Pumpkin Muffin Time

Fall baking seems to be all about pumpkin. I like muffins rather than breads for their great texture and super portability. Donuts are pretty much just sugar and grease bombs which I reserve to eat once or twice a year. Pumpkin roll is lovely for company but if it is just me, the muffin rules!

This muffin recipe is my own version of a pumpkin muffin using the banana muffin recipe from Annalise Roberts’s wonderful cookbook: Gluten Free Baking Classics.  They are easy to make, perfect in texture and totally yummy.

I do love to sprinkle them with chunky sugar; used for fancy baking.  They would be extra nice with a streusel topping.  Look at my other muffin recipes and there are a couple versions I use that you can apply to give that lovely top to your muffins.

I freeze any I won’t eat in 2 days; in a Ziplock freezer bag.  They make super school or work snacks


Pumpkin Muffins


2 cups brown rice flour mix (see below)

2/3 c granulated sugar or coconut palm sugar

1 tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

¾ tsp xanthan gum

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp. ginger

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 c packed canned pumpkin

2 lg eggs beaten

½ c milk, 1 or 2 percent plus 3 extra tbsp. if you use the palm sugar

½ c canola oil


Heat oven to 350 degrees, placing the rack in middle of oven.  Spray muffin pans with cooking spray.  One batch makes 12-14 muffins.

Mix all dry ingredients in bowl of stand mixer or big bowl. Combine milk and oil, beat in eggs.  Add liquids and pumpkin puree to big bowl; stir until fully blended.

Fill muffin pans 2/3 full.  Bake 23-24 min until golden brown. Do not overbake or they get dry.  Remove immediately from the pans and cool on a rack.  I like to sprinkle the muffins with big sugar granules before baking for crunch.   Freezes well for up to 3 weeks.  Keeps in fridge (well wrapped) a few days.



Brown Rice Flour Mix mix
2 c brown rice flour

2/3 c potato starch

1/3 c tapioca flour


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