Super Seed Pumpkin Loaf. Modified recipe from gluten free palate. Before baking sprinkle with Trader Joe’s Super Seed Blend for added crunch and a fiber and omega 3 boost from a blend of chia, amaranth, flax, millet, hemp and quinoa.
1 cup puréed pumpkin
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup avocado oil (or oil of choice)
1/3 cup oat milk
1 cup stone milled whole grain flour (I used Mighty Mills)
1 cup cassava flour
¾ cup turbinado raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a metal loaf pan with coconut oil; set aside
Place the pumpkin, eggs, oil, and oat milk in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, blend until creamy. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Add the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix thoroughly until smooth. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with Super seed blend (Trader Joes makes this – or you can make your own, mix together 1 teaspoon chia, 1 teaspoon hemp, 1 teaspoon flax, 1 teaspoon millet, 1 teaspoon amaranth). Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry and center is set. Allow to cool in the pan before removing to a wire rack. Slice when completely cooled.
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- • 2 15-oz cans garbanzo beans
- • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- • 3 tablespoon raw tahini
- • 1 teaspoon himalayan sea salt
- • 1-2 cloves garlic
- • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, plus rind from 1 lemon
- • ¼ cup water
- Drain and rinse beans. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Serve alongside cut up veggies such as carrots, celery, cucumbers and peppers.
- 1 package of Nori Sheets
- 2 large carrots, cut in half and sliced thin
- 1 cucumber, cut in half and sliced thin
- 1 head of red cabbage, shredded
- 2 cups spinach or baby kale
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 avocado, sliced lengthwise
- 1 cup hummus, black bean, or pesto spread
- You can use a bamboo sushi mat to make these easy sushi rolls if you have one, otherwise just use a cutting board as your work surface.
- Take a nori sheet and spread your choice of spread over it - hummus seems to have the right consistency to act as the "glue" holding the veggies and the roll in tact.
- Be sure to spread generously on the sheet, without making the sheet soggy and taking care to leave room on the edges so it doesn't spill out.
- Place assorted veggies in the center in the desired "colorful" pattern; such as carrots, cucumber, red pepper, avocado, spinach, and cabbage.
- Roll up as tightly as possible and using a serrated knife, cut into 1 inch slices.
- Repeat the process for remaining sheets.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!