This morning there was just a TOUCH of crispness in the air, and I knew that it was close enough to autumn for a fresh loaf of my healthy pumpkin bread!! This bread is one of my FAVORITE low carb recipes.
It’s delicious and oh-so-slightly spicy, with no HINT of being low carb, because this is one of those healthy snacks that does it all. This scrumptious bread is on my list of healthy recipes I break out every year.
Low in carbs AND gluten free — it’s perfect for back-to-school and low carb Thanksgiving parties. Let’s check it out!
This healthy pumpkin bread is sure to be a breakfast recipe you make again and again…
- It has those amazing sweet and spicy flavors we crave when we want to feel like home.
- It’s easy to make, and the ingredients are probably in your cupboard right now!
- So easy to customize, no matter what you have on hand
This bread is one of my favorite low carb pumpkin recipes – it’s fluffy, has a great crumb, and the spices highlight the pumpkin in glorious ways. But, like all healthy pumpkin recipes, the right ingredients are make-or-break for success… here’s what you need to know:
Pumpkin – when buying canned, make sure you buy whole pumpkin and NOT pumpkin pie filling. That’ll not turn out the way you want and will totally blow your carb count. If you want to make your own pureed pumpkin, check out this how to.
Almond Flour – get a fine-grained flour to give this bread recipe the best texture. If it’s too course it won’t have that amazing fluff we’re hoping for.
Erithyrol – this naturally occurring sweetener comes from fruits and is a great zero carb replacement for sugar with a similar taste and texture. One of its superpowers is that it doesn’t affect blood sugar at all. It comes in powdered or granular form.
Tools To Make
You’ll need an 8” bread pan for this recipe. Depending on whether you get metal or glass, it may adjust the cook time a bit and drop the temperature 25 degrees for glass.
I can’t imagine ever having leftovers of this healthy pumpkin bread, but if I DID, I’d keep this one fluffy and soft by putting it into an airtight container in the fridge.
Can You Freeze This?
This bread is just perfect for freezing, either as a full loaf or in individual slices for an easy on the go snack — Wrap it well in foil and then place in a freezer storage bag.
This healthy pumpkin bread is incredible as is, but if you’re looking to shake things up, check out these variations!
Can I Make This Without Low Carb Flour?
What a world we live in, creating straight up BREAD from flour made of nuts and even without flour at all!
This bread relies on almond flour and psyllium husk for the structure, so it can’t be made without it — but if you’re looking for a little to no carb bread option, try adding some pumpkin pie spice to cloud bread pizza or oopsie bread recipes!
How Can I Make This Healthier?
This healthy pumpkin bread is already pretty good for you, with pumpkin bringing in all those antioxidants and an impressive amount of vitamin A…
But there are other fun options!! Try this superfood cauliflower bread or low carb zucchini bread. Or keep it traditional with this sweet and fluffy low carb banana bread.
Can I Turn This Into Muffins?
This healthy pumpkin bread could definitely be made as muffins. Simply pour the batter into a muffin tray, lower the bake time to about 20 minutes and check on it from there.
But, you can also swap the pumpkin… Try these low carb blueberry muffins or low carb banana muffins for a great breakfast option. Or go fruit free with these low carb English muffin and you’ll be on your way to an amazing eggs benedict!
Can I Add Some Toppings?
This bread is already delicious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up. I love adding in low carb chocolate chips or some seeds (like in this seed bread).
Or try the absolutely amazing frosting from this recipe for low carb cinnamon rolls to really take it up a notch!
Can I Turn This Into A Flatbread?
Because of the baking soda, this healthy pumpkin bread isn’t going to work well as a flat bread. But, there are options! For wraps I make almond flour tortillas, or coconut flour tortillas (imagine these filled with grilled fish and cabbage for tacos! YUM!)
There are also great options for low carb naan for indian food or almond flour crepes if you’re looking to make french inspired dishes.
Healthy Pumpkin Bread
- Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare an 8” bread pan with cooking spray or parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin puree, butter, vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine 1 ¾ cup of almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient bowl and stir until fully combined.
- Seperate the dough into 2 mixing bowls.
- In one bowl, add cocoa powder and combine.
- In the second bowl, add the remaining ¼ cup of almond flour and combine.
- Place the batter by the spoonful into prepared bread pan, switching between the cocoa and almond flour combos.
- Use a butter knife to “swirl” the dough.
- Flatten the top of the batter with a rubber spatula.
- Cook for 1hr - 1hr 10 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center of the loaf comes out dry.
- Allow the bread to cool in the bread pan before slicing. Enjoy!
Looking for more variations on low carb bread? Guess what – there are too many to count! Give these a try
This healthy pumpkin bread is a mouth watering option for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Comment below and let me know whether you like it customized or with that spicy pumpkin taste as the star!