Mini Gluten-Free PUMPKIN PIES

It’s that time of year!  The weather is getting a little more brisk.  I seriously can’t get enough of Pumpkin Lattes (only 1 pump NOT 3 please!)  And baking seems like the right thing to do.

image

This recipe transformed itself from what was supposed to be a pumpkin muffin (moist, light and fluffy) to what it is now…a true Mini Pumpkin Pie in a convenient “on the go” little muffin shape.  Super moist and full of that delicious “Pumpkin Pie” flavor but without the Gluten guilt and also Diabetic friendly.  These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pies are awesome by themselves, but my preference is to top them with a BIG dollop of whipped cream or, (if you want to be a little more decadent) Cream Cheese Icing!  These are great for making in large batches and freezing for later enjoyment.  Thaw in frig or on counter overnight.  Best served slightly warm.

Ingredients:   Makes 12 Mini Pies 

6 Tbsp Butter (room temp)

1/4 cup Honey

1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar blend  (if you want to use regular brown sugar, you would use 1/2 cup)

2 eggs

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree (canned pumpkin)

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Sour Cream

2 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Xantham Gum

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Ground Cloves

1/4 cup Milk

2 Cups Gluten-Free Flour*

*I used 2/3 cup Sorghum flour, 2/3 cup  White Rice Flour, 2/3 cup Tapioca Starch

Each Mini Pie contains approx. 28 grams of carbohydrates

Just a note: I did attempt to make them with only a sugar substitute and they turned out with the same great consistency, but I couldn’t get past that “fake sugary” aftertaste, if you know what I mean!  If you prefer to lower the carbs even more, use whatever sugar substitute you prefer in place of honey and brown sugar, however please keep in mind that if you use only a  granular sugar you might want to increase the milk by 1/8-1/4 cup.  Cheers!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease muffin pan.  Beat butter, honey and brown sugar together until creamed.  Add eggs and blend again.  Add the rest of ingredients with the exception of the milk and flour.  Blend well.  Add milk and flour and give it one more beating!  Batter will be the consistency of a thick cake batter.

image

Unlike most typical “muffins” fill greased or lined muffin tins almost to the top!  They will rise but not much and after cooling they do deflate a little as well.  Cook for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes, remove and enjoy as listed above.  Makes 12+ Mini Pumpkin Pies.

Make a double batch and freeze for a quick holiday treat at a later time!

image

My basis for this recipe was derived from EatingGlutenFree.com.  I tweaked it to make it more Diabetic-friendly and used my own GF Flour mix.  I also played with the amount of certain ingredients and the oven temp.  Thank you ladies!

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , ,

About glutenfreebudgetguru

Gluten-Free, Diabetic, Kid-Approved Recipes that are not only delicious but more importantly...Budget Friendly!!!

2 responses to “Mini Gluten-Free PUMPKIN PIES”

  1. HungryMama says :

    These look delicious! Newbie question here… where do you buy Xanthan gum?

    • glutenfreebudgetguru says :

      Excellent question! I couldn’t pronounce it let alone figure out where it was in the grocery store for the first few weeks! But alas, I found it in that “ever-so-tiny” nook in my grocery store where all the specialty items live. I know that Giant, Albertsons, Walmart, Trader Joes and most other similar stores carry it. Most recipes only call for a tsp or two so the bag is small. And if all else fails…Amazon sells it online for a reasonable price. Thanks for taking a look! Oh, and in case you didn’t already know…it’s (zan-than) gum 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: