The Very Very Best Gluten free/Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins (For Real!)

September has arrived which means I am baking my very favorite pumpkin muffins complete with a streusel topping!!! Seriously y’all these are to die for and I’ve tried a whole lot of gf/df baked goods over the years.

My mom found Silvana Nardone’s recipe back in 2010 when her first cookbook came out called Cooking for IsaiahI had recently been diagnosed with a gluten and dairy allergy and I think everyone was questioning what I would be eating that year during the holidays. Pumpkin pie is my absolute fav so imagine my sadness when that was now a big N-O! Thank goodness for these pumpkin muffins, because I still felt like I could indulge with everyone else that holiday season. I am so thankful this cookbook came along because no joke it is still my go to when cooking. Not only are these muffins divine but so is everything else in her book! If you have restrictions with gluten and dairy you must pick up her book(s) thats right plural she has 2!! You can grab them here

Ok lets get down to what you’ve been wanting to know… how to make these yummy muffins!IMG_5705

For the muffins you will need:



Silvana’s GF Flour Blend 

♥Pumpkin Pie Spice


♥Baking Powder


♥Vegetable Oil (I use olive oil since we don’t typically use veg. oil) 

♥Vanilla Extract

For the topping you will need:

Silvana’s GF Flour Blend

♥Brown Sugar


♥Pumpkin Pie Spice

♥Vegetable Shortening

♥Powdered Sugar

I am going to link Silvana’s recipe directions and measurements of everything here so you can pop on over to her blog and get all the specifics on how to whip up this tasty treat from her. They are an easy make and in the end look so fancy with the streusel topping 😉 

*One thing I have learned is that if you don’t have time or have all the ingredients to make her specific flour blend then you can use the Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Mixture. It’s not quite the same however it is comparable if you are in a pinch or don’t cook gf ALL the time. Keep in mind all gf flours are not the same, trust me on that one. Silvana’s is defiantly my fav though! She has the recipe to make her blend in both her books and she also now has pre-made flour mixtures you can buy!!! YAY!!! 

pumpkin muffins

Enjoy! Happy baking and happy snacking!