Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins Made with Quinoa Flour {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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Light and moist pumpkin muffins that are quick and easy to make.  Void of dairy and gluten, these muffins are allergy friendly, too!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins Made with Quinoa Flour {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Wow, it seems like forever ago that I made these muffins!  It was actually towards the beginning of October because I brought them when we visited my sister in Boston.  Now we are in November and I am counting down the days until I see my her for Thanksgiving!  This is for sure the longest stretch of time I’ve gone without seeing Jessica in years.  We’ve actually been able to catch each other on the phone a couple of times a week… nice, but not the same.  With Jessica up in Boston and most of my best friends spread out from Philadelphia to Florida, I sure miss the women in my life!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins Made with Quinoa Flour {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Luckily there are various forms of fall carbs to comfort me.  Pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins are one of my all-time favorite fall treats.  My mom’s pumpkin bread is truly the best and I’ll definitely be enjoying that on Thanksgiving.  For my gluten-free friends, though, I’ve found something that isn’t so far off.  This recipe for gluten-free pumpkin muffins is so easy and doesn’t require any crazy mixing of flours.  Just got some quinoa flour and you are set!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins Made with Quinoa Flour {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Knowing that these are gluten-free, I could tell.  But if you had made them for me and didn’t tell me I don’t think I would have noticed.  Does that make sense?  The texture was pretty great (light and moist but not quite as hearty as the regular version) and the flavor is just how I like it, classic pumpkin.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins Made with Quinoa Flour {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins with Quinoa Flour

Makes 12 muffins
Very slightly adapted from Espresso and Cream who had adapted from With Style & Grace

Ingredients:

6 ounces (~1 1/2 cups) quinoa flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup canola oil
4 1/8 ounces (~1/2 cup tightly packed) light brown sugar
3 3/4 ounces granulated sugar (~1/2 cup)
2 large eggs or 1 x-large egg + 1 x-large yolk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; grease a regular sized muffin tin with butter or non-stick spray
In a medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (quinoa flour through ginger); set aside
In a large bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (pumpkin through vanilla)
Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until combined
Distribute evenly in prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 2/3 of the way full
Bake 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center of muffin
Store in a ziplock bag or airtight container at room temperature for a few days or freeze for up to one month


Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins Made with Quinoa Flour {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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14 Responses to “Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins Made with Quinoa Flour {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}”

  1. Joanne November 7, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    I am always reticent to try GF baking because of ALL THE FLOURS I don’t have and would need to buy…but one flour, I could handle. Love these!

  2. Jessica November 7, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    I can vouch for these! So yummy!

  3. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie November 7, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Oo quinoa flour, I’ve never baked with that before. Looks yummy.

    • Keep It Sweet November 15, 2013 at 8:52 am #

      This was my second time and I am loving it!

  4. Sarah | The Sugar Hit November 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    These look gorgeous – I’ll never be over pumpkin.

    • Keep It Sweet November 15, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      Thanks, Sarah! Yay for pumpkin lovers:-)

  5. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes November 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    These look so yummy!!!

  6. Susan Johnson November 11, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Pumpkin pie blondes sound perfect for Thanksgiving :)

    • Keep It Sweet November 15, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      They really are, I hope they make many Thanksgivings extra special!

  7. Susan November 11, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Those pumpkin muffins look delish :)

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