Okay so I’m a follower. I jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon. I’m just like everyone else I guess. The temperature gets a little cooler and I feel like I need to consume pumpkin. Well, so what? You know you want it too! It’s a thing.
Anyway, since I can remember, my stepmom, aka The Baker, has always made pumpkin bread for the holidays. You know, the kind that comes out of the tin coffee cans you can’t buy anymore? Well, I set out to make a Paleo version. These are great! They have a bread like texture mmm, soft and chewy. I gave them to my kiddos for breakfast and didn’t feel a bit bad about it. The best part is, they don’t require you to be a trained pastry chef with special ingredients. It takes a few minutes to mix all of the ingredients in one bowl and 10 minutes to bake. Done. That’s my kind of baking. Let me know what you think!
So remember how I told you I have a wee little foot issue? Well, I decided to take this weekend off from my long run and kill myself at the gym instead. My foot is not horrible, but it was making me limp Friday. I have three kids and a staircase, I ain’t got no time for limping around my house! Plus, truthfully, I’m super excited about marathon training coming up so I’m trying to keep this injury at bay.
I went to the gym Saturday morning and did my own rowing workout that was kind of fun. I rowed as fast as I could for 1000 meters, then rested about 30 seconds, then rowed 900 meters, rested, rowed 800, rested and so on. Talk about butt on fire! I had to do squats in between sets to move some the lactic acid out of my butt cheeks. Fun times! Then I finished off with back squats, deadlifts, leg press for 1 minute intervals and leg extensions. I was jello. We were scheduled to run 10 miles at half pace, so I tried to do a workout that was just as hard. I think I succeeded. I’m going to try track out tomorrow. Prayers I’m almost over this!
Now on to the important stuff. The Bearded Husband and I are officially The Walking Dead fans! Oh my gosh! So intense! My running buddies Lisa and Shirley kept telling me to try it. Now I’m getting even less sleep because I’m sitting up too late with my eyes glued on zombies. Then when it is time to turn it off I catch myself watching my back for any “walkers” that may be lurking around my dark house! How are these writers on these TV shows so smart? Man, they think of all kinds of twist and turns. I have to say as well, it is really fun to act like a zombie and scare the kids too.
First the pumpkin, now the zombies, I’m such a follower! Oh well, what can I say?
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease a cookie sheet with butter.
- Add almond flour to mixing bowl then add melted butter. Stir
- Next add the beaten egg. Stir those three ingredients well to avoid lumps.
- Add the baking soda, salt and vanilla. Stir well.
- Then add honey, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and stir the entire mixture until well incorporated.
- The dough is a little sticky so using a spoon, form cookies into a ball and drop onto the greased cookie sheet. Then flatten the cookies just a little.
- Bake at 350 for 10 to 11 minutes, careful not to burn the bottom.