When I first started the keto diet, I didn’t eat any baked goods. I was hard-core meats, eggs, and maybe some veggies on the side. Once my husband started doing keto with me, last month I knew that wouldn’t fly with him. He was used to eating Hot Pockets, Toasters Strudels, Doughnuts, and basically anything loaded with carbs and slapped with a breakfast label.
To be honest even though I saw everyone else using coconut flour, almond flour, and sugar alcohols, I just felt like it had to be too good to be true. I was wrong.
I started making breakfasts for my husband that included many of the ingredients listed above and I just knew I was going to be hungry throughout the day or craving more and more of these foods, but I didn’t. I am now a believer, and I have started re-creating all of our old favorites using different ingredients.
Today I made Pumpkin Bread for the very first time since starting the keto diet, and it was both an easy experience and a hilarious one. The life of a food blogger seems so great until you’re up at 4:30 am trying to make breakfast and lunch for your husband while hoping you can squeeze time in to get some great photos for you blog. This morning I cooked Keto Fried Chicken with Bacon and this Easy Keto Pumpkin Bread. What happened next was both hilarious and quite a disaster.
After baking my bread for 60 minutes, I tested it with a toothpick, and it seemed to be done. I pulled it out and let it cool while I took pictures of my keto fried chicken. I decided to go ahead and snap some photos of the bread before I pulled it out of the pan (I don’t care for pan pics) and then decided to go ahead and plate it so I could slice it and showcase it in all its glory. Instead of using an actual plate I flipped it onto a cooling rack. I did notice that it seemed heavier than it usually does, but I figured it was the difference in the flours.
Then it happened. It fell out of the pan with force, and it was NOT fully cooked. Surprisingly the part that wasn’t cooked through held together pretty well, but the weight of it sent the top of the bread right through the cooling rack. Oh man, what a mess. Since I like to keep it real, I’ll show you what it looked like at the bottom of this post! 🙂
I think ten more minutes would have given me a beautiful pumpkin bread. So there’s your lesson for today, check the bottom of the bread, you may even have to slice it in the pan to check it, but it needs to be done!
Easy Keto Pumpkin Bread:
Yields 8 slices
- 1 Can Libby's Canned Pumpkin
- 1 Cup Bob's Almond Meal/flour
- 1/2 Cup Bob's Coconut Flour
- 4 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Stick of Butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup Erythritol (or Stevia)
- Pre-heat oven to 350
- Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix on high until light and fluffy
- Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil
- Pour bread mix into loaf pan and bake for 70-90 minutes
Nutrition Information for Easy Keto Pumpkin Bread:
This is for 1 slice (Makes 8 Slices)
Total Fat: 26g
Carbohydrates: 11g – 6g Fiber = 5 Net Carbs
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars: 3g (natural sources)
* We strive to make all of our recipes according to our dietary standards. Our recipes have to meet the following criteria: Low Carb, High Fat, Moderate Protein, Sugar-Free (we only allow natural fruit, veggie, and dairy sugars in our diet, and very little stevia in the raw), and Gluten-Free. You can learn more about how we eat, and how to figure out the macronutrient amounts you need daily.
Here’s the #BakingFAIL you’ve all been waiting for: