Coconut Oil Pumpkin Bread

Do you use coconut oil?

For baking? For cooking? Or for skin care?

Recently, someone told me that coconut oil is the fix it for dark circles under the eyes.  Since I heard that I’ve been meaning to move my oil from the pantry to my bathroom.  But I haven’t yet.  While it remains in the pantry, it is perfect for cooking and baking.


The only problem…coconut oil confuses me.  Is it a liquid or a solid?  Am I supposed to be putting the liquid or the solid under my eyes?  Oh, the mysteries!  As you all know…Pinterest has a wealth of recipes to motivate anyone out of their comfort zone.  I have been wanting to bring some pumpkin bread to work, so I thought I would give this a try.


This bread came out PERFECT!  The BOY declared it possibly my best bread to date!


It was just the right amount of crispy crust with a moist and flavorful middle.  I will definitely be baking with coconut oil again REAL soon!  And possibly using it under my eyes : )


On a non-coconut related note, check out Cooper’s latest predicament.  I watched the whole thing unfold as I typed out this post and couldn’t help but laugh as I shot of few photos.  The dismount was not so graceful!

In the mood for pumpkin bread, here are a few of my favorite recipes…Happy Baking!

Best Pumpkin Bread Ever

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Maple Pumpkin Spice Bread

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Pumpkin Molasses Muffins


Coconut Oil Pumpkin Bread

From Gimme Some Oven


1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (plus I added in some cloves)

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

2 eggs

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1/3 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Whisk together sugars, flour, spices, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the center of the bowl, and add pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and vanilla into the well. Whisk, starting with the wet ingredients and working your way to the outside of the bowl, mixing until batter is smooth and clump-free. Do not over-mix. (Batter will be slightly lumpy.)

Pour batter into the loaf pan, and smooth the top with a spoon. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then carefully invert the loaf and cool on a rack until it reaches room temperature.


Share your favorite coconut oil recipe…

12 thoughts on “Coconut Oil Pumpkin Bread

  1. I love the posts of Cooper “helping” you with all of your tasks. He really is a character! Mine crammed his entire body under one of our upper kitchen cabinets (yes he jumps up on the counters and yes he is very big but also very muscular) and got caught. DD heard him whining and came down-unfortunately phone was upstairs so no photos of that one! We do have video of “dancing on tables” though.
    These guys make us laugh.
    Back to the coconut oil-I use it to bake and instead of butter on my toast (if I really can’t stand the thought of dry), I bake nearly everything with it (DD is allergic to all milk not just the lactose), and I use it on Butternut squash for baking -it gives it a wonderful flavor.

    • Oh I need to try it on squash. I have heard that roasting veggies with it is amazing!

      That is such a funny visual. I was one all day today and Cooper got into no trouble. I swear he saves his best plots for when I am home : )

    • Yes…I read that coconut oil can sub in for other oils or butter in baking anything. I need to research it’s other uses and of course begin using it on my hands.

      I have a few pics of him like that because it was just too funny to pass up.

  2. We use coconut oil for everything! I’ve been using it to sauté veggies + protein for years (it has a higher smoking point than olive oil). It gives everything such a lovely flavor (not that coconuty at all!). Since I rarely bake, I’ve never baked with it, but I have used it to soothe a sunburn and moisturize my hair! It has a TON of uses!

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