Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Obviously, this is pumpkin month — and today’s featured recipe is Spiced Pumpkin Bread! Both Gluten Free and Vegan, this recipe is great for your Halloween/Thanksgiving snack!

Pumpkin makes this bread moist — and the applesauce adds to that special moist texture along with adding some natural sweetness.  The cashew flour sounds really interesting.  Don’t have cashew flour?  Just run the nuts through your VitaMix or food processor until it is fine as flour!

Photo courtesy of Society Wellness

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Melanie — posted on Society Wellness Blog
Serves: Makes 2 standard sized loaves
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup florida crystals (or granulated sugar, preferably organic and unbleached)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 can organic pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups general gluten free flour (I used the all purpose from nuts.com)
  • 1 cup cashew flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly oil two 8-inch loaf pans or four 6x3x2-inch mini-loaf pans.
  2. In a food processor or in a bowl using an electric hand mixer, whip the flaxseed and water together until thick and creamy. This can take 5 minutes or longer.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, applesauce, pumpkin puree, and flaxseed mixture.
  4. In a medium-size bowl, stir together the flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Thoroughly combine the dry ingredients, then add them to the wet. Stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into 2 standard-size loaf pans or 4 mini-loaf pans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If using mini-loaf pans, you will want to check for doneness after 30 minutes. Let the breads cool for at least 20 minutes before removing from the loaf pans.


This recipe was featured on a website called Society Wellness.  Their motto is “Making vitamins cool, and wellness a way of life.”  How cool is that!!

They have lots of great info and recipes on their site, so make sure to check them out!





  1. Ping from Melanie:

    Thanks for sharing this, and for your nice comments! Sorry we are so behind in responding!

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