987987I adapted this recipe from a paleo pumpkin muffin recipe because the recipe called for 6 eggs which I found too ‘eggy’ tasting for a muffin. Instead of 6 eggs, I decided to try 4 flax-meal vegan eggs with only 2 organic free-range eggs. The muffins no longer had an egg flavour and they had a softer, lighter consistency.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs (make sure eggs are room temperature so that they do not solidify the coconut oil)
  • 4 flax-seed eggs (see below for how to make flax seed eggs-SUPER EASY!)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries (allow to thaw in refrigerator).

Method:

  1. Pour the frozen blueberries in a small bowl and place in the refrigerator so that the blueberries can thaw and create a blueberry juice to form around the blueberries as it thaws.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F
  3. Make flax-seed eggs to start (see below to learn the super easy way to make vegan eggs.
  4. Mix vanilla, maple syrup, coconut oil, pumpkin puree and the 2 organic eggs in one bowl (flax eggs will be added at the very end).
  5. In a separate mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix.
  7. Add the flax eggs to the batter and mix.
  8. Spoon the batter into a well greased muffin tray. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until muffin is thoroughly baked.
  9. Once muffins have cooled, pour about 2 tablespoons of blueberries with juice over the muffin.
  10. Next drizzle about 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey over blueberries and muffin
  11. Enjoy!

Flax-Seed Vegan Eggs

  • Each ‘egg’ should be 1 tablespoon ground flax seed to 3 tablespoons water.
  • In a small bowl, add the flax meal first, then add the water, stirring as you do.
  • Refrigerate for approximately 30 to 60 minutes. This will make the mixture have a thick, sticky consistency thus acting as a binder just like eggs.
  • In this recipe, since you require 4 vegan eggs, you will need to add 4 tablespoons of ground flax seed to a bowl followed by 12 tablespoons of water.