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Pumpkin peanut butter muffins in a muffin tray.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Muffins

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  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These pumpkin peanut butter muffins are made with whole wheat flour and are oil-free.  They’re perfect for a fall treat using warm spices like pumpkin pie spice and more cinnamon.


  • 2 tablespoons (15 g) ground flax seed (+ 5 tablespoons water)
  • 1/4 cup (65 g) natural unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 cup (230 g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup (122 g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons of dairy-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1  3/4 cups (220 g) whole-wheat flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (90 g) vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C).
  2. Make two flax eggs by stirring together the ground flax seed and 5 tablespoons of water.  Set aside and let it sit and gel for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tray with silicone liners (or lightly spray the muffin tray with non-stick cooking spray).
  4. In a bowl, whisk the peanut butter and maple syrup together.  Then whisk in the pumpkin puree, applesauce, milk, vanilla extract, and the flax eggs.
  5. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.
  6. Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Stir a few times, then add the chocolate chips.  Then gently fold everything together until just combined.
  7. Fill 12 standard muffin cups full and bake for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean and the muffin tops bounce back when pressed.
  8. Cool in the muffin tray for 10 minutes, then move to cooling rack to continue cooling.


I use natural peanut butter that just contains peanuts and/or salt.  So I recommend using a brand with no added oils or sweeteners.  The added oils and sweeteners may alter the taste and texture of the muffins.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 21 minutes
  • Category: snacks, dessert, breakfast
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american