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The most delicious pumpkin pecan muffins! They're vegan and perfect for breakfast.

THE BEST VEGAN PUMPKIN PECAN MUFFINS

Perfect pumpkin pecan muffins that are as easy to make as they are to eat.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: pumpkin muffins, vegan muffins, vegan pumpkin muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16 Muffins
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Linda Meyer

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce plus ½ tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (See Note)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 10 tablespoon vegan butter at room temperature (we use Earth Balance)
  • 1 cup granulated vegan white sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chopped pecans plus approximately 16 whole pecans for garnishing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C) and lightly grease the individual cups of a muffin pan
  • Whisk the apple sauce and baking powder until foamy. Set aside
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, spices, salt, baking powder, and baking soda until combined. Set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add the applesauce, vanilla, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree and beat on a high speed for 2 minutes. It won’t be smooth and creamy, that’s okay.
  • Stir in the flour and pecans until just combined.
  • Use an ice-cream scoop or a large spoon and fill each muffin cup ¾ of the way full and press a whole pecan on the tops. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes , or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and invert on a wire baking rack to cool completely.

Notes

If you prefer a gluten-free version we suggest using King Arthur All-Purpose Gluten-Free flour.
 
The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.9mg