Easy Pumpkin Apple Pudding (Paleo Friendly)

Pumpkin Apple Bake

 

Can you tell yet that I love pumpkin recipes?  This one has a secret ingredient, though: sweet potato puree!  Sweet potato adds flavor, texture, and nutrients, and partners nicely with the pumpkin.  I believe all these ingredients would work with paleo diets, but if I’m wrong about that, please let me know in the comments and I’ll correct it.  I used coconut flour, because it is very low in the Glycemic Index, and it has tons of fiber and iron.  I also like the texture it gives to the dish.  Here’s the recipe:

1 Can Organic Pumpkin Puree

1 Can Organic Sweet Potato Puree

1 1/2 Cups of Almond Milk (I just pour it into the empty pumpkin can to measure…close enough)

1/2 Cup Sweetener of Choice (I used a quarter coconut sugar and a quarter xylitol, which I’m pretty sure is not paleo)

1-2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 Tsp Vanilla

6 Eggs 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 Tsp Salt

2 Apples, Skin on, Sliced Thinly (Granny Smith are best…these ones lost their flavor)

For the Topping:

1/4 Cup Almond Butter

1/4 Cup Coconut Flour

2 Tsp Cranberry Butter (Trader Joe’s…yum…can substitute with a sweetener or jam)

1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/4 Cup Coconut Flakes

1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans (or any nut)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a casserole dish and set aside.  In a small bowl whisk the eggs well.  In a large bowl add all the other ingredients (except topping ingredients) and whisk together.  Taste it and make any necessary adjustments.  Add the eggs and whisk until they are all incorporated.  You can definitely do this in a mixer or food processor, too.  Pour half the mixture into your casserole dish and top with half the sliced apples.  Pour the remaining pumpkin mixture into the dish and top with the rest of the apples.  In a small bowl combine all of the topping ingredients and mix until it’s crumbly.  Crumble topping over the apples.  Bake until the center is mostly set…bake time will depend on what kind of casserole dish you are using, but check it after 1 hour.  Mine took about an hour and a half.  Enjoy!

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