It wouldn’t be fall season without pumpkins! My dairy-free pumpkin muffin recipe is sweet and comforting, which is perfect for the holidays. They are soft, moist, and light–a perfect addition to your dessert go-to’s for sharing with family and friends.
Did you know pumpkins are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help your body fight disease? They have anti-inflammatory properties and can help lower the risk of diabetes and cancer. Pumpkins are also vibrant and rich in color due to carotenoids.
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Dairy-Free Pumpkin Muffins
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 measuring cup
- measuring spoons
- 1 mixing spoon
- 1 muffin pan
- 1 1/2 tbsp flaxseeds to make flax egg
- 4 tbsp water to make flax egg
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tbsp ground ginger
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup almond flour or gluten-free flour
- 1/2 cup water if needed
- Preheat oven to 350° F (174° C) and use parchment paper to line up a standard-size muffin tin. This recipe can make up to 10 regular-sized muffins, and you may adjust if you have a different pan.
- Prepare the flax egg by mixing the flaxseeds and water in a bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Add banana to a mixing bowl and mash, leaving just a bit of texture. Then, add maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin purée. Whisk for one minute.
- Mix in rolled oats, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, coconut sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- Add almond flour and mix until combined. The batter is best when it is thick and easy to scoop. Pour water into the mixture little by little, if necessary.
- Divide batter evenly among 6-10 muffin tins filling all the way to the top. Adjust batch size, if necessary.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and when a fork or knife comes out completely clean. It’s better to slightly over-bake these than under-bake because the gluten-free flour takes longer to cook all the way through.
- After baking, let the muffins cool for 5 minutes, then gently remove them from the muffin tin and place them onto a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
- You can drizzle a thin layer of maple syrup or use almond protein powder or almond flour using a strainer for a fairy dust look. Treat yourself or share with a friend!