Pumpkin Muffins (just in time for Halloween!)

29 Oct

Halloween is just around the corner and I’ve been getting in the spirit by making pumpkin muffins! They were delicious and nutritious (I eat gluten, dairy and sugar-free) and filled the house with lovely smells of pumpkin and spice. The recipe is the result of testing a few different recipes and tinkering with them to suit my taste and dietary restrictions. Depending on where you live it may be hard to find all the ingredients I used in this recipe. But as an alternative, you can simply add a ½ cup of pumpkin puree and 1 Tbsp. cinnamon to any basic muffin recipe to get the same effect.

ingredients...check!

1/2 cup butter, melted

4 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 & 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon allspice/nutmeg

pinch salt

stil it all together and....

 -Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

-Grease a standard muffin tray or use paper liners

-Combine wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl together until well beaten: butter, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin and honey/maple syrup.

-Measure dry ingredients into a sifter and slowly sift into the wet ingredients, whisking as you do so that you don’t have lumps in the batter.

-Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tins and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out clean.

...tada!


My husband and I enjoyed our with a morning cup of coffee and they were moist and pumpkin-y delicious! All the talk of pumpkins got us in the Halloween mood and later in the day we carved a jack-o-lantern. I’ll post photos of that tomorrow as well as my favorite roasted pumpkin seed recipe!

/brita

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Halloween är här och jag har bakat pumpa-muffins för att komma i rätt stämning. Receptet är gluten-, laktos- och sockerfritt och de blev hur goda och saftiga som helst. Min man och jag avnjöt dem till morgonkaffet och allt snack om pumpor fick oss på Halloween-humör så senare under dagen gjorde vi en pumpa-lykta. Bilder på den kommer i morgon (likaså mitt favoritrecept på rostade pumpakärnor). 

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One Response to “Pumpkin Muffins (just in time for Halloween!)”

  1. Elsa October 30, 2011 at 18:44 #

    Sounds and looks delicious!

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