This Gluten-Free Pumpkin Loaf Is Seriously Tastier Than Bread

And healthier, obviously.

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Image via Lisa Guy

Is there anything better than bread? Seriously, though. It’s no wonder Jesus had it at his last supper. That and wine, obviously. Although spaghetti and meatballs come in at a close second, there really isn’t a better pair.

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That being said, this “loaf” is something special. Courtesy of Naturopath and IsoWhey influencer, Lisa Guy, it’s a healthy, highly nutritious bread. It has almond meal which is full of protein, dietary fibre, zinc and calcium; cinnamon which helps support circulation and balance blood sugar levels; and turmeric, a potent anti-inflammatory. And, more obviously, it sneaks in pumpkin for an extra health boost and serious taste sensation.

“The bright orange colour of pumpkin indicates their high levels of beta-carotene, needed to support good eye health and vision, and boost immune function and skin health. Pumpkins also pack a fibrous punch which helps keep you regular and offers protection from bowel cancer and high cholesterol,” says Lisa Guy.

This is one bread you can definitely enjoy, guilt free.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Loaf

Makes one medium loaf

Ingredients

450g grated raw pumpkin
4 organic eggs
½ tsp sea salt
¼ cup cold pressed coconut oil
350g almond meal
2 ½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp ginger powder
Pinch nutmeg
¼ cup pumpkin seeds

Method

  1. PREHEAT your oven to 180*C. Grease a loaf tin and line the bottom with baking paper.
  2. WHISK your eggs together in a large bowl then add all of the other ingredients (except the pumpkin seeds). Mix well and pour mixture into a loaf tin and top with pumpkin seeds.
  3. COOK for 1 ½ hours, until a skewer comes out cleanly.

+ Notes and Inspiration It’s delicious spread with hummus or avocado.

 

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Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a love of the outdoors, Georgia has always led an active lifestyle. She has a passion for health, fitness and fashion, and loves to travel and try new things. Along with her position at Sporteluxe, Georgia works as a fit model for global fashion brands including Bassike and Christopher Esber, combining her interest in fashion with her dedication to healthy living. She graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) and initially pursued the public relations field but was always drawn to journalism due to her love of reading and writing. For Georgia, life is about balance. She leads an active and fulfilled lifestyle and nourishes her mind and body but won't shy away from a burger and wine!