These fluffy Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits are full of delicious pumpkin spice and fall flavors. Wait until you take a bite into all of the flaky layers! You will want to bake this gluten free pumpkin biscuit recipe all year long!!
I am going to take a moment or two to rave about this new fall pumpkin recipe. Pumpkin in recipes tends to make things a bit dense, but I am so proud of these gluten free pumpkin biscuits. Nobody will know they are gluten free!
If you are looking for a fluffy biscuit with lots of layers, you need to bake a batch of these gluten free pumpkin biscuits. This recipe is loosely based on my popular Gluten Free Biscuits recipe.
We are huge pumpkin fanatics. If you love pumpkin, check out all of my easy gluten free pumpkin recipes!
Why These Biscuits Are Amazing:
- They have the perfect level of flakiness.
- You will love the balance between sweet and savory!
- These homemade biscuits are so easy to make. They are one of my family's new favorite recipes!
- I use canned pumpkin puree, and you can buy that all year long. I never get why we only bake pumpkin recipes in the fall...you will seriously want to make this recipe all year. They are that good!
- They freeze well ,so you can make a double batch and freeze the extras.
I just made this recipe & they are amazing! They are light, great texture & flavor. This will be my go to biscuit when I have bread cravings & will be the bread on the table for Thanksgiving. So quick & easy yo make too. Thank you for posting this recipe "Karen P., Facebook comment
- Gluten Free Flour Blend - I recommend Cup4Cup to make this biscuit recipe. Other blends will work well, but if you know my popular plain biscuits, you know I tested 8 different gluten free flour blends to find the one that rises and gets the flakiest.
- Xanthan Gum - If your flour blend doesn't have either xanthan gum or guar gum, you will need to add one teaspoon.
- Baking Powder - This recipe uses a lot of baking powder, so you must use aluminum-free baking powder. Regular baking powder has a slightly metallic taste, and you do not want that in this recipe. Check out this article, Is Baking Powder Gluten Free, to ensure you use the right baking powder.
- Salt - Use kosher salt or sea salt.
- Butter - Use unsalted butter.
- Eggs - Use size large.
- Pumpkin - Use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. It makes a big difference!
- Brown Sugar - You can use less if you want these gluten free pumpkin biscuits to be less sweet.
- Vanilla Extract - I always recommend using pure vanilla extract. Luckily Vanilla Extract Is Gluten Free!
One reader was able to adapt my recipe and make these gluten free pumpkin biscuits vegan!
This recipe is a fantastic discovery, thank you for sharing it! I had to substitute the butter with ghee that I flash-froze before using, and used the subs almond&cashew milk and egg replacer. The biscuits are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft inside. Delicious too, which is the most important."Konny M., blog comment
Recipe Step By Step Directions:
Step 1: Add the gluten free flour blend, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a large
Step 2: Add the cold butter and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. When you are finished, your mixture will look like it has tiny butter crumbs everywhere.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, add the pumpkin puree, egg, and milk. Whisk to blend the wet ingredients together.
Step 4: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix into a soft batter.
Preheat the oven to 425º F and be sure the rack is in the middle position.
Step 5: Dust a piece of wax paper lightly with gluten free flour. Press the biscuit dough flat, about 1 ½ to 2 inches thick. Use a biscuit cutter or large round cookie cutter to cut out biscuit shapes.
Step 6: For best results, place the biscuits onto a parchment paper lined baking tray. I used a very large biscuit cutter and the recipe made 5 large biscuits. If you use a medium sized biscuit cutter, you will get 6 biscuits.
Step 7: Brush milk over the top of each biscuit. This helps the top bake to a light golden brown.
Step 8: Bake the biscuits for 20 minutes until they are finished baking. Remove the tray from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool on a wire rack.
As I said before, one bite, and you will be hooked. Serve these big biscuits with butter. A honey drizzle is also nice! You may also love these Gluten Free Cornmeal Biscuits.
- Add pecans or walnuts.
- Dark or bittersweet chocolate chips are very good in this biscuit recipe.
- If you love unique ideas, I love adding cooked bacon to the pumpkin biscuit dough.
Be sure to check out all of my incredible gluten free biscuit recipes!
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
Yes, you can use freshly roasted pumpkin in this recipe. If you do, I highly advise pureeing the pumpkin in a high speed blender to ensure there are no chunks.
These gluten free pumpkin biscuits will keep fresh for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
I recommend storing these biscuits in the refrigerator. You can also freeze these pumpkin biscuits. Place them into a zip-style freezer bag. They will keep fresh in the freezer for up to 4 months.
If you love a hint of sweetness, try these Gluten Free Cinnamon Brown Sugar Biscuits too!
More Delicious Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes:
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake
- Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins
- The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits
- 1 ¾ cups gluten free flour blend * see notes
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder aluminum-free!
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter unsalted, cold.
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree * see note
- ¼ cup milk + 2 tablespoon additional milk
- 1 large egg
- Preheat the oven to 425º F and set the oven rack to the middle setting.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a wire whisk.
- Add the cold butter chunks and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour mixture. It should resemble crumbs when you are finished cutting in the butter.
- In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix into a soft biscuit dough.
- Lightly dust flour on a surface and place the dough on the flour. Press the dough to 1 ½ to 2 inches thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuit shapes.
- Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush milk over the top of each biscuit.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes until the top of each gluten free pumpkin biscuit is slightly golden brown. The baking time may vary depending on how large you make your biscuits.
- Remove the baked biscuits from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack.
- I used Cup4Cup for this recipe because it makes biscuits and bread fluffier.
- Use pureed pumpkin and NOT pumpkin pie spice.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn't contain xanthan gum or guar gum, add one teaspoon.
- Store cooled biscuits in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or freeze in a freezer bag.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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