Is it even really Fall if you don’t eat paleo pumpkin spice bread? I think not! This is the first post in my new series, Ginger’s Pantry Raid Meals. If you’re anything like me, at the beginning of the pandemic you stocked up on everything you could possibly need to eat for the next few months.
This post is sponsored by NOW Foods. All opinions are my own. I’m a huge fan of NOW because their quality is unmatched. Last year, I visited their facilities in Chicago and saw first hand how much time and effort they dedicate to testing their products to make sure they are the best.
Now that things have kind of, sort of calmed down, you have a full pantry and no clue what to make with it. I’m fixing that issue with these new recipes! Each of them will use staple ingredients that you probably already have on deck, and maybe a few that you’ll be able to easily find at your local store. All of them will be delicious.
Why paleo pumpkin spice bread?
In the midst of the pandemic, I’ve been trying my hands at all types of new skills, from learning how to shoot in manual on my camera to baking. To be totally honest, the only things I normally bake are savory dishes like one pan dinners or my popular Southwestern Macaroni and Cheese Bacon Cups. But with all of the time spent at my house, I figured why not practice baking something sweet?
Earlier this year, one of my favorite influencers, Jeannette Ogden (aka @shutthekaleup), shared the most delicious Salted Chocolate Banana Bread. I made it successfully, and it gave me all the confidence to make this Paleo Pumpkin Spice Bread.
Wait, how do I make paleo flour?
Wow, that’s just a great question! While you can rather easily find paleo flour in your local natural foods store, making it is way more fun. I found a great recipe at Tasty Thin and made it with fresh NOW Foods ingredients. All you need is NOW Foods Almond Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Coconut Flour, and Tapioca Flour.
Oh okay, so is the pumpkin spice bread good or nah?
Now I’ll be honest, it took me about five tries to master this Paleo Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe with you. Like I said, I’m not known for my baking skills but once I got it right, I was THRILLED! I’ve shared the bread with some of my toughest critics, aka my always-honest friends, and they approved of the recipe so I’m confident that you will too!
Alright, show me the recipe!
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup NOW Foods maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup melted butter, not hot
- 1 1/2 c paleo flour (I explain how to make this with NOW Foods ingredients in my blog post)
- 1 tsp baking soda (please don't make the mistake of using baking powder like I did)
- pinch of salt
- NOW Foods Pumpkin Seed Oil
- NOW Foods Pumpkin Seeds aka pepitas (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350° F.
- Mix all of your wet ingredients into the bowl.
- Slowly mix in your dry ingredients.
- Drizzle oil (I prefer NOW Foods Pumpkin Seed Oil) onto parchment paper, then place the paper over a bread baking dish. Pour the bread mixture onto the paper until it fills the bread dish.
- I like to top my Pumpkin Spice bread with pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas) salt, and maple syrup before baking.
- Bake the bread for 45 minutes. Check and see if it's done. If not, bake it for a while longer until you can stick a toothpick in it and pull it out with no bread on it.
- When it's done, take it out of the oven, pull the parchment paper with bread out of the dish and place it on a cutting board or cooling rack. Give it about 5-10 minutes before you cut into it and enjoy.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 9g
I hope you love this recipe as much as I did! If not, slab some butter on it and then talk to me. Or you could just douse it in maple syrup and call it a pancake. If that doesn’t make you like it get your tastebuds checked because something is OFF. If by chance you’re looking for something lighter, check out my Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl. Tis the season for all things pumpkin after all!