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Pumpkin Molasses Breakfast Muffins (Free from: gluten, dairy, eggs, refined sugars, gums, and oil)

Pumpkin Molasses Breakfast Muffins


  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 large muffins or 12 smaller ones
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

Fluffy gluten-free pumpkin breakfast muffins with optional dried fruit and nut add-ins. Dairy-free and so simple to whip up.


Ingredients

Dry:

  • 1½ cups gluten-free quick oats (+ a bit more for sprinkling on top)
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • ¼ cup brown rice flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder (gluten-free!)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice (see notes for alternative)
  • dash of salt

Wet:

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup maple syrup (or agave, coconut nectar, brown rice syrup, etc.)
  • ½ cup light coconut milk (the kind that comes in a can — stir it well first)
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses (preferably unsulphured)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Add-Ins:

  • 1 cup raisins (or cranberries, chopped dates, chocolate chips, etc.)
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (or chopped pecans) + more for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Oil a 12-cup muffin pan (just 8 of the cups if making 8) and set aside (or use liners or a good non-stick pan instead of oiling).
  2. Process all dry ingredients into a flour in a food processor. Add in wet ingredients and process to combine. Add in your add-ins and pulse a few times to mix them in.
  3. Spoon batter into 8 muffin cups, topping it up until you run out of batter (unless you’re doing smaller muffins, in which case divide evenly between the 12 cups). Sprinkle with extra pumpkin seeds & oats.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 1 hour (if making 12 smaller muffins, the baking time will decrease, so keep an eye out and test with a skewer until it comes out try to see if they’re done). Remove from oven and cool on a rack. Enjoy!

Notes

*If you don’t have pumpkin spice, just use the following: ½ tsp more cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg, ⅛ tsp cloves and ⅛ tsp allspice.

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