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Best Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

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We found canned organic pumpkin on the store shelves this week. So be prepared for pumpkin recipes. I, for one, Darling, can't get enough. Pumpkin is my favorite fall ingredient. Maybe because it cozies up to gluten-free flours so well. It adds moisture and depth to g-free baked goods. It flirts with cinnamon and ginger like the sexiest, inscrutable movie star. You know what I'm talking about. It's not overt. Or blatant. It's not over the top. It is subtle. Secure.

Pumpkin doesn't demand to be admired.

Because it doesn't have to prove itself.

It's not a bully flavor that crushes gentler flavors in its wake. It doesn't bark and claw to be Top Dog 24/7. It doesn't have a deep seated need to own the room, to dominate, to control the ingredients it shares a bowl with.

Pumpkin goes with the flow.

It likes vanilla.

And it likes chocolate.

You could say, it's bi-flavorful.

Which happens to be a quality I admire. Even embody and embrace. Beca…

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones

Sconelicious.

I know what you're craving. Because I'm craving it, too. Something indulgent. But not overly indulgent. Sweet. But not too sweet. Something warm and tender, and laced with the autumnal spices you've been shaking and dashing and pinching with abandon. 

Something using up that leftover half cup of pumpkin sitting in the fridge.

Are you with me?  Are ya feelin' me? 
Then let's get sconed.



Karina's Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones with Maple Nutmeg Icing Recipe Originally published November 2009. I searched for the Starbuck's pumpkin scone recipe to use as a basic template for this gluten-free dairy-free egg-free scone. A scone to love. A scone to make my celiac readers happy and my lovely vegan readers and autie angels smile. I have no idea if the recipes I found on-line were actually the Starbuck's template, but I took a shot. And by the time I was through converting it, and taste testing the dough, I knew. Babycakes, this one's a keeper.

Ingredie…

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Bread

A Tea Bread Slice That Tastes Like Pie? Yes please.

I am forever looking for ways to bake with pumpkin (aren't you, Babycakes?). So I absolutely had to share our latest recipe, baked fresh and warm and tender and spicy, just this morning, filling our chilly apartment with the aroma of pumpkin pie.

It was simply too darn tasty to keep to ourselves.

We are, after all, entering the season of harvest, gratitude, and giving.

And the best part is- for many of us- this gluten-free recipe has nary a single gum.

No xanthan gum. No guar gum. No locust bean gum.

No weirdo ingredients.

Just a whole lotta YUM.







Karina's New Pumpkin Pie Bread Recipe - with No Xanthan Gum Recipe by Karina Allrich 2015.

This easy to bake pumpkin bread slices into tender wedges of spicy, moist bread that goes perfectly with your favorite hot beverage. It's also a mighty tasty midnight snack.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup certified gluten-free oat flour (or sorghum flour)
3/4 cup sweet rice flour
1/2 cup corn flour (w…

Best Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars Recipe

Frosted gluten-free pumpkin bars with a secret ingredient.

Tuning in to the particular (and fleeting) pleasures of each changing season as we ride the wheel of the year may be my favorite spiritual practice. A practice that requires one simple thing. Attention. Which turns out to be not so simple, inevitably. Because life is anything but simple, with its whitewater rush of mind numbing distractions that demand less and less of our soul and more and more of our mental focus on exterior minutia. Micro decisions. Cleaning out our email in-box. Catching up with Facebook feeds and Twitter streams and Google+. Texting about grocery lists. Scanning streaming video options- thousands of choices may glitter and ooze their high definition glow but I find I am not feeling the abundance.

I am less and less enamored with more.

I know. It's showing. My age. My childhood brain was wired for mud and bird calls, blackberry thickets and butterscotch pine. Hours spent reading in a grove of birch tr…