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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Try Danielle Minnebo's delicious Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Credit: Danielle Minnebo

This pumpkin bread is nutrient-rich, high in protein and fibre, free from grains and gluten and can be made dairy-free. It’s super easy to make and perfect to pop into lunchboxes as a healthy treat.

Makes: 1 loaf, approx. 10 slices



  • 2 cups raw grated pumpkin
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 100g feta, crumbled (optional, leave out to make loaf dairy-free)
  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Grease and line bread tin with olive oil and baking paper.
  2. Add all of above ingredients into large bowl and mix well to combine. Mixture will seem really dry; this is due to coconut flour. Do not add any more liquid to mixture because as pumpkin cooks in oven it will release water and make bread nice and moist.
  3. Spoon mixture into bread tin and make sure to flatten mixture and push it right into each corner.
  4. Bake in oven for 1 hour. Check after 50 mins — you’ll know it’s ready when it’s firm to touch in middle and it has nice golden colour.
  5. Allow to cool before removing from tin and make sure loaf is completely cool before slicing it; otherwise you’ll end up with a lot of crumbs!


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.