Make this very best Vegan Pumpkin Muffins recipe and enjoy the wholesome, healthy goodness! These healthy muffins are made with a crumble topping with oatmeal. It’s a perfect breakfast treat! See tips for making these into gluten free pumpkin muffins below.
Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
Mornings should be perfect. I mean it. If you can’t get your day started out right, then what’s the point! OK. That’s a little harsh. Of course, not every morning is going to fit my perfect script. [Insert shrugged shoulders and a Sigh here.]
But still, I take my mornings seriously. Having vegan Pumpkin Muffin recipes handy? Well, you know, what could be more perfect than that!
Do you ever go through these periods where everything feels intensely busy? Me too!
I’ve been even more crazy busy than normal lately. So, I decided to give myself the weekend to recover. I spent Saturday just chilacking and doing piddly, stupid stuff. It felt sooo good! 😉
How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
Can you make pumpkin muffins vegan? Absolutely! In fact, this vegan pumpkin muffin recipe is not only easy, it’s fun to make too. Here’s how:
Step One: Preparation:
Heat your oven to 350F. Line muffin pans with muffin/cupcake liners. Makes about 16 regular size muffins.
Step Two: Prepare the Topping
In a small bowl mix the topping ingredients. Stir until combined and set aside.
Step Three: Mix Dry Ingredients
In a medium-sized bowl mix together the flours, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Step Four: Mix Wet Ingredients
In a separate medium-sized bowl mix together the pumpkin, ground flax seed, corn starch, plant milk, brown sugar, peanut butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir together until combined.
Step Five: Make the Batter
Pour the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture and stir until just combined.
Step Six: Pour Batter in Muffin Compartments + Bake
Pour the pumpkin vegan muffins batter into lined muffin tins about 3/4 of the way full. Top each with a teaspoon or two of the topping.
Place muffins in the heated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden on top.
Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly. Serve warm.
Use these helpful tips to make each pumpkin muffin vegan and perfect every time:
- This recipe calls for whole wheat pastry flour. I find it works great!
- To make this into a gluten free vegan pumpkin muffin recipe, substitute all purpose gluten free baking flour for the flour. GF pumpkin muffins are so good!
- Add a mashed banana to make these into vegan banana pumpkin muffins (you can also reduce the sugar by 1/4 cup too)
- I’ve included a teaspoon of cinnamon to these vegan pumpkin spice muffins
- Add a dollop of Vegan Vanilla Frosting to transform these into Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes!
- This recipe uses minimal oil which is why they’re healthy vegan pumpkin muffins
- Substitute 1/4 cup applesauce for the oil to make these vegan pumpkin muffins applesauce infused!
- Are you deciding whether to use papers or not? I love this guide to muffin papers. it’s so informative!
Making Mornings Special
When times are busy, you can carve out some self care time to make your weekends special.
My favorite way to get my groove back is to start out with my Perfect Morning List. Here’s how it goes:
- Get up early
- Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water
- Take a wog. That’s not a typo. A wog is my Brangelina nod to my favorite workout. It’s a walk/jog combination. Saying wog is just easier. Besides, I like the looks on peoples’ faces when I say it.
- Do a 10-minute meditation
- Take in a little productivity/inspirational reading
- Eat a healthy breakfast!
If you’re wondering where these easy vegan pumpkin muffins fit into getting my groove back? Just take a look at that last bullet.
I love these vegan pumpkin oatmeal muffins because they’re not overly sweet, but they’re packed with lots of flavor and even some protein to keep me going strong until lunch.
Love Vegan Muffin Recipes?
Obviously, you love vegan pumpkin muffin recipes! But does that leave you wanting more good vegan muffins recipes? Here’s some more for you to try:
- These Vegan Blueberry Muffins are the best
- Everyone loves Vegan Banana Muffins
- These Orange Poppyseed Muffins are coffee shop quality good
- Make these Applesauce Muffins and enjoy the delicious flavors
- Give these tasty Carrot Muffins a try
- Of course, these Carrot Cake Muffins offer a generous amount of streusel topping
- Since we’re talking pumpkin, these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are not only delicious, but gorgeous too!
That’s it for these vegetarian pumpkin muffins!
I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!
Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
- ¼ cup oatmeal
- ¼ cup pecans roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¾ cup plant-based milk soy, almond, etc
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin pans with muffin/cupcake liners. Makes about 16 regular size muffins.
- In a small bowl mix the topping ingredients. Stir until combined and set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl mix together the flours, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a separate medium-sized bowl mix together the pumpkin, ground flax seed, corn starch, plant milk, brown sugar, peanut butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir together until combined.
- Pour the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture and stir until just combined. Pour the batter into lined muffin tins about 3/4 of the way full. Top each with a teaspoon or two of the topping.
- Place muffins in the heated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden on top.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly. Serve warm.
Use gluten-free flour to make these into gluten free dairy free pumpkin muffins today! Enjoy!