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  • Makes 12 muffins

When organic canned pumpkin is plentiful, I like to make pumpkin spice oatmeal in the morning. One day I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to eat it and I wondered how it would taste baked into a muffin. The result was pure pumpkin perfection!!! These little beauties are moist and delicious, not too sweet and reminiscent of the cranberry orange bread my Mom used to make.

 

These little cranberry orange vegan pumpkin muffins are moist and delicious, not too sweet & reminiscent of the cranberry orange bread my Mom used to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 large, very ripe bananas
  • ½ cup orange juice plus zest of one orange
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup Date Paste
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tablespoon alcohol-free Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, unsweetened or fruit juice sweetened
  • 3 cups gluten free oats
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a food processor fitted with the “S” blade, process bananas and OJ until smooth. Add pumpkin, date paste, extract, zest, flax seeds and spice and continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer batter to a large bowl and stir in the oats and dried cranberries.
  4. Spoon an equal amount of batter into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners or silicone baking cups. You need to fill each muffin liner with about ½ cup of batter as these do not rise. A retractable ice cream scoop works well.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the nuts and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly into each of the 12 muffin liners. A cheese grater or nut grinder works well for grinding the nuts.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Find this brunch recipe and more in the Forks Over Knives Recipe App.
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Karen Garafano3 weeks ago
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Best healthy plant based muffin snack or desert!

Lori Stivanson1 month ago
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These are the perfect bread replacement. Super moist and the taste is fantastic. I shared these with quiet a few people and they all love them. Definitely a keeper recipe.

Deanna Pflieger1 month ago
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Hello. These look interesting. What could I substitute for the orange juice and zest?

Becky1 month ago
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No baking powder or soda?

Karen Garafano3 weeks ago
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Not needed cause there is no flour…muffins don’t rise

Margaret5 months ago
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Can you substitute date paste and with what.

Sarah K5 months ago
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These muffins are SO moist and delicious!! They have the perfect balance of orange and cranberry taste and are dense enough to fill you up for on the run breakfasts!

Lori Stivanson1 month ago
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These are the perfect bread replacement. Super moist and the taste is fantastic. I shared these with quiet a few people and they all love them. Definitely a keeper recipe.

Sharon6 months ago
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What can I substitute for bananas? I became allergic to them.

JB6 months ago
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Applesauce might work.

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