Happy Friday friends!
Any big plans for the weekend? We are in town this weekend and looking forward to catching up on things around our houses. And emails. Sorry if you’ve emailed us recently, promise we will get back to you. Things have been busy around here. Luckily, we’ve been recipe testing which keeps our energy going.
Today’s pumpkin bread recipe took 4 attempts before we were satisfied with the final loaf. So needless to say we’ve been eating lots of pumpkin bread around here. Not saying that is a bad thing! We are happy to eat anything pumpkin, even if it is an unsuccessful recipe.
Your flourless grain-free no sugar added pumpkin bread recipe is here!
Unfortunately we haven’t been able to create a vegan version of this bread loaf yet. The closest thing is our flourless pumpkin chia bars. We’ve tried to make some vegan protein pumpkin loafs that have no sugar with some success, but they just don’t seem to really cook in the middle. Too dense and moist. So we went back to making a recipe work with eggs.
This pumpkin bread is made from a few of our favorites like plantains, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. A few years ago we made a lot of things using pumpkin seeds and kinda forgot how much we like using them in recipes. So for this pumpkin bread we decided to use pumpkin seeds as our ‘flour’ in the recipe. We soaked and dehydrated ours making them easier to digest. Once they were dry we ground them into flour like texture in our food processor.
When thinking of a pumpkin bread recipe we wanted it to be easy to make with few ingredients.
PLUS NO SUGAR in this flourless pumpkin bread!
Yes you heard us right. No sugar in this recipe. Why? Really just to see if we could do it. And we thought with the mix of plantains and pumpkin, it might not really need any more sweetness.
We actually like a less sweet pumpkin bread.
We know typical quick breads like pumpkin are full of sugar and are sweet, but not ours. Nope. We wanted to see if we could create a no sugar quick bread.
And since pumpkin can be a little sweet we felt overall it would work. So you can see why it took us several recipes to get this just right. As without sugar it was lacking in volume. But we figured out a way to create a moist, sugar-free pumpkin bread. Thanks to pumpkin seeds being in this loaf, which can be a little sweet too.
We hope you enjoy our flourless no sugar added pumpkin bread as much as we do. Kinda feel less guilty eating it, hate saying that, but it’s true.
This pumpkin quick bread is light in texture with a soft and moist crumb.
Get your recipe here.
flourless grain-free no sugar pumpkin bread recipe
A tasty and healthy flourless PUMPKIN bread that is made from plantains making it grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free and no sugar added. Paleo pumpkin bread.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (8oz)
- 1 large plantain (7oz peeled)
- 3/4 cup pumpkin seed flour (3oz)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquid (2oz)
- ** if you want some sweetness you could add in a little stevia, about 1/4 teaspoon. This is optional.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place pumpkin puree and plantains (peeled) in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add in eggs, spices, vanilla, baking soda and baking powder. Continue to blend.
- Add in pumpkin seed flour (which we soaked overnight, dried in dehydrator, grind into flour). Blend.
- Add in coconut oil (liquid). Blend.
- Lightly grease bread loaf (9×5 loaf pan) with some coconut oil.
- Pour pumpkin bread batter into bread loaf pan.
- Bake for about 40-50 minutes. *Ours went for about 45 minutes.
- Slice and enjoy!
Now fall just got a little better with some pumpkin bread!
Enjoy a slice or two (or the whole loaf 😉 ) with some coffee or pumpkin spice latte.
Twins question: Do you like pumpkin bread? What recipe have you been enjoying lately? Do you like quick breads?
Comments and shares are welcomed.
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