September 20, 2017

Pumpkin Banana Protein Bread

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I feel like fall is a recipe incubator. I’ve been feeling so good about all of these new creations and I hope you do too! Of course, it’s pumpkin season so I had to make a pumpkin loaf. I ran out of almond flour, which was what I originally planned on using, but it came out even better than expected by subbing Kodiak Power Cakes. I used the Buttermilk Power Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix because it’s super high in protein, low in sugar, and made with 100% whole grains. Also, they sell this particular mix at Costco (hint hint, it’s a deal)

This makes for the perfect breakfast or dessert depending on how you top it! This morning I chose to add some of my homemade probiotic coconut yogurt, figs, local bee pollen, cinnamon, and a tiny bit of mesquite honey. And dang, it was amazing! For dessert, try topping with some melted chocolate.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Kodiak Powercakes
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
Make it

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a non-stick bread loaf pan with parchment paper. Combine all dry ingredients. In a blender, add almond milk, egg, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and banana. Blend on high until all ingredients are mixed (a couple seconds) Add wet mixture to dry mixture in a large bowl. Whisk all ingredients together until an even batter is formed. Pour mixture into lined bread loaf pan. Bake for about 45 minutes or you can dip a knife into it without residue. Let sit until cool and enjoy!

Nourishing with Intention
  • Kodiak Powercakes contain whole grain flour and provide a nourishing dose of protein.
  • Almond milk is full of calcium.
  • Eggs contain more protein and vitamins like B2.
  • Maple syrup acts as a natural sweetener and contains B6.
  • Pumpkin is a good source of fiber, lowers blood pressure, and helps you sleep.
  • Bananas contain potassium.
  • Cinnamon can lower blood sugar and sugar cravings. It is also a warming herb.
  • Nutmeg can soothe indigestion and detoxify the body.
Swap
  • 1 egg for flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water and let sit a couple minutes)
  • almond milk for any other nut or alternative milk
  • Kodiak mix for a gluten-free flour like coconut

 

 

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