ALMOND MEAL PUMPKIN MUFFINS

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I used to be chatting with a reader a couple of weeks in the past about making swaps in one of many older pumpkin recipes on this website and I noticed we’ve got a scarcity in that class. I like pumpkin issues, however am a bit too cynical in the direction of how overdone it may be this time of yr. I have been baking with extra almond meal these days, within the identify of decrease carbohydrate treats, and whereas it would not yield one thing almost as mild and fluffy as a “regular” baked good, I like how tender and wealthy issues end up. Hugh truly makes this rosemary bread higher than I do now and we’re ordering the stuff in four lb. increments so it will not cease right here. We could also be a bit brief on vacation sides within the index too now that I consider it so I will work on a couple of of these. Anyway, it is meals season! I am right here for you.
Till then, I do not like exhausting promoting you on the recipes right here BUT should you want a brilliant straightforward, one bowl, dairy free, gluten free, maple sweetened pumpkin muffin? These are them. 

ALMOND MEAL PUMPKIN MUFFINS // Makes 12 (gf, df, veg)
My children love these. The chocolate is elective for them I suppose, however for us huge children, it isn’t. You possibly can exchange nuts in equal measure should you choose. Most any muffin recipe that yields 12 will be made into an ordinary 9×5 loaf with extra time within the oven. I truly have not tried it but, however I believe should you went for 40 minutes, you would be in good condition. Additionally observe that completely different manufacturers of canned pumpkin puree vs. selfmade have completely different water content material and can have an effect on the result barely. I discover selfmade to differ, and Libbys (what’s at most typical grocers) to be thicker than the Dealer Joes stuff. So should you’re utilizing the TJ’s model, cut back to three/four cup.
Facet observe, I LOVE this muffin tin. Muffins and mini frittatas launch no drawback which is greater than I can say for every other model I’ve tried.
* Including a observe right here. If coconut flour will not be one thing you inventory (and no, I do not discover it tastes like coconut, and isn’t a very simple to make use of flour), a gluten free all goal or unbleached all goal will be swapped in at 1/three cup as an alternative. 

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1 cup pumpkin puree
three eggs
half cup maple syrup
1/three cup olive oil or coconut oil, warmed
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
half tsp. sea salt
1/four cup coconut flour
1 half cups almond meal (blanched ideally)
half tsp. baking soda
half cup chocolate chips or a three.5oz. darkish chocolate bar, roughly chopped

uncooked pepitas/pumpkin seeds, for garnish, elective

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Preheat the oven to 360′ and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or use liners.

In a big mixing bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, eggs, maple, oil, pumpkin pie spice and salt and whisk very well to mix. You wish to get some air up in there. Add the coconut flour and blend. Let that sit a minute to soak up some moisture. Add the almond meal, baking soda and stir once more to combine. Add the chocolate chips, one final stir. 

Distribute the batter between your cups. Sprinkle the pepitas on prime. Bake on the center rack for 20ish minutes or till a toothpick comes out clear. Allow them to cool earlier than eradicating them from the pan and revel in. 

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