Pecan Pie Muffins: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Optionally Paleo


This recipe for Pecan Pie Muffins was an official entry in one of our recipe contests! It was submitted by Juanita Vernon and is a surprisingly gluten-free and vegan recipe!

Pecan Pie Muffins Recipe (Vegan, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

Special Diet Notes: Pecan Pie Muffins

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

For paleo pecan pie muffins, substitute 1/2 teaspoon gelatin for the xanthan gum and use homemade dairy-free milk beverage or use light coconut milk. Or if you eat eggs, you might like this paleo-friendly Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe from Bless Her Heart Y’all.

Pecan Pie Muffins (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
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Serves: 20 muffins
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together the ground flax seed and 1⅛ cup coconut milk beverage. .
  3. In large bowl, sift together almond and coconut flours, baking soda, cinnamon and xanthan gum, and stir until well combined.
  4. Add the agave, vanilla and remaining 1 cup coconut milk beverage, adding flax seed mixture last, and stirring only until thoroughly combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins ( about ⅔ full), arrange pecan halves on top, if desired, then bake 18 to 20 minutes till golden brown.
  6. Let stand in pans 10 to 15 minutes before carefully removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  5. Looks like I can’t spell either 🙂 mobile phones not so great for typing 🙂

    Allergic to flax – can I add chia seed instead?

  6. Clarification on milk – you initially add 1 1/8 cupbof milk in first segment of recipe, the add another 1 cup in the latter part of the recipe ?

    I apologize for being thick – before coffee 🙂

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