Pumpkin Corn Muffins, Gluten-Free
- 3 large organic free-range eggs or Ener-G Egg Replacer for 2 eggs
- ½ cup California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil
- ¾ cup pumpkin puree
- ¾ cup organic light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 cup organic stone ground cornmeal
- 1 cup gluten-free pancake and baking mix
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. sea salt
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs till frothy, and add the oil; whisk to combine. Add the pumpkin puree and whisk well. Add the brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie Spice and whisk to combine.
In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the cornmeal, pancake mix, baking powder, and sea salt. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, add the dry ingredients into the wet; stir by hand just enough to make a smooth batter. Drop the batter by spoonfuls into the twelve muffin cups.
Bake on a center rack in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or so, until the muffins are firm to the touch and golden. Check with a wooden pick, if necessary; if it emerges clean, the muffins are done. Place muffin pan on a wire rack to cool 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the tin and place back on wire rack to continue cooling. Serve warm.
Store leftover muffins (wrapped and bagged) in the freezer. Thaw and reheat by toasting or grilling.
Karina's Notes:If you are avoiding corn, replace the cup of cornmeal with buckwheat or a mix of millet and quinoa flour. To avoid dairy, make your own buttermilk-free baking and pancake mix using 1 cup of your gluten-free preferred flour blend with ½ teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and a pinch of sea salt.
Recipe extracted from my new favorite website: http://www.californiaoliveranch.com/recipes/appetizers/pumpkin-corn-muffins-gluten-free
Saved it here so I don't forget to make as soon as I am back home! Will try with my Arbequina olive oil!