I make these muffins all of the time. They are my go-to breakfast treat, but I especially love them around Halloween and the fall. Also, it doesn't hurt that they are so easy to make.
This recipe is a modified version of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's "The Best Pumpkin Muffins" which can be found in her cookbook Vegan with a Vengeance. She is a wizard in the kitchen! I hope that you enjoy these punkin treats as much as I do. They would be ideal for a work function or a fall brunch.
What you will need:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar (make sure the sugar is vegan)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 cup soy or coconut milk
1/2 cup vegetable or sunflower oil
2 tablespoons molasses
2/3 or 1 cup vegan chocolate chips, your preference (not pictured)
Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Lightly grease a twelve-muffin tin, or as I did, you can use fun, festive Halloween inspired tin liners. I spray them with oil to make sure I get the entire muffin out. I’m greedy like that.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, soy or coconut milk, oil, and molasses. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, mix, add the chocolate chips, and then stir until they are incorporated throughout.
Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake for 17-20 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean. (Watch your muffins because you don't want to end up like me. I let mine brown a little too much.)
Voila! Happy Eating and Trick or Treating!
P.S. Shannon posted about vegan candy a little earlier in October. Well, I thought I would share one of my favorites – Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks. You can buy these at Kroger on the Halloween aisle. A bag contains Summer Strawberry and Berry Patch packs. Kids and adults will love them.
Thank you so much for this recipe, Jade--I can't wait to use it, like, every day until June....
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