Usually I stick to science experiments with pumpkins like volcanos, Non-newtonian fluids, and slime! Fall is a fun time to try baking some tasty seasonal treats too.This one evolved from a quick science lesson on irreversible change which is what happens when you cook a pumpkin!  Over here, we eat a modified grain free, gluten free diet. I have gluten allergies but not celiac disease. My son’s ADHD is greatly helped by reducing highly inflammatory grains and processed foods.

Easy Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread Grain Free For Kids

Kid Approved, Grain Free Recipe

This recipe was adapted by one I found over at Wellness Mama with a few small changes to suit our needs. I am not an awesome baker, so I feel confident that this coconut flour pumpkin bread will come out great for just about everyone!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 cup of cooked pumpkin (just regular plain pumpkin). We had fun making our own, see how below.
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of soft butter
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 maple syrup (little less than original recipe as we watch our sugar intake)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8×8 or 9×9 pan
Note: This recipe is simple to make gluten free. Just make sure your ingredients say gluten free. For many this is gluten free enough and is also considered pale-friendly.

Make Your Own Pumpkin

We explored a 3lb baking pumpkin as a science project. One of the activities we discussed is how heat can change a solid. Simply cut in half (we used only one half so that we had one to compare it to after it was baked. Remove the insides and place cavity side down on baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil, bake at 375 for 50 mins. Remove from oven and let cool.  Use a spoon to pull out cooked pumpkin and make your awesome, easy coconut flour pumpkin bread. If you have the time, it’s worth it to do with your child.

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Mix Up A One Bowl Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add all the ingredients to one bowl, a great step for kids! Based on their age and abilities, there is always a step that a child can handle. Both of you will be so happy you did! Mix it up and put into a greased pan. Gotta tell you, my stuff is always a little lumpy. Coconut flour does make a thicker batter too!

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Bake in a 400 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes until set. Let cool and serve as a tasty afternoon snack or even a quick breakfast. We tried both options. My son ate almost the whole pan all by himself!

Hope you enjoy this simple taste of fall with a coconut flour pumpkin bread!

More Fun Pumpkin Hands-On Play. Click photos for details.

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  1. Awesome! So glad it worked well for you. We have made it may times and it doesn’t last long!

  2. Hi,
    I would love to do this with my class and I was wondering if it could be cooked in a microwave as that is all I have available in the school?

  3. Hmm I am not much of a baker to know the answer but I don’t really think it would work.

  4. I just made this and used Honey since my husband is on a very specific diet and can’t have Maple Syrup. Turned out great!

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