Recipe: Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin. Pumpkin. Pumpkin.

Are you looking for a great tasting healthy pumpkin muffin to serve to your family? Would you like to have an recipe for a dairy-free, gluten-free pumpkin muffin that you serve a house full of Thanksgiving company?

This is that recipe and I take no credit for it.

I am always buying cookbooks and bought the cookbook Cooking for Isaiah, a gluten free, dairy-free cookbook last week. I’ve been really impressed with what I have tried.

In fact, her recipe for pizza is by far the best one I have made yet. I will post my success with her pizza dough later in the week.

Again, with Canadian Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I would share her recipe for Pumpkin Muffins. I do not know about you, but I am always on the lookout for a quick and easy muffin recipe that I can throw together. And this, is one of the good ones, plus the recipe is dairy and gluten free. What a bonus!

I thank Silvana for sharing this recipe with us all.

Recipe: Isaiah’s Pumpkin Muffins with a Crumble Topping

Topping ingredients

¼ cup Silvana’s all-purpose flour (see note)
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice or 1/8 tsp cinn, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp allspice, 1/8 tsp cloves)
4 Tbsp all-vegetable shortening (I used Earth’s Balance)

Muffin Ingredients

1 ¾ cup Silvana’s all-purpose flour(see note)
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg, ½ tsp allspice, ½ tsp cloves
¾ tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar ( I used organic cane sugar)
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp good vanilla

(Note) Silvana’s all-purpose flour blend
6 cups white rice flour
3 cups tapioca starch
1 ½ cups potato starch
1 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp xanthan gum
In large bowl, whisk all ingredients together and store in airtight container.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with muffin liners.

To make muffins, in a small bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, pumpkin spices and salt.

In a larger bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin pure, sugar, oil and vanilla until smooth.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

Pour the batter into the muffin pan until each cup is 2/3 full.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

To make topping, in medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cane sugar and pumpkin spices. Add the shortening and using your fingers or a fork, blend together until coarse crumbs form.

Top each muffin with crumble topping.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

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The Starving Student October 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Yummy! I love the idea of a crumble topping for texture!

Alyssa October 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I liked that these muffins were a bit denser than usual because of the pumpkin, and the crumble topping is a nice touch. It kind of reminded me of a cinnamon-sugar timbit … I felt like I was indulging myself but didn’t have to feel too guilty because, after all, its only a muffin :)

Carrie October 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I was really impressed with these muffins. Next time I would add walnuts, flax and chia to add some fibre and crunch to the batter.
Glad you liked them!

Angela B November 13, 2012 at 4:04 am

I wonder if you can use brown rice flour vs. white? Do you think that would work the same? Sounds yummy. Thanks!

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