Actress Shay Mitchell's Pumpkin Spice Raisin & Walnut Muffins are perfect for a cozy fall breakfast or afternoon snack.
- 3 cups gluten-free baking flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup applesauce
- 1⁄3 cup maple syrup
- 2⁄3 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 can pumpkin purée
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup golden raisins
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg.
Add eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla directly to the dry ingredients. Stir until the batter is smooth and thick. Using a plastic spatula, fold in the pumpkin, walnuts and raisins until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Pour the batter into each prepared cup to 3⁄4 full. Bake the muffins on the center rack for 25 minutes, rotating the tin 180 degrees halfway through. The finished muffins will be soft to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.
Let the muffins stand in the tin for 15 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack and cool completely. Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.