This Paleo Collagen Pumpkin Bread is unsweetened, flour-less, low carb and high in protein. It has a light and airy texture, but is moist and holds up well in the fridge. Better yet, this Keto friendly bread requires only 5 ingredients (but I added more to enhance the taste). The pumpkin flavor is subtle, so this bread pairs well with nearly anything.
I feel like all the recipes I've been testing lately are bread based. For instance, loaves of bread, muffins, pancakes, waffles... It's not entirely intentional, these types of foods just seem to be what works for me and my family at the moment.
Being a full-time mom with young kids at home doesn't give me the time to recipe test whenever I please. So, the recipes I do make are ones that I'm cooking for my family, not just to "put up on the blog". And, we never buy ready-made bread products so I tend to make a lot of my own.
Of course, that doesn't mean I only bake! We rarely eat out, so I cook breakfast, lunch and dinner nearly every day. But, meal times are often chaotic, rushed and not quite put together. In other words, full meal recipes aren't something I have much time for these days.
If I'm still blogging when my kids are older (all in school) then my hope is to share a larger variety of recipes; more meals and savory dishes. But for now, this space will be mainly snacks and treats. My Instagram has more meal ideas and inspiration than what you'll find on here for the time being.
But enough rambling...you're here for the bread! This delicious, Paleo Collagen Pumpkin Bread to be exact!
Ingredients in Low Carb Collagen Pumpkin Bread
This Paleo pumpkin bread recipe requires only 5 ingredients. It is unsweetened, flour-less, grain free, gluten free and dairy free. The ingredients include:
- almond butter (unsalted, unsweetened)
- pumpkin puree
- vanilla extract (optional)
- collagen peptides
- baking soda
- cinnamon (optional)
- pumpkin pie spice (optional)
- pink salt (optional)
The vanilla extract, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and salt are optional ingredients but highly recommended for optimal taste. Other add-ins that would work well with this recipe include: sweetener (maple syrup, monk fruit, coconut sugar...), chocolate chips, chopped nuts, etc. If your almond butter is salted, then do not add extra salt to the batter.
If you don't have almond butter on hand or have an allergy/intolerance, then substituting the almond butter with any nut or seed butter should work. I recommend using collagen in this recipe (after all, this is COLLAGEN Pumpkin Bread) but most protein powders should work as a substitute.
How to Make Pumpkin Bread with Collagen
This pumpkin bread takes 5 minutes to throw together and 35 minutes to bake. A super easy, one bowl kind of recipe!
First, gather all necessary ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Mix well, until the batter is smooth and even in texture. Then, pour the batter into a lined loaf pan.
Next, place the pan in the middle rack of your oven and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. The loaf should rise when baking and then sink slightly in the middle when cooling.
Let the loaf cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer it to a wire cooling rack and cool to room temperature. Slice and serve after it has cooled!
Best Pumpkin Bread Toppings
Since this pumpkin bread is unsweetened, it works well with either sweet or savory toppings. Try slathering it with some nut butter and a drizzle of honey. Or, perhaps a dollop of dairy free yogurt and dark chocolate chips. In addition, this loaf would be great made into french toast.
For some savory topping ideas: toast a slice and top it with mashed avocado and a fried egg. Or, slather some dairy free cream cheese on top.
Healthy, low carb Paleo bread made with almond butter, pumpkin, collagen and eggs. This unsweetened loaf is perfect with any sweet or savory toppings.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well.
- Pour batter into a lined 8" x 4" baking pan and bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes.
- Cool for a few minutes in pan, then transfer to wire cooling rack and cool to room temperature.
- Store in fridge up to one week.
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