Pumpkin Muffins - GLUTEN FREE!!

I found this amazing pumpkin muffin recipe on lovelylittlekitchen.com and I adapted it to be gluten free and GEEZ are they amazingly moist and delicious!  Per my 4-year-old son's request we also added chocolate chips, but who am I to deny such a request?  These muffins are moist, delicate, not too sweet and satisfy that Fall-everything-pumpkin cravings during this time of year.  This would be perfect to bring to Thanksgiving!  

As far as the flour goes, I substituted Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Flour for the regular flour that the recipe called for.  This GF flour has been one of my favorite finds for GF baking! It is a simple swap and its not grainy or dry.  My goodies are still moist and delicious!  This is also an easy baking process to let the kids help with as well!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (OR Trader Joe's GF All Purpose Flour)
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • *optional* chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place 12 paper liners into each well of your standard size muffin baking pan.
  2. Measure out the flour, sugars, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together. Do not over mix, just stir until everything is incorporated into the batter.
  5. It is helpful to use a large scoop (like an ice cream scoop) to evenly distribute the batter into each well. They will be nearly full. This will help give your muffins a nice puffy dome.
  6. Bake your muffins for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Share with family and friends (or not...) and enjoy the yummy pumpkin goodness!