Seasonal Paleo Pumpkin Cakes

Dessert, Seasonal
pumpkin cakes

Pumpkin Cakes

With festive Thanksgiving around the corner and with November being Diabetes Awareness Month, I really want to make my next couple of posts about how to make this Thanksgiving a delicious and healthy one! I am creating yummy foods packed with pumpkin, spice, and everything nice… and can’t forget healthy too! Today’s Thanksgiving featured treats are Pumpkin Cakes with Pecan Praline! I found the recipe on this month’s Paleo Magazine issue. These are amazing because they are paleo, but I have made a few alterations to make them sugar free and low carb too. Perfection for that Thanksgiving feast.

pumpkin cakes mixture

Pumpkin Cakes Mixture

Pumpkin Cakes

Ingredients:
3/4 cup almond flour
1 T coconut flour
1 t cinnamon
1 T pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t nutmeg
2 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 T coconut oil, melted
3 T sugar free honey
1 t vanilla

Directions:
1. Mixed together the dry ingredients
2. Blend the eggs, honey, pumpkin, and vanilla until well combined
3. Add the dry ingredients and mix well
4. Pour into greased ramekins (muffin sheets work too)
5. Bake in a 350°F oven for 25 minutes
6. Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove the cakes from pan and let cool completely

Pecan Praline Topping

Ingredients:
1/3 cup sugar free honey
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
3 T chopped pecans
1 T butter

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients over medium-high heat and then bring to a boil
2. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the mixture thickens for about 10 minutes
*You could also just microwave the mixture to make your topping instead of using a stove
3. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly
4. Drizzle the topping onto your cake and enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Seasonal Paleo Pumpkin Cakes

    1. Thank you! They were really good!! You should try them! And Instead of buying regual honey that has lots of sugar in it, i buy sugar-free honey at the health food stores. Its just a delicious as regular honey except it has no sugar in it! Its amazing. You should check it out. They have it at any health food stores or on amazon too!

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      1. I will definitely look into it as i am super confused. Honey is just well, honey. How can one take the sugar out of it and have anything left? I buy my honey at the health food store. Its raw and local. I wonder if i’m already buying the kind you are talking about without knowing it!

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      2. Haha ya maybe we do use the same stuff and don’t even know it! Your honey sounds just as great and delicious! So that will work just as good 🙂 And I’m not sure on the exact honey that I use but I’ve bought it at my health food store that is sugar free and it is naturally sweetened with Stevia. It’s pretty good, but yours sounds just as great! Let me know if you end up baking it too 🙂 Happy cooking!

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  1. Hi Gretchen!! I’m going to make the pumpkin cakes later today. They sound delicious. I’m emailing your recipe to my sisters, esp Anne who lives in San Antonio and her husband has type 1 diab. Grandma

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    1. Hi! Oh yay!! Let me know how it goes!! They are surely delicious 🙂 And perfect! They will love it! Thank you for sending out the recipe! I hope they enjoy it as much as I did

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