Paleo pumpkin bread made with coconut flour and pure maple syrup is a cozy slice of fall bliss. Add in some chocolate chips and sprinkle with sea salt for the most mouth-watering healthy quick bread!
And this loaf… Pumpkiny, cinnamony, spicy, chocolaty…all the flavors come together in sweet sweet unity.
Grain-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, nut-free, and dairy-free, this bread checks all the boxes. It’s moist, it’s sweet, it’s fluffy, it’s perfectly spiced with pumpkin pie spice, and that chocolate-studded goo makes for an ultra addicting slice.
Whip up a loaf of paleo pumpkin bread and enjoy it with a mug of coffee or tea for breakfast or snack!
Just be sure to share, because if you aren’t careful, you’ll end up eating slice after slice until all of a sudden you’ve consumed more loaf than you thought possible.
Let’s chat about the simple ingredients for this grain-free pumpkin bread recipe.
Ingredients for Paleo Pumpkin Bread:
Coconut Flour and Tapioca Flour: The combination of coconut flour and tapioca flour takes the place of regular all-purpose flour for a grain-free treat. Coconut flour is notoriously dense, so it requires more liquid and eggs than any other flour.
Combining coconut flour with tapioca flour results in a light airy texture, reminiscent of a regular pumpkin bread.
While you can replace tapioca flour with arrowroot flour, coconut flour cannot be replaced in a 1:1 replacement with any other flour.
Pumpkin Puree: Canned pumpkin puree brings the pumpkin yumminess to this bread.
Eggs: We use large eggs to help fluff up the bread for the best texture. The eggs cannot be replaced using flax eggs or any other egg replacer because coconut flour turns out very dense without eggs.
Pure Maple Syrup: Used to sweeten the bread! We use pure maple syrup instead of regular cane sugar.
Pumpkin Pie Spice: Did you know that pumpkin treats taste like pumpkin treats because they contain pumpkin spice? Truly, it is this magical spice blend that gives the iconic pumpkin flavor to a baked good.
Sea Salt: Salt enhances the flavors of all of the individual ingredients so that the bread has rich, bold flavor.
Baking Powder & Baking Soda: The leavening agents here. Both baking powder and baking soda are used to help the bread rise.
Chocolate Chips: While the chocolate chips are optional, they add a lovely burst of rich gooey chocolatey goodness to the bread.
Now that we’ve covered the basic ingredients, let’s make some grain-free pumpkin bread!
How to Make Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper.
Add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a blender and blend until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Transfer the batter to the parchment-lined loaf pan and bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 55 to 65 minutes, or until the bread is a deep brown color and is set up. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with coarse sea salt if desired.
Allow bread to cool at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
- If you’d like to make an almond flour version of this recipe, use 2 eggs, 2 cups almond flour, and ½ cup tapioca flour.
- Add chopped walnuts or pecans if desired.
- Omit the chocolate chips if you’re allergic to fun. Just kidding. Sorta.
- Replace the pumpkin puree with butternut squash, sweet potato, or kabocha squash puree.
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Pumpkin spice this bliss!
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Paleo Pumpkin Bread
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a blender and blend until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the batter to the parchment-lined loaf pan and bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 55 to 65 minutes, or until the bread is a deep brown color and is set up. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with coarse sea salt if desired.
- Allow bread to cool at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.