These easy vegan pumpkin muffins make a great, healthy mid-morning snack!
Right after Halloween is the perfect time to get your hands on really cheap pumpkins and these easy vegan pumpkin muffins are a fantastic way to use fresh pumpkin puree.
This vegan pumpkin muffins recipe is my new favorite!
I had, a little while ago, tested a recipe from the Vegan with a Vengeance cookbook and it was called the Best Vegan Pumpkin Recipe. I’m not about to start an all-out war with Isa, she’s one of my vegan heroes, but I think I’ve managed to pull together a pretty amazing easy vegan pumpkin muffins recipe, thank you very much. This recipe has just the right amount of spice, moisture and healthy grains.
It’s also low in fat and does not include tons of sugar. I think you’ll love it! I brought the muffins to work one morning, and everyone enjoyed them, commenting on how they were moist and tasty.
Oat bran makes these easy vegan pumpkin muffins filling and healthy!
I don’t use oat bran much in my baking, but I came across a pumpkin muffin recipe on Recettes du Québec which had oat bran as part of the dry ingredients and thought I would try the idea. I prefer eating my oats whole, but adding a little oat bran to a recipe gives it extra fiber, which is quite healthy for you. Everyone needs a little extra fiber these days, right?
While I’m on the subject of making muffins, let me tell you how I’ve been using my red and black silicone muffin cups for the better part of a year now, and I wouldn’t want to make muffins without them! I don’t mind doing dishes but absolutely dislike washing the muffin pan. I always end up squirting dish water everywhere while trying to get it clean. And don’t get me started on having to grease the pan. There’s no need for all that extra fat! I tried paper cups, they worked OK but sometimes ended up being tossed with half of my muffin, because the dough stuck to the paper. What a waste!
These are not problems you’ll have with silicone muffin cups. First, nothing ever sticks to them, so once muffins are cooled, I simply give them a light squeeze to get the muffin out. They clean easily in a bit of soapy water. And my muffin pan just goes back to the drawer, no washing needed there!
Silicone cups are sold in many beautiful colors, some sets are really bright. But no matter what colors you pick for your set, baking with these silicone muffin cups is going to change your life!