With Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, and American Thanksgiving coming up soon, it’s time to break out all things pumpkin. We have a Canadian living & working with us at the moment so I was looking for something to add to our celebrations….without grains and sugars of course. I tried this recipe this morning and it is definitely a `keeper’.
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (see notes below for how to make your own)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 6 eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey (preferably raw, unfiltered)
- 5 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix (see our recipe)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- a few walnuts (or coconut flakes) to put on top before baking
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C
- Mix together the coconut flour, spices and baking powder and set aside
- Mix together all other ingredients (except walnuts)
- Combine the two mixtures and mix well until it is a smooth batter
- Put into muffin pans and sprinkle with walnuts
- Bake for 20 minutes or until done
I’m sure that many of our readers would be used to going out and buying a can of pumpkin puree. However, making your own is SO simple and easy I would encourage you to give it a go. (That way you avoid any additives and the risk of the can being lined with BPA.) Here we go….
Peel and chop pumpkin into cubes about 3 cm (or an inch). Steam until soft. (I prefer this to boiling.) Simply mash with a fork. It doesn’t need to be super smooth for this recipe. If you want is smoother, put it in the blender and give it a spin.
- Steam pumpkin – Varoma for about 30 minutes. Mash roughly and measure out what you need. Any extra will keep in the fridge for later.
- Put all the ingredients, except the walnuts, into the TM bowl. Mix on Speed 8 for about 15 seconds, or until smooth.
- Pour into muffin pans and bake as above.
These are a lighter muffin than most I have made with coconut flour. We also love ginger, so I would probably add a teaspoon of ginger (in addition to what is already in the pumpkin spice mix).
(Adapted from a recipe at www.http://civilizedcavemancooking.com)