|Smooth and Silky Banana Pumpkin Loaf With Coconut Flour|
It is available at any health food store, and you have to try it. It makes a really special silky delicious loaf.
|Recipe calls for coooked pumpkin or buy a can of organic|
The banana pumpkin bread came out a deep golden color, with a silky smooth texture, and was moist and creamy. The recipe is egg free, milk free, and nut free.
It tastes great just sliced, or toasted and topped with a little cinnamon and butter.
Is it healthy? you bet!
- Coconut flour is very high in fiber providing double the fiber of whole wheat flour and five times the amount of brown rice flour.
- According to an article in Natural News " Coconut flour also contains the fats that made coconut oil famous: medium chain triglycerides. These protective fats are antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal. As an added bonus, medium chain triglycerides have also been shown to boost the metabolism."
- The recipe also contains bananas, pumpkin and raisins which add vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you want the loaf less sweet, you can leave out the pure maple syrup.
I also noticed that this quick bread is filling. Most likely it is the high fiber content of the coconut flour that keeps you full. So, fiber, boost to metabolism, vitamins and minerals, filling, and great taste- This recipe is a winner in my book.
Have a slice or two for breakfast with a nice relaxing cup of herbal tea....
1 and 1/2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup of lite organic coconut milk ( the kind from the can works really well. or use the coconut milk from the refrigerator case) or you can use regular milk if you prefer
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup cooked pureed pumpkin
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup raisins( or chocolate chips optional )
1 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup ( non GMO) corn flour ( or 1/2 cup corn flour and 1/4 cup corn meal for grittiness)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp of baking powder ( gluten free)
2-3 tsp cinnamon
Mix wet ingredients in one bowl
Mix dry ingredients in another larger bowl.
Mix wet into dry ingredients mixing until smooth and creamy.
Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes-
the top starts to get lines and look cracked like in picture
(for muffins: about 20 minutes)
*** I use Rumford Baking Powder which is gluten free and aluminum free
** The batter will be thick and won't rise alot, but is still delicious
Step by Step With Pictures
|Add Wet Ingredients Into the Dry and Mix Until Smooth|
|Bake In A Loaf Baking Pan ( I made three of these little ones)|
|The Recipe Makes Two of These Small Bread Loaves |
Very moist and tasty.
Don't have a loaf pan? Make 20 muffins.. it works just as well.
Enjoy the beautiful fall season