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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

You'll be surprised to learn how moist this Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe is with gluten-free and vegan ingredients. Spend your morning with these guilt-free fall treats for breakfast!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Oven


  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick oats gluten-free if necessary– buying in bulk is recommended. Note that these gluten-free pumpkin muffins would work just fine with wheat and several other types of flour if you’re not sensitive to gluten.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree smashed with a fork until smooth
  • 1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy (or dairy) milk Hemp milk is a highly recommended alternative
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line your muffin pan and set aside.
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Mix all wet ingredients in a separate bowl and gently pour into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  • Make sure to combine all ingredients thoroughly. Pour into muffin pan and fill 3/4 of the way up. Bake in the oven for 30 min or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool and serve!


Additional Notes: 
If you are following a healthy liver diet:
  1. Feel free to reduce the amount of sugar (blackstrap molasses) further
  2. Oats work for this diet plan. You can also opt for other whole-grain flour (barley, brown rice, buckwheat, corn, millet, quinoa, rye). Every type of flour has different characteristics, so expect some changes in texture when using the alternatives.
  3. You can cut the sugar by half and add fresh ripe peaches to the batter instead. The peaches are also low in glycemic index, and this will cut the total sugar content of these muffins.
For a clean eating diet:
  1. Just be particular with the flour used to be gluten-free (the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free)
  2. Use of fresh pumpkin. You can add other fruits to substitute the sugar. Plus, it would add more color to this bread - like dried berries or dates.
If histamine sensitivity is a concern: 
  1. Check if it’s okay for you to consume the pumpkin spice as it usually contains cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Use the milk that you are not sensitive to. Hemp milk is also recommended.
  3. Egg alternative would be the flax, chia, and hemp seeds added with water.
  4. In terms of storage, freezing is better than refrigeration.