Gluten Free Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Bread

Gluten-Free Sourdough Pumpkin Bread

Combine sourdough bread and pumpkin and you’ve got yourself a delicious, unique treat! This Gluten-Free Sourdough Pumpkin Bread is a delicious dessert, breakfast, or snack that you’ll love to share with friends and family.

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Gluten Free Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Bread
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Gluten-Free Sourdough Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Cool Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings (1 loaf)
Calories: 395kcal


  • cups (180 g) gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (3 g) xanthan gum (omit if your blend contains it)
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) aluminum-free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (2.6 g) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.6 g) ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon (0.3 g) ground cloves
  • ½ - 1 cup mix-ins of choice (nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, etc.), if desired
  • 1 cup (240 mL) pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs , room temperature
  • ½ cup (100 g) light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • cup (80 mL) avocado oil or other neutral oil
  • cup (80 mL) milk or unsweetened coconut milk beverage, room temperature
  • teaspoons (7.5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (265 g) sourdough discard (see note)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Stir in nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc. if using.
  • In a separate large bowl, add the pumpkin puree, eggs, light brown sugar, oil, milk, and vanilla. Whisk to combine and then whisk in the sourdough discard until completely incorporated.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until all the flour is combined and moistened. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 60-75 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean. This bread takes longer to bake than traditional pumpkin bread. If your bread starts to brown too much on top before it's done, loosely cover it with foil.
  • Once the bread is done, cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove it from the pan, discard the parchment paper, and cool on a wire rack. For best results, cool completely before slicing.
  • Keep the bread wrapped tightly in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days. To freeze, wrap tightly in plastic wrap then freeze in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.


My sourdough starter/discard is made with 100 percent hydration (equal parts flour and water). If your starter is made with different proportions of flour and water, it will affect the outcome of the bread. Starters made with less water may produce a dry bread and starters made with more water will produce a loaf that is too wet or will not bake through properly.
Here's a quick sourdough starter recipe/feeding schedule:
  • Day 1: Add 25 grams flour and 25 grams water to your glass jar. Mix well and scrape down the sides the best you can.
  • Day 2: No discard. Add 25 g flour and 25 g water.
  • Day 3-6: Stir the starter and discard all but 25 g of the starter. Add 25 g flour and 25 g water. Mix well and scrape down the sides the best you can.
  • Day 7-10: Stir the starter and discard all but 25 g of the starter. Add 50 g flour and 50 g water. Mix well and scrape down the sides the best you can.
  • Day 11-14: Stir the starter and discard all but 25 g. Add 75 g flour and 75 g water. Mix well and scrape down the sides the best you can.
  • After day 14: You can continue to maintain this feeding schedule if you plan on baking with it soon or you can now store and maintain your starter in the refrigerator.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Sourdough Pumpkin Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 223mg6%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 3860IU77%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe for Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Bread with Sourdough Discard can also be found on What The Fork Food Blog.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. Jen
    September 2, 2021

    This came out so delicious! It’s tender but not gummy or mushy, and the flavor is lovely. (I did use 1.5 times the cinnamon, just because I like pumpkin bread pretty spiced.) I mixed in about 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds at the end, although next time I think I’ll just add them to the top instead because I thought it was just a tad too many seeds. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

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