October 2, 2013

wiaw: thirteen - pumpkin spice muffins

i have an awesome recipe for pumpkin spice muffins to share with you for what i ate wednesday today at peas and crayons !
my continuing gratitude to Jenn, the girl genius who started this revolution. ♥
muffins are such a classic little treat. great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, with a cup of tea or even dessert. these gluten-free pumpkin spice muffins, made with oat flour and almond flour, are light, fluffy and satisfying.

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 full batch one or two muffins after dinner.  gobble gobble.

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)

optional topping:
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. optionalfold 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?


  1. Those muffins look fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe :) I hate to say this but pumpkin is definitely my favourite part of fall :)

    1. of course. pumpkin is definitely THE fall food trend. just the thought of having something pumpkin baking in my oven and the smell in the air is enough to make my heart skip a beat. almost :)

  2. Maria - 1. I am so happy you are back. I've missed you dearly (did you ever get my email?) and 2. These muffins sound divine. You're awesome :)

    1. omg! Jessie lol - 1. I'm happy to be back on here too, thanks so much for saying that :) 2. no, sorry, i never responded to your email. i just wanted you to have fun and focus on your trip and being with your family rather than reading emails, y'now. 3. these muffins ARE reallly good! i was a little iffy about them because pumpkin is still really new to me, but "my little taste tester" loved them so that's a sure win in my book lol :)

  3. looks delicious....just mouthwatering!

  4. Yum! Thanks for stopping by on my blog, I'm happy to have found yours
    My favorite fall food is apple pie. French apple pie though, I don't like the American version with upper crust and loads of sugar...
    Also, growing up in Europe, I was not exposed to the punkin madness... I think I'm a convert though haha

    1. hmmm..truthfully, I didn't even know there was such a thing as French Apple Pie...i know, i know. I had to use google to find out what it was lol. I've seen it before but I always assumed it was apple crisp lol. silly me.

      pumpkin is still new to me..i've been seeing it everywhere though!! I never ate it when I was younger, I didn't even like pumpkin pie lol. these muffins are pretty fab though :)

      and of course! I'm so grateful for connecting with you on here :)