Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Muffins (Oil-Free)

Servings: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 19 mins
Total Time: 34 mins


  • standard muffin pan


Dry ingredients:

    • 230 grams oat flour – (2 ¼ cups)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup applesauce
  •  cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup runny almond butter or other nut/seed butter
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Optional add ins:

    • ½ cup chopped raw walnuts – See Notes for other ideas.
  • ½ cup non-dairy chocolate chips – Check for allergens as needed.


    • Preheat oven to 370 degrees F, and locate a standard muffin pan.
    • In a medium-size bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the wet ingredients. Pour dry into wet, and whisk to create a batter.
    • If using walnuts and/or chocolate chips, fold those in now, reserving a palmful of each for the tops of the muffins. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin pan, using approximately ⅓ cup batter per muffin. Decorate the tops with more chocolate chips and/or walnut pieces, if desired.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Tip: if you included chocolate chips, these are especially amazing when the muffins are still warm and the chocolate is melty!



Once muffins are cool, transfer to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerated for up to 5 or 6 days. The muffins can also be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.


Here are a few fun ways to switch things up:

  • Nut-Free – use a seed butter like tahini or sunbutter instead of almond butter, and omit the walnuts.
  • Low-fat – skip the walnuts and chocolate chips, and sprinkle rolled oats on top for decoration. Fold in your favorite dried fruit.
  • Dried fruit – instead of chocolate chips, these are great with raisins, currants, cranberries, or chopped dates.
  • Glaze – drizzle the tops with this quick and easy maple-coconut glaze or this coconut-free vegan condensed milk.

Nutrition facts calculated with the walnuts but not with chocolate chips. This will vary depending on your additions.

Estimated Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 195mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11g