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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Well, this is my first post on baking Gluten Free. I always knew I’d eventually venture over to experimenting more with Gluten Free baking, I have been baking for people with gluten sensitivity for years, and have educated myself on some of it. I have maybe 3-4 key Gluten Free recipes I use for clients, but never really experimented. This however has changed..its funny how 1 phone call from the DR can change your life..forever. I dont want to seem over dramatic about it, but its the truth. I did not get that phone call for me however, I received  for my daughter.  He said, “Emma’s blood results have come back 98 percent positive for Celieacs disease and needs to see a GI Dr right away.” I think my heart stopped for a moment..not my daughter. I mean I have customers that have it and I have read about it, but her…in our family? Right away your mind races to all the negative! She will never have a “normal” teenage life, maybe even an adult life! I thought about all she CANT eat anymore and all the social outings as teenagers engage in that she will miss…yadda yadda..My mind was a  little bit of a whirlwind  for a few days. Telling her was difficult as well,  seeing her so scared as how she really did not know what it was. I mean it doesn’t help the fact that DISEASE is slapped into the name!  Celieacs is an auto immune disorder that when you eat gluten ,your digestive system attacks itself making you very sick. So, we are on a new journey ( GLUTEN FREE ONE) and I have spent many late night scouring the internet trying to get as much information as I can. I can’t say it helped ease my anxiety about our new situation..mostly made it worse. ( information overload) Reading everyone’s journey with this disease can be overwhelming and I can say when it comes to the food, I have spent way to much time on Pinterest. I mean its way too much!!! I finally had a light bulb moment though,  just use the recipes I use for cooking and baking and just substitute and do my own experimenting. So, here it is, my first recipe in this new personal journey of trying to do things ‘Normal” as can be! I must say this bread turned out so good. I dare anyone to really even tell the difference! Its a family recipe I have used personally and professionally for years. ( the full gluten version that is) Emma was quite excited that I made her beloved Pumpkin Bread SAFE for her to enjoy!

So, I hope you dont mind me sharing my journey with this! I plan on my GF recipes that I share to be worth the making! I know I have a lot to learn and I love sharing knowledge and experience.We all can learn off each other in some way!

Happy Baking!


Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe 

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Makes 1 loaf

8 oz of canned pumpkin

½ cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 ½ cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp cloves

½ tsp allspice

½ tsp salt

1 ½ cup GLUTEN FREE 1 for 1 flour (Bob Mills is good)

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder (gluten free)

½ cup of your choice: Toasted nuts or mini chocolate chips (or neither! )

Pre-heat Oven 350 and grease your loaf pan

Combine all your wet ingredients and whisk together until smooth

 Add all your sifted dry ingredients. Mix until batter is smooth and has no lumps

Bake 45 minute or until toothpick comes out clean when you check it

Cool for 30 minutes before slicing

One thought on “Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

  1. Oh Debs! Thank you for sharing the personal journey that you’re now walking in your family. I know that making that favorite bread for Emma must have meant a lot to her. You’re really helping her ease into her new normal. I made the bread for thanksgiving and it was awesome. Thank you for the recipe. I pray that the Lord will continue to guide you and Emma as you learn and try out new GF recipes.

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