{Vegan} Pumpkin Banana Muffins

After I made my second vegan pie (post coming tomorrow), I had plenty of pumpkin left over. I figure I would just put it in my fridge andĀ it would probably go bad šŸ˜¦ OR I could make something else with it, right then and there.

So, I googled Vegan Pumpkin Muffins and came across “Week Of Menu’s” blog – it’s the only recipe I could find that didn’t call for nutmeg. Not that I don’t like nutmeg, but we didn’t have any in the house.

These. Are. Amazing!

I’ve made them twice since the first batch. These are a MUST TRY!

Vegan Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Makes 12 regular, 24 mini –> I found this recipeĀ made more than the suggested amount.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Ā½ cup brown sugar
Ā¼ white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree (can)
2 bananas (riper the better) mashed well
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water

Directions:

  • PreheatĀ oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together 1 cup pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, mashed bananas and water. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture until smooth. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
    Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

So good…gone so fast.

Give ’em a try.

What’s your favourite “pumpkin” recipe?

How often do you try a new recipe from a blog?

Banana-Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Talk about amazing cookies! I made these a few weeks ago and then again the other night. They may become our family staple cookie – they are that easy to make.

And……drum roll …….. VEGAN!

Bonus.

The original recipe can be found on The Fat Free Vegan, a blog I’ve come to use all the time now.

Banana Maple Oatmeal Cookies – Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds or 2 tsp. egg replacer powder or 2 tsp. ground flaxseed* I used flaxseed.
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup regular or quick oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisinsĀ Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā  *I also added 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (not reflected in the below nutritional facts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. PreheatĀ oven to 375F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the chia seeds (or egg replacerĀ or flaxseed) with the water and set aside until thickened (no waiting is necessary if packaged egg replacer is used.)
  3. Mix the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. Add the raisins.
  4. Add the maple syrup, vanilla, mashed banana, and lemon juice to the chia/flax/egg replacer mixture and combine well. Pour into the dry mixture and stir well but donā€™t overmix.
  5. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat or parchment paper. Flatten each cookie slightly with a fork. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until bottoms and sides are lightly brown. Cool for a few minutes on a wire rack before serving.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s) | Cooking time: 12 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 18

Nutrition (per cookie): 78 calories, 5 calories from fat, less than 1gĀ total fat, 0mgĀ cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 106.1mg potassium, 17.5g carbohydrates, 1.7g fiber, 7.6g sugar, 1.7g protein, 1.3 points.Ā  Please note – As I added the chocolate chips, it is not reflected in the above Nutrition as provided from The Fat Free Vegan Blog.

My husband loved them and of course…little Miss Lilly did too. I just need to perfect the shape as mind are not pretty.

Don’t forget to check out my Low Fat Zucchini Brownies Ā post šŸ™‚

Enjoy!