Pumpkin-Spice Muffins

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Pumpkin-Spice Muffins
Photo: Oxmoor House
The onset of autumn is worth celebrating, so why not make a huge batch of mulled apple cider and serve it with these spiced pumpkin muffins? The pumpkin adds gorgeous color, flavor, and moisture as well as fiber, vitamin A, and potassium.
Serves 16 (serving size: 1 muffin)


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2.6 ounces potato starch (about 1/2 cup)
2.6 ounces white rice flour (about 1/2 cup)
2.3 ounces brown rice flour (about 1/2 cup)
2.1 ounces sweet white sorghum flour (about 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons unsalted pumpkinseed kernels
2 teaspoons turbinado sugar or granulated sugar


Hands-on: 18 Minutes
Total: 49 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon potato starch and flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine potato starch, flours, baking soda, and next 6 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in the center of mixture. Combine pumpkin and next 6 ingredients (through eggs); stir with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

3. Place 16 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray. Spoon batter into prepared cups, and sprinkle with pumpkinseed kernels and turbinado sugar. Bake at 375° for 21 to 23 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly touched. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 186
Fat 8.7 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 2.4 g
Protein 2.8 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 177 mg
Calcium 27 mg