Our household is mostly gluten and dairy-free, and in addition we limit the amounts of other grains that we consume. I say “mostly” because while the kids and I follow this strictly, my husband enjoys an occasional sandwich or bowl of ice cream. And while we have seen tremendous health benefits in reducing the amount of grains and dairy in our diets, it does make holidays a bit tricky. Often times, we have to skip portions of meals or pack our own food. My husband and I have learned to deal with it and go with the flow but it can make it difficult for our children.
I have had a bit of a learning curve in revamping recipes we previously enjoyed in order to accommodate our eating changes. It hasn’t always been easy trying to find recipes that mimic the “traditional” wheat or diary counterparts. But I have quickly learned what works and what doesn’t.
With fall having recently arrived, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a grain-free pumpkin bread recipe that I recently discovered that my entire family loves. This recipe is soft, sweet, and satisfying. And the best part is that it uses all natural ingredients!
* 1 cup Almond Flour
* 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
* 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
* 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
* 3/4 cup pumpkin (Trader Joes sells organic canned pumpkin this time of year that we really enjoy)
* 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
* 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
* 3-4 Eggs (I would recommend using 4 eggs as it will make the bread more moist)
* Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
* Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl.
* Combine all dry ingredients in another bowl.
* Mix both bowls together until well incorporated.
* Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 45-60 minutes (I’ve discovered that it’s best to cook for the minimum time recommended when cooking grain-free so as not to dry out your recipe).
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family has. And feel free to let me know what you think about this recipe once you’ve tried it. I’d love to hear your experience with it as well as any changes or additions you’ve made to it. Happy baking!