As the Summer winds down and the briskness of Fall returns, friends and family have been talking about craving pumpkin. My daughter was ready for another “too long put off” baking session with mommy and, and I was excited to try out the bag of organic coconut flour that I received from Tropical Traditions a few weeks ago. Now how to marry pumpkin and coconut?
I found this recipe for Pumpkin Coconut Squares on the Tropical Traditions website and modified it just a tiny bit by using a can of 100% organic pumpkin puree, sugar and spices, instead of canned pumpkin pie mix. The result was awesome. It wasn’t very sweet due to the small amount of sugar I put in, but the flavours of pumpkin and coconut really allowed this treat to stand on its own. My kids and I gobbled them up in two days and I was pleased to know they were getting a serving of vegetables inside a treat that was healthy in every way. Also, they are gluten and dairy-free!
Pumpkin Coconut Squares
1 15 oz can of organic pumpkin puree
1/2 cup organic coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup organic dry sweetener or honey
2 Tbsp + 1 tsp coconut milk
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp cloves
Pre-heat oven at 350 degree F.
Mix the coconut flour with baking powder and spices. Set aside. Blend all the rest of the ingredients. Make sure the butter is soft. Warming the coconut oil also as I found it difficult to work the lumps out. The white spots that you see on the squares in the photo are from the coconut oil not mixing in. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ones. Grease an 8 x12 rectangular pan with coconut oil. Pour the mixture on the pan.
Bake at 350 degree F for 45 minutes.
Test to see if it is already done by inserting a clean toothpick in the middle. When the toothpick comes out clean or with no residue, the mixture is done. The consistency will resemble a soft baked cheesecake.
Cool down. Cut into squares. Serve with whipped cream for a dessert or eat as is for a healthy snack.
If you want to give these squares a try, are intrigued by the idea of gluten-free baking or just want to try some coconut flour, I’m giving away a 2.2 lb (1 kg) package of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour.
- ALSO Zmooz Natur Organic Rattle Ring Doll ends Tuesday September 7th
- 2.2 lbs (1 kg) bag of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour ends Friday September 14th.
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