Hearty Cinnamon-Apple Pumpkin Muffins

 Source: Hearty Cinnamon-Apple Pumpkin Muffins, Nancy Hughes

Source: Hearty Cinnamon-Apple Pumpkin Muffins, Nancy Hughes

These vegan muffins are definitely hearty and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground flax seed
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) water
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) unbleached white flour
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground cinnamon, divided use
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) plain unsweetened almond milk
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) turbinado sugar, divided use
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) diced tart apple, such as Granny Smith
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together ground flaxseed and water; let stand 2-3 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly coat nonstick muffin tins with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt.
  4. Add pumpkin, milk, 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar, syrup, and oil to flax mixture; stir until well blended.
  5. Combine the pumpkin mixture with the flour mixture and stir until JUST blended. Do not overmix.
  6. Divide evenly among 12 muffin tins, (the cups will be very full.), and top with apples and almonds.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 Tbsp (30 mL) sugar and 3/4 tsp (4 mL) cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over all.
  8. Bake for 25-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let stand in the pan for 10 full minutes. Carefully remove and cool on wire rack.

Cooks Note: May substitute the 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) nutmeg and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) allspice with 2 tsp (10 mL) pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 12 muffins.

SERVING SIZE: 1 muffin.  Each serving contains 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 220
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 16 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 260 mg
Potassium 115 mg