Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread with a Maple Cream Cheese Glaze


Last Updated on September 23, 2020

Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin season is here! And i’ll be the first to admit that i’m actually not a pumpkin fanatic, although I do love the taste. We didn’t really grow up eating pumpkin based recipes, and I only got into baking with it a few years ago. But, this gluten-free pumpkin bread is SO delicious, whether you’re pumpkin obsessed or not.

It’s topped with a delicious maple cream cheese glaze, and has all the flavors of fall in one bite. It’s gluten-free, nut-free and can be fully dairy-free if you swap a dairy-free cream cheese.

It’ll go perfectly with a pumpkin spiced latte! (never had those either, maybe this is my year)

Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread

I’m so excited to add this loaf to my baked goods collection. Yes, we have a collection in our freezer! Luckily we moved closer to family in July so we’ve been able to share some of the goods. Either way, I always freeze part of my recipes so that they don’t go to waste.

We’ll usually enjoy this pumpkin bread in the morning with our coffee, but lately i’ve been loving it in the afternoon! This bread is best at room temperature, so be sure to let it reach room temp if you’re storing it in the fridge.

Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread

Nut-free dairy-free, and gluten-free pumpkin bread will be a fall staple this year!

I love this recipe with the cream cheese glaze, but you can leave it out if you prefer a simpler loaf! Feel free to add in your favorite nuts or dried fruits to customize it to your liking! I know you guys are going to love it.

If you’re in a baking mood, be sure to check out some other baked goods from my blog, like these carrot cake oatmeal bars, gluten-free coffee crumb cake, and cinnamon swirl banana bread!

Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread with a Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

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Course: Baked goods


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*The cake alone is lightly sweet, because the glaze adds more sweetness. If you prefer your cake without a glaze, I recommend upping the sugar to 3/4 of a cup if you prefer a sweeter bread
*I have not tested any other flour substitutes for this recipe


  • 1 + 3/4 cup 1 + 3/4 oat flour

  • 1 cup 1 pumpkin puree

  • 2 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 coconut oil, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 + 2 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 milk, I used almond but any milk works

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp 1 baking soda

  • 1 tsp 1 cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 ginger

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • Maple Glaze
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cream cheese, dairy or non-dairy

  • 1 1/2 tbsp 1 1/2 pure maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp 1 powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp 1 vanila extract

  • Pinch of cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, oil, sugar, milk and vanilla.
  • Once smooth, add in the spices, oat flour, and baking soda. Fold together until fully mixed.
  • Pour into a parchment lined standard sized loaf pan, and bake for about 50 minutes- until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and place onto a cutting board or cooling rack to top with the glaze.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients in a bowl until smooth, and pour over the loaf.
  • The loaf should be stored in the fridge if topping with cream cheese frosting. Let it reach room temperature before serving for best results!
  • If you want to freeze part of your loaf, you can slice it and freeze it for up to 3 months before you add your glaze!

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  1. I made this bread during the fall last year a few times. Once fall hit in NY this year, it was the first thing I made! I love this recipe so much. It’s so moist and delicious. I’ve actually never made the glaze, but I sometimes add nuts on top and I love the added texture it gives.

  2. Made this pumpkin bread this weekend. I didn’t have cream cheese, so I made a maple glaze with vegan butter, confectioner’s sugar, and maple syrup. It is SO good! My daughter said it’s the best pumpkin bread she’s had!

  3. Super tasty! I love how it is not too sweet… just perfect. Best pumpkin bread I have tried yet (flax eggs worked well as a replacement)! Thank you for another amazing recipe 🙂

  4. eating this now. Very good! would definitely recommend adding more sugar if you are not doing the glaze. but the glaze makes it amazing!

  5. Michelle

    Hi, is there any other flour that would work? What about honey instead of coconut sugar?

    • Hey Michelle, you may have success with spelt flour or all purpose flour. I’m not sure if the honey would affect the texture since its a liquid sweetener, but it may work!

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  7. So delicious, I can’t stop eating it! Might have to make another…

  8. This is such a great recipe! I’ll be making this throughout the fall!

  9. Michelle Lazoff

    Hi Gal, QQ – what size loaf pan did you use?
    Thank you!

  10. Delicious recipe and the glaze makes this pumpkin bread even more delicious!! I am having a slide of it for breakfast and I am really enjoying it!! Thank you very much!!

  11. Hi Gal, this looks amazing and I can’t wait to make it! Do you think I could sub brown sugar for the coconut sugar?

  12. This is actually the best fall treat I’ve ever baked. I have made a lot of your recipes but this is definitely my favorite; kind of already ate half the loaf and am planning on making another one soon!

  13. What would you use instead of coconut sugar in the bread and powdered sugar in the icing if you want to make this keto-friendly? Will swerve work as a replacement for either?

    • Hey Lauren, swerve should work in place of the coconut sugar. I’ve never used it, but through a quick google search I read that it can be subbed as a 1:1 ratio. For the glaze, you can either substitute a monk fruit powdered sugar, or leave it out and just add 1-2 tbsp of a liquid sweetener of choice!

    • I also just saw that swerve makes a confectioners sugar, so that would work for the glaze as well! Make sure to use the granulated form for the loaf 🙂

  14. Hi, this sounds delicious! The ingredient list says baking powder, but step 3 says baking soda. I want to be sure to use the right one. Can you confirm which one? Thx!

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