Pumpkin cake. Avoiding all the delicious treats during the holidays can be near impossible, but now you don’t have to!
I love playing with recipes in order to find ways to make them healthier and cleaner. This paleo style pumpkin cake has TONS of healthy ingredients, loaded with nutritional benefits.
It is rare to find a dessert you can call “healthy” so I am so happy to be able to share this one with you! Understanding that we all indulge a little during the holidays, I think it is great to have options that you won’t feel guilty about after you have eaten it! Because of the amazing ingredients in this cake you will only need a small piece to feel full and satisfied. Pumpkin is packed with fiber which will slow the breakdown of sugar and make you feel full longer. This way you can avoid over-eating all the other, less-healthy, sweet treats. You can cut down the sugar to make it even more of a guilt-less dessert!
So here is the breakdown on the goods:
- Almond Flour: Lots of vitamins and minerals that can help reduce the risk of heart disease
- Organic Pumpkin: Carotenoids in pumpkin reduce risk for cancer and keeps your skin tight. The high amounts of fiber in Pumpkin also will keep you full longer, reducing the amount of food you actually eat.
- Coconut Sugar: I generally avoid sugar, when baking I always use coconut sugar because of it’s low glycemic index and the several nutrients it contains such as zinc, potassium and iron.
- Eggs: I’m sure you already know eggs are basically a perfect food and loaded with protein!
- Cinnamon: Can help increase circulation, metabolism (fat loss!), de-bloat and reduce irritability.
4c Almond Flour
2c Organic Pumpkin
3/4c Coconut Sugar
1c Milk or Almond Milk
2Tsp Baking Soda
2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
Slowly add milk until desired consistency
Pre-Heat Oven to 375
1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor. This will help smooth out the Almond Flour.
2. Coat cake pan of choice with coconut oil
3. Bake fore about 20 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and remove it clean.