Nothing says Fall like a pumpkin bread! And this easy recipe yields a perfect gluten-free pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins every time -- Soft & fluffy, moist, just the right amount of sweet and spice and bursting with chocolate chips! Bonus: your home will smell amazing while it bakes,
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Hope you love it as much as we do!
Nothing says Fall like pumpkin bread!
And we can never get enough of this family recipe!
The only debate we have is whether to make it plain or with lots of chocolate chips!
My family usually votes plain (especially if we’re serving on at our Thanksgiving table), but I love it with chocolate chips!
Are you team plain or chocolate chip?
So we often compromised by adding all the chips on top.
Either way, this recipe yields a perfect classic pumpkin bread, every time.
It is soft and fluffy, moist, has a great consistency and just the right flavor- not too sweet, not overly spiced.
And it is so yummy!
Best part? It is a super easy recipe that takes only 15 minutes to prep.
All you need is 12 pantry staple ingredients (including water and salt!)
gluten-free flour (we use GF Jules – affiliate link)
butter or dairy-free butter
walnuts (omit if nut-free)
salt and water
The batter comes together in no time!
There are just 4 simple steps:
Cream together the sugar and butter
Mix in the eggs, pumpkin and water
Separately whisk together the dry ingredients using a whisk, fork or pastry cutter (don’t skip this step! it helps combine the dry ingredients well and give the best texture), then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Stir in any nuts if using and chocolate chips if mixing into the batter (versus just putting on top)
Pour into your baking pan or muffins tins and bake!
Your house will smell amazing while it bakes!
Pro tip: If putting extra chips on top, I prefer to line the baking pan with parchment paper so that the bread comes out easily without “ruining” the chips.
Once out of the oven, let cool in the pan for 10-30 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on a drying rack.
Once cool enough to slice into the bread or enjoy the muffin, you will see it has the best texture!
Super soft and fluffy and moist! And the yummiest flavor!
Bonus: the recipe doubles well and freezes well!
Whether you make a loaf bread or muffins, I hope you love it as much as we do!
It's the perfect classic pumpkin bread. It's moist, has a great soft and fluffy consistency and just the right flavor- not too sweet, not overly spiced. Can be made with our without nuts or chocolate chips.
⅓cupbutter or dairyfree alternativewe have baked these with Earth Balance soy free sticks
½ 15ozcan pure pumpkinwhich equals ½ cup + ⅓ cup canned pure pumpkin
1⅔cupall purpose Flour with xanthum gumI use GFJules -- affiliate link
⅓cupchopped walnutsoptional but we always add them
⅓cupchocolate chips plus extra for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Grease or line with parchment paper a 10 inch loaf pan (approx 10x5.5x3)
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Stir in eggs, pumpkin and water.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves with a pastry cutter or fork.
Add dry ingredients to wet & mix well.
Stir in nuts and/or chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared pan.
Top with extra chocolate chips as desired.
Bake 50 minutes or until cake tester (knife or wooden skewer) inserted into center comes out clean. If the top is done enough for you but the center not coming out clean, cover with foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.
TIP: if topping with chocolate chips, I find it best to add the chocolate chips about 15 or 20 minutes into baking. If the chips seem to be burning on top at any point, cover with foil to complete baking
Let cool 10-20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on baking rack.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...