Super easy and delicious pumpkin muffin recipe!
Here is my pumpkin muffin a.k.a gingerbread muffin recipe! Yes, this recipe was initially named gingerbread muffins. But I changed the name of my gingerbread muffins to pumpkin muffins when I discovered that, although this is how we call them in France, it’s not how they are called in other countries. So, some of my readers were asking me for a muffin recipe using pumpkin purée because they didn't realise this one was in fact what they were looking for. Anyway, however you call these muffins I promise you it won't change how they taste! lol
This recipe has been especially created for AIPers but even if you are not following the Auto Immune Protocol, I promise you that you will love it! And even though it is still treat (and of course you shouldn't eat too many treats) I think it is a pretty healthy treat. Hope you will enjoy!
The ingredients for these pumpkin muffins
- Pumpkin purée : you can either use canned pumpkin purée or homemade pumpkin purée (I just take cooked pumpkin or butternut squash and put it in the blender with the other liquid ingredients)
- Tigernut flour : This recipe uses tigernut flour (or almond flour for those who are not on AIP). If you are on AIP and still in the elimination phase, unfortunately there are no possible substitution for the tigernut flour. Why? Because all the other AIP compliant flours have very different texture and they all need their own amount of liquid. So it is not possible to replace the tigernut flour with another flour without altering the entire recipe.
- Arrowroot : it is a starch. If you are not cassava intolerant, you can substitute it with tapioca starch (also called tapioca flour). Other possible substitutions, only if you are not on AIP nor Paleo diets: you can use potato starch or corn starch instead of arrowroot.
- Maple syrup : If you want to reduce the maple syrup quantity in this recipe, I suggest replacing it by same quantity of oil of your choice (for example: ⅓ cup (80 ml) maple syrup + 3 Tbsp oil instead of ½ cup maple syrup)
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)
- Vanilla extract
- Ground ginger
- Ground cloves
Can I make a loaf instead of muffins?
Yes! If you don't have a muffin pan or simply don't fell like having muffins, you can make this as a loaf instead of muffins. Just follow the instructions in the recipe card for the bread.
Can I freeze these pumpkin muffins?
Yes! They freeze extremely well. Which is so convenient!! So nice to have a delicious snack or dessert that is ready to be eaten in the freezer (ok just need to be defrost). About defreezing one of these delicious muffins, you can either take it out of the freezer a few hours ahead or pop it in the microwave oven (if you still have one, like me, and yes I know that they are very controversial health wise but nobody's perfect lol) for 1 minute or pop it in the oven for a few minutes.