Cardamom Kumquat Mini Loaf

By Julia Gartland
Cardamom Kumquat Mini Loaf

Cardamom Kumquat Mini LoafKumquats are the new beloved citrus at my house.  They can be eaten skin-on, whole or sliced, raw or cooked.  With their burst of zingy tartness, they provide a much-needed dose of bright flavor on these cold winter days.  Besides being hearty and delicious, these mini loaves have no dairy, gluten or grain, but I promise — you won’t miss it.  Pair with hot coffee + good company.

Cardamom Kumquat Mini LoafCardamom Kumquat Mini Loaf


Cardamom Kumquat Mini Loaf (grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)

Serves 6

Cardamom Kumquat Mini Loaf

By Camille Styles


  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 palm shortening or ghee (softened or melted + cooled)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon kumquat juice
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced kumquats
  • Maple sugar, to top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together first five ingredients until well combined.  In another mixing bowl, whisk together maple syrup, palm shortening, eggs, kumquat juice and vanilla extract.  Slowly fold wet ingredients into the dry. Stir in kumquats, reserving a small handful to top.
  3. Grease a 4x3 or small nonstick loaf pan or use parchment paper to line the inside.  Pour in batter about 3/4 full, then top with reserved, sliced kumquats and a sprinkle of maple sugar.  Bake in the oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for 20 minutes, then serve immediately. (Repeat for another loaf, as this recipe will make two mini loaves or one large loaf)

Comments (9)

  1. nuriel says:

    looks super yummy! i want this to be in my mouth right now 🙁

  2. Chanel Dror says:

    yum! can’t wait to make this!

  3. jenna @ says:

    This sounds delicious! I love adding cardamom into baking – a little bit goes such a long way.

  4. Lynn | The Road to Honey says:

    Kumquats are such an amazing little fruit. They are like little jewels that accent this loaf perfectly.

  5. Katya says:

    Sounds so lovely. Wondering if coconut would work instead of ghee?

  6. Katya says:

    Sorry, meant to say coconut oil.

  7. Dea says:

    Just wondering what you mean by “….1/3 palm shortening or ghee”…do you mean 1/3 of a cup? Many thanks.

  8. Khya says:

    kumquat and cardamom I imagine that it will be so tasty

  9. Khyama cuisine says:

    Seems delicious especially with cardamome, txs for the recipe

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