There are not too many baked goods that are both delicious and nutrient-dense. Luckily, our newest recipe belongs to this unique category of foods. What makes this treat so special is the fact that it’s gluten-free and full of protein. Just the smell of this amazing pumpkin bread is enough to lift your spirits, while its taste will remind you how sweet the life can be.
So, don’t waste any more of you precious time and follow the instructions below to make this heart-healthy recipe.
- 1 cup of blanched almond flour
- ½ tsp of baking soda
- ¼ tsp of Celtic salt
- 1 tbsp. of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp of cloves
- ½ cup of roasted pumpkin
- 3 large free range organic eggs
- 2 tbsps. of organic raw honey
- ¼ tsp of stevia
First, mix together the almond flour, baking soda, Celtic salt, and spices in a food processor. Then add the pumpkin, eggs, honey, and stevia to the dry ingredients and pulse for about 2 minutes (until the desired consistency is achieved). Scoop the mixture into a parchment paper-lined loaf pan and bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes. When fully baked, let it cool for an hour, then serve and enjoy.
NOTE: To store this Bread, wrap in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to 6-7 days.
While we all know that pumpkin has an amazing taste, we often tend to forget how healthy it actually is. So, we recommend you to continue reading to remind yourself.
- Eye Health
You may find to believe, but just a cup of cooked pumpkin contains a whopping 200 percent of our daily recommended amount of vitamin A. This is great because this vitamin helps preserve (and improve) our eye health. Also, it is good to know that the bright color of pumpkin comes from its carotenoids like beta-carotene, which convert into vitamin A in our bodies.
- Weight Loss
One cup of pumpkin contains 3 grams of fiber and has only 49 calories. This means that you can eat more pumpkin without having to worry about the number of calories. Eating more high-fiber food will help you feel full longer, which aids in weight loss.
- Reduces Cancer Risk
Pumpkin contains a high amount of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which helps prevent many types of cancer. Many studies conducted in recent years have shown that pumpkin is more effective in supplying these antioxidants when compared to manufactured supplements found.
- Protects Skin
Beta-carotene also protects our skin. This powerful antioxidant works to keep our skin wrinkle free by fighting the effects of aging.
- Rebuilds The Body
You have probably heard that eating a banana after a workout is great for you. But, it turns out that pumpkin is actually better for this purpose. A cup of cooked pumpkin contains 564 milligrams of refueling potassium, which is more than the 422 milligrams that a banana has.
- Improve Your Immune System
A cup of cooked pumpkin contains about 20% of our daily recommended amount of vitamin C. This can be very helpful for those who are more susceptible to colds and the flu.