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The Best Pumpkin Loaf with Streusel (Gluten-Free)

It is OFFICIALLY Fall people! We are two weeks into September and I have literally already seen dozens of pumpkin recipes flood my Instagram and Pinterest feeds. I get it, it’s super basic and super cliche, but everyone loves pumpkin recipes, and they make you feel happy, cozy, and warm. I love coming up with new, exciting, and different recipes. But sometimes ya gotta stick to the classics, because they just work and they are consistently great and tasty.

I am going to be honest with you, I tinkered with this recipe couple times. I even went through all the effort of making the video and shooting the photos for the first loaf. But at the end of the day, I just didn’t feel right posting it, because it was quite there. It was moist, but it was a little too moist. It had a soggy bottom (which a lot of pumpkin bread recipes out there do) and the streusel was falling off, the loaf didn’t rise very much, and it came out smaller than expected. I didn’t feel right posting it, because I want all the content I put out there for you guys, to be tried, tested, and true.

So, I rolled up my sleeves and I tried again. I altered the amount of liquid to flour ratio, because I obviously had done too many wet ingredients in the first loaf.

gluten free pumpkin bread load on a cutting board with tea next to it

I am extremely happy with the results of my second loaf. I am happy to report, there is no soggy bottom, the streusel adds a perfect sweet crunch on top, and it has that pumpkin spice flavor that everyone craves.

I promise you, this loaf won’t last very long in your kitchen this Fall.

If you make this, please don’t hesitate to reach out and leave a comment! Enjoy this lovely crisp and cold week.

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The Best Pumpkin Loaf with Streusel (Gluten-Free)


  • Author: Allison Olivia
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x

Description

Moist, flavorful and gluten free, this pumpkin bread with streusel is the perfect Fall treat


Ingredients

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Pumpkin Bread:

  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I use Bobs Red Mill 1:1 Baking GF Flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs

Streusel:

  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan and line the bottom  and sides with some parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  3. In a different large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, brown sugar, granulated sugar, coconut oil, and eggs.
  4. Mix the dry mixture with the wet mixture and gently fold together, just until the ingredients are combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the greased bread pan and smooth it out so that’s the top is even.  Sprinkle with the prepared streusel.
  6. Bake the pumpkin bread for 45 minutes uncovered. After 45 minutes, take the bread out and cover with foil so that the streusel doesn’t get burned. Put the bread back into the oven for another 20-25 minutes or until a large toothpick or knife inserted, comes out clean or with a few crumbs. 
  7. Place the bread pan on a cooling rack and let it cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then take it out onto a cooling rack. Dont let it sit in the pan for too long, or it will become steamed and might get too moist and gummy.
  8. Enjoy with tea, milk, or coffee!

Streusel:

  1. Place all ingredients into a small bowl and mix with a fork until small crumbles form, like wet sand.

Notes

The key to this recipe is not over mixing. Only combine the wet and dry ingredients until just combined.

If you don’t own coconut oil, a neutral flavored oil like vegetable, avocado, or olive oil may be used

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gluten free pumpkin bread, gluten free pumpkin loaf, pumpkin bread, pumpkin loaf, pumpkin bread recipe, gluten free, fall recipes

Recipe inspired by: https://bakeschool.com/pumpkin-loaf-cake/

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