Gluten-free & Vegan Iced Pumpkin Muffins
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makes 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • Muffins:
  • ⅓ cup organic sorghum flour*
  • 1¼ cup organic brown rice flour*
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 Tbs. organic arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tbs. organic tapioca powder
  • 1½ Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 Tbs. stevia (the NuNaturals brand is non-bitter)
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup coconut nectar
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree (you can find in a carton vs a can in health stores now)
  • 1 Tbs. Ener-G brand egg replacer,* mixed with ¼ cup of hot water
  • Coconut oil, for greasing muffin tray
  • * Look for these items in the baking section of health stores. If you can’t find the sorghum flour, just replace with more brown rice flour, which you should be able to find.
  • Icing:
  • 3 Tbs. of coconut nectar
  • 3 Tbs. of coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs. of organic pumpkin puree
  • 1¼ cup of powdered erythritol**
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ** Powdered works better than granulated erythritol, if you can source it. This is a sugar alcohol that is low glycemic and close to 0 calories.
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. In a mixer, mix all the dry ingredients together (up to sea salt on ingredient list). Add the wet ingredients to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Grease a muffin tray, and spoon the mixture in. Bake for around 40 minutes (a little more or less, depending on your oven), or until lightly browned but cooked through.
  3. Melt the coconut oil with the coconut nectar in a saucepan or in the microwave. Mix in the pumpkin, then erythritol and sea salt. Whisk until fluffy or use a hand mixer. Add to the top of the COMPLETELY COOL muffins and serve.
  4. Note: This icing will be grainier if you can only find granulated erythritol and not powdered. You can spread it on with a knife, as it is not as thick as regular icing. But it’s yummy, and far better for you!
  5. Also, as you can see in our combining of a protein foods, such as almonds or tahini, with grains--we are not being as strict with food combining as normal. But that's okay, given that it's a holiday. If you're normally strict with food combining, great! But for today, feel free to just relax enjoy it now and then resume after this special day.
Recipe by Solluna by Kimberly Snyder at https://mysolluna.com/blog/2013/11/26/yummy-thanksgiving-recipes-for-the-whole-family/