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Vegan oil free pumpkin muffins in a muffin tray with walnuts on top.

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins (Oil-Free)


  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These oil-free vegan pumpkin muffins are a little taste of fall with their warming flavors from pumpkin pie spice and extra cinnamon.  


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons (15 g) ground flax seed + 5 tablespoons (55 ml) water)
  • 1  3/4 cup (220 g) whole wheat flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup (230 g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (122 g) unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1/3 cup (79 ml) dairy-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (55 g) chopped walnuts (or use vegan chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 (190 C).  Line a 12-cup muffin tray with silicone cups or lightly non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix the 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed with 5 tablespoons of water and set aside for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, applesauce, milk, vanilla extract, and flax eggs. 
  5. Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Stir a few times, then add the walnuts.  Then gently fold everything together until just combined.
  6. Fill 12 standard muffin cups full and bake for 21-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean and the muffin tops bounce back when pressed.
  7. Cool in the muffin tray for 10 minutes, then move to a cooling rack to continue cooling.

Notes

Use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 21-25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan pumpkin muffins, pumpkin muffins dairy free, oil free pumpkin muffins