Healthier Pumpkin Bread


  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder/flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined salt
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Make the Bread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper.

Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together butter, banana, eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, maple syrup, and milk.

Step 3: Sift coconut flour, arrowroot, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, and baking soda over the wet ingredients.  Whisk until smooth.  Wait for 2 minutes, then whisk again.

Step 4: Scrape batter into prepared pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 45-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Step 5: Remove from oven and allow to sit in the pan, on a cooling rack, for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan onto the rack and allow to cool completely.

Step 6: Store any leftovers, well-wrapped, in the refrigerator prior to frosting.

Step 7: Make the Frosting: Place all ingredients in a small bowl.  Using a hand mixer, beat until completely smooth.  Spread on top of bread or use as a spread for each slice.

Enjoy this delicious, healthier pumpkin bread from The Pioneer Woman!