Do you consider baking self-care? Or is trying new foods considered self-improvement?

If so, I’ve done a little of both this week! I usually find baking to be a fun hobby. Except when a gluten-free recipe doesn’t turn out but that’s a whole other story! Usually, baking something is a fun way to relax.

Usually, I don’t eat (or drink) anything pumpkin because I am not a fan of pumpkin spice, which is always in EVERYTHING pumpkin. I’ve figured out that I do not like nutmeg. I’ve since had other pumpkin things that do not contain pumpkin pie spice and I actually like those. 

But for this week I’ve decided to try pumpkin bread!

As part of the Nourished gluten-free online festival, I was sent this pumpkin bread from Other Foods. I figured September is a good month to make it because September means fall and so do pumpkins!

So let’s talk pumpkin!

The Good

The mix contains no grains, no gums, no corn, and no soy. 

The ingredients list and recipe are easy to read and follow.


Cassava flour, coconut, sugar, pumpkin powder, organic coconut flour, golden flax meal, cream of tartar, pumpkin pie spice, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), sea salt
-It does contain tree nuts (coconuts)

The Bad

Sigh, it has the dreaded pumpkin pie spice 

The recipe calls for ¼ cup of oil. I am trying to be healthier and work on my weight and cholesterol so I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil.

gluten free pumpkin bread

Final verdict

I snuck a sample of the batter, well I guess it’s not really sneaking when I’m the only one here LOL but I was not a fan. That darn pumpkin pie spice was so strong! According to Justin, the bread was good. You couldn’t tell it was gluten free and it was moist. I am guessing that would be the applesauce.

I thought the bread was really easy to make. Simple ingredients and minimal prep and cleanup. I would definitely try their other mixes, just not the pumpkin again. 

Well, there you have my thoughts on Other Foods Pumpkin Bread Mix. 

Also available on their website: Banna bread, Almond Bread, Sandwich Bread, Pancake Mix, and Brownie Mix! If you’re interested in trying for yourself, head over and check out their website!

Are you a pumpkin spice fan? A pumpkin everything fan? Drop your favorite pumpkin foods in the comments!

Categories: Gluten Free


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.