Toasted coconut pumpkin bread is extremely high in fiber and lower in calories, pumpkin packs a good amount of disease-fighting nutrients, including potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and vitamins C and E. The important thing nutrient that boosts pumpkin to the peak of the Super-Foods list may be the synergistic combination of carotenoids.
Warm spices of Fall mixed with Summery coconut, this pumpkin bread is the best of both worlds and healthy ingredients to top it all off!
How to Make Pumpkin Bread
I worked at Great Harvest Bread for a long time in my earlier years. I loved the amazing smell of hot bread baking and getting to sample them too! The pumpkin bread was definitely one of the most popular breads, and I think we all know why. The warm Fall spices, super moist cake-like texture, sweet pumpkin taste, and the Holiday nostalgia it brings with each slice.
When you are making quick breads, the same rules apply as to when you make muffins. Mix wet and dry ingredients separately, and then when you combine them don’t overmix! With this pumpkin bread recipe, you can definitely use canned pumpkin, but if you would like to try making your own, we have a super simple recipe here.
They key to toasted coconut, is never to leave it unwatched! It can go from golden brown to burnt in a matter of seconds. Stir it often and watch it closely.
Coconut Oil In Pumpkin Bread?
This pumpkin bread calls for coconut oil which I haven’t used in bread much because I feel like it changes the flavor of the too much. Last week my friend made some zucchini bread with coconut oil and it was so delicious that I decided to try it with this pumpkin bread. It gives it just the perfect coconut flavor combined with the smooth pumpkin. When you bake with coconut oil, you will want to measure it when it is in a liquid state. One good way to melt it is to place the container of oil in a pan of hot water. If you do this when you start your pumpkin bread, it will be ready by the time you need it. Once it is melted you can easily pour it from your container to a measuring cup.
Then to add a little crunch and coconut goodness, sprinkle some toasted coconut on top of the batter once you have it poured into your pan.
Is this Pumpkin Bread Healthy for kids?
This pumpkin bread calls for some really nutrient dense ingredients.
Vitamin A. Pumpkin is packed full of vitamin A which promotes good vision and also helps form and maintain healthy skin. Fiber. Pumpkin is an often-overlooked source of fiber, but with three grams per one-cup serving and only 49 calories, it can keep you feeling full for longer. Potassium. You might have heard of bananas being called nature’s energy bar? That is because potassium refuels your body. Turns out, a cup of cooked pumpkin has more of the refueling nutrient potassium, with 564 milligrams compared with banana’s 422. Vitamin C. Helps keep your immune system healthy and fighting those diseases!
Whole Wheat Flour: A good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and even protein.
Coconut Oil: Contains medium chain triglycerides which we are continuing to learn about, but have been shown to have a lot of benefits to us. Some of these include, better digestions, possible microbial effect, boost brain function, and increased satiety.
My gratitude to the author of this article: superhealthykids.com