These gluten free caramel pumpkin cupcakes are lower in calories (versus other more traditional baked goods) and are packed with an incredible rich flavor. The cake is spongy and bouncy, and you get all the heartwarming depth of the caramel while you cozy up inside next to a fire or Fido.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons and one of the most inspiring for baking. Apple pies remind me of my grandmother’s house, while candied yams trigger memories of my first ever Thanksgiving at my friend Amanda’s house. Caramel, pumpkin, apples, pecans and many more nuts and fruits are extremely versatile, even in the gluten free kitchen. And I love the fact that can cut the oil and butter needed!
The skinny coconut whipped cream is one of the most popular posts at glutenfreeskinny.net, and one of the staples at my home for the last few months! (Yes, I even put it in coffee.) And recently, a little bit of experimentation led to an amazing vegan, dairy free caramel that stays true in the refrigerator for up to 8 weeks. It’s gooey and delicious, and extremely tempting to eat just with a spoon. The inspiration was amazing blogger Minimalist Baker, and you can check out her recipe here (just replace the heavy cream for coconut cream).
My advise? Bake ahead and offer to your holidays guests as they are coming through the door. Dessert first!
- 1 cup brown or white rice flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ¾ cup coconut palm or brown sugar
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup coconut oil
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1¼ cups pure pumpkin puree
- Mix everything in a bowl and pour onto lined cupcake pan. Oven must be preheated at 350 degrees. The cupcakes will be done when the top is slightly bouncy and, when you insert a knife into them, it comes out dry.
- Around 25 minutes.
- Frost with coconut whipped cream and coconut vegan bourbon caramel.
I'm super excited to share these gluten free waffles made with millet and almond flour, and topped with super healthy cranberry sauce and fresh oranges. Oranges are packed with vitamin C, a must as we get into the Winter season and the temperature drops. On the other hand, this simple and easy homemade cranberry topping (just cranberries and lemon and some Stevia) delivers high quantities of antioxidants, which are the super heroes of nature in … [Read More...]
Almost five years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 8,000 miles away from me, and I didn't have one single comforting thing to tell her. Instead, she patiently waited on the other side of the phone as I sobbed, cried, screamed and finally had no more sounds coming out of my throat. I felt dried and beat to death. She said, "...it's going to be okay." A week later, both my brother and I were on planes home to Buenos Aires. I … [Read More...]
These gluten free chocolate mousse chocolate alfajores recipe is the best you are going to make! (And eat, and taste, and...just yum!) I love this particular recipe as it's a build from one of my top posts (dulce de leche alfajores), but all chocolaty - inside, outside, and from within. This is the kind of treat you bring over when you want to impress. If you don't live in Miami, and alfajores and Latin American desserts are not around, then … [Read More...]
I was so excited when I got my hands into a Glutino Double Chocolate Brownie mix box. I opened it and it smelled amazing. If I could have eaten it raw with my hands, I would have! But then, what was I to post? I fell in love with Almond Joys after we did quick little candy bites, but we ate them way too fast and I had nothing to take a picture of. So, when the brownie mix came into my kitchen, my next best concoction was born: Gluten Free Almond … [Read More...]
It was a great afternoon in Coconut Grove, Florida, as I met with Sylvia Melendez Klinger, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer. Sylvia is the spokesperson for the A.G.E Foundation and, as we caught up on people we knew and her passion for fresh Florida oranges, I confirmed one of my biggest fears: fried funnel cakes should not be on my diet! Sylvia opened my eyes to AGEs. AGEs, or Advanced Glycation End-products) naturally … [Read More...]
Boyfriend's birthday was coming up and as he has a special place in his heart for bourbon and brownies, I surprised him with a gluten free brownie cake with bourbon! The coffee inside the batter plays very nicely with the bourbon of the glaze, plus, I added a super rich buttercream chocolate ganache frosting in between the two layers of delicious brownie cake! The cake is also dairy free. If dairy is not a problem for you, you can replace the … [Read More...]
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