Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins - Feingold Stage One

This is a recipe from my favorite GFCF cookbook by Silvana Nardone, “Cooking for Isaiah”. Her GF flour blend is interchangeable with regular flour. The topping makes these muffins go from good to great.


1 ¾ cups Silvana’s All-Purpose GF Flour (or regular flour)

2 tsp baking powder (I use Rumford to avoid aluminum)

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (use one without cloves for stage 1)

¾ tsp salt

2 large eggs, room temp (I sub 1/3 cup of carbonated water)

1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree (not the whole can, just 1 cup)

1 cup sugar (I use organic from Costco or C&H sugar)

½ cup vegetable oil (I use organic canola oil or coconut oil)

1 TB vanilla extract (check for corn syrup and gluten if GF)


¼ cup Silvana’s All-Purpose GF Flour (or regular flour)

¼ cup packed light brown sugar (I use Domino’s or organic)

¼ cup white sugar

½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

4 TB all-vegetable shortening (I use Spectrum or Tropical Traditions – online)

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, and vanilla until smooth. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Pour into a 12 muffin pan, about 2/3 full each.

To make the topping, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Add the shortening and, using your fingers or a fork, blend together until coarse and crumbs form. Sprinkle this on top of your muffins before baking.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan set on a rack. Using a sieve, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

I used a McCormick pumpkin pie spice which did not contain cloves. Some pumpkin pie spices contain cloves. If yours does, you can make your own pumpkin pie spice by combining the following:

Pumpkin Pie Spice:

4 TB ground cinnamon
4 tsp ground nutmeg
4 tsp ground ginger
3 tsp ground allspice

I put this all into my old pumpkin pie spice container when I ran out. 

Feingold Stage 1

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