Single Serve Pumpkin Mini-Loaf

The air has taken on the crisp coolness of mid-Atlantic Fall, so obviously it’s time for baking. With pumpkin. Gluten free and dairy free because that’s how I roll. Mostly.

Pumpkin Bread Mini Loaf : The Not So Desperate Housewife

But you know there’s those times when you just want a slice or two, and then the rest of the loaf stands neglected…I’m not one for waste, so I find it easier to make a mini loaf and call it a day. I mean, it’s fresh and hot out of the oven every single time, so a total win. Besides, theses little babies are just so gosh darn cute!

Pumpkin Bread Mini Loaf via The Not So Desperate Housewife

Added bonus–I don’t have to turn on my giant gas oven (that I’m secretly afraid is going to explode every time I turn it on…it’s an antique). The toaster oven works beautifully. I do still line the pans with a strip of parchment paper since gluten free baked goods have a penchant for sticking. My favorite GF all purpose flour to use for this is Bob’s Red Mill GF AP, but I’ve also used my Namaste Foods brand with success.

Single Serve Pumpkin Mini-Loaf
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Serves: 1 mini loaf
  • 1/2 c + 1 1/2 T GF all purpose flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c applesauce
  • 5 T pumpkin
  • 1/4 t vanilla
  • 1 T water
  1. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. No such thing as overmixing here so make sure the batter is nice and fluffy.
  2. Pour into a parchment lined mini loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


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  1. Wenchypoo

    I hear ya about the “rest of the loaf languishing in the fridge” thing–meat loaf tends to do that to me as well, until I found a solution: send it through the food processor and make ground meat for other uses. I know this wouldn’t exactly work with pumpkin bread, but how about freezing half the loaf to use later?

    Just thinkin’.


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