I would first like to take a moment to send out thanks to and in remembrance of all Veterans. I am very thankful of the sacrifices made to make this country what it is.
In honor of Veteran’s Day I wanted to bake a treat to share with everyone. And, at this time of year, what is more American than pumpkin EVERYTHING! Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year and the seasonal foods and flavors are a big reason for that. They just warm me up inside. So, this morning I whipped up a fresh loaf of pumpkin bread made from scratch using real, whole food ingredients.
All you need to make this fall feel-good pumpkin bread is canned pumpkin puree, one plantain, coconut flour, baking powder and soda, eggs, butter and of course pumpkin pie spice blend (which is just cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove). Try to find a can of pumpkin puree with clean ingredients, meaning “pumpkin” should really be the only ingredient. Avoid the canned pumpkin pie filling. Those are loaded with added junk we don’t want in our bread. Also, you’ll want your plantain to ideally be in the “yellow with black splotches” stage. These plantains are softer and sweeter than green ones. However, if you can only find green plantains they will still work. You may just need to add some water and blend the dickens out of it. This bread is also completely sugar free!
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 Plantain
- 1/4 Cup + 2 tbsp Coconut Flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons melted butter plus extra for greasing (can sub coconut oil or ghee)
- About a tablespoon or so of pumpkin pie spice blend (season it to your tastes)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel plantain and blend with pumpkin puree until well blended.
- Scoop plantain/pumpkin mixture into a bowl and add eggs, spice blend, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until combined.
- Add coconut flour and mix well.
- Add melted butter and combine.
- Pour into greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes depending on your oven*
This bread pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee and a cool, crisp fall morning. Enjoy your Veteran’s Day!
*I keep a close eye on baked goods and always employ the toothpick trick to avoid over/undercooking.