Pumpkin, Date & Almond Loaf Submitted by Jessica Donovan

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  • 2 cups raw greated pumpkin (I chop/grate in my vitamix)
  • 1 cup dates, chopped (I blitz mine in the vitamix)
  • 2 cups almond meal (I blitz my own in my vitamix and leave them chunky)
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • Pumpkin seeds to garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 150 C fan forced or 170 C no fan
  2. Combine pumpkin, eggs, coconut oil, cinnamon, ginger and dates
  3. Add almond meal and mix through
  4. Pour into a loaf tin lined with baking paper and sprinkle pumpkin seeds on the top
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes before turning onto a cooling rack
  7. Spread with organic butter to serve


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