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!
Dunkin Donuts Mocha Coffee Giveaway Entry Form
Do you have a favorite Dunkin Donuts flavor?
Hi LCK, I found your site while researching Paleo recipes and ideas. I have a few questions for you if you don’t mind. I noticed you use dairy. I myself have no issues to speak of from dairy. I love 1/2&1/2 in my AM coffee frothed warm and yummy. and I have a strong relationship with cheese. I feel a need to change my diet and I really like the Paleo pallet but I really don’t think I can break up with dairy. Is there a post on your blog where I can read more on your views about dairy? I also saw your 4 week post on Whole30. I am going to give this a go next month April. I don’t want to stress about it I just want to accomplish it and then find out what really makes me miserable in my diet. I have issues with losing weight and I never had issues before. I love bread and dairy and sugar. So that might be a trifecta of disaster. I am willing to find a gluten free method for bread and I do have a great sweetener called the Ultimate Sweetener made from xyitol . I can bake with it as well. I was really just wondering about your dairy views were. Thanks for taking the time to read this. JJ
Great question. I personally worship my whole cream in my coffee every morning and adore my cheese. I haven’t posted my views on dairy, and I’m a big fan of dairy (hence why I like my low carb lifestyle versus paleo). Giving up the cream and stevia was definitely the hardest part of the Whole30 challenge (coconut cream is OK but meh). Bread and Sugar are definitely baddies, so those could be your enemies.
If someone has lactose interolance, than yah, ditch that dairy. I know a lot of people are anti dairy for various reasons, such as hormones, animal use, not paleo, etc, but humans need dairy to live those first few years so I say, bring it on.
One thing I did learn doing Whole30 was I think I ate just too much cheese, so I have cut back on my cheese intake as a result.
Anyways, just my two cents. 🙂
Let me know how Whole30 goes for you!!