A coconut flour pumpkin bread recipe that is refined sugar-free, gluten free, dairy free, grain free and Paleo.  

Want a few other healthy pumpkin recipes?  You might also enjoy these Healthy Pumpkin Muffins, these Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes, and this Vegan Pumpkin Pie.

A loaf of gluten-free Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread with two cut slices ready for a healthy breakfast.

Do you want all things pumpkin without throwing your nutrition totally out of whack?!  Recently I have discovered that sugar is not my friend.  It is a very tight line I walk.  A little too much sugar and my stomach hates me.  Not enough sugar/carbs and I do not have enough energy to run at the intensity I desire.

Finding healthy substitutes for classics that I love has been quite a challenge… especially when it comes to Pumpkin Season!!

Three slices of Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread on a table ready for the winter months.

If you have been around the site over the past few weeks you might have seen a few other healthy, refined sugar-free pumpkin recipes such as this Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Caramel Dip and these No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Balls.  Both recipes are absolutely awesome.  Quick, no baking required, and taste like Fall!

However, neither of these recipes completely appeased my Fall-loving heart.  The house simply did not become overwhelmed by the fragrance of pumpkin!  Until… this fabulous coconut flour pumpkin bread happened.

A sliced loaf of gluten-free, healthy pumpkin bread on a piece of wood.

A few attempts were made as I tried to conquer the art of cooking with coconut flour.  Have you ever tried making coconut flour pumpkin bread?!  Were you successful?

A few facts about baking with coconut flour:

  • Coconut flour absorbs A LOT of liquid!!  Many recipes that use it call for extra eggs or liquid to balance it out.
  • Coconut flour contains tons of nutrition and fiber!
    • 1/4 c. coconut flour contains 4 grams fat, 4 grams protein, 16 grams carbohydrates and 10 grams fiber!!
  • If you are replacing flour in a recipe make sure to only substitute 20% for coconut flour.
    • And also increase the fat/liquid content by 20%!

A couple of slices of a pumpkin bread recipe on a table ready to eat.

Per usual, Cohl and I almost got into a tiff over who got the last piece of this coconut flour banana bread.  Needless to say, I will probably be making another loaf to bring with us this weekend to our favorite music festival of the year… Utopiafest!!

Who will you be making this Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread for?!  

I would love to hear in the comments section below!

Happy Pumpkin Bread Snackin’!

A loaf of pumpkin bread made with coconut flour ready to eat for a healthy snack.

Want more pumpkin recipes?

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Balls {Vegan}

Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Caramel Dip

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Syrup

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

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Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread with Crumb Topping

** THIS RECIPE WAS REVISED ON 1/11/17. ** A coconut flour pumpkin bread recipe that is refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, grain free and paleo.
A sliced loaf of gluten-free, healthy pumpkin bread on a piece of wood.
Yield 12 servings
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour 5 minutes
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Pumpkin Bread:

  • ½ c maple syrup pure, at room temperature
  • ½ c coconut oil melted
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • ¾ c pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¾ c coconut flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Crumb Topping:

  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp walnuts finely chopped


For the Pumpkin Bread:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine maple syrup, oil, and eggs. Mix by hand until just combined.
  • Add pumpkin puree and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl combine coconut flour, soda, powder, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Add dry ingredients into pumpkin puree mixture and stir by hand. Mix until all ingredients are just incorporated, making sure not to overmix.
  • Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper on the bottom and spritz with non-stick cooking spray. Fill pan with pumpkin bread batter.

For the Crumb Topping:

  • In a medium-sized bowl combine coconut sugar, flour, oil and cinnamon. Using the back of a fork, cut in the sugar and flour into the coconut oil until it just starts to stick together. Add walnuts and continue to do this until mixture starts to clump together.
  • Sprinkle crumb topping over the pumpkin bread batter. Press crumb topping lightly into the batter.
  • Bake pumpkin bread in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let bread cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into it. Serve warm or at room temperature. Pumpkin bread tastes awesome toasted with a little butter!
Last step! If you make this, please leave a review letting us know how it was!

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**The bread will still be pretty moist (Pumpkin is SUPER moist!)  If you would like it a bit drier, cut a piece and either let it sit at room temp for a while or toast it.**


Calories: 228kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 129mg, Potassium: 116mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 2475IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Do you think I could omit the Baking powder and use a little extra baking soda with a dash of tapioca starch instead? My son has a corn sensitivity so baking powder is a no-go.

    1. Hi Marin! That’s a great question. I have not personally tried it but think it should work well for you. Would love to know how it turns out!

      1. 5 stars
        So I used 1 tsp baking soda with 1/4 tsp tapioca starch and it turned out perfectly! This substitution also makes it completely grain-free/paleo (since baking powder contains corn it is not paleo-friendly). I also baked them in a lined mini-muffin tin for 25 min and they were beautiful and yummy muffins! Thank you!

        1. What a great idea to make muffins, Marin! So happy you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for your rating and review 🙂

    1. Hi Megan! No, you probably did nothing wrong. Coconut flour tends to absorb a lot more moisture than most other flours so the batter will be significantly thicker than a normal bread batter. Would love to know how it turned out!