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If fall was a food, it would be these maple pumpkin muffins. Seriously, they are fabulous! As an added bonus, they make your entire house smell like fall!
I remember a discussion with some of my coworkers from a few years ago all about comfort food. I think there was a poll done on the radio and mac and cheese was the number one comfort food. Well this turned into a super philosophical discussion about music and what would be the musical equivalent of mac and cheese. It was then decided that 80’s music was the “mac and cheese” comfort music. Not sure how we arrived there, but that is where the bus stayed. (I think it must have been a stressful day with lots of hairband music playing.) All this to say…I would take a maple pumpkin muffin over mac and cheese any day of the week and twice on Mondays!
The Super Food Sneak
So we have already determined that pumpkin is a major comfort food! There also happen to be many super benefits to this yummy squash like high amounts of potassium, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. For this recipe we have also substituted in healthier options, like coconut sugar instead of the highly processed white sugar. So go ahead, and have another!
Winter Is Coming
These maple pumpkin muffins are my absolute favorites! These little guys are good all year round, or when you are looking for a solid pick me up. I do usually try and keep it for fall and winter time, but sometimes you just have to give in because, well…winter is coming!
Maple Pumpkin Muffins
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice blend
- 1 splash maple flavoring optional-if you want a stronger maple flavor
- 1 1/2 cups flour I have used white and wheat flour, or a combo, depends on what is in my cupboard.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda I usually don't dump the whole teaspoon in, almost but not quite. Its a weird superstition thing.
- 1 teaspoon baking powder slightly under a teaspoon
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 flax or chia eggs 1 tablespoon flax or chia and 3 tablespoons water makes one "egg"
Preheat oven to 325f.
Mix together your "eggs" and set aside to thicken.
In a bowl, cream together the coconut oil, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.
Add in pumpkin, spice blend, and maple flavoring (if using it).
Mix the dry ingredients together and add in to the mixture.
Add the "eggs" last.
Mix until combined.
Spoon batter into 12 muffin tins. Bake for 20-24 minutes.
Enjoy the taste and fragrance of fall!