Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

This Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread has two versions and both are just as delicious. For paleo and lower carb, select Option 1. For the perfect post-exercise bread, opt for Option 2.  I love mine with smashed avo, rocket, fresh lemon and poached egg. Enjoy.


  • 450g pumpkin
  • Option 1: 3 cups almond flour
    Option 2: 1½ cups almond flour + 1½ cups GF plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons GF baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 small handful pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Remove skin and slice pumpkin in small pieces. Steam until soft, mash and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add to the flour mix.
  5. Add the oil, rice malt syrup and mashed pumpkin and combine thoroughly.
  6. Pour into a greased bread tin and spread with extra rice malt syrup before sprinkling with pumpkin seeds.
  7. Option 1: bake for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
    Option 2: bake for 1 hour before inserting a skewer to see if it is cooked throughout. If the skewer does not come out clean, leave for another 20-30 minutes before finishing off under the grill.
    Both will obviously be dependent on your oven, so make sure you check your bread regularly.

Did you know pumpkin is a great source of antioxidants and omega-3 so it is the perfect anti-inflammatory food? How wonderful! 


  1. Melissa Short

    I LOVE The sound of this!
    We are living in Singapore at the moment and I cannot find Almond Flour anywhere (Almond Meal but no Almond flour) Could I use Coconut flour instead?

  2. The Natural Nutritionist

    Hi Mel, almond meal and almond flour are the same! So you’re in luck. Unfortunately coconut flour doesn’t work as a direct subsitute but stay tuned for some specific recipes coming soon! x

  3. Melissa Short

    Thanks so much , I was wondering if they were the same thing! Going to make this today with 3 cups of Almond Meal. My husband is an Ironman Athlete so always trying to find wholesome good carbs for him whilst cutting all wheat/gluten out of our diets, I love all your recipes so please keep them coming!
    Thanks, Melissa

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