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Moist and delicious Paleo Pumpkin Bread. Simple, healthy, and low carb pumpkin bread made with almond flour. Easy, gluten free, and filled with fall spices.
Source: Well Plated by Erin
Be sure to use blanched almond flour, which is finely ground from blanched almonds that have the skin removed, not coarse almond flour (often called “meal”), which has the brown skins. No other flour can be substituted, as almond flour has very unique properties.
To make your own almond flour: Place blanched, slivered almonds in a food processor and pulse until you have a fine powder. About 1 1/2 cups of slivered almonds will yield the 1 1/2 cups flour needed for the recipe. Be sure to measure before baking. Depending upon your food processor, you may also want to process the almonds in two batches to ensure they blend evenly.
I have not yet experimented with making the bread vegan. If you’d like to play around, you could try swapping the eggs for flax eggs. Please note that because this recipe does have a large number of eggs, this is a riskier substitution. If you decide to experiment, I’d love to hear how it comes out!
Store leftovers in an airtight container lined with paper towels in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This bread tastes even better the second day, once the flavors have a chance to marry. Bread can be tightly wrapped and frozen for 3 to 4 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour*
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 large eggs
3/4 cup Simple Truth Canned Pumpkin – NOT pumpkin pie filling
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Up to 1/2 cup mix-ins: chocolate chips – be sure to use dairy free, Paleo-friendly chocolate chips if necessary, chopped toasted pecans or walnuts, dried cranberries, raisins, chopped dried apricots
Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 8×4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray, line with parchment paper so that the paper drapes over the sides like handles, then lightly coat with spray again.
In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, kosher salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then pour in the wet. Gently stir, just until combined and the flour disappears. Fold in any desired mix-ins.
Scrape into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 42 to 48 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place the pan on a wire rack and let cool 30 minutes. Gently lift out the bread with the parchment overhang and place on the rack to finish cooling completely. Slice and enjoy!