Pumpkin Streusel Bread

This pumpkin streusel bread is a delicious paleo treat for the fall.

I am in an epic amount of pain right now. 7 days off and then double workouts last Friday that looked like this,

Ralph

Four rounds for time of:
250 pound Deadlift, 8 reps (155# for me)
16 Burpees
15 foot Rope climb, 3 ascents
Run 600 meters

“Asstastic”

10RFT:
10 Squats
10 KB Swings (35#)
10 Pistols
10 Taters (35#)

have left me more sore than all 3 of my half marathons combined. I thought I avoided it Saturday morning when I got up and actually went to CrossFit that morning, but yesterday I got out of bed and practically fell down. Guess my muscles were a little slow on the uptake but they sure as hell made up for it in intensity. Sitting on the toilet and getting up off the couch pretty much require full out teeth gritting and a few choice 4 letter words right now.

Pumpkin streusel bread

So in an effort to forget the pain, I baked. Because streusel makes everything better.

Pumpkin bread with streusel topping

Pumpkin + streusel should therefore have superhero healing powers as far as I’m concerned because that’s basically the best fall duo I can think of.

Paleo pumpkin bread

And those superhero powers will be needed because in honor of Veteran’s Day today, we’re doing Murph. Yep, 300 more squats and 2 miles of running along with ungodly amounts of pull-ups & push-ups.

Paleo pumpkin streusel bread

I think there are only 2 choices in this kind of predicament: worry about it all day and drive myself crazy or just eat the entire loaf in an attempt for those streusel healing powers to kick in.

I bet you can guess which one I’m going with.

5.0 from 2 reviews

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This pumpkin streusel bread is a delicious paleo treat for the fall.
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Serves: 8-10

Ingredients
Pumpkin Bread
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup ground pepitas (to make a flour)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup honey*
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
Streusel Topping
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 /8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper so that it hangs over the edges enough to grab.Grease parchment with baking spray.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together all wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour wet into dry ingredients and combine with a spatula.
  5. Carefully pour batter into loaf pan and smooth the top. Set aside.
  6. Combine all the streusel ingredients in a small bowl and mix together with a spoon.
  7. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the top of the bread batter.
  8. Bake for about 55 minutes, until a fork or knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and rest loaf pan on cooling rack.
  10. After about 10 minutes, remove loaf from pan by the edges of the parchment paper and place directly on cooling rack to cool for another 10-15 minutes.
  11. Carefully pull off parchment paper and slice.

Notes
* this is not an overly sweet bread. If you prefer something sweeter, add more honey to the bread or brown sugar to the topping if you’re not following a paleo diet.

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Baking does make things better, doesn’t it? Good on you for even peeling yourself out of bed after a ridiculous workout session that was your last week. Jeez, that’s a lot. Healing powers in streusel? I need to make myself this bread!

  2. 4

    says

    Oh man, those workouts sound awesome! I wish I could afford Crossfit. I’m starting Insanity today, so hopefully I’m in pain by this time next week :)

    • 8

      Running to the Kitchen says

      we did him on 9/11 and it took me 51 mins. I was still using a #1 band for pull-ups then AND I wasn’t sore as hell like I am today. Unassisted pull-ups & the condition of my legs might push me over an hour today!

  3. 13

    says

    streusal pumpkin bread sounds delicious! it has been a long time since we have made pumpkin bread, too long actually – mmm- guess we know what we need to make soon ;)

  4. 21

    Ashley - Baker by Nature says

    This bread looks incredible, Gina! And seriously, your workouts amaze me! My boyfriend is a crossfit trainer, and I don’t know how you guys do it!

  5. 26

    Veronica says

    I just made this tonight and it was so good. Even my husband liked it and he turns his nose at anything I say is Paleo. I will be making this again for Thanksgiving! Thank you for another awesome recipe :)

  6. 28

    says

    Baking is really therapeutic, it can calm your nerves. I would like to try your recipe but I’m thinking of using butter instead of coconut oil, what do you think? Would it be as delectable?

  7. 30

    says

    I’m glad you are getting in such great shape, but be careful of your knees! I hurt mine pushing heavy weights and doing low one-legged squats to get strength for my sit spin, I am much more cautious about squats, lunges, and heavy weights now.

  8. 31

    Justine says

    Okay i really want to do this just because it looks so damn good BUT I have absolutely no idea of what pepitas is! Can i sub it with arrowroot or coconut flour or something else maybe?? Thanks alot

    • 33

      Running to the Kitchen says

      pepitas are pumpkin seeds, so if you can grind up another seed (maybe sunflower?) that could work. You could also just increase one of the other flours with success most likely.

  9. 34

    Justine says

    All right so i didnt have any sunflower seeds either, so i went with the crushed pecans and it turns out absolutely delicious. Its the best pumpkin recide i have ever made and i cant wait till tomorrow morning to eat half of the thing lol! Thank you!

  10. 36

    Juliane says

    Delicious! So moist and not too sweet! I will definitely be making this again. I made the following alterations: butter instead of coconut oil, crushed pecans instead of pepitas, pecans instead of walnuts, and allspice instead of pumpkin pie spice.

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