This simple and delicious recipe for gluten-free vegan pumpkin muffins is adapted from Sophie-Safe Cooking by Emily Hendrix. It’s a food allergy friendly cookbook for families, that uses basic ingredients, and focuses heavily on using oat flour as a wheat flour substitute.
Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Muffins made with Oat Flour
Because they’re made with oat flour and no other flours, starches, or gums, these gluten-free vegan pumpkin muffins have a seamless taste, but are a touch crumbly. Fortunately, we didn’t mind!
Having already made this recipe numerous times, I recommend making just 12 muffins for preteens to adults, and adding ½ cup of raisins to get the most of the pumpkin and spice flavor. I also experimented (successfully!) with evaporated cane juice (sucanat) in place of the white sugar (1:1). Luckily, Emily’s recipes are extremely versatile.
If you don’t have any oat flour on hand, have no fear! You can grind your own in a blender, food processor, or spice grinder. Just toss some oats in, and blend for 30 seconds or so. Oats easily grind into a powder.
Special Diet Notes: Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- 2⅔ cups oat flour (certified gluten-free, if needed)
- 1 cup sugar or evaporated cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups pumpkin puree
- ½ cup dairy-free milk beverage
- 3 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the pumpkin, milk beverage, oil, and vinegar, and mix well. Fold in the raisins, if using.
- Spoon the batter into 18 silicone or lined muffin cups.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.