The first Paleo recipe is up! I did a bit of research, looking at a few Paleo bread recipes and a few pumpkin bread recipes and came up with something of my own. I don’t have a test kitchen. I don’t have time to bake a loaf, tweak the recipe, and bake another (over and over and over). This was my first recipe and it tasted good, so I decided to post it!
Let me just say, though, that this recipe is atypical for me for two reasons. One: I am not a baker. Bread is not my first instinct. I more often throw things together in a frying pan and let it cook. But I took a risk and I think it paid off. Two: I try to use as few ingredients as possible. This bread has 14 ingredients. I usually use five or fewer. (I like to be able to taste every contributor to my meal.) Anyway, try it yourself and see what you think! (Sorry vegan friends, this one isn’t Vegeo.)
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a small loaf pan. I coated my pan with melted coconut oil. You can also use parchment paper if you prefer.
1 c pumpkin puree
½ c unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup nut butter (I used almond)
¼ c honey
In a separate bowl, mix together:
¾ c almond flour
¼ c coconut flour
½ tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Combine wet and dry ingredients until the mixture is a consistent texture. Then pour the mixture in the loaf pan, making sure that the bread mixutre is even in the pan. (This one doesn’t rise much, so it has to be pretty evenly spread.)
Bake at 350 F for around an hour. Mine took an hour and 20 minutes, but I think my oven is on the fritz, honestly. Plus I’m at high altitude. Just make sure that you bake it all the way through (ie: you can insert a fork/tooth pick and it comes out clean).
I covered my bread with tin foil and let it cool for an hour+ after taking it out of the oven. (This was partly on purpose to keep moisture in, but also because I needed to run off to work and didn’t have time to do anything else to it.) It stayed really moist, rich, and not-too-dense with this technique. New baking discovery? Maybe!
Give the recipe a try. Change a few things up if you like! Add pecans or walnuts (I personally don’t like nuts in bread). Let me know how it goes. Post a comment below!