Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

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A few years back I came across some chocolate pumpkin bread at a local grocery store and it was filled with unsavory ingredients but alas, I gave into the urge and purchased it. Well this weekend I was thinking about that delicious, gluten filled, preservative ridden, GMO concoction called Chocolate Pumpkin Bread and I thought to myself…”I bet I could make a gluten free version!”

So to google I went and searched for a recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Bread. I found several that had chocolate chips but the bread itself was not chocolate and I was simply not interested in that. Finally I came across a site What Megan’s Making and it looked like it would be what my mind was envisioning. I printed it out and changed a few things to my liking and of course converted it to gluten free. You can see the original recipe by clicking here!

My Gluten Free Version

Ingredients:

3 3/4 cups of gluten free all purpose flour (my favorite is Gluten Free Mama Almond Blend)
3 1/2 cups organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground clove
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 organic eggs
1 can organic pumpkin purée
1 1/4 cups melted grass fed butter or NON GMO canola oil if you must use canola
3 oz melted unsweetened chocolate
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven 350 degrees

In one bowl wisk together all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl stir together all remaining ingredients except chips. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until incorporated, make sure to scrape the bottom and sides. Fold in the chips last. Rub butter on all sides of 2 or 3 loaf pans. This will make 3 smaller loaves or 2 normal size bread loaves.

Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. It took 75 for mine but everyone’s ovens heat differently so check after an hour.

I like to eat it warm and slathered with grassfed butter! Yum!

I used a stone loaf pan from the Pampered Chef. I am a consultant for then and therefore will benefit from promoting and or selling this product. If you want to buy a stone loaf pan, check it out on my personal Pampered Chef Website

If you need Gluten Free Mama flour, grassfed butter or non GMO canola oil, check out Azure Standard. They are my source for those 2 products. Azure Standard Webpage Link

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Chocolate Almond Freezer Fudge!

Now I can’t take credit for this one, Food Babe is where I found this recipe and I have the link below. I did change it slightly when I made mine. The original can be found by clicking the link, the way I made mine is listed below. It’s so easy and everyone should try this!
Source- Click Here!

Ingredients:

Almond Butter 1 cup
Peanut Butter 1/2 cup
Coconut Oil 4 tbsp
Maple Syrup 3-4 tbsp
Dark Chocolate 8 oz. chopped (separate into 2 portions)

1. Cream all ingredients together leaving 1 portion of chopped chocolate for the topping.

2. Pour into parchment lined 8×6 pan

3. Top with chopped chocolate

4. Freeze 2 hours

5. Remove from freezer- Cut into squares and eat!

6. Store left overs in freezer.

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Enjoy Life Giveaway Winners!

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The 3 winners of the Enjoy Life giveaway are:

1. Petra Fontenot

2. Jansen Hebert

3. Cayla Millet

You have 24 hours (from 6pm CST May 13, 2013) to comment on this post to claim your prize. Please leave an email address to be contacted. Enjoy Life will mail your prize to you directly!

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Enjoy Life! And cookies? And Chocolate? Oh Yes!

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As most of you know, I eat Gluten Free. Today I would like to share some amazing gluten, dairy, nut & soy free products! These are made by Enjoy Life, you can visit their website by clicking HERE!

Personally, my favorite product is the soft baked snicker-doodle cookies! These cookies are soft and chewy with just the right mix of cinnamon and sugar to leave you satisfied! They are smaller in size compared to some cookies but this is good for your waistline. Just because these are major allergen free and non GMO does not mean they are “good for you”. So moderation is key! I’m laughing as I type that because when these are in the pantry, they do not last long at all!

I also greatly enjoy the chocolate products they make as well! I keep the chocolate chips in my pantry on a regular basis for baking. They are also great to have a small handful when you just “need” chocolate! The chocolate bars are delicious too, I especially enjoy the dark and rice milk crunch bars.

This company makes a variety of flavors and products including snack bars, chips made from lentils and more! These products are available online and in stores!

I recently purchased a box of my favorite snicker doodle cookies and discovered to my surprise that one was missing! During production, one had been left out. I emailed the company and a sweet lady named Beth responded with an apology and coupons. I was greatly impressed with the customer service I received.

I contacted Beth again this week and she has agreed to give 3 of my followers a FREE Enjoy Life product!!!! You must comment below and be a follower of Jacks Crunchy Mama to enter. The drawing will be held Monday, May 13th and announced at 6:00pm CST.

You can also “like” Enjoy Foods on Facebook by clicking HERE

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”