Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bread (Video)
Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bread is made with Golden Monkfruit Sweetener to make this a sugar-free treat! And see the links in this post for more sugar-free goodies to make with pumpkin!
Even though I do have my favorite pumpkin recipes, I’ve never been one of those pumpkin-obsessed food bloggers (the ones who start making pumpkin recipes in September and don’t quit until Christmas.) But I absolutely loved this Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bread! And now that I’ve discovered Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) I would definitely use that instead of the original combination of sweeteners that included a little brown sugar, so I’m changing the recipe title to make it clear they are now sugar-free with the updated recipe!
When I tested this recipe with Kara, we each had one and then I sent the rest home with her because I knew they’d be too tempting if I had them at my house; then later that night I was wishing I’d kept more for myself. Kara called the next day to tell me her husband loved them as much as we did, but unfortunately the kids couldn’t get past the green seeds, so if you’re making these for adults and kids, you might want to use chocolate chips on some of them for the kids.
This sugar-free pumpkin bread has healthy ingredients like almond flour and ground oats besides the whole wheat pastry flour. Unfortunately, I am NOT a super experienced baker so I probably won’t be able to answer any of those “What if I substituted this for that” kinds of questions, but if one of my ingredients doesn’t work for you I hope you’ll experiment with other ingredients and then come back and tell us if you find a winner!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (affiliate link)
- Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats (affiliate link) or other oatmeal, ground
- Almond Flour (affiliate link)
- Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link)
- pumpkin spice mix (affiliate link)
- baking powder
- baking soda
- kosher salt
- canned pumpkin puree
- melted Coconut Oil (affiliate link)
- Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (affiliate link)
- unsalted pumpkin seeds
Want more ideas with pumpkin?
Check out My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes if you’re a pumpkin fan who never gets too much pumpkin!
How to Make Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bread:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)
- Mix Almond Flour (affiliate link), Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (affiliate link), ground oats, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- In a smaller bowl beat eggs and then mix in the pumpkin, buttermilk, melted coconut oil, vanilla, and sugar-free maple syrup.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they’re well-combined.
- Spray the mini-loaf pan with non-stick spray.
- Divide the batter among the loaf wells and sprinkle the top of each loaf with pumpkin seeds.
- Bake at 400F/200C for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- We ate them cut in half through the middle with a little butter spread on; hope you enjoy!
More Pumpkin Treats to Enjoy:
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup ground oatmeal (see notes)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup + 3 T Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
- 1 tsp. pumpkin spice mix
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 eggs, beaten well
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 4 T melted coconut oil (see notes)
- 2 T sugar-free maple syrup
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds (see notes)
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
- Spray loaf pan (or muffin tins) with non-stick spray. (I used coconut oil spray.)
- Grind oatmeal in the food processor (or a blender might work) to make ground oatmeal.
- In a large bowl, mix together the Almond Flour (affiliate link), Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (affiliate link), ground oats, pumpkin spice mix (affiliate link), baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a smaller bowl beat eggs until yolks and whites are well-combined; then mix in the canned pumpkin, buttermilk, melted coconut oil (or butter), vanilla, and Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (affiliate link).
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they’re completely mixed together.
- Spray the mini-loaf pan with nonstick spray.
- Divide the batter among the 8 sections of the loaf pan and top each mini-loaf with Pumpkin Seeds (affiliate link) or other toppings of your choice.
- Bake about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one loaf comes out completely clean.
I used an Eight Loaf Mini Loaf Pan (affiliate link) to make these mini-loaves. If you don’t have a pan like that I think you could use a regular muffin pan; the batter would make about 14 muffins. I haven’t tried that but I’m guessing the baking time would be slightly shorter.
I used Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats (affiliate link) and buzzed in the food processor. I love the brown sugar flavor that Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) adds to baked goods, but use any low-carb sweetener you prefer. Use melted butter instead of coconut oil if you prefer. If you don't have pumpkin seeds you can use sunflower seeds, or use sugar-free or regular chocolate chips if baking for kids.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5.1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4.3gSugar: 2.8gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
I used almond flour, whole wheat pastry flour, ground oats, golden monkfruit sweetener, and coconut oil to make the Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bread a healthier treat, but this is a splurge if you’re following a low-carb eating plan; check the nutritional information to see if the net carbs are low enough for you to indulge! For the original South Beach Diet they could be a special treat for phase two, or eat them more often for phase three.
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