This post is sponsored by Saborea Uno Hoy®. All opinions are my own.
I’m back with another pumpkin spice recipe! I just can’t help myself. It is my favorite time (and flavor) of the year. I’m extra excited about this avocado pumpkin spice cake recipe because – duh – it has fresh avocados!
Why would I want to put avocados in my cake, you ask? Well, did you know that avocados are a good source of fiber and contain healthy fats? There is a growing body of research that avocados can support weight loss goals and reduce the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. I love this recipe because the good fats in avocados replace bad fats. Any way for me to sneak in healthy foods into my kids’ diets, I’m all for!
This pumpkin spice cake recipe is so delicious! I decided to make them in mini bundt pans because I love the way the outside gets crispy and the inside stays nice and moist. Plus, this is a recipe you can feel really good about serving, even for breakfast! There is very little added sugar, and mostly you’re eating eggs, avocado, and pumpkin!
I just learned from a recent study* of a randomized clinical trial conducted on 31 relatively healthy overweight or obese adults, 25-60 years of age, who consumed three meals in random order that people who ate a whole avocado for breakfast were less hungry and more satisfied after their meal than people who ate a low fat, control meal of the equal calories.
That’s just another reason why I love this recipe. It seriously does make a great breakfast too! Though more research is needed to generalize the results to all people, the findings support the growing body of evidence connecting eating avocados and a positive impact on body weight and type 2 diabetes prevention.
I’m really lucky that no one in my immediate family has diabetes, but I do know a lot of people who do suffer from type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, Hispanics are two times more likely than non-Hispanics to develop type 2 diabetes. I am partnering with Saborea Uno Hoy to get the word out so that people are aware that their diet can play an important role in type 2 diabetes prevention. Visit SaboreaUnoHoy.com for bilingual resources to help prevent type 2 diabetes, including a wallet guide and delicious avocado recipes.
If you’d like to try out adding avocado to your baking this Fall, you should definitely try this avocado pumpkin spice cake. If you think it sounds weird or will taste weird to add avocado, you’re wrong! It honestly just adds the richness you’d normally get from other fats, but offers so many more health benefits.
This cake has seasonal flavor, is just a little sweet, and oh so pumpkiny! It is such a great Fall staple, I’m probably going to make this recipe several more times this Fall. You can find the complete recipe on Saborea Uno Hoy’s website.