Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread or Muffins

Now, I know I probably should wait till the fall to post this recipe, but it is so good I want to be sure to get it up and available to people (and, besides, this blog functions kind of like my personal recipe book, so if I want to be sure to find it in the future, I need to post it here!)

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So how did I end up creating a pumpkin bread recipe during the first week of June? I get pretty serious about spring cleaning at my house and I go through pretty much everything, including my pantry. I found a number of cans of pumpkin puree left from the holidays and thought I really should find a great way to use them up without waiting for Thanksgiving. I’ve made pumpkin biscuits a fair bit, but I wanted a pumpkin cookie or pumpkin bread and this is the recipe that came as a result.

It’s actually a very mild pumpkin bread. The pumpkin doesn’t come through as strongly as the spice does and the spice isn’t overpowering either. I tried it plain and with walnuts. I think it would also be great with raisins or chocolate chips even.

And you’ll notice the recipe uses a full can of pumpkin. Most pumpkin-related recipes ask for a partial can- but that drives me nuts! What am I going to do with the rest of the can? So, one of the main goals with this recipe (0ther than great flavor and texture and minimal oil and sweetener) was to use a full can of pumpkin. It makes a dense, delicious bread!

Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread Recipe

1 cup brown rice or teff flour

3/4 cup oat or sorghum flour

1/2 cup light buckwheat or sorghum flour

1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

1-2 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3/4  tsp. sea salt


1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut oil (or olive oil)

2-3 Tbsp. molasses (or more maple syrup)

1 Tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar

3 Tbsp. water (I use hot water to soften the oil)

15 oz. can pumpkin puree

1/3 cup ground flax

opt: 3/4 cup nuts, raisins or chocolate chips

Combine ingredients above line (dry ingredients) in a large bowl. Combine ingredients below line (wet ingredients) in another container. Whisk together until smooth. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and combine briefly (don’t overmix- you want to keep all the leavening power possible. The batter will be quite dry). Fold in nuts, raisins or chocolate chips if desired.

Pour into a loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for at least 1 hour. I have made it in Pampered Chef mini loaf baking stones and I bake them for just 40 minutes. Allow the loaf/loaves to rest for at least 1/2 hour before attempting to cut.

Bake muffins for 20 minutes and also allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before removing from muffin tin/stone.

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Kim Wilson


  1. Chaya on June 10, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Pumpkin bread has a special rich taste about it. I want to make it with the maple syrup. Sounds good and healthy. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) on June 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I LOVE pumpkin!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Cindy from

  3. Carla on March 1, 2015 at 12:43 am

    I have made this over and over, often as muffins. They are always a hit! Your cookbooks and website have revolutionized my cooking and helped our family eat more healthfully.

    • Kim Wilson on March 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Oooh- I’m going to have to try the bread as muffins. I’m so glad to hear my recipes and resources have been a help and encouragement to your family.

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