Gluten-Free Guilt-Free Pumpkin Bread
the pumpkin bread your mom used to make - but with a healthy twist!
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp cashew butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cup pumpkin puree
Heat oven to 350, prep a bread pan with coconut oil on the base.
Mix together eggs, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
Add in the pumpkin puree and coconut oil beat until consistent.
Add in DRY ingredients - almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice.
Add batter to a loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick tells you otherwise!
Allow the bread to cool, then top it with NOOSA pumpkin spice yogurt, and walnuts for extra crunch.
This past weekend I headed home for a surprise visit to see my family.
On Wednesday afternoon I bought a flight home and by 7am on Thursday morning I was walking off the plane in Boston. My dad picked me up, and we went to my mom’s preschool (s/o community nursery school) and surprised both my mom and sister.
They were both shocked, and the reactions were priceless.
If you don’t know, five years ago, I moved to Virginia for college. I remember one of my biggest worries was that I was going to miss out on a New England fall. Even though the fall in Virginia was pretty, nothing compares to the colors in Massachusetts or New Hampshire.
After college I moved to DC, and this fall I moved to Baltimore, MD, thus making for another fall away from New England.
I honestly don’t ever think I will live in New England again, but that doesn’t mean I won’t come home for a fall visit every single year.
The moment I stepped off the plane, I knew I was home. Partially because of the crisp 50 degree temperature, but partially because of all the grim, unfriendly faces marching around.
Gosh, I love being home.
Of course being home meant three things.
- Going to the Patriots game (woo!)
- Making fall flavored goodies.
- Apple picking.
This pumpkin bread recipe is one of my favorites and one I’ve been making for years. My mom actually makes the best pumpkin bread (no bias) and a few years ago when I developed a gluten allergy, I took her recipe and tweaked it to be allergy free for me!
This gluten-free pumpkin bread is super quick to make and a real crowd pleaser. And compared to a traditional pumpkin bread loaf – it’s super healthy!
P.S. Are you an apple fan? If so, you must try these apple-oatmeal cookies! They’re an awesome recipe to try out if you’re an avid fall apple picker.