EOFY Sale is on! Learn more

Maple Pumpkin Bread with Erin Dolan

by IBD Medical on May 28, 2024
Healthy diabetic-friendly recipelow-carb, balanced meal for managing blood sugar levels.


Pumpkin maple bread captures the essence of autumn with its warm spices and comforting aroma. Try Erin's Maple Pumpkin Bread!

She used fresh pumpkin, cut it up in big chunks first, remove the seeds and then place down on a baking sheet filled with a little water. Bake at 200C/390F for about 30 minutes or until the flesh is soft and scoopable. Cool, scoop out flesh and process until smooth.

👇About 12 slices - serving size 1 slice = about 15g carbs

* 1 1/2 cups spelt flour (sub gluten-free or whole wheat flour)
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 2 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp ground ginger
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 2 tsp orange zest
* 2 eggs (flax eggs for vegan)
* 1 cup pumpkin puree
* 1/3 cup coconut oil
* 1/4 cup orange juice
* 1/2 cup maple syrup
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients (or first 7 ingredients) and mix together.

In a separate large bowl, beat your eggs or make your flax eggs. Add maple syrup, orange juice and vanilla extract and whisk together until combined. Whisk in the pumpkin purée and coconut oil.

Add your pumpkin mixture to the dry mixture and mix together with a wooden spoon. Pour your batter into a greased and floured bread pan. Add chopped walnuts on top and drizzle 1 tablespoon of maple syrup over the nuts. Bake at 180c/350f for about 40 minutes or until done in the middle.

Allow to cool and then remove from bread pan. Slice and spread spiced coconut cream ( whisk together coconut cream, cinnamon, orange zest, vanilla, drizzle maple syrup) or cinnamon cream cheese.

#pumpkin #vegetarian #dairyfree #healthyeating #healthyfood #healthytreats #guiltlesstreats #pumpkinbread

#homemade #crazyaboutdiabetes #instahealthy #healthcoach #diabeticrecipes #diabeticfriendly
#diabetic #diabeticfood #diabeticfriendlyfood #t1d #diabetes @foodphotography @thediabeticfoodie #countyclare #ireland #lahinch @diabetic_friendly_food

Check out @crazyaboutdiabetes on instagram for more or head to Glucology for more exciting recipes!!

Please note that these values are estimates and can vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. Additionally, if you choose to add shredded cheddar cheese, it will contribute additional calories, fat, protein, and sodium to the overall nutrition profile.

It's always a good idea to consult with a registered dietitian or healthcare professional to customise your meal plan and ensure it aligns with your individual nutritional needs and diabetes management goals.

Diabetes Friendly Recipes 

Diabetes-friendly recipes prioritise balanced nutrition, focusing on foods that help manage blood sugar levels. These recipes include lean proteins like grilled chicken or fish, whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, and plenty of non-starchy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and capsicum. Healthy fats from sources like avocados, nuts, and olive oil are also incorporated. Snacks might include Greek yoghurt with fresh berries or a handful of almonds, while breakfast options could feature oats topped with fruit and flaxseeds.

Following a diabetes-friendly diet is crucial for people managing diabetes because it helps maintain stable blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of spikes and crashes that can lead to complications. Consistently managing blood sugar levels through diet can prevent long-term complications such as heart disease, kidney damage, and nerve issues. Additionally, these diets can help with weight management, which is particularly important for people with type 2 diabetes, enhancing overall health and wellbeing.


Originally from Florida, USA, Erin has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 31 years. She is a world traveler from living in Australia to cycling over 4,000 km across Central America and backpacking through Europe and Asia. Erin is a Diabetes Health Coach and creator of Crazy About Diabetes where she empowers other people with diabetes to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. Her workshops and programmes offer support to people with diabetes on mental health, nutrition, and lifestyle. She now resides in Lahinch, Clare with her husband and 2 children where she embraces sea swimming and surfing.

It all began in 2016 when our founder wanted to make daily life easier by simplifying diabetes management. He realised that IBD Medical had the potential to ease the burden of people living with diabetes and empower them. This was when Glucology was born in 2017 in Sydney, Australia. 

The content of this Website or Blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website or Blog.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 (in the US) or 000 (in Australia) immediately, call your doctor, or go to the emergency room/urgent care.

*Disclaimer: This email and its recipes are produced for informational purposes only. This website is not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose or treat any disease. Content should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, expertise or treatment. The reader assumes full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns, and before starting a new health program or diet. The writer(s) and publisher(s) of this site are not responsible for adverse reactions, effects, or consequences resulting from the use of any suggestions or recipes herein or procedures undertaken hereafter. This nutritional information comes from online calculators. IBD Medical attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, figures like estimated nutritional information for recipes contained on this website, calories, fat, carbs, etc. are provided as a courtesy and are not guaranteed to be accurate. The reader is solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate. IBD Medical is not responsible for adverse reactions, consequences or effects, resulting from the use of any recipes or suggestions herein, or procedures undertaken hereafter. This email is not intended as nutritional advice and readers of this website are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to their health. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of the particular ingredients that are used in recipes.




Please note, comments must be approved before they are published