About a year ago, I mixed up this coconut-flour based pumpkin bread. It was good. Really good. Especially after a day in the fridge for everything to meld together. But this morning when I wanted to make some pumpkin bread, I didn’t feel like getting out a recipe (yes, I use my own blog like a cookbook and look things up all the time) or really doing much measuring. I wanted to use one bowl and just mix things until it seemed right.
Lucky for you, I was paying attention. And lucky for me too, because I will definitely want to make this version again. And soon.
It worked perfectly. And the bread is delicious right out of the oven (well, I let it cool for a few minutes). It holds together well and it’s moist. I have some butter softening on the counter now, so I can spread some on a slice this evening. If there is a slice left. I think Anneliese has eaten 3 pieces on her own, and I’ve eaten several too. More than half is gone already.
You could add nuts or dried fruit or chocolate chips, or crumble topping or anything you want. I left mine “naked” so that I could share with Anneliese.
Get to the point, right?
Primal Pumpkin Bread
- 1 cup almond butter (another nut butter can be substituted, but I used almond)
- 3 large eggs
- 1/3-1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 4 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- Generous sprinkling of cinnamon
- Another generous sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice blend (or you could do your favorite combo/ratio of spices)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- butter for the loaf pan
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a stand mixer, or with a handheld electric mixer, combine all ingredients except for lemon juice.
- Add lemon juice last and don’t overmix at that point.
- Optional – at this point, fold in any dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, or other “add-ins” you would like.
- Butter a medium loaf pan and pour the batter in.
- Bake about 45 minutes or until the loaf passes the “toothpick test” (a toothpick inserted near the center will come out clean).
- Let it cool for a few minutes, then slice and eat.