“Thanksgiving Special” Gluten Free Pumpkin Carrot Mmmmuffins

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/4 Cups Brown Rice Flour (can use white rice flour if preferred)
  • 1/4 Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Flax Meal (Seeds Ground fine)
  • 2 Teaspoons Xanthan Gum
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Packed Agave Nector and Maple Syrup blended (Proportions up to you)
  • 3 Cups Pureed Pumpkin and Carrots (using vitamix add about 4-6 medium carrots with some water to the mixture, should be thicker than Apple Sauce)
  • Stevia approximately 6 packets
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium bowl combine dry ingredients and whisk to thoroughly combine. I made all the flours separately and then combined in proper proportions.

In blender, combine pumpkin, carrots, water and sweeteners if liquid. Blend until thoroughly combined.

Mix all dry and wet ingredients together with until smooth and fully incorporated. The mixture should be stiff but not as thick as bread dough.

Using a large spoon, fill muffin tin until even with “frame”. Any remaining mixture can be spooned into a bread pan or saved for additional batches.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and the center comes out clean when tested with a toothpick or baking thermometer.

Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Yield: approximately 12 muffins