Super Awesome Pumpkin Bread {Paleo}

 pumpkin bread

I’m still on my pumpkin kick, and this time I made pumpkin bread! It’s lusciously moist, high in protein, and fills the whole house with the warm spices of fall.

Not only was the texture spot-on, but I took Amy’s advice from Simply Sugar & Gluten Free and added orange zest and orange juice to the batter. It really is the magic ingredient that brightens the flavor and makes this bread special.

I think this is hands down our favorite bread (even though my banana bread was pretty good, hummm….). It went faster than anything else I’ve ever made, and I cook A LOT – the whole loaf was gone by the end of the day! Not only that, but it was really simple to make:

You just whisk the dry ingredients together, stir in all the remaining ingredients, then pour the batter into a greased 8 x 4 inch pan 🙂 See, simple!!!



Next up… pumpkin cookies 🙂

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*Here is a grain free baking powder recipe.

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Pumpkin Bread {Grain/Refined Sugar/Dairy/Soy Free}

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 small loaf


  • 1 1/4 C Blanched Almond Flour Honeyville Brand
  • 3/4 C Arrowroot or Tapioca Flour
  • 2 1/2 Tsp. Grain Free Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cloves
  • 1 Tsp. Orange Zest
  • 2 Tbsp. Orange Juice preferably fresh!
  • 1/2 C Honey
  • 3/4 C Pumpkin Puree NOT pumpkin pie mix
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 x 4 inch baking pan (you can find disposable ones in this size at Wal-Mart or buy one on Amazon), set aside.
  2. Whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and orange zest.
  3. Stir in the orange juice, honey, pumpkin puree, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Pour batter into greased pan.
  5. Bake 50 - 55 minutes, covering with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to prevent the top from over-browning.
  6. Cool for 1 hour.
  7. Serve.

this post is part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays,  Whole Food Fridays, Gluten Free Recipe Fix, and Allergy Free Wednesdays

Posted October 15, 2013 by Cassidy in Breads, Breakfast & Muffins, Paleo / 14 Comments


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14 responses to “Super Awesome Pumpkin Bread {Paleo}

  1. Jen

    Man, Cassidy! This looks scrumptious! I seem to have a reaction to arrowroot flour, do you have any ideas for a sub on that?

    Can’t wait to try this for my family. I love the idea of the orange zest and juice – goes perfectly with pumpkin…

    Take care-

  2. Cassidy

    Hi Jen!

    I haven’t tried it in this recipe, but sometimes I sub out tapioca flour in place of arrowroot in my recipes. Arrowroot seems to be a bit more binding but the tapioca still usually works. Can you have tapioca?

    Hope you like it!!!

  3. Aimee

    I miss the pumpkin chocolate chip bread I grew up with, but this looks amazing. I will of course be adding some dairy free chocolate chips to the one I make. Can’t wait!

    • Cassidy

      Hi Aimee!

      I made this again last night but added 1/2 C dairy free mini chocolate chips, it was SO DELICIOUS! Thank you for the great idea 🙂


  4. Carolyn

    This pumpkin bread turned out so delicious! My husband loved it the next day toasted with whipped cream cheese. (We eat dairy.) Thank you so much for sharing your spectacular creations.

  5. angela

    Does this have the same texture as your banana bread? I do like the banana bread texture moreso than every other grain free banana bread I’ve ever made.

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