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Pumpkin & Walnut Breakfast Loaf Recipe


Pumpkin Walnut Breakfast Gluten-free Loaf Recipe

Image: Lisa Guy

This nourishing pumpkin and walnut loaf is a healthy way to start the day, spread with some avocado, hummus or nut butter. Pumpkin is packed with beta-carotene, an important nutrient converted to vitamin A in the body. Beta-carotene is vital for good eyesight, healthy gums and bone development, as well as a healthy functioning immune system.

Makes: 1 medium loaf

DF, GF, V

Ingredients

Method

  • 4 organic eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 cups almond meal
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • Good pinch sea salt
  • 2½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 5 cups finely grated raw pumpkin
  • ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease a large loaf tin and line it with baking paper.
  2. Whisk eggs in a large bowl then add in coconut oil, almond meal, coconut flour, spices, sea salt and baking powder, and combine well.
  3. Fold through grated pumpkin and walnuts then pour into your tin. Decorate with whole walnuts.
  4. Put in the oven to bake for 1 to 1½ hrs, until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Allow loaf to cool properly before cutting.



 

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .