For the dry ingredients:
2 cups oat flour (from 2 cups rolled oats)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp pumpkin spice (optional)
4 tbsp chocolate chips
For the wet ingredients:
¾ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup apple sauce
½ cup honey/ maple
1/3 cup soy milk
1/3 cup grapeseed or avocado oil
Muffins are a HUGE part of our weekly menu! For us they serve as a really healthy snack that many times can replace a breakfast or a meal on the go. These easy Oat Pumpkin Muffins are absolutely fun to prepare. I carry in my pantry pumpkin puree all year round so I can make recipes like these not only when it’s the fall or pumpkin season. We literally enjoy them all year round!
These muffins are Healthy and delicious, Vegan & Gluten Free, loaded with fiber and healthy components to keep you full and satiated for longer. I send them with my husband for work, and with my kids to school, and give it to my 1.5 year old to enjoy at the park. They are best when enjoyed with some warm and cozy drink on the side such as chai tea, or some pumpkin latte.
1). Into a blender cup or vitamix, place 2 cups of rolled oats, and blend into a fine flour. Set aside.
2). Into a bowl, place all the wet ingredients: the pumpkin puree, apple sauce, honey, and oil. Mix very well.
3). To the same bowl with the mixed wet ingredients add the oat flour that we prepared, along with the spices, baking soda, and chocolate chips. Mix until very well combined
4). Prepare a muffin tray lined with muffin liners and scoop equal amount of batter into each cavity. I love using my 1/3-/1/2 cup measuring cups for that.
5). Place the muffins in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, checking with a toothpick to see that they are all baked inside.
6). Remove from the oven and let cool for about 25 minutes to set.
Keep in the fridge and warm up for about 30-50 seconds in the microwave before serving. If you liked this recipe and want to try more recipes that your kids will love, try my all-time favorite Flour Vegan Waffles and Oat Blueberry Pancakes-Vegan & Gluten Free!
Blend Your Oats Properly: When making your oat flour, be sure to blend your oats until they are really fine. This will ensure your muffins have a light, fluffy texture. If the oat flour is too coarse, your muffins may end up dense and heavy.
Don't Overmix: After adding your oat flour to the wet ingredients, mix until just combined. Overmixing could lead to tougher muffins due to the development of gluten.
Use Fresh Baking Soda: Baking soda is what gives your muffins their rise, so make sure it's fresh. If it's old and has lost its potency, your muffins may not rise properly and could end up dense.
Check for Doneness Properly: When checking if the muffins are done, insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs sticking to it, your muffins are ready. If it comes out with wet batter, they need more time.
Let them Cool: Allow your muffins to cool in the muffin tin for the specified time before removing. This allows them to set and maintain their shape. If you remove them while they're still hot, they might fall apart.
Remember, baking is an art as much as it is a science. Practice makes perfect! Enjoy your baking and savor your delicious Oat Pumpkin Muffins.
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Simple and healthy ingredients
All in one bowl
Are turned into an amazing guilt-free treat
Loaded with fiber and vitamins
These muffins will keep you full for longer periods of time
You can also enjoy them on the go
Or send them with your kids so school
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