Enjoy a taste of fall with these dairy free, gluten free pumpkin muffins. These tender muffins are so simple to make, and full of wonderful autumn flavor!
Does anything say autumn like pumpkin muffins? Do you walk by bakeries and stores and long for all the pumpkin spice goodies at this time of year?
If so, I feel you! It’s hard to feel like you are missing out because you can’t eat gluten or dairy or nuts. The good news is gluten free pumpkin muffins are pretty easy to make, and they are super tasty.
This recipe is easily made in just one bowl, with simple ingredients. I use my own gluten free flour mix, and these turn out very light and fluffy.
Can you make pumpkin muffins with fresh pumpkin?
Yes, this recipe will work if you use fresh baked pumpkin. You can read about how to do that here.
Can you freeze pumpkin muffins?
Yes, these can go in the freezer – just store them in a ziploc freezer bag. They should keep for about two months.
Can these gluten free pumpkin muffins be made with oat flour?
Yes, you can make these with oat flour, but the texture will be a bit more dense. You could also try using 50% oat flour, 50% gluten free flour. That would probably result in a better texture.
How to make gluten free pumpkin muffins:
- Mix the wet ingredients together.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Spoon the batter into a muffin pan.
- Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan.
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Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins
Light and fluffy gluten free pumpkin muffins are delicious for a fall breakfast or dessert.
- 2 cups gluten free flour blend
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ cup organic canola oil or melted vegan buttery spread
- ¾ cup organic cane sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar for dusting on top
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl mix together the canola oil and sugars. Add eggs, pumpkin and vanilla extract, mixing on medium speed until combined.
Add the gluten free flour blend, spices, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low speed until combined.
Pour batter into muffin cups and bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan.
When serving warm, slice open and top with dairy free butter if desired.
I like to use my gluten free flour mix in this recipe, but many different store bought blends would work, too.
You can store these muffins in the freezer in a freezer bag for up to two months.
If you aren't gluten free, go ahead and make these with regular all-purpose flour.
If you’re looking for an egg free pumpkin muffin recipe, try these allergy friendly chocolate chip pumpkin muffins.
This post was originally published in September 2010. It has been updated with more tips and new photos.
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Made these for the first time. Will definitely make again. I have been gluten free for almost 2 years and missed baking. These muffins give me hope. The best news is my husband likes them. Bonus!!
I made these yesterday and they are so good. Much better than the recipe I was using! Thanks!
These pumpkins muffins are the best gluten free muffins I’ve ever had. I was short about 1/3 cup of flour so I subbed that with coconut flour. They turned out light, fluffy, and just simply delicious!
I’m so happy you enjoyed them! Thanks for letting me know!
These tender muffins are so simple to make, and full of wonderful autumn flavor!
I made a few adjustments by using applesauce for the oil. Cut the sugar down to half a cup of monk fruit and used 3 T of coconut sugar for the brown sugar. Then I added 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips for my add ins.
Needless to say – These were fabulous.
maybe use less nutmeg it takes over HE HE
Very easy recipe. Tastes great and exactly what the recipe says light and fluffy. Perfect texture. (I used Namaste gluten-free flour and worked well) Thank you.
I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for letting me know!
That’s amazing! your recipe is so easy to make and very delicous. I love it. Thanks you!
Great recipe. Simple and effective and tastes good. I used coconut oil instead of canola since I prefer the taste, and pumpkin-pie spice instead of separate spices. I was surprised that the cooking time was right, I had my doubts about 25 min at only 325.
So happy with this recipe! I made them for my daughter’s bridal shower as mini loaves and the were a huge hit. I used Bob’s are Mill 1:1 baking flour. After trying it the first time, I tweaked it a little by replacing all 3 spices with 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, replacing the light brown sugar with dark brown sugar, and doubling the vanilla. This is the best pumpkin muffin recipe I have found!
can you add vegan choc chips ?
Could you use butter in this recipe instead of canola oil? Thanks, excited to try!!
I used Bob’s Red Mill 1to1 Baking Flour. This is the best gluten and dairy free muffin recipe I’ve tried so far. I don’t think anyone would guess that it’s gluten free. Yum!
Delish receipe. Moist and tasty. I did increase the seasonings amts and also added pumpkin pie spice.
My almost 5 year old Granddaughter and I made these today. These muffins are more than great. Needed to leave a note right before I have my second muffin. Thank you for the recipe, it’s a keeper.
I’m so happy you liked them! Thanks for letting me know!
For a double batch I used, 3/4 cup coconut oil, 1 cup of white sugar. The rest of the ingredients, I doubled what the recipe specified. These were quite good, with just a hint of sweetness.
So glad they worked for you! Thanks for sharing your changes!
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Made these last night for teachers. I like using the Namaste as it is nut free and others are mostly manufactured in a facility with. Also it is economical as I buy it from Costco. I substituted oil for grapeseed oil. Added a bit more cinnamon as I love the taste with pumpkin. These were so moist. Everyone loved them…only bad part was there were none to take home. Thanks for sharing and taking the guess work out.
Thank you SO MUCH. Made these and loved them. Just recently found out I was allergic to gluten, but have always been allergic to nuts, apples, shellfish, and tomatoes so finding recipes to make is even harder now with cutting out wheat. This is now my go to for breakfast/dessert!
P.S.Any idea how many calories/fat might be in each muffin?
I am so glad that you loved them! Thanks for letting me know! No idea about the calorie count, sorry!
YUM. Bookmarking this for sure!
oh, yum!! pumpkin muffins are a great idea! i will have to try this!
I love everything pumpkin and really enjoyed making pumpkin pie when I was living in the US – think I would also like these muffins. Unfortunately you can’t find canned pumpkin here and I don’t know how to cook it to get rid of all the string.