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Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze
The Greatest Healthy Pumpkin Bread (Low Carb, Low Sugar) Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Healthy Pumpkin Bread is possible — my recipe is packed with not just flavor, but delicious and nutritious ingredients.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Olivia Crouppen
  • 1/2 cup (2oz/57g) coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (15oz/425g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup (4oz/115g) Lakanto Maple Syrup, can substitute maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter, melted
Cream Cheese Glaze:
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C) then line an 8x4 inch loaf tin, set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, eggs, coconut oil and Lakanto maple syrup.

  3. In a separate bowl combine the coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. 

  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until a thick, even batter is formed. 

  5. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes. This will help the coconut flour to absorb the liquid batter adding nice texture to the finished bread. 

  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. 

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before glazing. While the bread is cooling make the glaze.

Cream Cheese Glaze:
  1. In a microwave safe bowl combine the cream cheese, Lakanto syrup and vanilla. Microwave for 30-40 seconds until all ingredients have melted together.

  2. Whisk until smooth and set aside to cool slightly. 

  3. Once the bread has come to room temperature remove from the tin and place on a wire rack.

  4. Pour the glaze over the bread and allow to set for 10-20 minutes before slicing. 

  5. Cover and store the bread in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Recipe Notes
  • To make this bread vegan replace the eggs with flax or chia eggs
  • If you do not want to use a sugar free maple syrup in the bread or the glaze you can use traditional maple syrup
Nutrition Facts
The Greatest Healthy Pumpkin Bread (Low Carb, Low Sugar) Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 4350IU87%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.