Pumpkin Muffins

This recipe is a gluten-free, cow’s milk-free adaptation of my husband and son’s favorite muffins, Matt’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins. Changing the recipe involved using almond milk instead of cow’s milk, goat milk yogurt instead of cow’s milk, gluten-free flours, and gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chips. For a banana version of this recipe, see Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Wet and dry ingredients

Here’s the full recipe:

1 cup rice flour

1 1/4 cups all purpose gluten free baking mix

1/2 cup flax meal

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

11/4 cups gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 14 oz. can pumpkin

6 oz. goat milk yogurt (plain or vanilla)

1/3 cup almond or coconut milk (plain, unsweetened)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

Cooking spray

2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Lightly spoon flours and flax meal into dry measuring cups. Combine these with next 9 ingredients  (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture.
  3. Combine pumpkin and next 6 ingredients (pumpkin through eggs); add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon the batter into 24 muffin cups coated with canola oil cooking spray.
  4. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over muffins.
  5. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pans immediately; cool on a wire rack.

Goat Yogurt

This was my first attempt using goat’s milk yogurt to cook. It worked great as a substitute for cow’s milk yogurt.

Muffin Batter

Sprinkling some turbinado sugar on the batter before the muffins go into the oven gives them a nice crunch!

Muffins done

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