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Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

These gluten free pumpkin muffins taste amazing and are also sugar free, oil free, soy free & dairy free!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 cups gluten free oats (toasted & ground)
  • 3/4 cups gluten free oats NOT ground (toasted, 2 Tbsp reserved for muffin tops)
  • 1 1/8 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk OR almond milk
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tsps pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, cranberries, chocolate chips Optional (Cranberry w/ IC, ouch!)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325. Place all oats on a baking sheet and toast until lightly browned, stirring once (about 4 to 6 minutes). Let cool to room temperature. (If you are in a hurry you can skip this step and use plain old fashioned oats, however the toasting adds flavour.)
  • Place 2.5 cups of oats in a food processor and blend/pulse until they reach a rough, flour like consistency.
  • Combine pumpkin puree, eggs, honey, milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  • Add both ground and unground oats to wet ingredients and allow to sit for 10-20 minutes (this allows the oats to soak and soften).
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until just incorporated.  (The batter will be very thick.)
  • Optional: Fold in approximately 1/2 c walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips, or dried cranberries.
  • Scoop batter into muffin tin, lined with muffin wrappers (makes 12-14 muffins). Fill the muffin tins 7/8 full.
  • Bake at 350 for about 23 – 25 minutes, a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin should come out clean and the top of the muffin should feel firm.
  • ENJOY!

Notes

Use parchment muffin liners or lightly spray liners lightly with oil to make the baked muffins easier to remove. (I thought using any liner was okay, but I was mistaken! lol)
No pumpkin spice? Substitute 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp allspice, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 ground nutmeg.
Keyword gluten free, muffin, pumpkin