Spiced pumpkin and walnut loaf recipe

2 November 2018 by
First published: 2 November 2018

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween – try this organic spiced pumpkin and walnut loaf recipe for instant cosiness and deliciousness.

We can totally recommend this organic spiced pumpkin and walnut loaf recipe for breakfast, elevenses, afternoon tea, dessert and a midnight snack – we’ve thoroughly tested it for you!

Organic spiced pumpkin and walnut loaf recipe

Makes one cake

170g brown rice flour
1 tbsp ground almonds
1 tbsp coconut flour
170g coconut sugar
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
3-4 cloves
1 ¼ tsp bicarbonate soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 x flegg or a spoonful of chia seeds mixed with water
60g CO YO Organic Natural Coconut Milk Yoghurt
1 medium ripe avocado, pitted
230g pumpkin purée OR butternut squash purée for a lighter colour
2 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla paste
Two handfuls of walnuts, chopped
50g dark chocolate chunks (optional)

For the frosting:
60g coconut cream
60g CO YO Organic Vanilla or Natural Coconut Milk Yoghurt
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil, softened
1 tsp vanilla paste
¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)

Preheat the oven to 170C, grease and line a loaf tin.

Stir together the brown rice flour, almonds, coconut flour, coconut sugar, spices, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt.

Blend together the flegg, CO YO, avocado, pumpkin purée, maple syrup and vanilla paste until smooth.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined. Stir through the chopped walnuts and optional chocolate, then pour into the loaf tin, smoothing down the top and bake for an hour or until cooked through. If the cake is browning too much half-way through cooking, place some baking paper over the top and let it continue to bake.

In the meantime, beat together the frosting ingredients, then place in the fridge to thicken.

Once the loaf is cooked, leave to cool before spreading with the frosting


CO YO is the award-winning brand that has revolutionised the dairy-free market by launching the UK’s first and most popular range of coconut milk yoghurts, is now completely organic.

For more delicious recipes, check out: Peanut butter and popcorn cookiesVegan blackberry marble cheesecake and Apricot and pistachio power balls.

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