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Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins with Orange

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! ♡

a recipe on how-to make healthy gluten free pumpkin muffins

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 and a glass of milk

Gluten-free pumpkin muffins ingredients

EggThis will help to bind the muffins together which is essential for gluten-free baking.
Pumpkin PureeFrom a can is best.
Coconut SugarWill add natural sweetness and smokiness.
OrangeThis recipe uses the zest and juice.
Almond ExtractAdds a nice sweet nutty flavor.
Blanched Almond FlourAdds more nuttiness and is a great gluten-free substitute.
Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour BlendI used King Arther’s 1:1 Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend.
Other Essential IngredientsLike 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.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins with Orange slabbed with butter

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.
a hand holding Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

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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!

Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to leave a comment below and an honest rating. ♡

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins with Orange

  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten-free pumpkin muffins that are naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and orange. They are dairy-free and perfect for a snack or quick breakfast. 



Oat-crumb topping

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, solid and at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • pinch of salt

Wet ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, from a can
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 orange, zest, and juice of (about 1 tsp of orange zest and 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice)
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour, I used King Arthur’s 
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder


Make the oat-crumb topping

  1. In a bowl, add all of the ingredients. Mix with a fork or use your hand to incorporate. A clumpy texture is the result and should be able to press together when pressed between your fingers. 

Make the muffins

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all of the wet ingredients, whisk until fully incorporated. 
  2. Next, add all of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  Mix and fold with a spatula. No need to worry about over-mixing. This recipe does not contain gluten. Set aside on the countertop (uncovered is ok)  for 10 minutes. 
  3. While the muffin batter is resting, preheat the oven to 325°F.
  4. When ready, place 6 muffin wrappers inside the muffin pan indentions. Fill until 3/4 full. Add the oat crumb on top. Fill any leftover indentions with water and place them into the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean ( you can also use a butterknife for this trick).
  5. Cool completely before enjoying. 
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. Pumpkin and orange muffin sounds so yummy.

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