For years I avoided breads because of the carb spike that creates inflammation and that stubborn belly fat (that is so easy to put on and so hard to lose)!
This bread is game changing because it is made with almond flour and ingredients that won't give you that blood sugar spike. It is full of healthy fats and protein that digest nice and slow and keep you feeling satisfied.
This means you can indulge without the intense cravings that sugar and carbs bring on.
Key ingredients that make these pumpkin bars a superfood:
Almond Flour: You get way more nutrients than processed refined flours and the healthy fat and fiber keeps your blood sugar stable, so you don't get those uncontrollable sugar cravings that most pumpkin breads give.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Powder: this protein powder is from 100% grass fed whey and gives a great source of protein for muscle building and a healthy metabolism
Pumpkin: pumpkin is a great source of beta carotene, which is a potent anti-cancer antioxidant
Chia seeds: rich source of soluble fiber to keep you feeling fuller longer
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup allulose (or you can use monk fruit or any sweetener of choice)
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup almond flour
1 scoop pumpkin spice protein powder
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease an 8″X8″ baking pan; set aside.
Add pumpkin, oil, sweetener, eggs, and vanilla to a medium mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
Add almond flour, protein powder, chia seeds, pumpkin spice, salt, and baking soda. Mix until well combined.
Pour batter into your prepared 8"X8" pan.
Bake for 15 - 25 minutes or until the top starts to darken and the center is set (always start with the lowest time).