Pumpkin Goji Banana Bread (Paleo & Healthy!)

February 16, 2012

There’s something to be said about experimentation. If not for trial and error, we would not be using the internet to share recipes, read blogs, find anythingandeverything on Google and Wikipedia, and we wouldn’t have nearly as much fun wasting time looking at pictures of food.

When it comes to experimenting with recipes and new food creations, this is where magic can take place, and also were tasty crumbles of interesting looking banana bread is made.

As in this case, the interesting looking, somewhat of an experiment, a dire need to use up ripening ingredients, and “let’s throw stuff into a bowl and see what happens” took place.

Pumpkin Goji Banana Bread was created in somewhat the same fashion as I believe the light bulb was invented. Thomas Edison never gave up, even after many attempts to get that darn bulb lit.

I never gave up! Even after many… ok, ONE attempt at this bread and I did give up. But it wasn’t really giving up, more just settling…?

In my defense some differences may have taken place:

  • I ran out of ingredients
  • I ran out of interest
  • My bread came out tasting good, just didn’t look pretty
  • I wanted to move onto other action items
  • ….that’s pretty much it.

So I guess I’ll never invent something world changing, like Mr. Edison, but I can say that I will probably change someone’s day with one of my recipes…

If you’re up for it, make this breakfast, snack, or dessert item. Give it a go, see if you can create it better, different, uniquely amazing. I dare you. 😉

 So what if you don’t have coconut flour or Goji berries, or any other random ingredient? That’s ok! We can sub:

  • Coconut flour = almond flour, rice flour, other flour
    • If omitting coconut flour, reduce the amount of liquid by half at first, then add in as needed.
  • Goji berries = raspberries, blueberries, raisins, fresh or dried other fruit
  • Pumpkin = more banana or applesauce
  • Banana = more pumpkin or applesauce, even Greek yogurt
  • Cinnamon = Pumpkin Spice Mix, Apple Pie Spice Mix, Cocoa Powder

This is your call to get creative. 🙂

Again, this bread was delicious, moist, Paleo, very healthy, and an experiment I wanted to share. I do challenge you to create your own version from this recipe- Be a Thomas Edison! Invent away!

I’m picturing Paleo muffins or even fluffy cupcakes out of this one…

Go! And make me proud. 🙂

And if you do need ingredients, get them here: WRL Amazon Store

What interesting experiments have you come up with lately?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

LizAshlee February 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Anything with chocolate..chocolate raw snack bars and chocolate muffins are at the top! 🙂

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Chuck February 16, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Awesome! I’ve already “pinned” a bunch of your recipes and will this one as well. Some day I’ll make them lol

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Laura, RD @ Against The Grain February 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I love that you offered sub suggestions for everything! I may try this, I’ll let you know if I do. (Loving the paleo dessert recipes, thanks!)

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Pure2raw twins February 16, 2012 at 3:26 PM

so glad you did not give up! love banana bread and have not made it grain free, so thank you!

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Ela February 16, 2012 at 11:48 AM

You are TOO funny!

Well, I just posted one of my recent experiments… You are the queen of banana breads!
And you had me with the goji combo… Unfortunately, bananas seem to just turn my stomach these recent months (together with many other things) but I might try this just with pumpkin–love the idea for it.

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