Recipes

Apple Pumpkin Cinnamon Loaf

Guest recipe and blog by Lauren Lobley @themomfeedpodcast

Does anything say, “hey, it’s fall!” more than pumpkins and apples? In my humble opinion, anything pumpkin flavored is always in season, and apples are arguably a staple all year round. But there is something even more comforting about those flavors when the September equinox comes around. It’s almost like you can feel the weather turning and the sweaters begging to be worn. 

As a kid, I remember coming home from school during the fall and before I even walked in the door, I could smell the apple muffins my mother was baking wafting from the kitchen. She would pull them out of the oven as we set down our backpacks and raced toward the intoxicating smell of freshly baked muffins. We’d devour them while they were still warm as our after school snack.

With this recipe, I have combined this flavorful memory with my other seasonal favorite: pumpkin. But instead of muffins, I turned it into a loaf because it’s much easier. With a loaf, all you have to do is dump the batter into a prepared baking pan, stick it in the oven, and walk away until it’s done. 

I infused this pumpkin apple loaf with gut-friendly probiotics so that all the kids in the house - the littlest ones and the biggest ones alike (aka the parents) - can feel even better about eating this comfort food. The ingredients are so healthy that you might even consider serving this loaf for breakfast. 

You may not realize this, but pumpkins are packed with immunity boosting nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, folate and beta carotene, which - because it converts into vitamin A - is known to be good for healthy eyes and skin. The addition of fresh, organic apples to this loaf give the vitamins an extra kick, along with a healthy dose of antioxidants and fiber. And of course, the addition of Just Thrive’s heat-stable Probiotic supports immune, digestive and emotional health, boosts energy, improves sleep and promotes healthy skin.

So basically, this loaf is like an apothecary for your gut, your skin, your eyes and your immune system. You’re welcome!

Enjoy this loaf with or without the monk fruit glaze, and let your own memories of the fall season wash over you with every bite.

Apple Pumpkin Cinnamon Loaf

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 45-60 minutes

Total time: 1 hr 20 minutes

Diet:  Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free

Servings: 12

Ingredients:

For the loaf:

  • ¾ cup pumpkin
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce 
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend
  • ¼ cup sweet sorghum flour
  • ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ¾ cups coconut sugar or granulated Monk Fruit 
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 3 capsules Just Thrive Probiotic
  • 1 heaping tsp ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 medium sized Honeycrisp apple, peeled and small diced

For the Monk Fruit Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner style Monk Fruit sweetener
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut milk

 Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and line a loaf baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients - along with the diced apples - to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined (don’t overmix).
  5. Place the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 20 minutes. 
  6. Turn the loaf after 20 minutes and then bake for another 20-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean (cooking time varies depending on how hot your oven is).
  7. Let the loaf cool in the pan on the counter for about an hour.
  8. To make your glaze, combine the Monk Fruit, vanilla and coconut milk and whisk until you get a thicker watery consistency. When the loaf is cooled, drizzle the glaze over the loaf. You can also serve the glaze on the side and let your guests or family drizzle the glaze on their piece as they see fit. 

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