter. It came out of the food processor as thin as crepe batter and I thought that there was no way this loaf was going to come together but it turned out perfectly. I’ve never baked with coconut flour before, and I'm a "full on butter" kind of baker, so using the coconut oil/coconut sugar/coconut milk combo was new for me but the flavor was all pumpkin and spice as the coconut just fades into the background. I'll be keeping these ingredients on hand from now on just so I can whip this up at a moment’s notice.
I didn't have any pumpkin pie spice so I substituted 1/4 tsp. allspice and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg. I topped my loaf with a sprinkle of pepita seeds—a nice addition that added a little textural contrast. You will easily get 12 slices out of this loaf and even the end slices are moist and lovely. I shared my loaf with a half dozen co-workers and everyone agreed that it was fantastic. The only question—is this a breakfast item or a coffee break treat? With all of the nut meal and pumpkin, I'm voting breakfast. High protein, low fat, but at breakfast, lunch, or dessert, it's great! I'm baking another loaf later this week for the folks who missed out on the first taste test.
Wow. What a surprise. This paleo version of an easy quick bread produces a loaf of moist gluten free pumpkin bread redolent with pumpkin spice that makes you think of fall, raking leaves, and a roaring fire. Well, maybe not raking leaves.
Seriously, though, if you’re turned off by paleo or gluten-free breads that have a crumbly texture or, worse, a weird gumminess, this bread will wipe that vision from your brain and you will find yourself making loaves of bread for all your paleo and non-paleo friends. Christmas gifts, anyone?
It has sat on the counter wrapped in plastic for 3 days and it’s still as good as day one, though it won’t last until day 4.