Pumpkin Goji Banana Bread (Paleo & Healthy!)

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

What interesting experiments have you come up with lately?

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