These pumpkin muffins are sure something special! A cozy blend of warming spices all wrapped up in a wholesome muffin, what more could you want?

As the weather is turning for crisp and cool to downright cold, I find my body craving more warm comforting foods. While many comfort foods are loaded with ingredients that tend to weight you down, these vegan muffins are made with nutritious ingredients that will nourish your body and fulfill that craving.

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These muffins are sweetened ever so slightly to and will keep you satisfied without sending your body into a surge of sugar havoc. The sweetness comes from apple puree, pure maple syrup, and a little coconut sugar to add a depth of caramelized flavor.

I absolutely love serving these warm, slathered with almond butter and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. I would also recommend a dollop of maple cashew cream or serve alongside some yogurt (dairy-free optional) topped with cinnamon and hemp seeds for a more filling option.

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (Can substitute spelt flour or gluten-free blend)
  • 5 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/2 tsp allspice (optional)
Wet ingredients
  • 1 + 2 tbsp cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup cashew milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Directions

1Preheat the oven to 400F. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
2In a separate bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix together well.
3Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. (Careful not to over mix!)
4Place about 1/4 cup of the mixture into a lightly oiled muffin tin.
5Place the muffin tin in the oven for 20-23 minutes. The muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean.

Muffins in tray

Have you tried baking healthy treats like these muffins before? And are they just as delicious as what you're used to? Let us know in the comments below.

About the Author

Jessica Kelley

Jessica is the founder of Nourished by Nutrition. She has a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics and is currently in her dietetic internship and working on getting her Masters Degree in Nutrition Therapy. She is an advocate for staying fit and finding a source of movement you truly love. Jessica spends most of her free time in the kitchen, playing with her two pups, or curled up on the couch with a good book and a cup of warm tea.

She believes healthy is a lifestyle that encompasses whole living and balance in all aspect of life, with nutritious food being the foundation. Jessica focuses on predominantly nutrient-dense, plant-based recipes that are designed to leave you feeling amazing. You can check out Nourished by Nutrition here, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.


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