Muffins with: NO refined sugar, NO starches, and that have fruits, vegetables, AND whole grains?! This is one muffin you’ve got to try!
Another creation to get healthy foods into my son’s belly!
As if it wasn’t enough that he had an exorbitant number of sensitivities, on top of all THAT, he’s p.i.c.k.y about whole (non-pureed) foods! I am so sick of feeding him baby food, and at 18 months, he is more than ready to be using those chompers he worked so hard to get in!
Not only were these a hit with him (minus the chocolate of course!), the rest of us went nutzo over these moist muffins too!
We know YOU will too, so put your bakers hat on and whip up a batch of healthy goodness for YOUR family OR just yourself!
Using fresh pumpkin puree in your pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
I love to grow all sorts of verities of winter squash and pumpkins in my garden every year. So generally, inmost of my recipes using pumpkin, I use fresh pumpkin puree!
I adore the flavor of a quality perfect squash baked up in the oven. Often, they are sweet enough to eat all by itself. You simply can’t get that from a can!
So I encourage you to try your hand at making your own homemade pumpkin puree, it is an easy process and requires no special skills!
But no worries if you don’t have fresh puree, I also tested these gluten free vegan pumpkin muffins with just a can of purchased pumpkin!
Gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins substitutions
Here are some frequently asked questions and my answers to them!
I can’t have oats, what else can I use? You can actually use any all purpose gluten free flour in place of ALL the flours in this recipe! Or grind for own light/fresh buckwheat groats (see my gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins for details on raw groats) to replace the oat flour, or even brown rice flour.
I want to use eggs instead? Go ahead and replace the applesauce and the chia or flax meal with 2 large eggs.
I don’t have coconut oil? Any light tasting oil will work here. Avocado or light olive oil are my favorites.
More gluten free muffins ideas:
- Paleo 5 Minute Muffins – these are ready for the oven in about 5 minutes using your blender! Low in added sugars!
- Paleo Vegan Banana Bread Muffins – finding an egg free grain free muffin is always a challenge!
- Paleo Chocolate Butternut Muffins take advantage of the easy to find butternut squash!
- Gluten free pumpkin muffins are super easy to whip up in your food processor bowl!
Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Muffins Recipe:
Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
Tender and moist gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are made with wholesome ingredients so you're happy to feed them to your family! With no eggs or dairy, these are an allergy friendly treat!
Wet Mix Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cup homemade pumpkin puree or one can, room temp to not harden coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey if not vegan
- 1/2 cup applesauce room temp to not harden coconut oil
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or other light tasting oil
- 1/4 cup palm sugar (same as coconut sugar) or other granulated sugar. May add more to suit your taste
- 1/4 cup chia meal can use flax meal instead
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with muffin liners.
Mix the wet mix ingredients together.
Place the dry mix ingredients, in order, on top of the wet mix. Gently whisk the dry ingredients a bit and then stir vigorously to blend well.
Pour into a prepared muffin tins, 2/3 full.
Bake for 18-22 minutes until tops are just set, and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean!
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