Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Oat Muffins with Craisins & Walnuts #SundaySupper #GlutenFree

 

Savory Muffins made with oats, home – made pumpkin puree,  ricotta cheese with some craisins, walnut, coconut oil and pumpkin spice thrown in … mmmm  yummy ! My Sunday Supper team is doing an ” All Things Orange ” theme and it promises to be very Fall flavored.  My contribution is my orange pumpkin muffin. I made homemade pumpkin puree two days back with one large pumpkin and when I added it to the rest of the stuff it tasted so good. No more canned pumpkin puree for me. Craisins and walnuts were my youngest’s idea and I included it because anything kids help create they will eat :) ! The walnuts added a nice crunch while the craisins added some tartness to it. Perfect !! Thanks Sarah ! A hint of cinnamon and my home was smelling heavenly when I baked it.  I like ricotta cheese in my muffins because it adds protein and a moist texture to the muffin. Since I am into coconut oil cooking these days, I substituted butter for coconut oil and the result was a moist flavorful muffin. I ‘m also participating in the October Unprocessed challenge so, in keeping with that theme I got my craisins, nuts and ricotta cheese  from an organic store. I made oat flour by coarsely grinding some natural oats in my coffee mill and I made the pumpkin puree!   I also omitted the use of baking powder which is why my muffins are a little flat.  Feel free to use it especially if you like puffy baked muffins. My kids were very apprehensive about trying pumpkin muffins but once they saw it and smelled it, the muffins became history !

 

 

Nutrition Wise !

The incomparable Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin A and C , and has serious antioxidant power. It also has a powerful boost of potassium. Potassium aids heart and muscle function. It has a good amount of fiber and has hardly any fat in it. Ricotta cheese provides some healthy protein while the oats add some fiber and heart healthiness to the muffin. I used non contaminated oats which are gluten-free. Oats are considered gluten -free if they are not processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley, and rye since even a trace amount of gluten can cause severe discomfort.Walnuts add to the heart healthy punch and craisins give it some antioxidant power. So much nutrition packed into this little muffin !

Wholesome ingredients !!

 Mix the craisins  and walnuts ! 

 Pile on the extras. My kid did this and took the pic :)

 Straight from the oven !!

 Had to open one up ! Warm and gooey inside ! 

All Natural Muffins !!

Pumpkin Spice Ricotta Oat Muffins with Craisins & Walnuts

Serves 12
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free
Meal type Bread, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups oat flour (coarsely grind oats)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese (or paneer ( Indian cottage cheese))
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup craisins (or raisins or cranberries)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 heaped tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg whites)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Note

Omit the sugar to make this diabetic friendly !  This moist muffin is high protein and gluten free. Make fresh pumpkin puree by roasting pumpkin at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and then mashing it to a paste.

Directions

Use a hand blender or mixer and blend ricotta cheese, pumpkin puree, oat flour, coconut oil, cinnamon, eggs and brown sugar together.
Stir in craisins and walnuts.
Fill muffin pan and top with craisins, walnut and oats.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 -30 minutes till a toothpick inserted in comes out clean.

My Sunday Supper team has created a storm of recipes all around the “orange ” theme of fall ! Visit them and dig into their fabulous recipes !

Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)

Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze

Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs

Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade

Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal

Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter

Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing

Kris from In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maureen made Sweet Potato Pancakes 

 

High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)

Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup

Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup

Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans

Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup

Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad

Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad

 

Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)

Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli

Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey

Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle

Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters

Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew

Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken

Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce

Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar

Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Valerie from Val’s Food and Or Art made Double Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash

 

By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)

Brie from Brie’s Bites is making Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites

Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce

Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles

Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa

Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread

Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole

Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls

Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise

Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze

Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake

Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread

Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake

Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip

Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies

Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze

Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.

We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes featuring our favorite fall color.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.

