GLUTEN-FREE, LACTOSE-FREE, GRAIN-FREE SOUR CREAM PUMPKIN CAKELETTES

This is a post I’ve wanted to write for a while now because almost two years ago, The Professor and I completed a mini-kitchen update and streamlined our pantry into one area. Before then, we had pantry items stored on shelves in our basement, on a shelf above the stairs leading to the basement, on shelves in our studio area, an extremely deep pantry, and non-functional cabinet in the kitchen and anywhere else we found empty. There are just two of us. I may need an intervention.

We installed pull-out baskets along a 10-foot wall and added white countertop the entire length of that wall – and we added open shelving above, that reaches to the ceiling. It took nearly a week to purge what was outdated, recycle what we didn’t need and repurposed what could be used elsewhere; and when it was all said and done, it felt freeing to have everything easily accessible for getting meals on the table as well as making grocery lists. And I also discovered that somehow . . . I had stockpiled 26 cans of pumpkin . . . yep, 26 cans of pumpkin. As I said, I may need an intervention.

pumpkin2

Needless-to-say, The Professor and I had a good laugh about my ‘pumpkin hording’ and then we got creative in how to use all that pumpkin: smoothies, pies, breads and these cakelettes. Moist cake, tender crumb, these cakelettes are a perfect addition to a holiday brunch table – and the batter can also be scooped into muffin tins or cupcake liners or even baked into mini-muffins; dusted with powdered sugar, they really hit the spot with coffee – add a glaze or frosting and you have dessert. The cakelettes can be made a day ahead but dust with powdered sugar right before serving; they’ll keep well for up to 3 days and they freeze fine – but I’m guessing you won’t have any left!

We discovered Green Valley Organics almost a year ago and now we regularly stock our refrigerator with their lactose-free products: yogurt, kefir and their sour cream – it’s thick and creamy and can be used measure-for-measure anytime a recipe calls for regular sour cream. The Professor and I appreciate that it’s certified organic and contains live, active cultures which are good for the tummy – particularly important for those of us who don’t tolerate gluten. Green Valley Organics is a great brand and we’re proud to work with them – but I will also say that we’d purchase their products regardless.

pumpkin3

I do hope you’ll make these – whether you’re gluten-free, grain-free or not – I’m going to wager a guess that you’ll love the recipe as much as we do. And for the record, there are now only 2 cans of pumpkin in the pantry!

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Green Valley Organics. I am being compensated to develop a recipe and share information about Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free products with you; however, all opinions are strictly my own.

10 Comments

  1. Pingback: 50+ Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes

  2. Pingback: gluten free pumpkin recipes

  3. Pingback: LACTOSE-FREE SMOKED SALMON PARTY DIP | Smith Bites

  4. Pingback: 50 Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipes

  5. Oh, good, we’re not the only pumpkin hoarders! Thanks so much, Deb, for this creative recipe using our Sour Cream! We can’t wait to make it!

  6. I don’t seem to see any pumpkin other than the pumpkin spice added to these cakes. Can you get the color, texture, and taste without the canned pumpkin; or did the little imp that erases ingredients on lists and instructions strike again? I stock up on pumpkin as well, because my 16 year old son craves anything pumpkin, so it is kind of like a reward system for his gentlemanly kindness to find a new dessert with which to surprise him all year long.

    • Oh Lora – the imp strikes again. Thanks for the eagle eyes, and the recipe has been updated. I hope your 16 year old finds it to be a worthwhile reward. I think it will be!

  7. No intervention needed. Just make more baked goods, haha! 😉 These are beautiful!!!!!!!! Quite possibly my favorite cake shape ever. And these are gluten free, which makes them all the more impressive.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! Love these!

Leave a Reply to Stephanie @ PlainChicken Cancel

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*