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Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread

By Bree

A guilty pleasure of mine that has been a constant for pretty much my entire adult life is indulging in treats made with pumpkin. I look forward to the fall season each and every year for that very reason, as it gives me a perfect excuse to go on a pumpkin baking spree. I do try to keep my pumpkin recipes as healthy as I possibly can though, and this particular recipe is no exception. The recipe makes a quick and easy cream cheese pumpkin bread that is simply to die for. The keto pumpkin bread by itself would make this recipe more than worth your while, but with the added cream cheese filling? It turns this bread into an out of this world recipe that should definitely be at the top of your “must try” list.

Cream Cheese Keto Pumpkin Bread

If you’re looking for more crave-worthy breads (without the carbs), try this lemon blueberry bread, this chocolate chip zucchini bread and this cinnamon swirl bread.

Or, if you’re just looking for more pumpkin treat ideas, you need to try these to-die-for pumpkin muffins with cream cheese frosting:

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 5.1g

How to Make Keto Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread

Since it’s the cream cheese filling that makes this pumpkin bread so incredibly delicious, let’s start by going over how you can prepare it. The filling is actually pretty easy to make. Simply add your cream cheese, an egg, coconut flour, orange zest, and your choice of low carb sweetener (I prefer using Stevia) into a bowl and beat them until they’re well combined.

 Cream Cheese Keto Pumpkin Bread

That’s really all there is to it, so go ahead and set it to the side while you turn your attention to the pumpkin bread itself.

The first thing to do is combine your almond flour with your baking powder to form the base of the bread dough. The almond flour is used because it’s a low carb alternative to refined wheat flour. It’s also incredibly nutrient-dense, offering plenty of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats for your recipes.

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VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 3.5g

I also like to use almond flour because wheat flour is known to cause inflammation in many people who consume it. Considering chronic inflammation has been directly linked with multiple types of diseases (1), I try and do my best to avoid any and all foods known to cause it.

 Cream Cheese Keto Pumpkin Bread

You’ll also want to mix your spices into the flour mixture, so go ahead and add the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. All three of these spices will go a long way towards adding a delightfully spiciness to your pumpkin bread that will have you going back for seconds in no time.

 Cream Cheese Keto Pumpkin Bread

In a separate bowl, you can combine your eggs and Stevia by beating them until the eggs are pale and fluffy, and then add in the melted coconut oil and pumpkin puree.

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 4.8g

That last item is the real secret ingredient in this cream cheese pumpkin bread recipe — just make sure that you use either an organic or a homemade pumpkin puree. It adds a deliciously authentic pumpkin flavor to the bread while also offering plenty of health benefits thanks to the high antioxidant content found in pumpkins. (2)

To finish the recipe off, it’s a simple matter of combining your ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ mixes and then following the directions below for blending in the cream cheese filling.

Cream Cheese Keto Pumpkin Bread

You’ll want to bake the bread for about an hour. But once it comes out of the oven? Are you ever in for one tasty keto treat! Even though pumpkins are mainly in season during the fall months, after your first bite of this keto pumpkin bread, you’ll want to make it all year round.

If you love the combination of pumpkin and cream cheese, you’ll also need to try these incredible pumpkin sandwich cookies:

Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

VIEW RECIPE Net Carbs: 3g



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Cream Cheese Keto Pumpkin Bread

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread

  • Author: Bree
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Cuisine: American


For the cream filling:
8 ounces cream cheese
¼ cup granulated Stevia or other granulated low carb sweetener
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 egg
1 tsp orange zest

For the pumpkin bread:
2 cups almond flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
3 eggs
¼ cup granulated Stevia or other granulated low carb sweetener
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup organic canned or homemade pumpkin puree, well drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line an 8×4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. To make the filing, place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat until well combined. Set aside.
  4. To make the bread, in a bowl combine the almond flour, baking powder, pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and pinch of salt. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the eggs and granulated sweetener until pale and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add the coconut oil and pumpkin puree and beat until well combined.
  7. Add in the almond flour mixture and beat until smooth.
  8. Pour 1/2 of the pumpkin batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  9. Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the top of this layer and then pour the remaining pumpkin batter over the cream cheese layer.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 9.6 g
  • Fat: 15.4 g
  • Sugar: 9.9 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g

Keywords: pumpkin bread, cream cheese

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    • Hey Lauren- That should work great! It may effect the texture just a little bit, but it should work well with powdered Swerve as well 🙂

  1. I loved this. I added extra pumpkin pie spice, Swerve confectioners, & a tbsp of Swerve brown sugar because I have a super sweet tooth. Turned out awesome.

    thank you for posting!

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