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Paleo Pumpkin Bread with Cashew Icing

When it’s pumpkin season, I jump right on the ‘make-everything-with-pumpkin’ wagon. And I’m definitely guilty of enjoying a few pumpkin spiced lattes with almond milk too. Since I was having people over for a fall brunch last weekend, it was the perfect time to experiment with a healthy version of pumpkin bread. I made it extra special with the addition of my favorite sweet cashew cream. It’s always fun when you make a popular recipe healthy but your guests have no idea that it’s not full of sugar, white flour and butter because it tastes just like the real deal. With a few simple ingredients and only 30 minutes of baking, this pumpkin bread was ready in no time and it had my apartment smelling perfect for a beautiful fall day.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (170 g) coconut flour
  • 6 organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup organic pure pumpkin puree (I used BPA-free canned pumpkin)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice blend
  • 1/4 cup sweet cashew cream (You can quarter this recipe)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C).
  2. Add the coconut flour, salt, baking soda and spice to a large bowl and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract and use a hand mixer to blend well.
  4. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients and use hand mixer on low until smooth.
  5. Grease a bread pan with coconut oil and pour the batter in evenly.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. This recipe is very moist so you may need to bake for another 5-7 minutes, depending on your oven. Use a fork or toothpick to test if it’s ready by lightly puncturing the bread with and making sure it comes out clean.
  7. While baking, make the cashew cream and place it in the fridge until bread is ready.
  8. Let bread cool for 10 minutes then slice and drizzle with cashew icing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 12

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories: 190

Fat: 11g

Trans Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 125mg

Sodium: 210mg

Carbohydrates: 19g

Fiber: 3g

Sugars: 13g

Protein: 5g