A moist loaf of gluten free Pumpkin Cranberry Bread is the perfect treat for those cool autumn days. Or winter. Even spring. Really, pumpkin can be baked with year round, it doesn’t have to just be in fall.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are good, but sometimes it’s nice to bake a loaf too.
The texture of a loaf is a little denser, and it’s almost like eating a dense cake. That’s the case with this gluten free Pumpkin Bread.
This gluten free Pumpkin Cranberry Bread is moist and tender without the use of oil or butter. It has molasses and apple sauce, which really adds to the texture and taste as well.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf variations:
Although this loaf is great as is, you might want to change things up to suit your tastes.
- Substitute the dried cranberries with raisins.
- Stir in a 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts to the batter.
- Try adding 1/2 cup gluten free milk, semi-sweet, or even white chocolate chips.
- Or omit the dried cranberries all together, and enjoy a simple gluten free Pumpkin Bread.
How long is Pumpkin Bread good for?
You can wrap the gf Pumpkin Cranberry Bread in plastic wrap and store it on the counter for a few days. If it hasn’t all been eaten in that time (I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be), you can store it in the fridge for up to a week.
Can you freeze Pumpkin Cranberry Bread?
Yes, you can freeze the gluten free Pumpkin Cranberry Bread. Once it has cooled completely, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in a zipper seal freezer bag before placing in the freezer. The loaves can be frozen for a few months without a problem.
If you love this gluten free Pumpkin Cranberry Bread, you’ll want to check out these other recipes:
- Easy Gluten Free Zucchini Bread
- The Best Gluten Free Banana Bread
- Crustless Pumpkin Pie
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones
- Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread
- Gluten Free Cranberry Chocolate Bread
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Bread recipe:
- 1 cup (160 g) brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup (65 g) sorghum flour
- 1/4 cup (30 g) tapioca flour/starch
- 2 teaspoons (5 g) ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 g) baking soda
- 1 teaspoon (4 g) xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon (1.25 g) ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon (1.25 g) ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
- 3/4 cup (90 g) dried cranberries
- 1 cup (250 g) pumpkin puree
- 2/3 cup (145 g) brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup (80 g) unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 cup (110 g) fancy molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons (8 g) pure vanilla extract
- Position the baking rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (177 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 loaf pan (I use a Pyrex loaf pan) and line it with parchment paper, so that the paper extends up the 9-inch sides of the pan. This will make it easy to remove the loaf after it is baked.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the brown rice flour, sorghum flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, baking soda, xanthan gum, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in the dried cranberries. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, apple sauce, molasses, eggs, and vanilla.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir just until no dry lumps remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan, and smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
- Let the loaf sit for 5 minutes before using the parchment paper to lift the loaf out and place it on a wire cooling rack. Let the loaf cool completely before slicing. Wrap the cooled loaf in plastic wrap, and store in a resealable plastic bag.
You can customize this loaf by changing out the dried cranberries for raisins, chocolate chips, pepitas, or omitting them all together. Feel free to add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts to the batter.
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