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Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread (With No Corn)

If you are a pumpkin lover, you are going to want to make this Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread made with coconut flour and honey and no grains! It’s amazing drizzled with honey and butter.Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread

My very first pumpkin recipe of this season is here, and it does not disappoint! If you avoid most grains like me and are missing some cornbread in your life, this Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread may just fulfill your cravings. I used to be OBSESSED with cornbread growing up and used to get cornbread muffins anytime I saw them, so I’m so excited that this recipe turned out so well.

Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe

These days, corn and gluten bother my stomach, so I have to make my own paleo and grain free version that I can enjoy. And with Fall just around the corner, I thought it would be super tasty to add one of my favorite ingredients this time of year: pumpkin!

The result is pretty darn fantastic, if I do say so myself. While there is no corn in this, the combination of coconut flour and honey really do impart that cornbread flavor well with the slight sweetness, and the added pumpkin creates another level of flavor that goes so well with the rest of the ingredients.

Paleo Pumpkin CornbreadPaleo Pumpkin Cornbread

Texture Difference from Regular Cornbread

Because this Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread is gluten- and grain-free and has pumpkin added in, the texture will be a bit different than regular cornbread that you are familiar with. Pumpkin has a ton of moisture so whenever you add it to a recipe, especially baked goods, you have to expect a moister and denser result.

If you don’t like how moist it turns out, I highly recommend you take individual cut squares and toast them in the oven or on a pan. This will dry it up a bit and firm it up a bit like a regular cornbread. Plus, the toasty crispiness you get from outer layer and edges just makes it even more delicious, which I’m a huge fan of!

This Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread is best served with some chili or soup, but you can eat it alone like I do after toasting it with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey. I purposely didn’t make it too sweet so I can add a bit more honey to it afterwards, because it’s seriously so good that way!

I guest posted this Paleo Pumpkin Cornbread recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

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!

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

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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Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte (Whole30 Option)

This Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte is a much healthier version of everyone’s favorite Fall drink, and it only takes minutes to make!

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Well, it’s somehow pumpkin season again! While it still been hitting 90 degrees here in LA County, I’ve been seeing many people get excited about pumpkin again, and especially about Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Why I Make My Own Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

As a pumpkin fanatic, I remember back when I didn’t really think about what I was putting in my body, I would enjoy this drink almost daily as soon as they released it. These days, I’ve done my research about the ingredients, which is why I haven’t touched the original version for several years now. If you are curious, here are the ingredients:

Milk, Pumpkin Spice Sauce [Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate], Brewed Espresso, Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono And Diglycerides, Carrageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Pumpkin Spice Topping [Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Sulfiting Agents]

As you can see, that’s A LOT of sugar and artificial ingredients with very little pumpkin. So in order for me to enjoy one of my favorite Fall drinks again, I decided make this much healthier version: Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Made with REAL, organic pumpkin, there’s nothing in this pumpkin spice latte that’s questionable or fake. And, in my opinion, it tastes so much better than the Starbucks version without being loaded with sugar.

I’ve been making my lattes using my immersion blender, and it works really well in creating that foamy layer. You can use a regular, high-powered blender as well or a latte frother if you have fancy gadgets in your kitchen.

Instead of spending your hard earned dollars on the Starbuckp Pumpkin Spice Latte, make this healthier and tastier version at home instead! It only takes a few minutes to make and your wallet and your body will say thank you.

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Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 87 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte is a much healthier version of everyone’s favorite Fall drink, and it only takes minutes to make!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place pumpkin and coconut or almond milk in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until it starts to boil. Whisk together then take off heat.
  2. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender or use an immersion blender, and blend for 2-3 minutes until foamy. Add more maple syrup, if desired, and blend again.
  3. Pour into a mug, sprinkle with more pumpkin pie spice before enjoying.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte
Amount Per Serving (1 latte)
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 242mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 190.7%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 18.1%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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