Recipe: Paleo(ish) Pumpkin Bread

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Blogger pal LiteraryLydi requested a pumpkin bread recipe after seeing my recent post with Paleo-friendly banana bread. Ask, and you shall receive!

Since I was home in October for the marathon, I decided to tweak our family-favorite pumpkin bread recipe. It’s not completely Paleo since I wanted to retain more of the taste and texture of the original recipe, but it’s a step in a healthier direction that still got rave reviews.

Paleo(ish) Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients: 

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp clove
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup regular flour

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all wet ingredients together. Add sugar, and stir.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix all remaining dry ingredients together.
  4. Slowly incorporate dry mixture into wet mixture in large bowl.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for ~60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of loaf comes out clean.
  6. Remove from loaf pan and allow to cool before cutting.

Step one: Gather all your ingredients. As you can see, we were low on vegetable oil, so I just substituted coconut oil instead.

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Mix your wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls to make sure everything gets evenly combined.

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Don’t worry; the batter will be pretty thick. In fact, it had more of a cookie dough consistency at first, which is why I upped the original cup of pumpkin to the whole can.

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Because of the consistency of the batter, you may have to scoop (rather than pour) it into the pan. Smooth out the top with a spatula.

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Not sure if it’s done? First, the edges will brown. But make sure that toothpick comes out clean when you poke the center!

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Next time I’ll probably bake it a few more minutes because the center was just slightly under-done. But still delicious!

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What’s your family-favorite fall recipe? 

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