This is a gluten-free, paleo-based bread that is ridiculously delicious! It’s light and moist and healthy too!
What’s so healthy about it?
Well, as you might expect from the rich orange colour, pumpkins are chock-full of beta-carotenes, the vitamin A precursor and powerful antioxidant, protecting us against oxidative stress, cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular conditions and eye health. In addition, the added almond meal, coconut oil and eggs add a great abundance of good fats, protein and fibre – making this loaf an awesome alternative to your regular grain bread and oh so much yummier!
4 cups grated pumpkin
4 cups almond meal
4 organic or free range eggs
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 175 C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together and mix until well combined.
Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 1 – 1.5 hrs.
This will depend on your oven temperature. The loaf should be a dark golden brown when ready.
Cool and enjoy!!!
TIP: It’s delicious with avocado and tomato.
TIP: It’s also nice with nut butters or simply on it’s own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tiaan holds a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Naturopathic Medicine from Endeavour College of Natural Therapies.After graduating, Tiaan worked as an alternative health and lifestyle writer for various health related magazines and websites and had the opportunity to travel to South America where she hosted a Television Program to educate the community about healthy lifestyle and dietary choices and to prepare healthy yet delicious and simple meals.
As a Naturopath, Tiaan’s approach to optimal health combines biomedical science and evidence based research with herbal and nutritional medicines and dietary therapy to bring back health and wellness to the body.
Tiaan has a burning desire to inspire and educate those who wish to improve their health and want to live a vibrant and energetic life. She believes that being healthy should be fun and rewarding and is passionate to help others achieve their goals based on the principals that the body has the innate ability to heal itself.
Tiaan is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).