Pumpkin spice almond bread

By Pamela of PamelasGlutenFreeRecipes.com on October 17, 2017

Although fall has arrived, I feel it is not my job to bombard you with all things pumpkin.  We can thank Starbucks for starting the Pumpkin Latte craze.  Although it certainly doesn’t stop there, at the grocery store today I spotted Pumpkin Spice Instant Oatmeal, Pumpkin Spice Cheerio’s, Lucy’s Pumpkin Patch Cookies, I draw the line though at the Pumpkin Spice Seltzer water – now that’s just too much.

Looking back, I noticed that I have shared only one Pumpkin recipe here – ever, and that was for fabulous Pumpkin Donuts in 2013.  Therefore it’s time for this super easy and perfectly spiced Pumpkin Spice Almond Bread to be unveiled.

If you only have the bandwidth for one Pumpkin baked good this fall, this could be it.  It requires no crazy ingredients, it’s naturally gluten free, only two bowls are left to wash up afterwards, and it’s even better with cream cheese frosting – always a bonus.

Best of all, it makes your kitchen smell amazing.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour, or more almond or any gf flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup canned puree pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 large eggs, or 4 small at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup toasted unsalted pepitas or roasted pumpkin seeds

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil or butter. (My loaf pan was 10 1/2" by 5 1/2" measured at the top)

In the meantime combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking soda and powder, and all spices.

Add all wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Pumpkin, maple syrup, coconut oil, eggs and honey.

Combine wet to dry and mix until well incorporated.

Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 50-60 mins, or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.

In the meantime beat all the frosting ingredients until smooth and creamy, set aside.

Remove from oven, let sit 5 minutes then run a knife around edges to loosen. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Once cooled add cream cheese frosting and scatter with the pepitas.

 

Find more of Pamela's gluten free recipes at PamelasGlutenFreeRecipes.com.


By Pamela of PamelasGlutenFreeRecipes.com| October 17, 2017

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