Make something for the holidays that the whole family will love and you’ll love to make! Pumpkin Spice Blender Bread is made in the blender so you can spend time with your family instead of in the kitchen doing dishes.
With no added sugar, this bread is an alternative to the rich and often overly sweet foods we eat during the holidays. Coconut and almond flours are packed with fiber to keep you full longer and you won't have a sugar crash. Stevia and monk fruit are naturally derived sweeteners that do not cause an insulin response. They are often much sweeter by volume than their sugar counterpart, requiring less to achieve a perfect sweetness. Feel good about feeding your family this holiday season!
What about the pumpkin? Do you use canned or fresh? This one is up to you. We used canned pumpkin, it is lower in price and is ready to use. If you have the time to roast your own pumpkin, that's great! It’s easy to roast and process a pumpkin, including packaging and freezing the leftovers for your next recipe. You can also substitute mashed sweet potato or any other cooked and puréed squash for this recipe. There is also no shame in buying canned, use whichever best suits you.
Blender Pumpkin Spice Loaf
½ cup almond meal
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup pumpkin purée
2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 squeezes of vanilla liquid stevia *or* ¼ cup sugar
Nuts or chocolate chips to garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your loaf pan, if using metal or glass, no need to grease if using silicone.
Combine all ingredients (except your toppings) in a blender and mix until smooth. Divide between two mini loaves or one loaf pan. Garnish with toppings of your choice. We used pistachios, chocolate chips, a pinch of sea salt, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Stevia chocolate chips are a great alternative to conventionally sweetened chocolate chips. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. the time may need to be increased for a single loaf pan, or decreased if making muffins. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the pan and slicing. This is a dense loaf and a pat of butter only makes it better!
Holidays don’t need to be unhealthy. Start making new holiday traditions that are healthy for everyone!