|my continuing gratitude to Jenn, the girl genius who started this revolution. ♥|
this is the first muffin recipe i've posted. "my little taste tester" (who happens to be my beautiful, loving son) and i had a conversation last night about my recipes during which he gave me his blessing to post this one for pumpkin spice muffins. he gave his approval by gobbling down
a stamp of approval from "my little taste tester" means that these pumpkin spice muffins are ready for “prime time"!
pumpkin spice muffins (gluten-free, vegan, paleo, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free)
adapted from a muffin recipe by Kelly at nosh and nourish.
2 cups flour (i used one cup almond flour + 1 cup oat flour) *or sub with your favorite flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
dash of allspice
1 cup cooked pumpkin purée
1 large banana, mashed (or 1 cup full fat coconut milk from a can)
1/2 tsp vanilla
up to 80 drops of stevia. or other sweetener *or 1/2 cup maple syrup, honey, coconut nectar or agave
optional add ins:
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup chocolate chips (i used enjoy life minis)
1-2 TBSP pumpkin seeds
1. in a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice).
2. in another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (pumpkin, coconut milk, vanilla, and sweetener).
3. stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
4. optional: fold in pecans and chocolate chips, if using.
5. line your muffin tin with muffin cups or coat it with coconut oil (like me).
6. spoon the batter evenly into muffin cups.
7. optional: add some pumpkin seeds to each one (for a little extra crunch).
8. bake at 350ºF 25-30 minutes.
9. cool and enjoy!
makes 10-12 muffins depending on how full you fill each muffin cup.
i filled mine 2/3 full and ended up with 11 muffins.
*Kelly's original recipe called for brown rice flour, coconut sugar, flax eggs, and a banana. i substituted the brown rice flour with oat flour and almond flour; the coconut sugar for stevia; i omitted the eggs altogether and used coconut milk instead of mashed banana. kelly topped her muffins with streusel while i topped mine with pumpkin seeds.
what's your favorite fall food?
aside from food, what's your favorite thing about the fall season?