Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins that Actually Rise!

It doesn't matter if you're avoiding gluten or not. These pumpkin muffins are definitely worth making the kitchen a mess.

I cobbled together a few recipes and my own personal gluten-free baking instincts to create this spicy, moist, fluffy, gluten-free muffin. My wheat-eating hubby gobbled these down without hesitation. The texture is so amazing you won't believe they are gluten-free.

Ok, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and give this recipe a whirl!
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

In a bowl cream together:
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin puree
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
In another bowl, stir together these dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds, pulverized in a food processor
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Now, slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. I filled large, greased muffin tins 2/3 full with the batter to make 6 large muffins. Bake for 28 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. We have a convection oven, so the muffins may take longer to bake in a traditional oven. Use a toothpick to test for doneness. After letting the muffins cool, top them with a simple cream cheese frosting.
Look at that texture! Photos by Angela Tague
My only regret was not doubling this recipe!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living



  1. Those look sooo good Angela! Pumpkin really it's one of my favorite seasonal flavors.

  2. That looks like a great recipe. No weird ingredients, nice and basic. I'm going to make these for sure..I love pumpkin!

    1. Excellent! I love "simple" gluten-free recipes. I'm still getting used to baking with the untraditional ingredients such as xanthan gum, guar gum and the many non-wheat flours. When I can make it work without some of those things, I do it!! Enjoy! I might have to make another batch of these this weekend. YUM!


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