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Each weekend, Beth Fish Reads hosts Weekend Cooking. This is perfect for me since I love food and cooking almost as much as I love books!
My son and I eat a Paleo diet for medical reasons. Paleo means no diary, grains, or legumes and only natural sugars. We are both supposed to avoid all sugar, as well. So, I really miss baked goods and especially desserts.
Last week, a friend of mine posted a link to a recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake on Facebook, and I immediately clicked the link and printed the recipe. I made it yesterday and took it to a potluck, where it was gobbled up! It's really delicious, and my son said it tasted like fall. I agree!
The recipe is from the blog Jay's Baking Me Crazy, which I had never been to before. You can read the full blog post, see lots of photos, and print a nice copy of the recipe at this link: Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake. I don't have any of my own photos because there is nothing left but crumbs! Amazingly, though, it came out looking just like her photo, which is a rarity for me.
I made a few small changes because we are supposed to avoid all sugar. I cut the maple syrup and coconut sugar both in half and added in 2 teaspoons of Stevia. So, that is a lower-sugar option.
BONUS: I had some canned pumpkin left after making the cake yesterday, so this morning we had Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes with Bacon and Pecans for breakfast, a recipe from Against All Grain, one of my favorite sources for Paleo recipes – mmmm! (Once again, I subbed 2 teaspoons Stevia for the honey called for in the recipe – that was for a half a recipe.) It's been a fall pumpkin cooking bonanza this weekend!