Last time I was here I shared with you what I believe to be the most amazing artichoke dip ever, and since then I have made it 3 more times. Really, I need to stop; some of us have a wedding dress to squeeze into in 37 days. The Boy might have been on to something when he suggested we weigh-in before football season!
It was also still summer last time was here and now that it’s officially fall and I can’t wait to start pigging out on some of my favorite foods of the season. However this year will be a little different, since us Primal folk don’t eat grains or sugar I am looking forward to reinventing some of my favorite fall dishes. Primal Pumpkin Pie has nice ring to it don’t you think? PS…I’ve had it and its AMAZING (thanks Jen!)
So in the spirit of the season today I’m bringing you a recipe for Primal Pumpkin Bread. I didn’t think it was possible, but believe it or not this bread does not contain one speck of flour or sugar and it’s the most moist, dense cake I’ve ever had. And trust me when I tell you it makes one hell of a French Toast the next day. Enjoy!
1 cup of almond butter
* In this recipe it really does help to make your own. Toast one 12oz bag of raw almonds with 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of salt. Roast at 375º for 10 – 15 minutes, when you can smell them they’re done. Cool, toss into the food processor and process until smooth.
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ can pure pumpkin
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
A dash and a heap of your favorite fall spices, season to taste. I used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, ½ teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup raisins (optional)
Preheat your oven to 325º and butter a loaf pan.
Mix all ingredients except the lemon juice into a large bowl and beat until well combined with mixer. Add the lemon juice and fold in the raisins, if using. Pour the batter into buttered loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool, slice and eat. And seriously, the next morning dip slices into an egg / milk mixture, top with toasted pecans and real maple syrup…best French Toast ever!