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


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


  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce plus ½ teaspoon 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


  • 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.


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


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
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