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Gluten-free Pumpkin Cupcakes with Carob Almond Frosting

November 1, 2009

It’s Halloween, and I figured we needed some kind of fun treat.

1 cup buckwheat flour (or sorghum flour, which is an avoid for O’s)
1/3 cup tapioca flour
1/3 cup arrowroot flour
1 tsp xantham gum
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
1 c maple syrup
1/3 c light olive oil or canola oil

Mix dry ingredients. Beat eggs and add wet ingredients to eggs, then add wet ingredient mixture into dry mixture. Put into muffin tins. I made 9, but I filled them all the way to the top and they came out very puffy. I think this would do better for 12 normal-sized muffins.

Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.

Frost with carob almond butter frosting (based on Sarah’s recipe at Heart of Cooking):
1/2 cup almond butter
3 Tbsp carob
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp non-dairy milk

Mix ingredients together. Frost cupcakes.

Pumpkin Spice “Not-te”

October 30, 2009

Back when I could have coffee, sugar, and milk, I used to love the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Since I can’t have any of these things, I decided to come up with a version that I could have.

1 cup soy milk
1 tsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp canned pumpkin or cooked pumpkin
1/2 cup water
2 tsp instant coffee substitute, such as Cafix or Dandy Blend
(If you have another herbal coffee substitute, make a very strong 1/2 cup of that instead)
cinnamon and nutmeg to top

Heat soy milk, pumpkin, and maple syrup until steaming. Whip until frothy. Fill cup with the coffee, and then top with the hot milk. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.