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This cinnamon swirl Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread recipe is an easy and delicious Paleo, Dairy-free, and Gluten-free pumpkin banana bread recipe full of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and coconut sugar swirls. It is topped with a maple glaze and makes for a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert.

Paleo pumpkin banana bread recipe with swirls of cinnamon and coconut sugar.

Can I just say how amazing this healthy pumpkin banana bread is?! It has a subtle hint of pumpkin, is laced with swirls of cinnamon and coconut sugar, and is topped in a delicious maple glaze. It reminds me of Fall because it is also full of pumpkin pie spice. And bonus points that it is naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Grain-free.

If you like pumpkin baked goods, try my dairy-free pumpkin banana bread, Paleo pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones or almond flour olive oil pumpkin cake.

A gluten-free pumpkin banana bread sliced into 8 pieces.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It is the best Paleo pumpkin banana bread ever! It is almond flour based and it also uses coconut sugar, which are two Paleo baking staples.
  • It tastes amazing with a cup of coffee or with some tea.
  • It makes your house smell amazing while it cooks.
  • It is great for those with allergies because it is peanut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
  • It is also great for those following a Paleo or Gluten-free diet.

Recipe ingredients

Paleo pumpkin banana bread ingredients.
  • blanched almond flour– blanched almond flour is better than almond meal because it is more refined and delicate in baking.
  • tapioca flour– you can also use arrowroot flour/starch instead.
  • coconut flour– this type of flour is very absorbent, so you can’t use too much.
  • baking soda– this gives your banana bread a wonderful rise.
  • salt– I like to use Himalayan salt.
  • cinnamon– ceylon cinnamon is best for flavor.
  • pumpkin pie spice– you can make your own or buy one in the grocery store.
  • coconut sugar– you could also use maple sugar or brown sugar ( brown sugar is not Paleo).
  • olive oil– you can also use avocado oil here.
  • eggs– they add structure to your bread.
  • ripe bananas– the riper you bananas, the more flavor they have.
  • pumpkin puree– I use canned pumpkin puree here but you could definitely use a homemade one.
  • vanilla extract– you can use the kind with or without alcohol here.
  • coconut cream– make sure to use one that you like the flavor of. You can also use coconut or almond milk if you need to. Savoy is my favorite brand.
  • maple syrup– make sure to use real maple syrup and not a fake sugar syrup.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Additions/ Substitutions

  • Instead of tapioca flour, you can use arrowroot powder.
  • Instead of pumpkin pie spice, you can make your own.
  • Instead of olive oil, you can use avocado oil.
A pumpkin banana bread made with almond flour, sliced.

Step by step instructions:

To make this recipe, you need to make the pumpkin banana bread batter, the cinnamon swirl, and the maple glaze separately.

Step 1: Make the Pumpkin Banana Bread Batter.

  • Mash your bananas.
  • Then, mix the wet ingredients together in one bowl and the dry ones in another.
  • Then combine the bowl of wet and dry ingredients together.

Step 2: Make the Cinnamon Swirl.

  • In a small bowl, mix some coconut sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice together.

Step 3: Layer the cinnamon swirl into the pumpkin banana bread batter.

  • Pour half of the pumpkin banana bread batter into a loaf tin and thin sprinkle 3/4th of the cinnamon swirl on top of it.
  • Then, pour the rest of the batter on top and the remaining cinnamon swirl on top of that. Make sure to pat down the layer of cinnamon swirl that is on the top of the banana bread so that it bakes into it.
  • Bake!

Step 4: Make the maple glaze.

  • Mix some coconut cream, maple syrup and vanilla together with a fork.
  • Then drizzle it on top of your cooled off pumpkin banana bread.
Paleo banana bread with pumpkin and cinnamon.

Recipe FAQs

Is this pumpkin banana bread Paleo?

Yes! All of the ingredients in this recipe make it naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, Grain-free, and Dairy-free.

Does using almond flour in this recipe make it gluten-free?

Yes. Since there is nothing with wheat, barley, rye or oats in this recipe, it is gluten-free.

How do you store it?

Store it covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.

How do you make your own pumpkin pie spice?

Mix together ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground all spice, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg. You can play around with the amounts that you like, but I usually have double the cinnamon and nutmeg amounts to the rest of the spices.

How do you serve it?

By itself, topped with almond butter, topped with melted chocolate, with tea or coffee. The list goes on and on.

Paleo pumpkin banana bread in someone's hands.

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4.91 from 10 votes

Cinnamon Swirl Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

Servings: 8 slices
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Paleo pumpkin banana bread recipe with swirls of cinnamon and coconut sugar.
A easy and delicious PaleoDairy-free, and Gluten-free pumpkin banana bread recipe full of cinnamon pumpkin spice coconut sugar swirls and topped with maple glaze.

Ingredients 

Pumpkin Banana Bread Ingredients:

Cinnamon Swirl Ingredients:

Maple Glaze Ingredients:

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 in × 5 in loaf pan with your choice of cooking spray. (I use olive oil spray). Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, mix the coconut sugar, olive oil, and eggs together with a fork or whisk. Mix in the mashed banana, pumpkin puree, and vanilla.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix/ stir until everything is wet. Set the pumpkin banana bread batter aside.
  • In a small bowl, make the cinnamon swirl mixture by mixing the coconut sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  • Pour half of the pumpkin banana bread batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle with 3/4 of the cinnamon swirl mixture. Pour the rest of the batter on top and sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon swirl mixture. Pat down with a spoon.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Cool the banana bread for 15 minutes in the pan. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a plate.
  • In a small bowl, make the maple glaze by combining the maple syrup, coconut cream and vanilla. Drizzle the glaze over the banana bread.
  • Cover and store at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

  • Instead of tapioca flour, you can use arrowroot powder.
  • Instead of pumpkin pie spice, you can make your own.
  • Instead of olive oil, you can use avocado oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 303mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 3259IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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6 Comments

  1. I just made this for Thanksgiving. I used an 8″x8″ pan so I could tell my son that it’s cake (because cake for dessert sounds more exciting to him than bread), sprinkled the swirl all over the top, and used a knife to swirl it in. Baked it for 21 minutes. It is SOOO good! This is, by far, the best paleo cake I’ve had! I’ve tried a ton of paleo desserts from other bloggers, and 95% have been terrible. Everything is always so eggy and weird. The texture here is just perfect. Thanks for making an actually good, or even great, paleo cake recipe! 😀 I can’t wait to try more of your desserts! Happy Thanksgiving. 🦃5 stars

    1. Thanks for the wonderful review!! Its great to know this works in round 8″x8″ cake form as well. I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    1. I have never tried baking with other alternative nut flours because I am allergic to all nuts except almonds, but I’ve heard that using macadamia nut flour or cashew flour can work. I’ve also heard sunflower seed flour can work. You can also try all purpose flour at a 1:1 ratio. Let me know what you end up trying!

  2. I made this today, and it is delicious!  The cinnamon swirl and glaze are perfect additions! My friends loved it, too. I will definitely make it again! Thank you 🙂 5 stars