Moist and flavorful gluten-free pumpkin bread is a fall favorite. This bread is easy to make and loaded with sweet cinnamon spice, chocolate chips and tons of pumpkin!

If you love pumpkin, try these Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies or these Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins for a healthy fall breakfast. You’ll also love this easy, Crustless Pumpkin Pie for a gluten-free holiday dessert!

For more gluten-free quick breads check out my full collection of well-tested Gluten-Free Muffins and Quick Breads.

close up shot of gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip bread

When September rolls around this gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip bread is my very favorite thing to make! Every slice is perfectly moist and spiced with cinnamon. The texture is spot on (no crumbly loaves here) and every bite has plenty of chocolate chips. It wouldn’t be fall without it!

The Best Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

It took me quite a few tries to get this gluten-free pumpkin bread recipe right! I wanted a classic loaf with good rise and flavor. I also wanted to create this recipe with easy-to-find ingredients. After testing this recipe several times, here are the tricks I found to making perfect, gluten-free pumpkin bread.

  1. A high-quality 1:1 baking flour. I always have this King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Measure-for-Measure Flour in my pantry to make other recipes (like these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and this gluten-free pizza crust) and it works great in this recipe!
  2. A little bit of almond flour. Adding almond flour to gluten-free baked goods is one of my favorite tricks for achieving good texture, flavor and browning. If you need this recipe to be nut-free – look at the recipe card below for substitutions.
  3. Lemon juice. Lemon juice helps activate the baking powder/soda and gives this bread a little extra lift. I also wanted to keep the loaf dairy-free so it works well with the almond milk.
  4. Less oil. This recipe uses less oil than other pumpkin bread recipes. This is because gluten-free flours aren’t as absorptive as regular flour. The almond flour itself also contains fat that adds body and richness.

This gluten-free pumpkin bread couldn’t be easier to make! No mixer required. Just 2 bowls and a loaf pan!

step-by-step instructions on how to make gluten-free pumpkin bread

How to Make Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

STEP ONE: Mix together the DRY INGREDIENTS.

STEP TWO/THREE: Mix together the WET INGREDIENTS.

STEP FOUR: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and STIR TO COMBINE.

STEP FIVE: Add the CHOCOLATE CHIPS or nuts.

STEP SIX: BAKE!

Tip: This loaf will bake up well in either a 9×5 or an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan. I prefer using the smaller size pan so the bread is a little taller, but either will work!

up close shot of 2 slices of gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip bread

Unlike other gluten-free baked goods this gluten-free pumpkin bread stores very well and is great the next day. I love serving it alongside quiche or Sausage Breakfast Casserole for a make-ahead holiday breakfast.

Every time I make this pumpkin bread nobody can tell it is gluten-free! I hope your family it as much as we do.

If you make this recipe leave me a comment below!

I’d love to hear from you 🙂

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sliced pumpkin bread on cooling rack
5 from 21 votes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 10 servings
Moist and flavorful gluten-free pumpkin bread is a fall favorite. This bread is easy to make and loaded with sweet cinnamon spice, chocolate chips and tons of pumpkin!

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup gluten-free 1:1 baking flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk or regular milk
  • 1/4 cup oil vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional Mix-In:

  • 1/2-2/3 cup chocolate chips pecans, or walnuts

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan. (A 9x5 will work as well, but the bread won't be as tall.)
  • In a medium bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Whisk to evenly combine.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, sugar and eggs until smooth. Add the almond milk, coconut oil, lemon juice and vanilla and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix to throughly combine. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Allow the bread to cool before slicing. Enjoy!

Notes

MAKE IT NUT-FREE: Substitute the almond flour for an additional 1/3 cup gluten-free 1:1 baking flour. 
MAKE IT DAIRY-FREE: Be sure to use dairy-free chocolate chips. I like Enjoy Life Foods. 
TIP: Be sure the wet ingredients are at room temperature or at least not cold. If they are cold the coconut oil may solidify as you mix everything together!

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 3881IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. Hi. Can I use maple syrup or something besides cane sugar (No coconut either)? Also can I use pumpkin pie spice instead of the separate spices?

  2. Hi Erin,

    Delicious pumpkin bread! I would like to make it in a Bundt pan would I double the recipe? What about cook time?

    Thank you so very much,
    Peggy

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