Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Muffins. Vegan Recipe

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Time to open up more Pumpkin cans!

And make these Pumpkin muffins. Warm fall spices, a hint of coconut, moist and delicious. I love the coconut flecks in them. The muffins taste even better after a few hours. Add in some pecans or walnuts or pumpkin seeds or change up the spices. These muffins are a keeper. Cant have enough Pumpkin Muffin recipes right :).

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More Fall Breakfast options

Baked Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Cinnamon sugar yum
Baked Coconut Crusted French Toasts 
Pumpkin Spice Nog Pancakes
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Spiced apple Cake with Salted Caramel 
Pumpkin Breakfast Loaf. GF
Zesty Coconut Macaroons and Pistachio Thumbprints with cranberry sauce 


Mix up all the dry ingredients in one bowl. In another bowl, curdle the almond milk and then add the rest under wet ingredients. 

Mix the dry into the wet until just about combined. Spoon the batter or pipe into muffin pan. 
Bake until toothpick from the center comes out clean. Serve warm

Spiced Coconut Pumpkin Muffins
Allergen Information: Free from Dairy,egg, corn, soy, yeast, palm oil, nut. 

Makes 6-7 muffins. Easily doubled
1/2 cup whole wheat flour or spelt flour
1/2 cup unbleached white wheat flour or all purpose flour
1/4 cup shredded coconut (or use 2 Tablespoons flour if you would like to omit coconut)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice(optional)

1/4 cup almond milk or other non dairy milk to make nut-free
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp flax seed meal
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned, not pumpkin pie mix)
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp coconut oil (not melted) or organic canola or softened vegan butter
1/2 cup ground raw sugar 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and keep ready. In another bowl, add the vinegar to almond milk and let curdle for a minute. Add the flax meal and mix. Add the pumpkin puree, salt, molasses, sugar and oil and mix well to combine. Add the wet to the dry and and mix till just about combined into a stiff-ish batter. Do not over mix. Spoon or pipe the batter into lined or greased muffin pan. Bake for 18-19 minutes or until a toothpick form the center comes out clean.

These muffins are being shared at Allergy Free Wednesdays, Ricki's wellness weekend 


  1. Question - your recipe instructions say add flax meal, but the ingredients don't list flax meal or how much. Thanks!

    1. 1 Tbsp.. added it in the recipe. thanks for catching that. :)

  2. No problem :-) looking forward to making them!

  3. Hi Richa. Thanks for your wonderful website. I just made these and they are delicious, nice texture and I enjoyed the contrasting chewiness of the coconut shreds. I used half of a sweetener made from steviol glycosides and Erythritrol and half of a very dark molasses type sugar, plus a few sultanas. I will cut back the amount of sugar next try as they were slightly too sweet for me (the substitute sweetener may be sweeter than regular sugar).

    1. awesome! with the raw sugar, these are actually not super sweet. sweeteners can be tricky with conversion. glad you liked them :)

  4. Have never tried pumpkin muffins, honestly. And pumpkin with coconut is even more intriguing! Must try soon :)

  5. Omg!! I just loved your recipe! Thank you so much for sharing..

  6. is there anything more delicious than pumpkin AND coconut?! i don't think so... except for maybe peanut butter and chocolate.

    poor chewie! i hope he starts getting better soon! keep us updated.

    1. nope there isnt, atleast for fall ;)

      i hope so too. he is on higher dose of cough meds and probably will go through few days of antibiotics. lets see

  7. These look great! I can't resist muffins of any kind and also love coconut in everything :)

    1. I know right. there was a time when i didnt really care much for coconut. coconut in different forms has been growing on me!

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  9. Oh Richa I am so sorry to hear about Chewie, I quickly glanced at a FB post but wasn't sure what had happened, sending tons of positive vibes to you and your Chewie!

  10. [ Smiles ] This is a vegan recipe worthy of trying.

  11. These were so good for breakfast today (I halved the sugar and they still tasted great).

  12. Richa, do you think this recipe will work as a loaf instead of muffins?

    Thanks very much.

    1. yes it should be fine in a loaf.


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