 

Comments

  1. This is a wonderful and healthy muffins! Love all those oats and nuts on top….can’t wait to try this soon!
    Faye Leong recently posted…Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. Wow Sue you have a lot of flavors going on here! I love it!
    Cindys Recipes recently posted…Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Wow – those look amazing, and they are good for you! I knew we’d see a lot of pumpkin treats this week with the theme but I love how you kept it healthy!
    Megan recently posted…Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash & Italian Sausage Soup for All Things Orange #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. These look perfect for fall! I love the flavor and texture combo: sounds great!
    Katie recently posted…Pumpkin Harvest Cookies for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. love this recipe I need to make muffins never do
    rebecca recently posted…The Dixie Classic Fair – can be Healthy :-) My Profile

  6. Dear my color friend,

    These are almost too colorful to eat!
    Jen recently posted…Curried Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberries and Pecans ~ All Things Orange #SundaySupper!My Profile

  7. These are just beautiful!! A muffin full of autumn :-)
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted…#SundaySupper: Cider-Spiced Sweet Potato SoupMy Profile

  8. These look so amazing–I love having all that yummy texture in a muffin!
    Anne recently posted…Drunken Pumpkin Bread #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. I love a muffin that is full of flavor and this one would certainly fit the bill!!
    Tara Noland recently posted…Oranges En Surprise for All Things Orange at #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Sue, I always learn so much when I visit your kick ass blog. These muffins look gorgeous and are jam-packed with so many healthy and delicious things. I’m happy to know that my pumpkin addiction this time of year provides me with so many nutrients! I can’t wait to bake up a batch of these.
    Nancy recently posted…Orange macadamia dark chocolate cookies for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. Those muffins look sooooo gooood! :-)
    Kathia Rodriguez recently posted…BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CARROT BREAD #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. WOW, wholesome is right – and decadent!
    Sarah recently posted…Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup for an Orange #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. I love ricotta muffins!!!! So light and fluffy. Well done.

  14. Oh my gosh – these look AMAZING! I love those fabulous toppings and the center sounds amazing. Wish I could reach in and grab a couple.
    Heather recently posted…Pumpkin Doughnuts w/ Spiced Buttermilk Glaze {#SundaySupper}My Profile

  15. I love how hearty and delicious these muffins look!! They would be perfect for a traveling snack:-) Take care, Terra

  16. That totally looks like fall in a muffin! I love muffins loaded up with goodies.
    Brandie recently posted…DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. Ok, my unprocessed bread has baking powder and soda. Whoops. I should rename it to “mostly unprocessed!” LOL! Gorgeous looking muffins. I must try coconut oil!
    Laura recently posted…Unprocessed and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  18. I love your recipes and this one is no exception! Thank you for sharing during #SundaySupper!
    Family Foodie recently posted…Moist Pumpkin Bread #SundaySupperMy Profile

  19. These are simply stunning. I bet the house smelled amazing when you cooked these up.
    Kim Bee recently posted…Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. Well done on making your own oat flour!!! I love everything about this muffin recipe! Thanks for sharing :-) Pinned!
    Lyn recently posted…Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  21. Pumpkin, ricotta, craisins and walnuts? Yes, please!
    diabeticFoodie recently posted…Moroccan Vegetable Stew for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  22. I feel spoiled with some of the wonderful gluten-free recipes this week, and these look completely delectable! And with so much goodness in too! These are going to the top of my ‘to make’ list!
    Katy recently posted…Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  23. Your muffins look and sound so healthy. I really need to stop buying the premade pumpkin puree and just make my own. Thanks for the inspiration Sunithi!
    Sarah recently posted…Pumpkin Ravioli #SundaySupperMy Profile

  24. Another fabulous recipe, thank you! I will definitely try these out in my cancer nutrition workshops. Instead of ricotta, could I use cottage cheese (blended first)?
    kellie recently posted…Kale and Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Pistachio Dukkah + BBC Good Food Show Ticket GiveawayMy Profile

  25. Whoa! These muffins look over the top awesome!

  26. These look so yummy & healthy :-)
    CJ recently posted…What’s Your Food Story?My Profile

  27. I am in love with these muffins! Your blog is amazing and I am SO happy to have found it. So excited to check out more of your posts. Thank you for your kind comment this week!
    xo

  28. it’s really great muffin. I don’t need to worry to my heart health if I want to eat muffin again :) I hope there’re more health recipes like this :)

  29. Thank you! Made these for my prayer group and everyone insisted on the recipe. My ricotta had gone off so I substituted cottage cheese with excellent results and pecans for the walnuts. My husband said it was like a bowl of oatmeal with all the toppings in muffin form. Going to make another batch tomorrow to freeze for a grab and go breakfast.

    • Sunithi Selvaraj, RD says:

      Oooh, cottage cheese sounds like a great sub. So glad it turned out well. i think the cheese def adds something to it. All the best on your tomorrow’s batch !! Happy baking !!!!

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