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Easy Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Cinnamon Swirl (Grain-free)

This easy healthy Pumpkin Bread recipe from The Whole Smiths in collaboration with New Barn Organic Almondmilk features a sweet cinnamon swirl and is just what you need to complete your fall. Warm, spicy, and pumpkin-y! It’s paleo, gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free. 

overhead shot of Grain-Free Paleo Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread on a wire cooling rack

This healthy pumpkin bread recipe is EVERYTHING! 

Does it come as any surprise to you that it is mid-October and I have another healthy pumpkin recipe for you? Because it shouldn’t. If you know me, you know I love my cozy, fall, pumpkin everything.

Things like my Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Egg Muffins and Pumpkin Pie Smoothie keep me thriving in these months. The best part about all of these healthy pumpkin recipes is that I can indulge in the world of pumpkin spice and still feel great about eating well.

overhead shot of a healthy Pumpkin Bread with cinnamon swirl in a white ceramic loaf pan

This easy grain-free healthy Pumpkin Bread with cinnamon swirl is no exception.

Reason to “fall” in love with this healthy pumpkin bread: 

  • It’s refined sugar-free: I intentionally kept the sugar count low and used really clean ingredients.
  • In fact, mine was organic as all of the ingredients I used happen to be organic. We don’t eat 100% organic in our home but it is something I have consciously moved towards through the years.
  • It’s made with coconut flour and almond flour making it gluten-free as well as grain-free.
  • No dairy products used in here. This healthy pumpkin bread recipe gets its moistness from pumpkin puree and unsweetened almond milk. This also makes it paleo-approved!

Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread from The Whole Smiths. It's paleo, grain-free and delicious!

Can we talk about almond milk and Whole30? 

Over the years I’ve found one product at a time that I knew would be an easy swap for us and stick with it. One such example was with our almond milk. Fortunately, New Barn makes really tasty almond milk beverages so it was kind of a no brainer.

The first time I had New barn was at a local event our Whole Foods was hosting. The event was all about empowering kids to take control of their lunches and teaching them to make healthy choices.

At the end of the event we were all given a swag bag and inside was a bottle of New Barn Organic Almondmilk. Knowing that most almond milks are fairly junky I immediately checked the label to see just what was in it.

To my surprise, there was nothing junky in it. In fact, it was even Whole30 compliant. Ii couldn’t believe it. This was back when Whole30 was still relatively young and the market wasn’t loaded with a lot on compliant products.

overhead shot of Healthy Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread cut into slices on a cooling wrack

Once I got home and tried the Unsweetened variety that was in my bag, I was floored. It actually tasted like homemade almond milk. And it tasted like almonds! What? What in the world was this magical almond milk. AND it was organic.

Tips on cleaning up your diet: 

I immediately shared it on my IG and immediately people responded. Where did I get it? What did it taste like? Etc., etc. I guess you could say it was love at first sight. Sip? Either way. I was hooked.

From then on out I knew committing to a cleaner, organic almond milk would be a really easy swap in our diets and I never looked back. It’s what I use for baking, drinking, cooking, smoothies, in my Whole30 Latte, you name it.

Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread from The Whole Smiths. It's paleo, grain-free and delicious!

If you’re looking to clean up your diet, I highly suggest you pick one or two things that you can easily clean up commit to it and move from there. It’s not something that happens overnight so don’t be hard on yourself as it’s a journey.

Now go bake yourself some of this Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread and start writing a list of things you can easily swap out of your diet.

I highly suggest you start with your almond milk. ;)You can find New Barn Organic Almondmilk at a variety of retailers, check it out here. 

overhead shot of a loaf of Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread on a wire cooling rack

Tips for making this healthy pumpkin bread recipe: 

  • When buying canned pumpkin, make sure to check the nutrition label on the can. Try and go for organic and avoid the “canned pumpkin pie mix”. That one usually comes with added sugar, preservatives and all kinds of additives.
  • You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by mixing 1/4 cup of ground Ceylon cinnamon with 2 tablespoons of powdered ginger,  2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg, and 1 tsp ground cloves. Feel free to add another teaspoon of allspice, for more of a “kick”. Store your homemade pumpkin pie spice in a small glass container.
  • This easy pumpkin bread recipe uses blanched almond flour, which is finely ground from blanched almonds. This means they have the skin removed. I am afraid no other flour can be substituted, as almond flour has very unique properties.
  • Store leftover slices in an airtight container lined with paper towels in the fridge. This way, it should keep for up to 5 days.
  • This easy paleo pumpkin bread tastes even better the second day, once the flavors have a chance to marry. 

 

FAQ: 

Can I freeze leftover pumpkin bread? 

Yes, you can. Leftover slices of Grain-free Paleo Pumpkin Bread can be tightly wrapped and frozen for 3 to 4 months. Let individual slices thaw overnight in the fridge.

Can I make this paleo pumpkin bread recipe vegan? 

I have not tried making the pumpkin bread recipe vegan. However, I think you could try swapping the eggs for flax eggs. If you decide to experiment, I’d love to hear how it turned out!

 

For more paleo pumpkin desserts check out these recipes: 

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Paleo Pumpkin Pie 

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Blondies

 

Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread from The Whole Smiths. It's paleo, grain-free and delicious!
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Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread

This Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread from The Whole Smiths is just what you need to complete your fall. Warm, spicy, and pumpkin-y! It's paleo, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: grain-free pumpkin bread, healthy pumpkin bread recipe, paleo pumpkin bread
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Whole Smiths

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350*. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  • Add the pumpkin, eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and lemon juice to a large bowl and stir to combine well.
  • Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, 1&1/2 teaspoons of the pumpkin pie spice and salt to the same bowl and use a hand mixer to combine well so that the matter is smooth.
  • Combine the melted butter, coconut sugar and remaining pumpkin pie spice together in a small bowl.
  • Pour one half of the batter into the loaf pan and drizzle one half of the melted cinnamon butter mixer top. Use a small knife to swirl the cinnamon butter into the batter. Pour the remaining batter over top and drizzle the remaining cinnamon butter over top and swirl again with a small knife.
  • Bake the pumpkin bread for 40-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Notes

  • When buying canned pumpkin, make sure to check the nutrition label on the can. Try and go for organic and avoid the “canned pumpkin pie mix”. That one usually comes with added sugar, preservatives and all kinds of additives.
  • You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by mixing 1/4 cup of ground Ceylon cinnamon with 2 tablespoons of powdered ginger,  2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg, and 1 tsp ground cloves. Feel free to add another teaspoon of allspice, for more of a “kick”. Store your homemade pumpkin pie spice in a small glass container.
  • This easy pumpkin bread recipe uses blanched almond flour, which is finely ground from blanched almonds. This means they have the skin removed. I am afraid no other flour can be substituted, as almond flour has very unique properties.
  • Store leftover slices in an airtight container lined with paper towels in the fridge. This way, it should keep for up to 5 days.
  • This easy paleo pumpkin bread tastes even better the second day, once the flavors have a chance to marry. 

3 thoughts on “Easy Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Cinnamon Swirl (Grain-free)

  1. LOVE THIS RECIPE! It is currently my staple when friends are coming over and is always a big hit! Literally just made it again for about the 20th time because my friend requested it. Thank u for sharing a top quality recipe for us peops who are avoiding lots of ingredients

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