Spicy Pumpkin Bread

Spicy pumpkin bread

Makes about 8 servings
Prep Time: 40 minutes including baking time

Nothing says fall louder than pumpkin! Time to start to cozy up. Make a cup of tea. Maybe get that fireplace going. And, if you are like me and prefer a bit of spice in your life, this spicy pumpkin bread will help you transition into the new season flawlessly.

Pumpkin is such a versatile fruit. It can be used in sweet desserts as well as savory soups and sauces. This spicy pumpkin bread recipe is somewhere in the middle. The pumpkin pie spice turns the volume up but the low sugar content ensures that this is not a sweet dessert. You will get the benefit of the pumpkin and spice without the damaging effects of sugar. It’s a win win.

Pumpkin is rich in color, which makes it rich in antioxidants. This article provides a nice overview of all the nutritional benefit of the pumpkin.

Grab a cup of your favorite tea, whip up a batch of this spicy pumpkin bread and take a seat by the fire. Day complete!

How to Make Spicy Pumpkin Bread

1 ½ cups gluten free flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
2 chia eggs (2 tablespoons ground chia mixed with ¼ cup water. Let sit until it gels)
¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 can organic pumpkin
¼ cup non-dairy milk (I used almond)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

How to Prepare Spicy Pumpkin Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl
In a separate medium sized bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
Pour the combined wet ingredients into the combined dry ingredients
Stir by hand until well combined
Pour into a loaf pan coated with coconut or olive oil
Bake for about 30-35 minutes until a toothpick poked into the center of the loaf comes out clean

Let cool for about 10 minutes and then carefully remove from pan.

For more delicious plant based, gluten free recipes with no refined sugar, check out our recipes page at HealthTastesGood.com

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