This delicious, moist, gluten-free pumpkin bread is made with canned pumpkin, oat flour, and plenty of pumpkin spice for a nourishing treat. So easy to make in just one bowl!

close up of a cut loaf of gluten free pumpkin bread on wooden cutting board

5 star review

“I’m on my fourth loaf of this yummy bread! It’s a hit for the entire household. It hardly lasts longer than a day! Thank you!”

– Katie

About This Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Allow me to introduce you to the best gluten free pumpkin bread!

Made with oats, this pumpkin bread is super moist, tender, and absolutely satisfying.

Once baked and cooled, it tastes almost exactly like a gluten-free, healthy version of Starbuck’s pumpkin loaf!

It’s also refined sugar free, as it’s sweetened naturally with maple syrup, just like my super popular gluten free pumpkin muffins!

In place of traditional flour, this recipe uses oat flour, making the quick pumpkin bread flourless but still completely delicious.

Canned pumpkin is used as an easy way to add a healthy hit of vegetables, and also replace some of the oil found in traditional baking recipes.

top down view of a slice of pumpkin bread on a white plate next to a loaf of bread

Process & Tips

This gluten free pumpkin bread is so easy because it uses canned pumpkin and can be made in just one bowl!

You can also purchase pre-made gluten-free oat flour at many grocery stores and natural food markets or online. 

Make sure you use gluten-free oats or gluten-free flour for this recipe, as regular oats and oat-flour can be cross contaminated with gluten.

Tip: Make your own gluten-free oat flour by placing 2 cups whole gluten-free rolled oats in a blender and blending until a coarse flour forms. 

Ingredients & Substitutions

Refined coconut oil: Unrefined coconut oil will work, though it will make the pumpkin bread taste a bit more like coconut. Any neutral flavored oil such as avocado oil or canola oil will also work.

Eggs: I haven’t tested this recipe with flax eggs or vegan egg replacer, so if you try it let me know how it turns out!

Canned pumpkin puree: Makes this recipe super easy, but fresh, cooked, pureed pumpkin will also work.

Maple syrup: Use honey as an alternative refined sugar free alternative.

Oat flour: Buy pre-made gluten free oat flour, or make your own!

Pumpkin pie spice: Look for pumpkin spice on the spice aisle near the cinnamon.

Chocolate chips: They’re optional, but feel free to add a handful of chocolate chips to the top of the bread. Or mix ¼ cup directly into the batter.

top down view of a slice of gluten free pumpkin bread with butter and cinnamon

What to Serve with Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

We love enjoying a slice of this healthy, copycat Starbucks pumpkin loaf with a glass of cashew milk or warm cup of coffee.

It’s also delicious with some butter (traditional or dairy-free), honey or a dollop of our pumpkin spice coconut whipped cream on top.

How to Store & Freeze Leftovers

Keep in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for 48 hours. Or store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Past 4 days you’ll want to freeze any leftover quick bread, I like to slice mine before it goes in the freezer and store in a sealed ziptop bag or freezer friendly container for up to 2-3 months.

Tip: If you live in a high humidity environment, I recommend refrigerating your quick bread after baking.

How to Store Leftover Canned Pumpkin

Store canned pumpkin in a separate container in the refrigerator, covered, for 4-5 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.

side view of a sliced pumpkin loaf on a wooden cutting board with mini pumpkins around it

This Recipe Is…

close up of a cut loaf of gluten free pumpkin bread on wooden cutting board
5 stars (25 ratings)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

This delicious, moist, gluten-free pumpkin bread is made with canned pumpkin, oat flour, and plenty of pumpkin spice for a nourishing treat. So easy to make in just one bowl!

Ingredients

  • cup melted refined coconut oil, (or other neutral flavored oil such as avocado or canola)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Optional

Instructions 

  • Heat the oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, eggs, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until well incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the edges begin to pull away from the sides and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then cool the rest of the way on a rack prior to slicing. Do not slice until completely cooled or the slices will fall apart.
  • Store, covered, in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature or gently reheat prior to serving.

For Muffins

  • Follow instructions above. Pour batter into a greased or lined 12-cup muffin pan. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until the edges begin to pull away from the sides and a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

Oat flour quick breads need to cool completely before slicing to avoid breaking apart, so be sure the pumpkin bread is cool before slicing.
This recipe make 12 thin slices or 12 muffins.
We haven’t testing this recipe with flax eggs, but we’ve heard from readers that it works well! If you give it a try, let us know how it goes in the comments.
See post above for notes on ingredient substitutions.
Nutritional info above is based on the recipe without chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 (of 12), Calories: 206kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 201mg, Potassium: 164mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 3238IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition disclaimer
Did you make this recipe?If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!

This post contains affiliate links

Share this Post