Around this time of year, it can be difficult to stay consistent with your health and fitness goals when there are tempting foods around every corner. In my experience, one of the best ways to partake in the festivities without overdoing it is to bake your own healthier versions of recipes that we all know and love.
If you're a pumpkin fiend like me, then you've probably tried the pumpkin loaf cake at Starbucks. Easily my favorite food item at the establishment, it boasts an easy 500 calories full of processed, sugary goodness. Now I'm not saying you can't enjoy a slice of the real-deal every now and then, but if you're looking to eat pumpkin bread every day (hello, duh) then it'd probably be beneficial to lower the calories and up the nutritional content on this recipe.
Which is why I created this amazing recipe for healthy, delicious, moist pumpkin loaf cake that you can make at home with simple ingredients and my easy, step-by-step recipe.
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1 tsp Vanilla
1/3 cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
1/4 cup Coconut oil
1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1.5 cup Ground Oats or Almond Flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin Spice (I get mine at Trader Joes)
1/2 tsp Salt
Optional add-ins: chocolate chips or nuts
Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a loaf pan with oil. Set the pan aside. In one bowl, combine the dry ingredients (1-5) and in another bowl, the wet ingredients (6-11). Slowly mix the dry with the wet, folding it until evenly mixed. If you have any add-ins, stir them in now. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
This cake is sure to not disappoint! So make it yourself for the holidays, a quick breakfast option, or just to enjoy warm with some vanilla ice cream - YUM.