There's something... well... many things, so very lovely about baking your own bread. The satisfaction of creating bread from scratch... the mixing, measuring, cracking of the eggs and aromas of all the ingredients... especially when it's pumpkin bread and you're using delicious spices!
This past summer we met the sweetest, down-to-earth foodie from California named Tracey Grant at the world's largest Paleo convention called Paleo (f)x. Her food blog Instagram page is Whole Daily Life where she reviews great products and shares her healthy lifestyle. Like many Guiltless Superfoods customers, Tracey is not only gluten and grain-free, but she also follows a starch-free diet. She was thrilled to find a flour, ahem, Guiltless Superfoods flour, ;) that doesn't have any starch in it at all! Did you know, we're starch-free, too? Yep!
Like Tracey, you may have found with other flour alternatives, they often use starches to make up for the wheat they've taken out... whether these companies are using corn starch, rice flour, potato flour or tapioca starch, all of these starches are very carby and high in sugar. Actually, they all rank higher on the glycemic index than wheat, raising your blood sugar even higher than wheat bread! And we know that 2 slices of wheat bread raises your blood sugar higher than 6 teaspoons of table sugar! Sounds like Guiltless is our winner here!!
Tracey created this wonderful Guiltless Pumpkin Bread recipe below using our Guiltless Superfoods flour. (I made a few minor tweaks from the recipe she posted online). Enjoy! :)
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 organic eggs
2 tbs organic, unrefined coconut oil
1/2 c organic maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbs pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Mix all the wet ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.
Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Pour the batter into the coated loaf pan and bake for 47-50 minutes, until the edges are started to brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely before slicing.
Photos by Whole Daily Life