These ridiculously moist gluten-free pumpkin muffins are surprisingly refined sugar-free and have the best ever oat-crumb topping. Each one naturally sweetened with orange and coconut sugar AND they are easy to make! ♡
I understand your pain. It can be really tricky when baking with gluten-free flours. I totally get it! With many gluten-free baked goods made, I find that using 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour can actually leave baked goods gritty.
However, I constructed the perfect sweet spot that does not make these muffins gritty and is fantastically moist.
What’s that, my friends? Almond flour. I pair almond flour with equal parts gluten-free all-purpose flour and it works!
You see, using almond flour alone is great but it leaves baked goods overly moist. However, when paired with another moisture-sucking ingredient like gluten-free all-purpose flour, they make a great team.
Gluten-free pumpkin muffins ingredients
|Egg||This will help to bind the muffins together which is essential for gluten-free baking.|
|Pumpkin Puree||From a can is best.|
|Coconut Sugar||Will add natural sweetness and smokiness.|
|Orange||This recipe uses the zest and juice.|
|Almond Extract||Adds a nice sweet nutty flavor.|
|Blanched Almond Flour||Adds more nuttiness and is a great gluten-free substitute.|
|Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend||I used King Arther’s 1:1 Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend.|
|Other Essential Ingredients||Like baking powder and kosher salt.|
The oat-topping is optional and really delicious. You will need rolled oats, oat flour, coconut oil, and coconut sugar to make it.
How long do you cook gluten-free pumpkin muffins?
I know many recipes call for baking muffins at 350 °F. However, with my careful attention to detail and keenness for a soft, moist baked good, I find that baking gluten-free muffins (and cookies) at a lower temperature of 325°F is the holy grail. For this recipe, you will bake the pumpkin muffins at 325°F for 30 minutes.
Again, baking at a lower temperature ensures that the center will be fully cooked without the tops getting burned.
Enjoy these healthy gluten-free pumpkin muffins with a slab of warm butter (dairy-free if necessary). However, they are absolutely delicious on their own.
This recipe makes 6 muffins. Make sure to double-up on the recipe for a full dozen.
- Use vanilla extract instead of almond extract. Feel free to use what you have on-hand. If I were to recommend one, I would choose almond extract.
- Add nuts like chopped pecans or shaved almonds. You can add them into the batter or in with the oat-crumb topping.
- Instead of an egg, add a mashed banana. This will make the muffins vegan and add more sweetness. Furthermore, make sure that the banana is small.
More Delicious Pumpkin Recipes
- Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
- Almond Flour Pumpkin Cake Balls
- Paleo Pumpkin Bread
- Creamy Cannellini Pumpkin Soup with Spinach (vegan)
Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.
Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail!
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