Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Spice Muffins! 🍂

When I went vegan, a lot of people started questioning what I ate. 

"So you can't even eat cake and cookies?"

Actually, I can eat all of the sweets in the world! While outsiders think vegans have to buy fancy gluten free flours, non-GMO sweeteners and sugar extracted from some rare Peruvian plant, we actually bake just like everyone else.

When it comes down to it, vegan baking is a piece of cake. (Literally.) Aside from eggs and occasionally milk, most baking recipes require mostly plant-based ingredients. In addition, replacing eggs with applesauce or bananas is a much healthier (and much more delicious) alternative!

As much as I love eating spooky foods during autumn, a lot of my favorite places don't accommodate a plant-based diet. (Pssst. I'm talking to you, Disneyland!) So naturally, I thought I'd make pumpkin spice muffins that us vegans can enjoy!

Here's what you'll need:
2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
2/3 cup of sugar (I used coconut, but it's up to you!)
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup canned pumpkin purée
2/3 cup of sweetened cinnamon applesauce 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
and of course, non dairy chocolate chips to mix in! 
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, combine all of your ingredients (dry first, then wet) and whisk together until combined.
3. Spoon the mixture into muffin liners and fill until it appears to be 2/3s full.
4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. I usually prefer savory foods, but these muffins had me feeling some type of way!
If you don't feel like baking these bad boys from scratch, I've got you covered. Trader Joes has accidentally vegan pumpkin bread mixes that you can easily make into muffins! 

Now, if you don't mind me, I'm going to devour these muffins. BRB. ðŸ‚

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