The GF Pumpkin Date & Walnut Loaf – Simply Real Health

Recipe based on the gf pumpkin spiced doughnut recipe in the Simply Real Eating cookbook, but using what we had (and with me swapping a few things just because I wanted to play around). It came out great— more like a snacking bread vs a super sweet pastry bread.


1 can pumpkin (I might use less next time, it made it pretty moist— so many 3/4 can or 1/2 can)
3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup gf flour blend (I used TJ’s brand)
1/2 cup almond flour (I used leftover from my almond milk making)
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
4 dates, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup maple syrup (or more if you want it sweeter, I hate super sweet baked goods but I know I’m weird)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 TB ground flaxseed (optional)
1 TB pumpkin seeds (optional to sprinkle on top)


Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Line a glass loaf pan with parchment paper and pour batter in, spreading evenly as you go.

Bake loaf for 1 hour, then pull out to sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top. Bake for 30 more minutes (or less if you used less pumpkin) or until the top middle is pretty firm to touch.

Let cool before slicing. Send to someone that would probably love this healthier upgraded version below! And if you make this let me know! 

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