pear-berry pumpkin bread with gluten-free and vegan options
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Pear-Berry Pumpkin Bread

Pear-Berry Pumpkin Bread is one of my “go-to” recipes when using leftover pumpkin. It has a sweet, subtle pumpkin flavor with little chewy fruits in every bite.

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Pumpkin is one of those foods that are often labeled as a superfood; here are some of the reasons why:

  • It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
  • Vitamin A protects your eyesight
  • Antioxidants give your immune system a boost
  • Being rich in soluble fiber, it Improves and normalizes bowel function
  • Low calorie
  • It contains compounds that are good for your skin

Pear-berry pumpkin bread

To Make Pear-Berry Pumpkin Bread, You Will Need These Ingredients:

Gluten-Free Baking Blend like King Arthur Measure For Measure Gluten-Free Flour or feel free to use all-purpose flour if you are not gluten-free
Granulated sugar
Pumpkin pie spice ~ here is my version of homemade pumpkin pie spice
Baking powder ~ corn-free if needed
Baking soda
Hemp seeds ~ optional
Canned pumpkin
Dairy-free milk substitute ~ regular milk is fine if tolerated
Vanilla extract
Dried pears, dried blueberries ~ dried cranberries for Low FODMAP
Chopped walnuts ~ optional

To freeze the pumpkin bread, place the whole loaf or slice and layer the sections with parchment paper in a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container.

Loaf pans like the one shown here make removing the baked pumpkin bread so easy. I have a similar one that I use all the time and never need additional oil or non-stick sprays.

This pumpkin bread recipe can also be used for muffins and baked donuts. If you drizzle powdered sugar icing over top, it will qualify as a dessert.

A gluten-free and vegan recipe that the whole family will enjoy. A perfect breakfast or brunch idea and a healthy snack too.

pear-berry pumpkin bread

There are three Weight Watcher points plus in each slice.


Pear-Berry Pumpkin Bread

Deliciously sweet pumpkin bread with dried blueberries and pears and an allergy-free and vegan option.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Breads and Rolls, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, gluten-free vegan, no nuts, pear-berry pumpkin bread, pumpkin bread, soy-free
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 1 cup Gluten-free baking blend ~ such as King Arthur Measure For Measure Gluten-Free Flour or all-purpose flour if tolerated
  • 7 Tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice ~ try my homemade recipe
  • 1 tsp baking powder ~ corn-free if needed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk ~ or regular milk if tolerated
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 Tbsp chopped walnuts ~ omit if nut-free
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried pears ~ cut into small pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  • Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl add the first 7 ingredients and stir to combine.
  • In a small mixing bowl add pumpkin, milk, vanilla, and flax seed. Stir well.
  • Pour pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Fold in optional chopped walnuts and dried fruit.
  • Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let pumpkin bread sit for 10 minutes.
  • Loosen edges and remove bread from the pan onto a cooling rack.
  • The loaf will cut best when allowed to sit about 20 minutes.


Corn-free baking powder
**King Arthur Measure For Measure Gluten Free Flour

**There are 3 weight watcher points plus per slice.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3218IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

pear-berry pumpkin bread vegan and gluten-free options

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