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I love pumpkin bread. As a matter of fact, I love all things pumpkin! I have been craving pumpkin bread this season, but wanted to make a new version of it. You can find my original (and delicious, if I do say so myself) recipe for pumpkin bread here. This version fits more of my dietary needs now that I am lower carb and eating no sugar at all, not even non-sugar sweeteners like stevia. The coconut cream concentrate has a lot of natural sweetness in it, but if you want yours a little sweeter, feel free to add a couple tablespoons of sweetener of your choice.
This bread is smooth and soft, with an almost creamy texture if you warm it up. The smooth texture comes from the coconut butter and pureed pumpkin. Full of pumpkin spice flavor, I add a little extra cinnamon for a boost in spice. I use Vietnamese cinnamon, which is regarded as the best in the world. Read about why I love cinnamon (and 9 reasons cinnamon is good for you) here. Top your warm slice with some grass-fed butter or ghee and it is pure heaven!
Depending on the type of coconut butter and coconut flour you use, you may need a tad less or a tad more coconut flour. Start with the 2 rounded tablespoons and see what the batter looks like. Add a little more if needed. For one of my batches, I needed a total of 3 tablespoons.
Quick note about “coconut cream concentrate” and “coconut butter”, since I get asked this all the time.
Whenever I refer to those two terms in my recipes, it means the product that is super finely ground coconut meat, which has a consistency similar to a nut butter. It's not referring to coconut milk or coconut cream (the liquid beverage-type products), and it's not referring to those vegan “butters” that often use coconut oil in them.
You cannot substitute dairy butter for coconut butter, nor can you substitute coconut oil for coconut butter.
Please read this post where I discuss all the differences between coconut products in an effort to clear up the confusion that is circulating around the Web.
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Pumpkin Spice Bread Recipe
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- 6 large pastured eggs
- 1 cup coconut cream concentrate, aka. coconut butter
- 1 cup organic pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 3 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice (more or less to suit your tastes – learn to make your own here)
- 2 rounded tbsp. coconut flour (give or take a tad)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1.5 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- Toasted pumpkin seeds for top of loaf (optional)
Note: The key to this batter working is to ensure that all of the ingredients are at room temperature, especially the eggs. Because you are working with coconut butter and coconut oil, if any of the ingredients are cold, it will seize up and not blend well. In all honesty, warming your coconut butter up until it's really soft is best. I like to warm up my coconut butter and then mix in my coconut oil – stir until well combined. I also use a food processor for this recipe. You could use a mixer or a blender if you like, but please note that I have only ever used a food processor. 🙂
1. Preheat the oven to 325 and grease a loaf pan (8.5″ x 4.5″)
2. In your food processor bowl, blend the eggs until creamy.
3. Add the pumpkin and vanilla and blend until creamy.
4. Add the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and sea salt and blend until combined.
5. With the food processor running, slowly add the coconut butter / coconut oil mixture a little at a time.
6. With the food processor still running, add 1 tbsp. of coconut flour and mix well. Stop and check the consistency of the batter. You want the batter to be “fluffy”. The consistency is hard to explain. You want it to be thick and not runny, but not so firm you can't spread it easily. If your batter is a little thin, start the food processor back up and add another tablespoon of coconut flour.
7. Once your batter gets to that “fluffy” spreadable stage (almost like really rich frosting consistency), you're done.
8. Spread your batter into your greased loaf pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle your toasted pumpkin seeds on the top if you like.
9. Bake at 325 for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Check the loaf after about 35 minutes. If the top of the loaf starts to brown too much, just put a cookie sheet or small pan over the top. This loaf is not going to rise a whole lot, so don't expect it to get poofy!
10. When the loaf is warm, it will be very, very tender, so be careful if you're going to slice it while warm (but oh boy, does it taste delicious when warm). Store in the fridge.
BUT WAIT! For some more amazing pumpkin recipes, check out some of these great recipes from my friends: