PUMPKIN APPLE MUFFINS {vegan}

October 7, 2016

Pumpkin. It gets such a short window to showcase it greatness. I will use that window,however, to put it in absolutely anything I can! Here we go pumpkin muffins! My favourite favourite thing about baking with pumpkin is the fact that it replaces the need for oil or butter in recipes! I also hid some shredded zucchini in this recipe and the kids haven't said boo. I win

Why is pumpkin so good for you? It packs an iron and vitamin E punch! Having sufficient amounts of both of these in your diet wards off illness by keeping your immune system in check. Pumpkin is also high in fiber and Vitamin K which keeps your eyes, bones and teeth healthy. Can I get a round of applause for our wholesome orange fruit!!

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 2C shredded zucchini (about 2 med zucchini)

  • 1 C shredded apple (about 2 medium apples)

  • 1 C pumpkin puree

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 C Maple Syrup (or agave,honey etc)

  • 1 C almond milk

  • 3 C whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • ​*option add 1/2 C chopped walnuts or chocolate chips or both!


METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 350. 

  2. Add to a large bowl zucchini, apple, pumpkin, egg and maple syrup. Stir to combine. 

  3. Add almknd milk and stir once more. 

  4. Combine in a separate bowl all the dry ingredients and add to the wet ingredients. 

  5. Gently stir in walnuts and or chocolate chips. 

  6. Spray muffin tins with oil spray and fill 2/3 full with mixture. 

  7. Bake 20-25 min until the top is no longer sticky. 

  8. Remlve from oven and let cool in tins for 5 min before transferring to a wire rack. 


Makes approximately 20-24 muffins.

 

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Becky is studying Holistic Nutrition and is focusing her research on advancements in mental  health and sports. She lives in Canada with her husband and three children. Becky is the creator and owner of Fête Essential Oil Co as well as Muse Nutrition and is also a food & drink contributor to Khachilife, a fine lifestyles magazine.

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