This delicious pumpkin bread has a lovely oat texture greeted with a light sweetness from maple syrup and banana and the beautiful, warm flavor of pumpkin spice

Top it off with some wonderful caramel sauce made without refined sugar and, boy, you are in for a treat.


Fall Desserts
Your family will surely love it as much as mine. My two-year-old ate 2.5 large slices of it in one sitting and wouldn’t stop asking for a “muffin” the entire time. To give her some credit, I had been whipping up a lot of these pumpkin and apple muffins lately.

Want to know how to teach patience? You tell your toddler you’re making pumpkin bread, make it, bake it, let it cool, and then take pictures of it before letting said toddler eat it.

If I had five dollars every time she asked for a “muffin” during this time, I would surely be rich.

Now that it is September, I feel that it is safe to bust out all things pumpkin and fall without all the judgement that it is “too early.” Is there really such a thing? Not in my book.

Honestly, I  made this at the end of August and, while strolling the farmer’s market with a friend, I mentioned making this bread and the first thing she said was “you’re already making pumpkin things?” You betcha.

Haters gonna hate, yo. She just apparently doesn’t have the same love and appreciation for pumpkin spice things that I have. Maybe it’s an obsession… whatevs. I’m cool with it.

This is our first fall in Oregon, and I must say that the weather is a huge teaser. For the last few weeks, every morning we are greeted with crisp, cool, fall-like air and a few leaves changing color, only to be met with hot, 85-100 degree afternoons.

My fall loving self doesn’t know what to do with this weather, but I must embrace it before the rainy season starts. Then the sun will rarely show its warm face, and we will be stuck inside most of the time.

So, until then, I will be making all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice. 


Is there gluten in canned pumpkin?
No, there shouldn’t be. Always double check the ingredient list. The only ingredient should be pumpkin puree. 
How do you make oat flour?
I love oat flour because it is really cheap and easy to make.
To make oat flour all you need to do is add oats to a blender or food processor. Blend or process until made into a fine flour. Scrape down the sides occasionally.
Sometimes it is helpful to wiggle the blender a bit to get the oats to move a bit.

That’s it! Easy.


What is pumpkin spice made of?
Brand by brand it can change a bit, but typically it is a blend made of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and sometimes allspice. 


Is this gluten free pumpkin bread healthy?
Yes! Not only does it have whole grains from oat which have lots of fiber and are rich in manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper and more. Oats have been show to help reduce cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, decrease constipation and more. (source)

I always recommend getting organic oats whenever possible, because conventional oats use pesticides and have been known to be sprayed after harvest to help dry the oats out.

It also utilizes natural unrefined sugar from maple syrup (or honey) and gets some of the sweetness from banana.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin
Pumpkin is has a whopping 245% of the RDA for vitamin A. It is also rich in vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber.

It is also high in antioxidants including beta-carotene (it’s what gives it it’s lovely orange color), alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and many more. Antioxidants like the ones found in pumpkin have been shown to help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and certain types of cancer. 

Pumpkin may also help support your immune system. Yay for pumpkin! (Source)

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Tips For Making Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread A good blender does wonders. I have a this one that is cheap and works great. I also love that it is glass so I can put hot things in it without worrying about plastic contamination. Love pumpkin spice flavor like me? you can add 1.5 tbs of pumpkin spice. If you like it but aren’t a PS freak like myself add a touch less, around 1 tbs. If you don’t have pumpkin spice you could use just cinnamon. The taste will be slightly different, but still yummy. Tools you may need:
Blender or food processor – a blender will probably work better unless you have a large food processor.

Silicon spatula

Measuring cups and spoons

Can opener
Ingredients you will need:
2 cups oats ground into flour

2 tbs coconut flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1-1.5 tbs pumpkin pie spice – this one from amazon seems like the appropriate amount for fall.

1 ripe banana

3/4 cup canned pumpkin

4 eggs

1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

1/4 cup coconut oil melted
How To Make Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Preheat oven to 350 and grease a bread pan well or line it with parchment paper. In a blender or food processor, make oat flour by grinding oats into a fine flour, and place into bowl. Add coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice to ground oats and stir. In the blender, add banana, canned pumpkin, oil, eggs, and maple syrup. Blend for 1-2 minutes until completely combined and smooth. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and pour into bread pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Allow to cool on cooling rack. Slice and top with spiced caramel sauce (optional). How to make spiced caramel sauce:
Make this recipe for refined sugar free caramel sauce (it is addicting) and add 1 tsp of pumpkin spice at the end. Top everything with it. Eat it with a spoon, dip apples in it… so delicious.
Find more fall inspired recipes: Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe Classic Pumpkin Pie {Real Food Recipe} Healthy Gluten Free Apple Muffins Baked Pancakes With Spiced Apples Homemade Paleo Apple Crisp Recipe Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe Card
Spiced gluten free pumpkin bread is a delicious and naturally sweetened quick bread perfect for fall. Made with simple ingredients, this lovely oat bread makes a wonderful breakfast, snack or dessert.

If you try this recipe and love it, I would greatly appreciate you coming back and giving it 5 stars.


Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread With Spiced Caramel Sauce




This delicious pumpkin banana bread has a lovely oat texture greeted with a light sweetness and the beautiful, warm flavor of pumpkin spice. Top it off with some wonderful pumpkin spice caramel sauce made without refined sugar and, boy, you are in for a treat.


2 cups oats (ground into flour) 2 tbs coconut flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1-1.5 tbs pumpkin pie spice 1 ripe banana 3/4 cup canned pumpkin 4 eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) Preheat oven to 350 and grease a bread pan well. In a blender or food processor, make oat flour by grinding oats into a fine flour, and place into bowl. Add coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice to ground oats and stir. In the blender, add banana, canned pumpkin, oil, eggs, and maple syrup. Blend for 1-2 minutes until completely combined and smooth. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and pour into bread pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Allow to cool on cooling rack. Top with spiced caramel sauce (optional). Enjoy!
Add 1 tbs of pumpkin spice for light spiced flavor, and 1.5 tbs if you like a stronger pumpkin spice flavor.








Work from home mom life… Trying to be ohhhh so patient.

Do you love all things pumpkin also? 

This post was updated October 2019

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