Your new favorite breakfast on the go: vegan coconut flour pumpkin muffins! They are easy-to-make, grain-free, gluten-free and so delicious.
Muffins will always be one of my favorite breakfasts (and snacks!) on the go, and this interpretation of pumpkin muffins provides a healthy new twist.
Rather than relying on traditional wheat flour, my newfangled interpretation of classic pumpkin muffins relies on coconut flour.
Coconut flour is naturally grain-free, gluten-free, nutritious (think high fiber and low carb), plus, it has a natural, subtle sweetness, which allows you to keep any added sugars to a minimum.
Feel free to swap in an equal amount of squash or carrot puree to replace the pumpkin, or use honey or coconut palm sugar in place of the maple syrup.
The one element of this recipe that cannot be varied is the chickpea flour.
The chickpea flour acts as an egg substitute. While other eggs substitutes, such as flaxseed meal, chia seeds, applesuace, or pysllium work in a broad range of recipes, they do not work wit coconut flour. It’s just the nature of coconut flour. In lieu of eggs, chickpea flour (plus water) is the only option for giving the coconut flour the structure needed to work in quick bread recipes such as this
Despite tasting sweet and rich, these lovely muffins have just 112 calories apiece, and will keep you feeling happy and full for hours! Happy baking, everyone!
Saturday 5th of November 2022
Regarding egg substitute, how about Bob's Red Mill's Egg Replacer which contains potato starch, tapioca flour. Would it be effective like the chickpea flour? Thank you!
Monday 7th of November 2022
Hi Joyce, Good thought! But alas, no, that will not work. Bob's egg replacer, or other tapioca egg replacers, create a gooey egg replacement, which works great in combination with glutinous flours. But not with coconut flour. Coconut flour plus gooey egg replacements equals more goo. Coconut flour needs the added structure of something like chickpea flour, flaxseed flour, or almond flour (to provide structure and support) in the absence of eggs.
Sunday 9th of October 2022
Thank you so much for this fantastic lifesaver recipe. It is just perfect, Normal I always have to adjust the sweetness but this one was spot on.
Thursday 13th of October 2022
You are so welcome, Rizayana!
Sunday 11th of October 2020
The muffins are not sweet enough. 1;4 brown sugar does not work.
Friday 23rd of October 2020
Hi Maralee, Sorry it was not sweet enough for your tastes. You can always up the sugar to your liking.