Recipe: Grain-Free Cranberry Pumpkin Kugel (Paleo, SCD, GAPS)


Nov 24

When you run a grain free, real food kitchen, you get into the habit of cooking more than you need. This Grain Free Cranberry Pumpkin Kugel is a result.

This season, I seem to always have either butternut or kabocha squash on hand. I was invited to a potluck and decided to bring a grain free side dish.

Grain-Free Cranberry Pumpkin Kugel

Kugel is typically made with noodles and eggs, but I wanted a grain free version.

The result was a delicious grain free kugel that also went well with a brunch or lunch – or would go well with a thanksgiving dinner!

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Recipe: Grain-Free Cranberry Pumpkin Kugel (Paleo, SCD, GAPS)

Grain -Free Cranberry Pumpkin Kugel
  • Author: Dr. Jill
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x


  • 2 cups Kabocha or butternut squash (cooked)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup ghee or butter softened (how to make ghee) (Where to buy ghee)
  • 2 Tbsp honey (where to buy)
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 1/41/2 cup coconut flour depending upon how wet the squash is (where to buy)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt (where to buy)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch allspice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • Coconut oil for greasing the pan


  1. In the food processor process the cooked squash and process
  2. Add the eggs, honey and softened ghee or butter and process
  3. If the squash is very dry, add a little water — if you are using butternut, it should be fine without water
  4. Add the baking soda, salt and all the spices and process
  5. Add the coconut flour, a little at a time — use carefully as it will absorb a lot of liquid
  6. Add the raisins and just mix — you don’t want to process these pieces — mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter as best you can see
  7. The batter should be thick but somewhat pourable
  8. Pour into the baking pan
  9. Smooth the batter in the pan and with a spatula bring the batter away from the sides
  10. Bake at 325º F for 45 – 55  minutes or until it is browned on top and a toothpick comes out clean
  11. Cool in the pan and then cut pieces with the pizza cutter



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