Janice here with a Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread recipe that is so fluffy and moist you won’t be able to tell it is gluten free…
For the past couple of years, I have been trying to avoid gluten and limit my grains in an effort to ease my stomach issues and lower my carbohydrate intake.
For several months, I was completely off gluten and rarely had grains. But, I fell off that wagon and lately I have been eating some grains.
This fall, my seven year old daughter has been going through testing for celiac disease. While she has had to stay on gluten for her tests, I started working on my gluten free recipe repertoire. Not only is my little girl is a carb lover and I need to find some new recipes she likes, I want to create some gluten free treats for myself.
I had a craving for pumpkin the other night, so I decided to whip up a pumpkin bread that was gluten free.
I have been researching and testing out different flour combinations and this one worked incredibly well.
I used a larger percentage of almond flour, as well as coconut flour, to add more nutritional value to my pumpkin loaf. The almond and coconut flours also added great flavor and texture.
For this batch, I used butter, but you can use coconut oil if you want. I also used organic sugar that I have in my pantry from our recent work with Wholesome Sweeteners, but you can substitute the sugar for honey or omit it entirely.
I used ceramic mini loaf baking dishes – I picked them up for a $1.50 each at Michaels – and the smaller size is perfect for these gluten free pumpkin loaves. The smaller size allows the center of the loaf to cook through. No one wants a mushy, uncooked mess in the center of the bread.
The recipe filled three of these little loaf pans. They make perfect last minute neighbor or hostess gifts this holiday season.
Just make sure you cool the bread completely before wrapping them up. And good luck not eating them while you wait.
I ate TWO loaves myself as I worked until the wee hours. They were so delicious — I couldn’t stop!
I promise, you will not miss the gluten. Your biggest problem will probably be stopping from devouring entire loaves all by yourself.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe
- ¾ cup almond flour
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 11/2 tsp xanthum gum
- 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ginger
- ¼ tsp all spice
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp melted butter (cooled) or coconut oil
- 2 tsp molasses
- (powdered sugar for dusting - optional)
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- Add dry ingredients to large mixing bowl and whisk together
- In another bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, butter and molasses
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together
- Scoop batter into three greased mini loaf pans
- Bake for 30 minutes or until tops are browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean
Originally published here at 5MinutesforMom.com on Dec 16, 2014.
Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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