Organic Pumpkin Bread (Wheat Free)

Posted by on Monday, December 15th, 2008


Organic Pumpkin Bread (Wheat and Gluten Free)

Don’t be afraid to vary the kind of flour used in some recipes. This is my mother’s original pumpkin bread recipe, which I traditionally make around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since I am trying to reduce inflammation in my body – I am eliminating wheat from my diet. The original recipe called for 3 cups of plain white flour. I substituted half oat and half spelt flour. I was amazed at the taste of the pumpkin bread – and I do not miss the wheat! I was able to find all organic ingredients too. However you can easily use plain white flour and regular ingredients if you cannot find the organic ones.

This recipe will fill 2 regular loaf pans. However, I like to make the mini loaves and give as gifts. The recipe will make around 8 mini loaves, depending on the size of the little pans.

Sift together in large bowl these dry ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cup organic oat flour
  • 1 ¾ cup organic spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves

In another bowl mix these ingredients:pumpkin-bread-slice

  • 3 cups organic sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 organic eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 can organic pumpkin (or 2 cups frozen puree)

Add to liquid mixture:

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates

Now add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until well blended.

Bake at 350 degrees. The large loaves will take 50-60 minutes. The mini loaves will need at around 25-30 minutes. Bread is done when a clean toothpick insert in the middle comes out without batter on it.

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3 Responses to “Organic Pumpkin Bread (Wheat Free)”

  1. Kellyon 16 Dec 2008 at 5:02 pm 1

    Where can you get all the organic ingredients and spelt flour? I have never heard of spelt flour.

  2. Taraon 16 Dec 2008 at 7:15 pm 2

    Kroger has spelt and oat flour in the health food section. I am looking into ordering bulk from Whole Foods. So if you are interested in getting it a bit cheaper, let me know!

  3. Taraon 16 Dec 2008 at 7:15 pm 3

    Oh, and Kroger has the organic pumpkin right now too. I usually get all my organic foods from Kroger.