GUYS.  It’s September!

That means the beginning of fall and the return of everyone’s favorite: PUMPKIN SPICE!

It also means pumpkin bread!!

In honor of that, the fabulous Vanessa at Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind has shared her awesome pumpkin bread recipe that is straight from her BRAND NEW COOKBOOK.

This pumpkin bread is soft and squishy and bread-y and smells like heaven.

It’s my new dessert favorite.

I mean, look at that picture!  You’ve got to make it now!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup fine-ground blanched almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup coconut sugar

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

3 tablespoons canned full-fat coconut milk

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 large eggs

1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees.  Line the bottom of a 9×5 inch glass pan with parchment paper: set aside.

2. Combine the flours, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, and coconut sugar in the bowl of a large food processor.  Pulse 10 times or until mixed. Then, add the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla bean seeds or extract, and eggs and process for 30 seconds or until combined. Scrape down the sides and process again if needed.

3. Use a rubber spatula to transfer the mixture to a parchment lined loaf pan.  Bake for 70-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes.  Use a knife to loosen the bread from the sides of the pan.  Remove the loaf from the pan by lifting the parchment paper.  Let cool completely before slicing and serving.

This cookbook might change your life and break your heart (in a good way!).

It’s a paleo treat cookbook that will make you mourn the fact that every meal can’t be dessert. But this isn’t your typical paleo-dessert-with-almond-flour thing.

It’s jam packed with over 150 DELICIOUS recipes and BEAUTIFUL full page color photos. This is a keepsake quality cookbook situation.

Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind is SO PRETTY and Vanessa, who wrote AND photographed the book is a GENIUS. She makes dessert truly original.

This book uses the vast array of new and interesting flours, products, and innovations that make paleo so do-able.

She makes paleo dessert seem sophisticated, smart, and totally modern!

No more of that bland stuff that makes you wish you hadn’t even gone through the trouble.

I haven’t had a chance to test all the recipes (and trust me, I WILL) but what I’ve tried so far was so fabulous that I had to make it my next TWIP post so you all could learn about it as soon as possible!

If you’d like to buy the book and try some of the recipes for yourself you can find it on Amazon here.  It comes out officially September 8th so you’ll be one of the first to buy it!

While you wait, sit back and enjoy a slice of pumpkin bread!

Have you read the book?  What did you think?  Isn’t this pumpkin bread awesome?

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