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Healthy Pumpkin Cake made grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. This easy-to-bake pumpkin cake is warmly-spiced and healthy enough to eat for breakfast.

If I know you at all, I have a sneaking suspicion this is the exact cake you’ve been craving.

Okay, perhaps that was a massive projection, but this is the exact cake I have been craving not only recently, but for several autumns past.

Imagine this: all the colors and flavors of fall jam packed into one healthy pumpkin cake. It comes together lightning fast, and gifts your taste buds an utter explosion of pumpkin flavor.

Have I mentioned it’s healthy? 

Recipe Features:

  • Lower in sugar than a regular cake, but perfectly sweet.
  • Paleo
  • Grain-free, gluten-free
  • Oil-Free
  • Easy to make Vegan (see notes)
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Easy to make sugar-free/low-carb (see notes)
  • Moist, fluffy, delicious

My secret ingredient to keep the cake lower in added sugar?: Ripe banana. The cake is mostly sweetened with one ripe banana (I can’t taste it over the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, but if you have ultra sensitive taste buds, you may be able to).

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Grain-Free Paleo Poppy Seed Almond Banana Bread made oil-free with no added sugar. You’d never know this perfectly sweet and moist banana bread is gluten-free and sugar-free! Oh hey! The 17 trillionth banana bread recipe in the last six weeks to grace the internet with its delicious presence. But just you listen. Have you ever …

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Grain-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, dairy-free vegan banana muffins with chocolate chips. This paleo vegan muffin recipe is so easy to prepare and an excellent choice for sharing with loved ones for breakfast, brunch, or snack. Six years ago, I started my own personal tradition of posting a muffin recipe on Mother’s Day with a note …

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Sweet and refreshing protein smoothie with turmeric, kiwi, banana, and yogurt. This delicious shake is a marvelous meal-on-the-go.

This post is sponsored by Svelte.

Turmeric Kiwi Protein Smoothie | TheRoastedRoot.net

My mealtimes all revolve around protein. If you follow me on Instagram, I probably sound like a broken record, as I have mentioned many times in the past, I take a but first, protein approach to food. I make sure I get at least 20 grams of protein at every meal, and in the event that I snack between meals, I make sure my snacks are protein-centric as well.

In addition to making sure I get adequate protein throughout the day, I also tend to drink a smoothie for either breakfast or lunch. That may seem like a pretty light meal, but my smoothies are typically on the higher calorie end in the way of smoothies, and have a pretty decent macro profile.

I’ve found that having one liquid meal per day also helps with digestion – simply put, liquid is far easier for your body to process than solid food. In this sense, protein smoothies are currently a big deal in my life, as I usually drink them after I workout to replenish muscle glycogen and feed my broken down muscle fibers with protein.

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Creamy dreamy banana bread chia pudding is easy to make, only requires a few minutes of preparation and is perfect for those of you with dietary restrictions as it’s dairy-free and both vegan and paleo. Make it tonight for breakfast tomorrow!

Banana Bread Chia Pudding - a healthy no-cook breakfast recipe that's dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and only requires a few minutes of prep

Now that the weather is warming up, I’m sure some of you are looking for no-cook recipes to get you through the heat. Well, here’s one to add to your tool belt! This banana bread chia pudding combines the classic comforting banana bread flavors with chia pudding for a mishmash of deliciousness.

If you’ve been around The Roasted Root for a while, you may remember my Banana Bread Overnight Oatmeal, which is one of the most well-visited recipes on this site. Taking the concept of the banana bread overnight oatmeal and putting a chia spin on it, I figured you would find this grain-free version just as pleasing as the oat version.

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Moist, delicious grain-free paleo raspberry chocolate chunk banana bread made with almond flour. This super flavorful take on classic banana bread is refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread - moist, delicious, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free

Happy Memorial Day!

I’m sure you all are out playing, but I thought I’d pop in to say HEY and also give you a little gift (slash project if you’re looking for one). THISLOAF!

So, hey! I have another moist loaf for you.

As if banana bread wasn’t delicious enough already, here we are adding tangy raspberries and sweet, sultry dark chocolate to the mix. If you love classic banana bread but sometimes crave a little something different, well, here’s your something different!

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Sweet potato porridge breakfast bowls with chia seeds, almond milk, pure maple syrup, banana, blueberries, almond butter, pecans, and hemp seeds. These well-rounded bowls are packed with plant-based nutrients and are ultra comforting and delicious. That time we mashed up sweet potato and chia seed pudding and called it porridge. And breakfast. BOOM! All your …

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