It’s officially pumpkin spice season! Temperatures here in North Florida dipped down into the 60’s (brrr!) and this girl went looking for a cozy blanket and Hot Chocolate! My sweetheart has been saying for a couple of weeks now, “isn’t it time for pumpkin things?” and I kept telling him, “no, no, it’s too hot out!”
Well, it’s time! As you may remember, my recipes are not totally carb free, but are a lower carb version of the foods we love. I won’t bore you with the photos of the mixing bowl and ingredient, because if you follow this blog, by now, you are well aware of what the packages look like. So I will just skip to the recipe. One thing I have to say about the recipe for pumpkin bread that I really love, is that you can basically measure all your dry ingredients with a 2/3 measuring cup! I love doing things in groups of 3 and 6 – my swim workouts seem to always be sets of 300’s or 6 of something, and when I arrange flowers on my cards or cakes, they are generally grouped in sets of 3 as well. (Just call me goofy, won’t be he first time!)
2/3 cup butter flavored Crisco
1-1/3 cup granulated sugar
1-1/3 cup Golden Lakanto Monk Fruit
1 can (15-16oz) Libby’s canned pumpkin, 2/3 cup water
1-1/2 tsp salt. 2 tsp baking soda. 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon. 1 tsp ground cloves. 2/3 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1-2/3 cups King Arther flour
1-2/3 cups Almond flour
Heat oven to 350°F, grease two 9×5 loaf pans well. Mis Crisco, eggs, Monk fruit and sugar well, until smooth. Mix all the dry ingredients except the nuts, together in another bowl, and gently fold the mixture into the wet mixture, until all is well blended. Finally add the nuts, and then pour into your loaf pans. Bake almost exactly 60 minutes at. 350°, and then turn he oven off and leave the pumpkin bread in the oven another 10-15 minutes to set. Take out of the oven, and cool about an hour, and then flip the pans over so bread is loosened from the pans. Serve warm, or wait and eat at room temperature.
For a special treat, you can also make some sweet cinnamon butter to smear (thinly, because you don’t really need any extra sweetener – but it will make your pumpkin bread almost seem like Cupcakes.
RECIPE FOR CINNAMON BUTTER
8 oz softened butter or margarine
3 Tbsp Lakanto monk fruit (or less)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Stir and mix well, serve on Pumpkin Bread, Banana Bread, or Baked Sweet Potatoes.
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy low-carb baking!!