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Grain Free & Paleo Blender Pumpkin Bread [VIDEO]

Warm up your belly in the morning with a cup of coffee and this grain free and paleo Blender Pumpkin Bread. So easy to make and so flavorful!

Grain Free & Paleo Blender Pumpkin Bread

It’s finally getting chilly enough to put on a sweatshirt in the mornings and nights here in LA county, and that means it’s Fall in SoCal. And judging by how much you all LOVED my Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe, it looks like most of us are ready for all things pumpkin. I know I definitely am.

My next pumpkin recipe is this Blender Pumpkin Bread that I’m so excited to share. I first learned about blender breads on Pinterest and the concept was so simple and brilliant. All the batter ingredients get blended together and then all you do is pour it into a baking vessel to bake it. For someone who’s not a huge baker like myself, I loved this idea and have been experimenting in the kitchen ever since.

Grain Free & Paleo Blender Pumpkin BreadGrain Free & Paleo Blender Pumpkin Bread

I was so excited when I first made this Blender Pumpkin Bread because the flavor was ON POINT. And the texture is so fluffy, and it is absolutely delicious slathered with copious amounts of butter or ghee.

I don’t usually love sugary treats, but this recipe isn’t too overly sweet and really holds up well stored in the fridge. I’ve been eating it for breakfast toasted, along with a cup a coffee and a side of eggs.

If you love pumpkin, I highly recommend you try out this Blender Pumpkin Bread. It’s incredibly easy to make, and you’ll love how much moist and flavorful it is!

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Grain Free & Paleo Blender Pumpkin Bread

Grain Free & Paleo Blender Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Jean Choi

Warm up your belly in the morning with a cup of coffee and this grain free and paleo Blender Pumpkin Bread. So easy to make and so flavorful!

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Ingredients

Pumpkin Seed Topping

  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (or other seeds or nuts of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 10 x 41⁄2-inch loaf pan with parchment paper so the ends hang over the sides.
  3. Combine pumpkin, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a blender. Pulse a few times to combine. Scrape down the side and blend for 30 seconds until smooth.
  4. Add coconut flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and sea salt, and blend again for 30 seconds.
  5. If the batter is too thick, add water a tablespoon and blend until it reaches the right consistency.
  6. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan.
  7. Make the pumpkin seed topping by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and mixing them together with your hands.
  8. Distribute the topping evenly over the top of the batter, gently pressing it in.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Let cool for 30 minutes before removing it from the pan by lifting it up using the parchment paper.
  11. Slice and serve warm, or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus (Paleo, Vegan) [VIDEO]

This paleo and vegan roasted red pepper zucchini hummus is nut free and grain free, and it’s a delicious low-carb alternative to the chickpea version!

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus paleo vegan

When I used to be a hummus lover (and boy, did I eat a TON of it), I used to always get the roasted red pepper flavor because it was so delicious. These days, I don’t eat much grains anymore, except for white rice occasionally, but I do get a hankering for a good hummus dip to go with my veggies and crackers now and then.

Recently, I’ve been seeing zucchini being used in such creative ways, like getting blended into smoothies and sauces to create a creamy texture. So I thought, why not try to make a hummus with it?

I was so surprised to find out how well this recipe turned out, especially after sweating out the zucchini to remove the moisture. I just love the versatility of this vegetable and I’m so happy I found a way to enjoy hummus without grains or nuts (which many paleo hummus is made of).

I’ve been eating this with almost everything (it was ESPECIALLY amazing on some grilled pork chops) and I just can’t get enough!

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus paleo vegan

If you don’t love roasted red peppers, you can just do without it for a regular hummus or customize it any way you want! I’m planning to make an olive version next.

The video I posted above shows that I used 2 red bell peppers, but I’m adjusting the recipe to use one so you can taste the hummus part more than the bell peppers. I ended up doubling the other ingredients to blend again to even out the flavors, so excuse the minor detail error.

If you are avoiding grains and/or nuts, or if you are just looking for a great low carb dip recipe, try out this Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus and you’ll want to slather it on ALL the things!

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Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus paleo vegan

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 55 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo and vegan roasted red pepper zucchini hummus is nut free and grain free, and it's a delicious low-carb alternative to the chickpea version!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of peeled and cubed zucchini about 1 large zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper halved, seeded, and cored
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: Fresh herbs, paprika, and/or olive oil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Use 1/2 tsp of sea salt to salt the zucchini and toss. Let sit for 20 minutes in a colander, then pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Heat the oven to broil.
  3. Place the bell pepper on a baking sheet with the skin side up. Broil them for 5-10 minutes until the skin is black and charred.
  4. Place the bell pepper in a bowl, and cover with a plate so it can steam for 5 minutes. Uncover, peel the skin, then cut into chunks.
  5. In a food processor, combine lemon juice and tahini and blend until creamy.
  6. Add zucchini, olive oil, garlic, and 1/2 tsp of sea salt. Blend.
  7. Finally, add the roasted red peppers and blend until creamy. Add more salt if needed.
  8. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so the hummus can thicken.
  9. Garnish with herbs, paprika or more olive oil, and serve cold.

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Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad [Video]

Refreshing and filling Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad is delicious and low carb, made with carrot and parsnip noodles!

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

I eat some kind of salad every single day as a meal, usually lunch. I love getting in some quality nutrients with a big ol’ bowl of veggies, in addition to healthy fats and proteins. Since my meals have to fill me up for several hours since I try to avoid snacking between them, my salads are usually chock full of filling and satiating ingredients that are low in sugar.

I made this Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad with exactly that in mind. Plus, I just love Asian flavors that are packed with umami and textures. The tender, juicy chicken in this recipe melds together with the freshness of the parsnip and carrot noodles and the crunchiness of the toasted cashews beautifully.

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle SaladPaleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

This salad reminds me of the papaya salads I had in Thailand. I had it everyday for the week that I was there because it was so delicious and spicy. While this Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad isn’t spicy, you can add a bit of spice to it if you’d like with sriracha sauce or spicy pepper flakes. Although I’m a huge fan of spicy, I actually enjoyed this salad as it was and didn’t feel like I needed to add anything to it.

The best thing about this dish is that it gets better and better as it sits and the flavors meld together. I would make a big batch in the beginning of the week and enjoy the leftovers. It’s the perfect recipe for batch-cooking!

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

Paleo Asian Chicken "Noodle" Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 -4 servings
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

Dressing

Salad

  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 parsnip
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Cilantro or basil, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for the dressing and stir together to mix.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of the dressing to the chicken and massage with your hands to coat evenly. Set the chicken aside to marinate in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  3. Use a spiralizer or vegetable slicer to slice the parsnip and carrots into thin noodle-like strips.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add cashews and cook stirring for 3-4 minutes, until the cashews are browned and toasted. Add to the parsnip and carrot mixture.
  5. Heat coconut oil in the skillet over medium high heat.
  6. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook for 6 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and slice in bite-sized pieces. Add to the salad.
  8. Add green onions and the rest of the dressing. Stir to mix well.
  9. Add salt and pepper, if needed, and sprinkle sesame seeds and cilantro or basil leaves. Serve immediately or chill before ready to serve.

Asian Chicken (Noodle- Salad (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)