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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

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"Yummy, moist gluten-free pumpkin muffins with a drizzle of icing. Our gluten-free son love these as a treat. Substitute soy milk for dairy milk, if preferred."

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Original recipe makes 18 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 18 muffin cups.
  2. Whisk tapioca flour, brown rice flour, white rice flour, sorghum flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Mix pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, milk, and 1/4 cup melted butter in a separate bowl; beat for 2 minutes. Gradually mix dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture to make a smooth batter; scoop batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them 3/4 full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until muffins are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool muffins on wire racks.
  4. Stir confectioners' sugar with 1/4 cup melted butter in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir milk into the glaze, about 1 teaspoon at a time, until the glaze is thin and runny. Drizzle glaze on top of cooled muffins.
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Jul 02, 2013

Couldn't tell it wasn't made with wheat flour. I made a couple substitutions, though. Rather than sorghum flour, which I cannot find, I used that much more tapioca flour. I also changed the brown rice flour for using homemade almond flour. The almond flour was leftover from making almond milk and I left it with some fairly large bits so there are bites of almond throughout, yum.

Oct 08, 2013

No need to buy all different flours. 2 cups of gluten free multi purpose flour works wonderful! The muffin itself is not sweet enough so I used the icing which I thought was necessary. It made 12 large delicious muffins..

Aug 19, 2013

Very good. My kids loved them!! I used tapioca flour in place or sorghum flour, and they tasted no would never know they're gluten free!

Aug 13, 2013

These are delicious and kid-approved. My 3-year old loves these for breakfast or anytime. I keep a batch on hand in my freezer. Instead of the mix of flours listed, I use 1 3/4 C all-purpose GF flour from Trader Joe's and 1/4 C Bob's Red Mill Flax four. I also add chocolate chips to the mix instead of making the glaze topping.

Feb 17, 2013

These muffins turned out great even at the high altitude. I did not make the glaze. Without it the muffins are mildly sweet. They did make very tasty cupcakes with my vegan buttercream frosting. I did the following substitutions: ghee for butter, coconut milk for regular milk, and a mix of xylitol and coconut sugar for brown sugar. I'll be making these again. Thanks!

Oct 13, 2014

Tried these the other day and I liked them. I used the flours as written but had to sub out canned pumpkin because it isn't available to me. I made my own. I found the muffins to be good but the icing isn't for me. It tastes like butter which is unpleasant. I then made these again today with some changes as the submitter suggests in the description to use alternatives for milk. I used coconut milk and found they came out a bit better tasting so it is definitely worth trying out as amounts and method are right on. I also used fat free greek yogurt instead of butter and milk for the icing and it was pretty good. The recipe as is yields a moist, somewhat dense but not heavy texture, rich in flavour and colour it resembles a pumpkin pie in some ways. Not too sweet and not really savoury not dry and holds its shape well. Thank you Michele for sharing your recipe.

Mar 02, 2014

Came out wonderful! Everyone loves them. I also used my all purpose gluten free flour mix (2cups) for ease and added some maple syrup to the glaze. They tastes great!

Mar 26, 2015

This was a solid base recipe for gf muffins, and the other reviewers were right; not too sweet but you'll come back to it again & again. Texture and crumb were very similar to wheat flour muffins. Hooray for another gf winner on this site! My only alteration was switching out half the pumpkin for banana; helps with the sweetness.


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  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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