Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Gluten Free Recipes
Raw honey sweetens these tender Pumpkin Spice Muffins while the pumpkin itself and the addition of applesauce makes them super moist. Olive oil is the "good-for-you" fat some call "liquid gold". Spices give these muffins the finishing touch.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup mashed, cooked pumpkin
1-1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup soya flour
1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice>
1/2 cup chopped raisins (optional) and/or nuts
Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
Beat eggs well; add honey, oil and pumpkin. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Stir in raisins and nuts. Fill paper-lined or greased muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake at 350-degrees degrees for 20 minutes. Rotate tins once to brown evenly.
Pumpkin - It's Good for You!
Pumpkins are a good source of nutrition. They contain Vitamin A and B and potassium. Pumpkins are also a source of protein, dietary fiber and Vitamin E. Pumpkin is also a good source of Vitamin C which helps to fight infection. Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient which needs to be replenished in the body, daily. Pumpkin is high in dietary fiber, which is often lacking in American diets. Fiber is important for proper digestion and elimination. Pumpkin contains about 40 calories per 1 cup serving.