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I couldn’t resist when I saw this recipe on Facebook. PUMPKIN MUFFINS! It’s Fall!! The kitchen smelled simply divine while they were baking. Who knew Gluten and Dairy Free could be so delicious? AND I served them without mentioning the GF/DF fact. No one could believe it after they tasted the rich and moist muffins!

I decided to make some mini muffins for snacking, along with the regular size. The recipe makes enough for 18 regular muffins or 12 muffins and 12 mini muffins, or 24 mini muffins. If you are going to freeze any, I would suggest using cupcake holders. Fill the tins over the top. These do not rise much during baking. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Muffins Gluten Free and Dairy Free
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Recipe type: Breakfast Snacks
Serves: 12
  • 1½ cup oat flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1¼ cups xylitol or ½ cup xylitol and ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup safflower oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 15oz can of pumpkin (the real stuff - pumpkin puree)
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  1. Mix all wet ingredients in one bowl and all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  2. Stir each well.
  3. Then mix dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  4. Do not over mix or your muffins will be tough.
  5. Bake at 365 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Makes 12 regular muffins (bake 25-30 min) and 24 mini muffins (bake 11-14 min)

What do you think?

Best Summer Meal

Diane Hidey —  September 6, 2013 — Leave a comment

Sadly, I am not having this for dinner. What’s your favorite summer meal? #pressgram #pgramDay2 #steamedcrabs

Favorite Summer Rainbow

Diane Hidey —  September 5, 2013 — 1 Comment

Best rainbow of the summer. #nofilter YL Lake Champion #pressgram


I say it is still summer!!! I am in the middle of a long vacation at the beach! I keep seeing First Day of School pictures and I am so sad. Our schools open August 26 and I think it’s still too early. ‘Back in the day’, we didn’t go to school until after Labor Day, which was the official end of summer.

What do you say? Are the kids in your area back in school?????

I love my kitchen and I love finding the next ‘perfect’ item for it! So, I was thrilled to find the One Kings Lane sales this week. You may also find something you love. The items are gorgeous, the service is great and I love their packing—more on that in a later post :)

The One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen sale is here just in time for Spring! This is one of the best sales of the year because of the variety of high quality kitchen items One Kings Lane offers!  This sale ends on 4/26–so don’t delay. I’d love to hear if you order anything!!

The Spring Table Sale at One Kings Lane

Set a table that blooms with these light, bright entertaining necessities. Full of floral dishes, playfully printed linens, and vibrant flatware, there is something for every taste and style.

The Composed Counter Sale at One Kings Lane

From cookware inherited for your first apartment to the bone white china on your wedding registry, a fully-equipped kitchen is a highly-personal thing of beauty. For those missing a few key pieces, browse their collection of kitchen essentials, perfect for function, family, and entertaining.

Entertaining Essentials Sale at One Kings Lane
Warm days and balmy nights — this season is just made for entertaining. Whether you’re planning a casual alfresco brunch or an elaborate outdoor party, these colorful wine glasses, tumblers, coasters and cake stands make every occasion stylish and chic. I love the blue glass. Hurry though, sometimes the best things sell out!!


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