Dessert, Recipes

Festive Pumpkin Loaf

There is nothing quite like London during the festive season – the sparkling lights and warm flavours are so joyful you cannot help but get swept up in it. So much so, that I was inspired to make my own version of a sweet festive pumpkin loaf. It is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, has a vegan option and will have all of your friends and family asking for more!

Cooking time 45 minutes, makes 1 loaf tin

Ingredients

  • 1 tin organic unsweetened pumpkin puree (400g)
  • 2 cups coconut flour
  • 2 eggs OR 2 mushed bananas for vegans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond/coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp xylitol/maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 tsp Christmas spice mix (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, fennel, cloves and coriander)
  • 1 tsp vanila essence
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A few drops of caramel essence

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a big mixing bowl.
  3. Add all the wet ingredients and mix together until well combined.
  4. Line a baking tin with baking paper.
  5. Add the batter to the tin.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.

I sprinkled some desiccated coconut on top for a crunchy kick! And it looks pretty too 🙂

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