Vegan Pumpkin Apple Spiced Muffins

Pumpkin Apple Spiced Muffins

What a CRAZY couple of weeks – I know I almost always say then when I start a recipe – but seriously life is just crazy sometimes!  But it’s also pretty wonderful and amazing, so I’m not complaining!

For those of you that don’t know I totaled my car in a collision with a bus, it was definitely not one of my proudest moments, but trust me I’m already laughing about it!  As I like to say, worse things have and will happen in my life, so I just need to go with the flow.

Anyways after taking a hiatus for a week or two to get everything together, I have a new car, the accident is all taken care of, and I’m back in the kitchen making delicious vegan friendly treats.

I’ve also started working on a big project!  I’m trying to make it to Austin, Texas in 2015 for an AMAZING Vegan Blogger convention, and I’m looking for support to get there – if you want to help you can check it out here!

A few weeks ago I hit up the apple orchard with my family and so I have an abundance of apples, I also went a little crazy and bought like 10 cans of pumpkin while they were on sale last week – oops!  Since I have way too much pumpkin and apple, I decided that I needed to use up a little of both – thus Pumpkin Apple Spiced Muffins!

How do I describe these muffins, savory, rich, moist, delicious – there are too many words!  They are a great snack, breakfast, or even a dessert.  They are not too sweet, but the are certainly delicious.  I hope you enjoy eating them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Vegan Pumpkin Apple Spiced Muffin

Vegan Pumpkin Apple Spiced Muffins
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: ~12 Muffins
Muffin Batter
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat flour
  • 1½ Cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 Cup Pumplin Purée
  • ½ Cup Maple Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbps Ground Flax + ¼ Cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
Apple Bits
  • 2-3 Large Apples, Skinned and Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. In a small bowl mix together the ground flax and the water. Put it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes while you continue the recipe.
  3. In a large mix the dry ingredients for the Muffin Batter together until they are well incorporated.
  4. Add the wet ingredients (include the flax seed mixture) and mix until the until completely combined.
  5. In a large pan over medium heat start to cook the chopped apples.
  6. Once you hear the apples start to sizzle add the 2 tbsp of sugar and stir together for 1-2 minutes until the apples start to caramelize.
  7. Immediately transfer the apple to the batter and fold them in using a large spatula.
  8. Fill a muffin pan with the batter, about ⅓-1/2 cup of batter for each muffin.
  9. Place them in the oven for 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow them to cool, and enjoy!
Tips and Ideas
These muffins are more savory then sweet - if you want extra sweetness add a little more maple syrup or coconut sugar!

You don't have to use coconut sugar, I just prefer it over white sugar! Any granular sugar will do!

If you want an extra splash of flavor replace so of the non-dairy milk with apple juice, just don't replace more then half of it!

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Whats your favorite Fall treat?

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  1. Ilene says

    Zach, I found your site last week and am enjoying all the recipes. Some things that would help when you write the recipe is to group the dry and wet ingredients so it’s clear what to mix together. I like that you number the steps and are really clear on those. Part of my job is writing how-to articles for the web so I tend to be picky. Thanks for doing such a great job!

    • says

      Hey Ilene – I can definitely work on it – I’m still new to this whole “recipe blogging” thing ;) I’m going to be reading and learning too on how to structure things even better!

  2. Kat says

    Zach…I love what you are doing and wish you much success! Your recipes are awesome :) Your pictures are super as well…keep up the awesome job and good luck in all your ventures!

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