Keto Pumpkin Bread

The magic ingredient in this extra soft Keto Pumpkin Bread? Orange! The added taste of citrus really brightens up the flavor, while all the warm spices of fall remind me of fresh pumpkin pie.

Keto Pumpkin Bread

I’m excited to share this Keto Pumpkin Bread recipe with you today from my new Keto Breads cookbook! It’s one of 30 Keto Bread recipes that are keto, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, yeast free, and nut free!

Let’s get started:

Dry Ingredients

Start by whisking all of the dry ingredients together… the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, erythritol (or palm sugar) cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients.. pure pumpkin, orange essential or orange zest, eggs, and vanilla.

Pumpkin Bread Batter

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. The batter will be thick, that’s how it’s suppose to be!

Pumpkin Bread Batter In Baking Dish

Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan. I use a 7.5×4.5 inch Pyrex glass loaf pan that I found in a set a Target, but they also sell it on Amazon!

Then, bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Mine usually takes the full 60 minutes but I have a sneaky suspicion that my oven takes longer than other people’s so your’s might only need 50 minutes.

Even though I don’t usually have this problem, if the top starts to brown before the bread is done, just lightly cover it with foil 🙂

Why is there starch in a keto bread recipe?

The starch is in there to lighten up the loaf so it’s not so dense and heavy.

I swear, I think I made this bread recipe 15-20 times before I finally got it right. No matter what I did I couldn’t achieve a light texture until I added the starch. The typical keto flours that I use are almond, coconut, and flax. I didn’t use almond because I was trying to keep the loaf nut free, but when I used only coconut and/or flax it turned out heavy and dense.

By replacing some of the coconut and flax with arrowroot flour it lightened up the loaf and only added less than 1 carb per slice. While I could have added more arrowroot, I thought one Tbsp. did the trick and was a nice balance of carbs and texture.

Can This Bread Be Made Paleo?

Yes, it can! All you have to do to make this Keto Pumpkin Bread Paleo compliant is swap out the erythritol for coconut palm sugar. The coconut palm sugar has more of a caramel/brown sugar type taste than the erythritol so the flavor will be slightly different, but will still make for a tasty loaf!

can I use any brand of coconut flour?

Not all coconut flours are the same, some brands are much more absorbent than others. Because of this, I only recommend using Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour or Arrowhead Mills Coconut Flour because I know for sure that these 2 brands will work in this recipe. If you do need to buy a different brand make sure the texture is soft and fluffy, not grainy.

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Gluten Free And Keto Pumpkin Bread

The magic ingredient in this super soft Keto Pumpkin Bread? Orange! The added taste of citrus really brightens up the flavor, while all the warm spices of fall remind me of fresh pumpkin pie,
*For grain free baking powder combine 1 part baking soda, 2 parts cream of tartar, and 2 parts arrowroot, tapioca, or potato flour. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: bread, Dessert, gluten free, keto, Nut Free, paleo
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free pumpkin bread, Keto and Dairy Free Pumpki Bread, Keto and Nut Free Pumpkin Bread, Keto and Paleo Pumpkin Bread, Keto Pumpkin Bread, Paleo and Nut Free Free Pumpkin Bread, Paleo Pumkin Bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Cassidy

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Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup + 1 Tbsp. Coconut Flour Bob's Red Mill or Arrowrhead Mills are preferrable
  • 1 Tbsp. Arrowroot or Tapioca Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Erythritol (I prefer the Swerve brand of erythritol) or coconut palm sugar for Paleo
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup Pure Pumpkin I use canned
  • 1 Drop Therapeutic Grade Orange Essential Oil, preferred OR zest from 1 large orange
  • 5 Large Eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease an 8x4 inch or 7.5x4.5 inch loaf pan with avocado or olive oil then line the bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper so the ends hang over the sides. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients - breaking up any clumps with your fingers.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and center is set, covering with foil if top is browning too quickly.
  • Allow to cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to completely cool (remove parchment paper).
  • Best when eaten the same day but can be stored in an air-tight baggie in the refrigerator for 1-2 days or frozen.
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Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free And Keto Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Potassium 81mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 49.9%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and may vary.

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Posted September 19, 2018 by Cassidy in Breads, Breakfast & Muffins, Keto, Nut Free, Paleo / 7 Comments


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7 responses to “Keto Pumpkin Bread

  1. Cassandra

    If I’m not concerned with it being nut-free, can I sub Almond flour for the Coconut floor and Arrowroot flour?

    • Hi Cassandra! I don’t think replacing the coconut and arrowroot flour would work, sorry! The flours are very different so I think the recipe would need to be adjusted/re-worked if you were to use almond flour instead. Sorry again!

  2. Well, I can personally vouch for this recipe! Mr. GFE and I really enjoyed it! It lasted 3 days. I enjoyed a slice for breakfast and then we’d have it as an afternoon treat each day. Yummy! I actually used Boyajian orange oil instead of EOs or orange zest in mine. That worked great!

    Thanks for such a great recipe and great cookbook, Cassidy!

  3. Jen Eccleston

    This looks amazing, Cassidy!!! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve been craving pumpkin recipes lately and am doing keto. Thank you for this.

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