When it comes to pumpkin season nothing beats the flavor of pumpkin bread in my book. It’s the cozy season to enjoy a generous slice of this classic recipe while sipping on some coffee.
My recipe for low carb pumpkin bread is loaded with the spices we love in the fall without the worry of too many carbs.
I’ve always been a huge fan of autumn and all the pumpkin flavors that are wrapped up in it. However, the high carbs in traditional pumpkin recipes make it out of the question for this girl.
But can I tell you that it really doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, because in our home sugar-free pumpkin bread is always a delicious choice?
Yup, I could tell my family we are having pumpkin bread in the middle of a heatwave and they will have no problem gobbling up this pumpkin bread.
Sometimes only the very best will be good enough. This is what happened when I was determined to create a keto pumpkin bread that would be as tasty as my traditional high carb version was.
You should know that I have been trying to perfect my much lower in carbs pumpkin bread for a couple of years now. It wasn’t an easy feat to duplicate the pumpkin bread my family considered a favorite.
I have so many lovely memories baking loaf after loaf of pumpkin bread every pumpkin season. But after I removed gluten from my diet, a new gluten-free pumpkin bread recipe was in order.
Keto Pumpkin Bread
The lack of gluten in the low carb keto flours does not make baking a pumpkin bread easy. For more on how to bake with low carb flours, I encourage you to read my favorite low carb baking tips.
It’s probably why it took me a little longer than usual to get this recipe just right. What I found on my quest to make a perfect a low carb, keto-friendly pumpkin bread was that using a combination of low carb flours worked best in duplicating the flavor and texture of traditional pumpkin bread.
My recipe calls for both almond and flax flour and a generous amount of fall spices. I am not one to be stingy with spices and this was no exception.
What’s also neat about this ketogenic pumpkin bread recipe it’s for one 8X5 loaf but, the recipe doubles beautifully. That’s a great thing just in case you want to savor one and freeze the other. Something I strongly recommend.
I love how the combo of flour alternatives produces a moist yet dense quick bread that holds up to slicing, toasting and slathering with butter or the cream cheese frosting I included.
Not only is this a tasty pumpkin season treat, but it’s also easy to make allowing you to enjoy this keto-friendly pumpkin bread in under an hour. Even if you opt to double the recipe.
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How To Make Keto Pumpkin Bread
The first step in making this quick bread will be pre-heating the oven and prepping your 8×5 loaf pan by making sure it’s properly greased.
I also recommend you add a layer of parchment paper the width of the pan, with a little extra over the sides to make it easier to take the bread out once it’s baked.
It’s something I like to do for heavier bread like this one to ensure it releases from the pan perfectly. All you have to do is lift the two sides of the parchment paper so that the loaf never breaks on you.
Please note that it must be golden flax the regular flax will make the bread gummy. The other important tip is to regrind your flaxseed meal in a clean dry coffee grinder before using. This is essential in getting the right texture. This takes less than a minute to do so no worries you’ll still be able to enjoy this recipe in under an hour.
As far as sweeteners are concerned, I recommend the use of Lakanto’s granulated sugar substitute it’s their erythritol and monk fruit sweetener that is as close to sugar as it gets.
You could either use their regular granulated or their gold which has a delicious brown sugar flavor profile.
Please note that the full printable recipe card for this recipe is at the bottom of the page. But below I am also including a few of my other keto-friendly pumpkin recipes for you to all pumpkin season long.
This recipe for keto low carb pumpkin bread uses a combination of almond flour and golden flax seed meal for a moist, sugar-free, grain-free, gluten free option that tastes like the real thing.
A delicious keto pumpkin streusel cupcake recipe. Enjoy a low carb cupcake that features pumpkin and a streusel crumb topping. It's like a mini keto pumpkin coffee cake.
Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie, a delicious recipe that gives you the best of pumpkin pie and cheesecake in one low carb keto-friendly treat.
A recipe for keto pumpkin cream cheese pound cake. It's low in carbs and makes the best low carb fall dessert.
Keto Pumpkin Coconut Flour Coffee Cake is a spice filled cake that is low in carbs and keto friendly. This cake features a streusel topping that has the perfect crumb. And since it's made with coconut flour, it is also a nut-free option.
A recipe for keto pumpkin streusel coffee cake that features a generous streusel topping and icing.
You need to understand that this girl was determined to bring back pumpkin bread safely back into her diet. This meant that my low carb pumpkin bread couldn’t be just a pretty good option, but a great one.
If there is one thing I am, it’s relentless. I just won’t give up on a recipe without a good fight. Fortunate for you, I finally won this battle and what we have here is a real winner.
And because I can’t seem to leave good enough alone, I also included my recipe for keto cream cheese frosting for you freely slather on the top.
Can’t wait for you to try my perfected keto pumpkin bread recipe.
- 7 ounces of canned pumpkin puree
- 4 large eggs , room temperature
- 1 cup of granulated of sugar substitute
- 1/4 cup of melted unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups of finely milled almond flour
- 1/2 cup of golden flax meal , reground
- 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 4 oz of softened full-fat cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
- Unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup of sugar-free confectioners sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 8x5 inch loaf pan well.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the pumpkin puree, sugar substitute, melted butter and vanilla extract until well blended.
- Next add in the eggs one at time making sure to beat until fully combined.
- To the wet batter add the almond flour, flax meal, baking powder, psyllium husk powder, and spices.
- Spread the batter into a greased 8-inch loaf pan. Note that batter will be thick.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the pumpkin bread to cool 10 minutes in the pan before removing.
- Place the pumpkin bread in a baking rack and allow to cool an additonal 20 minutes before frosting with the cream cheese frosting and slicing.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for 3 weeks.
This recipe doubles easily and freezes well.
- Classic Monkfruit 1:1 Sugar Substitute
- KitchenAid KSM150PSAQ Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield - Aqua Sky
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 225 Total Fat: 15.8g Saturated Fat: 5.5g Cholesterol: 59mg Sodium: 60mg Carbohydrates: 4.9g Net Carbohydrates: 2.1g Fiber: 2.8g Sugar: 0.8g Protein: 6.4g
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In case you don’t know, my husband Randy and I came to the keto diet looking at it from a Christian perspective. As believers we live our lives supported by God’s grace.
So when the Holy Spirit led us to combine our Christian faith and the keto diet, we did so in hopes of finding lasting transformation.
Randy had been a diabetic for over 15 years and he was dealing with the consequences of this disease. I was a survivor of the Guillan Barre Syndrome and was fighting fibromyalgia and chronic sciatica.
To say we needed God’s intervention is putting it mildly. When we followed the Holy Spirit’s prompting to we got on the path to real transformation.
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