Friday, February 25, 2011

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (with a sugar free option)

Here is a recipe for one of my favorite muffins! I am including a sugar free option with the recipe, but you will have to bake it in a 9 by 13 pan instead of muffin tin. I find that Gluten Free and Sugar Free muffins are not quite as good as  breads, so if you are omitting sugar it is a better option to bake as a bread!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
  • ½ c golden flax meal
  • 1 c milk
  • ¼ c oil
  • 1 c pumpkin
  • ¾ c sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • ½ t orange zest
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 c Bob’s GF Flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 c cranberries 

Mix everything together very well, folding the cranberries in at the end
Bake at 400 for 20 – 25 minutes

For a sugar free bread, omit sugar, add 1`/2 t kal stevia powder and bake in a 9 by 13 pan for 30 minutes

I used my Bean Milk in these. I really like bean milk in baking. It is so much cheaper than commercial non dairy milks and adds protein! Banananog works well too. 

 You can always make your own rice milk too

What are your favorite muffin flavors? 


  1. The muffins look wonderful! Enjoy your weekend, Mel!

  2. Looks beautiful. I love your photos, as always:-)

  3. The muffins sound amazing. I have got to try these!
    I've been wanting to try my hand at making my own milk. I'll have to try one of your recipes. :o)

  4. I love pumpkin muffins, so I can't wait to try these. I also love simple blueberry muffins, zucchini and/or carrot muffins, lemon poppy seed...hmmm...the better question might be--is there a muffin I *don't* like, lol?!?


  5. I'm fascinated by how you add a smidge of balsamic to so many of your recipes! But then I think of how well balsamic goes with strawberries, and it makes sense :)

  6. I just made these! My second GF baking experiment - the first was a babycakes flop. These are super yummy - thanks!

    I was able to make 18 muffins!

  7. Wow! These were GOOD!!! I made the sugar-free option loaf, and they were light and airy with a burst of cranberry every few bites. Making this for Christmas!