Nothing quite says fall like Pumpkin everything - am I right? I realize this may qualify me as “basic” but I really don’t care! I like to think of myself more as a child at heart and someone who is easily excitable, festive and loves to embrace the changing of the seasons. There is also something really comforting and cozy about baking and while I don’t do it often I find it very therapeutic when I do. In the spirit of fall something new that we are trying this year is painting pumpkins instead of the ever popular carving which we typically do. I am looking forward to less clean up and a different way of getting creative with our pumpkins - plus they will last longer in this Florida heat.
What are some of your favorite fall traditions and meals?
I adapted this Pumpkin Break recipe from Rachlmansfield and made it a little bit my own by switching up a few of the ingredients. The consistency came out great and slightly denser than other gluten-free or paleo baking recipes i’ve tried in the past which I really loved since sometimes they tend to be too mushy and fall apart.
What you need:
1/4 cup coconut oil melted (you could also sub avocado oil)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup organic pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 pasture raised eggs
1 and 3/4 cups of gluten free flour (I used a Bob’s Red Mill blend)
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
How to make:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your bread pan with oil, ghee or butter of your choosing. - I used avocado oil to lightly coat.
Mix all of the wet ingredients together in a bowl and combine them evenly. Then add in the rest of the dry ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) and mix until everything is smooth and there are no lumps.
Lastly fold in the chocolate chips and transfer to your baking tin. I added a few extra dark chocolate chips to the top for a visually prettier loaf.
Bake for 40 minutes and voila you’re done!
As always please share and tag me on instagram @whole.health.happiness if you try any of the recipes.