~Gluten Free~ Pumpkin Muffins

Its been just over a week into our gluten free journey and already I’ve had a bit of fun in the kitchen.

First, I made bread from scratch. The only good part that could be agreed upon by my husband and me, was the texture. The bread itself didn’t taste bad, but it also didn’t taste good. It actually tasted like…nothing.

It was my first try, so I’ll keep searching for that perfect homemade gluten free bread recipe to share on the blog.

In the meantime, I’m going to make my own gluten free flour in an effort to reduce the cost of my bread-making experiments. For the one loaf of bread I made, I had to use three fourths of a box of GF flour. That box was six dollars.

Basically what that means is the loaf of bread I made (that we may not even finish) cost me over six dollars, after factoring in the cost of other ingredients. Considering I had a hard time spending more than three dollars per loaf of bread before, six bucks is a hard pill to swallow.

But it looks great in the picture!gluten free breadNext I  made gluten free pumpkin muffins. Which also happen to be sugar free. And they are delicious. I mean, these are some seriously tasty muffins.

My friend gave me the recipe, and let me tell you, she is my new BFF! My family and I love them! I even made some for a birthday party last weekend. I decorated them and placed them with the cupcakes for the folks that are GF.spiderweb cupcakeSee how I made the spiderweb cupcakes..

I could go on and on about how great these little guys are, but how about I just tell you how to make them and you can decide for yourself.pumpkin muffinsYou will need:

1 can pumpkin purée

2 cups peanut butter (we prefer creamy)

2 eggs

1/2 cup honey

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients. The batter will be very wet.

Fill 2/3 of the way up in your muffin tins (I use muffin cups).

Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20.

Check the center with a toothpick for doneness.

My kids love these muffins. The day I made them the first time, my husband wasn’t so sure. However, the next day, he decided they were fantastic!

These are perfect for breakfast or just a snack on the go! Even if you aren’t GF, I still highly recommend trying them. Nobody will know they don’t have any flour. I promise.

I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does!!

So for my first week of GF baking, I’ve had a win and a fail. No biggie! I think it’s all part of any new journey!

Do you have any favorite gluten free recipes? Please share!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Jules Ruud

    I am so interested to see how going gluten-free makes you feel. I have heard so many mixed reviews and really want to try it. I’ve never been a huge fan of pumpkin but I have a can of purée staring at me from the pantry. I just may have to try these. Also, that bread looks amazing in that picture. 😉

    October 21, 2015 at 6:48 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      I’m curious to see how it goes too…hopefully I’ll have a good update for everyone. Well, if you have the purée, you could make it for the family? They might like them… ?

      October 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Katie

    These look awesome! Can’t wait to try them!

    October 21, 2015 at 7:04 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thanks! They really are! My family is obsessed!

      October 21, 2015 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Krystal

    I like that this doesn’t use ANY flour. We have peanut allergies in the house but I may give this a try with sunbutter.

    October 21, 2015 at 7:41 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Sunbutter sounds good! If you do, let me know how it turns out!!

      October 21, 2015 at 7:48 am
  • Reply Annie

    yum! I’m definitely going to give these a try. Have you done any baking will almond flour/almond meal, yet? Thanks for the recipe

    October 21, 2015 at 8:43 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      I hope you like them! I haven’t yet. I have some almond flour, but I haven’t looked up recipes yet. If you have any, please send them my way!!

      October 21, 2015 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Tricia

    We aren’t gluten free, but these sound really tasty. I like that there’s no flour in them. I’m definitely going to have to give these a try. I love anything pumpkin.

    October 21, 2015 at 10:09 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      They are delicious!! Let me know what you think!!

      October 21, 2015 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Alana

    These sound soooooo good!!! We’re they really dense? I love pumpkin and peanut butter so I doubt I’d mind! If you’re looking for other GF dessert recipes, my cousin’s blog has tons http://sweetlyraw.com

    October 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      They’re not very dense. They remind me of a moist cupcake. That’s right!! I need to check out some of her recipes. Thank you!!

      October 22, 2015 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Melissa Lilly

    These look so good I want to bake them right now!

    October 22, 2015 at 6:37 pm
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