Pumpkin season is here and don’t lie - you love it too.
But, did you know pumpkin is actually really good for you? (sadly, this does not include Pumpkin JoJos from Trader Joe’s)
Pumpkin is high in fiber, which we all know is important to keep things moving and promotes a healthy weight. It also has important heart healthy nutrients like potassium and vitamin C. It has a high content of vitamin A which helps your eyesight and healthy skin! What’s not to love?
Here’s one of my fave pumpkin recipes that I make every year:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (I like Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free) 1.5 tsp coconut flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 cup coconut sugar OR 1/2 c maple syrup 1 cup pumpkin purée (I like organic TJ's brand) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Optional- cranberries, chocolate chips or nuts
Preheat oven to 350
Line loaf pan with parchment paper
Mix all dry ingredients together
Beat 2 eggs, add to dry ingredients
Mix in all wet ingredients, can add water if batter is too thick
Pour batter into pan and cook for 1 hour
Jessica Crystal is an RN, BSN with a degree from the University of Delaware, a holistic health coach certified from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a mom to a busy toddler, Emma. She enjoys yoga, reading, and shopping and eating on Washington Street. To learn more, visit her blog www.jessicacrystal.com