'Tis the season, and we're gearing up with this ultimate gluten free, paleo and keto pumpkin bread! It's beautifully spiced, incredibly moist and all topped off with a wonderful fresh ginger glaze.
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Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Line (or grease and flour with coconut flour) a 5x9" loaf pan.
Whisk together in a medium bowl almond flour, coconut flour, golden flaxseed meal, psyllium husk, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Cream butter (or coconut oil) with the sweetener of choice and continue to cream until light and fluffy (6-8 minutes). Erythritol won't dissolve as sugar does, but you'll notice the butter still be significantly lighter (and if you used coconut oil, it will turn into an oily paste). Mix in vinegar and the eggs, one at a time, the batter will appear slightly 'broken' (don't worry!).
Add in the dry flour mixture in two parts, alternating with the pumpkin puree. Mix for 2 to 3 minutes until fully incorporated and elastic, the batter will thicken as you mix.
Distribute batter evenly into pan, smoothing out the top with wet fingertips. Bake for 55 to 70 minutes, until deep golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Check in on the bread after minute 15, and cover with aluminum foil as soon as it begins to turn golden (took a while for me, about minute 40). Alternatively, feel free to make 12 muffins out of a batch (bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean).
Allow to cool for 15 minutes in the pan before removing, and cool completely in a rack before glazing or cutting. Keep in mind that your pumpkin bread will continue to cook while it cools!
Mix the grated ginger with a tablespoon of water and let rest for 10 minutes.
Add the powdered sweetener and a pinch of salt to a small bowl and sieve in the ginger juice (squeezing all the ginger goodness all the way!). Whisk until thoroughly incorporated, adding a teaspoon of water at a time until desired thickness is achieved.
Drizzle over pumpkin bread and enjoy! Keep stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 5 days and frozen for a couple months.
*For best texture and rise, always regrind your psyllium husk (or powder) and flax meal in a dry blender or bullet.
Please note that nutrition facts were estimated per slice, assuming a yield of 12 (3g net carbs!).