Easy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Bread

By: Helen Bolstad

October 11, 2021

Baked Pumpkin Bread ready to serve

Pumpkin spice is a wonderful reminder of all things fall and cozy. This tasty pumpkin bread recipe is a favorite of both adults and kids. It incorporates fragrant fall spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and clove into a moist and surprisingly healthy bread. We replace regular flour with ground gluten-free whole grain oats courtesy of a blender. You won’t even notice our healthy substitutions of nonfat Greek yogurt and unsweetened applesauce. 

You’ll not only love the taste of this pumpkin bread, but also the wonderful aroma as it bakes filling your house with a mouthwatering scent. This generous recipe makes two loaves, one to keep and another to share with a friend or neighbor.

Easy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Bread

  • Course: Gluten-Free, Dessert
  • Cuisine: Holiday

  • Servings 1 slice (makes 2 loaves; 11 slices per loaf, 22 total servings)
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 1 hour


  • 3 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour (or other gluten-free flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4  eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 (15 ounce) can canned 100% pure pumpkin (not pie filling)


  1. Spray two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray, set aside. 
  2. To make gluten-free oat flour. Place oats in a kitchen blender and mix until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients: oat flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and sugar.
  4. Slowly blend in the water, applesauce, eggs and oil; then mix in the yogurt.
  5. Blend in the pumpkin. 
  6. Divide the batter between the prepared pans.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Add time in 5 minute increments until fully baked.

Recipe Note

Calories 149

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.7g 9%
Saturated Fat .8g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 20.4g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Sugars 10.5g 
Protein 3g 
Vitamin D 14%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6%
Potassium 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


409 calories, 16 g fat, 489 grams of sodium, 40 grams of sugar…yikes!


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