This Keto Pumpkin bread is incredibly moist with a delicious walnut crumble on top, and it’s only 2 net grams of carbs per slice.
You don’t have to skip the joys of fall (read: delicious pumpkin desserts) just because you’re on a keto diet. There are plenty of ways to enjoy fall flavors with a low carb count, like this wonderful keto pumpkin bread.
Made with both almond flour and coconut flour, this bread has a fluffy and moist interior, with a sweet and cinnamon flavor. The walnut crumble on top is just the extra crunch it needs.
If you’re not going to eat the bread right away, be sure to store it in the refrigerator. The pumpkin will begin to ferment if left out.
What Sweetener to Use
I use allulose as a sugar substitute. You can use Swerve, monkfruit, Erythritol or Xylitol. It’s really up to you. The reason I use allulose is because it’s a no calorie no carb sweetener like erythritol, but it doesn’t have the cooling effect. I get allulose directly through Wholesome Yum. I think you’ll really like it, especially if you also don’t like the cooling effect.
Learn more about low-carb sweeteners and conversion here.
What Flour to Use
There are many different ways you can make keto loafs like this, but our recipe uses a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. Both of these flours are needed to get the right consistency and texture, so I don’t recommend substituting with any other flour.
The recipe won’t work the same way with other flours, or other ratios of these flours.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Almond and coconut flour – This recipe uses a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. Both of these flours are needed to get the right consistency and texture, so I don’t recommend substituting with any other flour.
- Brown sugar substitute – I use allulose as a sugar substitute. You can use Swerve, monkfruit, Erythritol or Xylitol. It’s really up to you. The reason I use allulose is because it’s a no calorie no carb sweetener like erythritol, but it doesn’t have the cooling effect.
- Baking powder
- Pumpkin pie spice – You can buy it pre-mixed in the grocery store or make your own by mixing cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Try this recipe.
- Pumpkin puree – Be sure to buy pure pumpkin puree with no added sugar. You can also make your own by cooking down a whole pumpkin. Check out this recipe.
- Eggs – Make sure to take the eggs out 10-15 minutes before you need them so that they come to room temperature.
- Almond milk – Unsweetened.
- Topping ingredients – Almond flour, brown sugar substitute, walnuts, cinnamon, and butter.
How to Make Keto Pumpkin Bread
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Using a loaf pan, you can either oil the pan to keep the bread from sticking, or cut two strips of parchment paper to drape in the pan both ways. I prefer this method because it makes it super easy to lift the bread out of the pan with the paper ends.
Add all the bread ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine. Pour it into the bread pan, evening out the top to make it easier to put on the crumble.
Next, mix together the topping ingredients. Spread it evenly on the top of the bread batter in the loaf pan.
Bake for approximately 40 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. It’s very important to do the toothpick test, because this bread is so moist that I might seem like it’s cooked through when you jiggle it, but it’s not completely done.
If the topping starts to get to dark before the bread is fully baked, you can add a piece of tin foil to the top to keep it from burning.
It might take more than 40 minutes, so keep a close eye on it after that until it’s complete.
I recommend eating this bread within a few days. It should be stored in the refrigerator after baking.
Alternatively, you can freeze the bread after baked and cooled. It reheats well in the microwave.
If you have pumpkin left over you might want to try this warm keto pumpkin soup recipe. Perfect for lunch on a cold day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is pumpkin keto friendly?
You’re probably also wondering if pumpkin is actually okay on a keto diet, and the answer to that is yes, in moderation. These muffins use very little pumpkin puree per muffin, so there’s no problem with the pumpkin. Just be sure to buy pure pumpkin puree with no added sugar.
Can I use pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin puree?
No. These two things are not the same. Pumpkin puree is just cooked pumpkin. Pumpkin pie filling is puree that has sugar and spices mixed in. Make sure to check the label for any added sugar.
How Many Carbs Are There?
Each slice of keto pumpkin bread contains 4 net grams of carbs, when the loaf is sliced into 10 pieces. That’s total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols.
You’re probably also wondering if pumpkin is actually okay on a keto diet, and the answer to that is yes, in moderation. This bread only uses 2/3 cup of pumpkin puree, so there’s no problem with the pumpkin. Just be sure to buy pure pumpkin puree with no added sugar.
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Keto Pumpkin Bread
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar substitute
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree canned or fresh
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
For the topping
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Oil a loaf pan.
- Add all the bread ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine. Pour into loaf pan.
- Mix together the topping ingredients. Spread evenly on the top of the batter in the loaf pan.
- Bake for approximately 40 minutes. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Baking times may vary.
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