This Healthy Pumpkin Bread is moist and delicious without white flour, sugar, or added oil. Almond flour, made from ground blanched almonds, is the key ingredient that gives this bread its tender crumb, rich flavor and healthy nutritional profile.
When I did some pumpkin bread research online I found that most pumpkin bread recipes out there are packed with sugar, white flour and vegetable oil. No doubt they're delicious in their own right but I was after something different with this recipe - less of a dessert - more of something you could enjoy for a healthy breakfast or energizing afternoon snack.
There's a touch of maple sweetness in this recipe but I love the fact that sweetness isn't the dominant flavor here. This healthy pumpkin bread is just sweet enough to allow the wonderful fall flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and, of course pumpkin, shine through.
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY PUMKIN BREAD:
First mix up the wet ingredients: canned pure pumpkin, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients: almond flour (ground blanched almonds), salt, baking soda and spices.
Add the dry mix to the bowl with the wet ingredients.
Then fold in nuts and dried fruit.
I included toasted pecans and dried cranberries here. I also tried it with dried sour cherries (pictured below). You can easily swap in whatever mix-ins you fancy: your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit or even chocolate chips, if you want to be a little naughtier.
Line your loaf pan with parchment paper. I learned this trick from Heidi Swanson. Leave an overhang on either side so you have 'handles' to pull your healthy pumpkin bread out of the pan with ease.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes.
Cool, slice and enjoy!
A slice of this pumpkin bread is just the thing to satisfy your seasonal craving for all things spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. And there's no guilt if you want a second slice. It's low in calories, low in sugar and packed with wholesome ingredients: ground almonds, pure pumpkin, eggs, maple syrup and aromatic fall spices.
So if you're wondering what to cook with that can of pumpkin in your cupboard, give this easy healthy pumpkin bread recipe a try.
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