Healthy Rendition: Pumpkin Spice "Bread"

October 31, 2014

Today I thought I would share one of my newest creations with you guys! Most of you who know me personally know that I am a huge fan of taking my favourites foods and accepting the challenge of making them healthy! I have been on my get fit/healthy journey going on 3 years now. I found that one of my biggest challenges was dealing with the typical boring bland "diet" food. Thus came my life long mission to master the Healthy Rendition!

For today's Healthy Rendition we are going to make Pumpkin Spice "Bread". I just LOVE the delicious aroma of baking pumpkin dishes. 

Before we begin I would like to say I prefer to make everything from scratch rather then using store bought or canned. I roasted and pureed my pumpkin for this recipe.  Its very simple to do. I will make a quick post about that. Also I will be posting my favourite recipe for pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin Spice "Bread"

Prep time: 15 minutes 
Total time: 45-50 minutes 
Yields: 1 loaf

  • 1 cup Oatmeal Flour 
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 Tapioca Flour
  • 1/2 loosely packed brown sugar ( or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin purée ( Canned or from Scratch)
  • 1/2 cup pureed carrots or sweet potatoes ( Baby food works as well)
  • 3 tbsp. no sugar added maple syrup (or honey, agave or similar natural sugar)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, almonds and pecans
  • 1/2 Fiber One Cereal (Optional, I need the extra fiber :) )
 Cooking directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Muffins Pan works as well for portion control/meal prep.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flours, sugar, soda, baking powder, salt, and all the spices.
  4. Next, in a small bowl, stir together pumpkin, puree, syrup, and water.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, combining until everything is just moistened and forms a thick batter.
  6. Fold in chopped nuts and Fiber 1.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in the center rack of the oven.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

I hope you guys enjoy this Healthy Rendition as much as my family does. I almost want to call it baked cereal because of the oatmeal. I find I used a lot of Oatmeal instead of flour in my baking. I'm just starting to experiment with tapioca flour. I find its adds a nice chewy/gooey texture.

Pumpkin Spice "Bread" makes a great midday snack. Also good to have with you if your on the go. Power packed with fiber, protein and good fattys. This one is a powerhouse of goodness!

Your feed back is always welcomed!

Happy Halloween!

xox Joana

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