Emilee Speaks: gluten free pumpkin muffins [recipe]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

gluten free pumpkin muffins [recipe]







What if I told you these delicious treats are under 200 calories?  Has zero fat && zero trans fat?  Free of gluten, lactose, and soy?  Awesome, right!?  Now what if I told you that it takes less than 30mins to make them and you only need 2 ingredients?  Sold!

These are my favorite go-to quick breakfast or snack during the fall/winter season.  Not only do you feel like you're eating something very naughty, you're getting lots of dietary benefits!  Win!

Let's talk about canned pumpkin for a minute.  When I say canned pumpkin, I mean PURE pumpkin.  NOT canned pumpkin pie filling.  Yes there's a difference.  We're wanting the pure canned pumpkin here.  Canned pumpkin has lots of health benefits.  Read about them here [livestrong article].




You guys know that I love my Aldi.  I've especially been loving my Aldi lately.  They've added in a HUGE selection of healthy food alternatives.  Including adding in their Live G Free brand [no they aren't sponsoring me aha].  For the pumpkin muffins I used the Live G Free yellow cake mix && a can of pumpkin.

Basically you're just going to mix the 2 ingredients together until they form a batter.  This batter will be a little thick, so don't think there's something wrong when you mix it.  It's going to be thick because we're NOT making the cake mix.  DO NOT add oil or eggs or milk or anything.  Scoop into a muffin cup lined muffin tin.  Bake for whatever the box says.  Mine was 350 degrees for 20mins.  You can make this a 3 ingredient recipe if you wanted to add in pumpkin pie spice seasoning to the batter.  I don't because I find it's perfect on it's own.




These are amazing right out of the oven.  However, I prefer them cold.  After the muffins cool completely, I toss them all into a gallon sized Ziploc bag && into the fridge they go.  We've also made these for Thanksgiving and topped them with cream cheese icing [like cuppycakes].  Beware: that WILL obviously change the calorie and fat content lol.  They are totally delish with icing though for a special occasion treat...  

That's all there is to it!  Delish, gluten free, supah quick, && healthy!


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