This healthy pumpkin einkorn bread will become a staple recipe in your kitchen. It is easily made in one bowl and naturally sweetened with simple real food ingredients. The result is nothing but a moist, simply delicious loaf of good for you bread!
Healthy pumpkin einkorn bread
I’m here to tell you this – I’m obsessed with einkorn flour. I’m also obsessed with all things pumpkin so it makes sense that my two obsessions turn into one beautiful pumpkin einkorn bread baby.
What makes this pumpkin spice bread unique? It’s naturally sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup (1/3 cup in the entire loaf!). The pumpkin puree also brings sweetness into the mix.
The spices added give it that pumpkin spice flavor you know and love. You can easily substitute pumpkin pie spice if you have that on hand, but if you’ve ever wanted to make your own, I’ve got that included for you.
What’s in pumpkin spice?
- All spice
I go heavy on the cinnamon and lighter on the other spices in my pumpkin spice mixture.
Healthy pumpkin bread with einkorn flour
My kids cannot get enough of this bread! They’re pumped when I pack it in their lunchbox, or put it on a breakfast plate filled with scrambled eggs and fruit. It’s a tasty carb option that they see as a treat!
Little do they know it’s a better for you pumpkin bread that’s only lightly sweetened and filled with wholesome, real food ingredients.
Mom win right there.
What is einkorn flour?
Have you used einkorn flour before? Let’s chat a little more about it!
Einkorn flour is a unique ancient grain. Unlike modern wheat, it has never been been hybridized. It has a very unique gluten structure, so if you’ve found that you are sensitive to modern wheat gluten, einkorn can be a great alternative to try since it does not contain the high molecular weight proteins that can be hard to digest.
Because of the gluten structure (or lack of it), you don’t knead einkorn flour dough. It’s a tasty alternative to regular whole wheat that we’ve been loving!
Baking with einkorn flour
I absolutely love baking with einkorn flour. For recipes that use 100% whole wheat you can try swapping 1:1, however, with recipe that haven’t been tested with einkorn flour, you may need to reduce the liquid by 15-20%. If you’re using an einkorn flour recipe (like this one), you’re good to go!
Where can you buy einkorn flour?
For a little while my local Fred Meyer carried einkorn flour, but then that ended. The closest location was too far for me to justify driving there for one ingredients, so I order einkorn flour from amazon! You can find it HERE.
Looking for more einkorn flour recipes?
Einkorn flour pizza crust (make mini or regular sized)
How to make pumpkin bread with einkorn flour
This pumpkin einkorn bread recipe is so quick to throw together and get in the oven. It’s really fun to make with kiddos too. My 3 year old looooooves helping me out.
Here’s how we do it:
In one bowl we’ll start by mixing the wet ingredients, add the dry and mix, and then pour into our parchment paper lined loaf pan.
Bake and boom – you’ve for pumpkin spice einkorn bread ready to be devoured in a day! At least in my house.
Ready to bake your own pumpkin einkorn flour bread? Let’s do it!
Pumpkin einkorn bread recipe
Pumpkin Einkorn Bread
- 9×5 loaf pan
- parchment paper
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite milk)
- 1.5 cups einkorn flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 1/4 tsp clove
- In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, eggs, maple syrup, pumpkin puree and almond milk.
- Add the einkorn flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and remaining spices. Whisk into the wet ingredients until fully combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. Test doneness by sticking a toothpick into the center of the pumpkin bread. If the toothpick comes out clean, it's done! Cool before cutting into the bread.