Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin and Chilli Spaghetti

 

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 200g gluten free pasta
  • 300g pumpkin puree
  • 50ml dairy free milk
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Cook the pasta per the instructions on the packet
  2. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a shallow pan
  3. Saute the garlic, chilli and onion for a couple of minutes
  4. Stir in the pumpkin puree, milk and rosemary
  5. Cook for 5 minutes
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Stir through the cooked pasta and serve immediately

Gluten and Dairy free Orange Pumpkin Polenta Cake

Hello

I quite often make cakes that have a lot of frosting and fillings but every so often I crave just a plain cake.  This recipe has a really fresh beautiful taste from the orange.

I found it difficult to name this cake as it does have a lot of flavours: oranges, sultanas, pumpkin, polenta but they all compliment each other perfectly rather than one dominant taste.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Pumpkin Polenta Cake

Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Pumpkin Polenta Cake

Serves 8-10 people

Ingredients

  • 425g pumpkin puree
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 150g sultanas
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 160g dairy free spread, melted
  • 70g polenta
  • 100g gluten free plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Method

  1. Preheat the oven o 160 oC
  2. Grease a 9″ bundt cake tin
  3. Soak the sultanas in the orange juice while you prep the rest of the cake
  4. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, sugar, melted dairy free spread, polenta, sultanas and orange zest
  5. Beat in the egg yolks
  6. Stir in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon
  7. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks
  8. Fold the egg whites into the pumpkin mixture
  9. Pour into the bundt tin and bake for 50 minutes
  10. Allow to cool before dusting with some icing sugar

Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Seed Butter

Hello

A little bit of a different recipe tonight.  I know a few of you are also nut free and have asked before about alternatives to peanut butter.  I had some pumpkin seeds in the cupboard and I decided to have a go at making a seed butter.

The lovely roasted pumpkin seeds go perfectly with the ground cinnamon.  I used this spread on bagels, brioche and pancakes.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Seed Butter

I’ve been updating some of my photos ….

I’ve written/moaned a bit about how my photos look rubbish when I don’t take them in natural light.  Hopefully that problem is a thing of the past now as I got a photography light source as a lovely Christmas present.  Inspired by that I’ve started to re-photograph some of the recipes that annoy me the most.  I’ve started with these two pumpkin pancake recipes as the colour was really bad on the original photos.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Choc Chip Pancakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Pumpkin and Oat Pancakes

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Seed Butter

serves / makes 1 small jar
10 prep time
10 mins cooking time

Ingredients

  • 300g pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 oC
  2. Lay out the pumpkin seeds on a lined baking sheet
  3. Roast in the oven for 10 minutes
  4. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes
  5. Place the pumpkin seeds, olive oil, maple syrup/honey and cinnamon in a blender
  6. Blitz until smooth
  7. Transfer to a small jar

Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Pumpkin Granola

Hello Everyone

It’s granola recipe time again – but this one is in keeping with my pumpkin theme.  Granola with some dairy free yoghurt and fresh berries is still one of my top two breakfasts – the other being pancakes.  It also explains why there is a million granola and pancake recipes on my website – in fact I think there is actually not one but two granola pancake recipes!

If you aren’t digging my pumpkin obsession just now you could substitute it in this recipe for something similar like either apple sauce or a nut/seed butter.

So in summary this recipe is:

  • Autumnal
  • Cinnamony
  • Nutty
  • Perfect with yoghurt and berries

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Spiced Granola Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

pumpkin-bars

Pumpkin isn’t just for Halloween right?  I bulk bought pumpkin puree as  I love baking with it, so now I’ve done my Halloween style pumpkin recipes I’m going to use the rest to make everyday things.

These bars are simple to make and are great for breakfast with a dairy free yogurt and some fresh fruit.  I also made some pumpkin spiced granola so I’ll share the recipe for that next week.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Pumpkin Breakfast Bars Recipe