This Paleo Pumpkin Bread is soft and perfectly spiced. It’s made with coconut flour and flax, and it’s grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and even nut-free!
See? I told you guys I’d share more pumpkin recipes!
After last week’s no-bake pumpkin chocolate cookie bars, I figured I’d share another pumpkin recipe! I don’t have any others on the calendar right now, but I kind of feel obligated to create at least one more. It is pumpkin season, after all.
What are your favorite pumpkin foods? In all honesty, I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin pie.
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The thing is, I’d rather eat chocolate or pecan pie. Is that such a crime? Please tell me I’m not the only one who doesn’t go crazy over pumpkin.
I do, however, go crazy over this paleo pumpkin bread. It’s nut-free thanks to coconut flour and ground flax seed! This bread, guys . . . It is SO. GOOD. I couldn’t stop eating it! (Un)luckily, we don’t have any left right now, otherwise I’d be chowing down on it as I write this post.
The first time I made this, I attempted an egg-free & vegan version. It did not work. At all.
See, I tried to substitute the eggs with two tablespoons of ground flax seed, a common egg substitute. Normally, one soaks the flax in water for five or ten minutes to make a “flax egg.” However, I cast caution to the winds (ooh, baking is so exhilarating!) and threw the flax straight into the batter. Bad idea.
The bread tasted amazing, and the top crust was perfectly crunchy thanks to the flax, but the inside was so crumbly I couldn’t even lift it out of the pan! Major fail.
You better believe I ate it with a spoon. #noshame
Thankfully, the second version turned out much better. I used real eggs this time! . . . so, it’s not vegan. Hopefully, I’ll have greater luck next time. For now, though, I’m very happy with how this turned out! The spices are spot-on, and the bread is just sweet enough. It’s perfect for fall breakfasts, especially with a hot cup of coffee. Mmm, coffee.
Also, I would not judge you if you threw in a handful (or twelve) of chocolate chips. Pecans or walnuts would be great too! . . . although that would defeat the purpose of this being “nut free.” Oh well.
It’ll be delicious either way.