There are few things I love more in life than pumpkin bread and my morning cuppa joe. In fact, the cats better not get between me and my coffee or any pumpkin product of sorts.
Living low carb doesn’t meant we have to live without the seasonal delight of pumpkin bread (although if you ask me, pumpkin-anything should never be barred by season). I made the Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Maria Mind Body Health‘s amazing website. For recipes and health information, I heartily recommend you peruse her site.
A dear friend of mine going through some tough times has cut back on sugar and was craving pumpkin bread. I immediately thought of this recipe, which has been on my ‘to do’ list for ages, and whipped it up.
A few things I encountered while making it:
1. I used coconut oil, but it clotted up upon contact with the cold eggs. So bring eggs to at least room temperature so your coconut oil doesn’t clot/glob (or use butter)
2. The sweetener I used was Zsweet, a zero glycemic index (meaning no blood sugar spike) erythritol based sweetener. It’s OK – I’ve had a 1.5 lb bag for almost a year and am only halfway through using it. It has a slight ‘cooling effect’ on the tongue after you eat whatever is in it. My friend didn’t notice at all but I did. Stevia is my preferred sweetener of choice.
3. I didn’t make the frosting/topping, as I feel the bread was sweet enough
4. I ate at least half a loaf and was still in ketosis the next day
My friend loved it and we gobbled down a whole loaf, and I forced the second loaf on her, as it was not safe at my house. Totally recommend this recipe; cut it into slices, microwave 20 seconds and then complete it with a pat of butter.
DUNKIN DONUTS MOCHA COFFEE GIVEAWAY!
After going back East this summer, I fell in love with the limited edition Dunkin Donuts Mocha coffee. Why is this amazingly delicious flavor limited!? WHY? Anyways, moving past this travesty, I want to share this amazing deliciousness with you!
If coffee and hot chocolate had a love child, it would be this coffee.
And let’s be honest – half the reason to live a low carb life is so you can use WHOLE WHIPPING CREAM in your coffee. Every morning I pour whole fat cream in my coffee and think to myself ‘best..way to eat…ever!’.
So I very much wanted the first LCK give away to be something I completely adore and eat every.single.day. Lots of ways to enter, you can rack up the points for extra chances to win and then end of day 9/30 a winner will be auto-magically chosen!
Do you have a favorite Dunkin Donuts flavor?