You will be shocked by how easy it is to make gluten-free, vegan Blender Pumpkin Muffins with this recipe! Grab some pumpkin puree, a couple pantry staples, and get ready to bite into fluffy pumpkin muffins with the perfect fall spice.
Every fall I go just a little bit pumpkin crazy. I think we all do, right?! I always end up adding a few new pumpkin recipes to the blog, and this year these Blender Pumpkin Muffins are top of my list. These are similar to my Vegan Gluten-Free Blender Sweet Potato Muffins, which are an absolute favorite in our house. I love having options like this stashed in the freezer for a quick snack, breakfast on the go, or even for dessert! They're nutritious, filling, and so tasty. I finished these off with pumpkin pie spice (extra cinnamon!) for that dreamy holiday taste that's nostalgic and comforting.
Ingredients in Vegan Blender Pumpkin Muffins
I love that this ingredient list is mostly pantry staples that I always have in my house. All you need is pumpkin puree and you're ready to blend up some delicious, seasonal muffins!
- Oats - I use gluten-free rolled old-fashioned oats.
- Baking soda - Just a little bit of baking soda is going to give your muffins the perfect, fluffy texture.
- Spices - I used pumpkin pie spice with a little extra ground cinnamon added in for that delicious, perfectly-spiced fall flavor.
- Non-dairy milk - Any kind of unsweetened plant-based milk works in this recipe! You can even make your own almond milk, oat milk, or cashew milk.
- Pure maple syrup - This is my sweetener of choice! It's a vegan option that keeps my favorite recipes free of refined sugar. Pure maple has just one ingredient (the sap from maple trees) and adds a subtle, sweet flavor.
- Avocado oil - You can use any neutral oil that is liquid at room temperature here, but I prefer the health benefits and taste of avocado oil.
- Plain pumpkin puree - Make sure you're using a pumpkin puree with pumpkin as the only ingredient! I prefer to make my own. Every season I'm blown away by how naturally sweet and flavorful homemade pumpkin puree is!
- Pure vanilla extract - The perfect balance for all of those spices!
- Optional toppings - A couple mini vegan chocolate chips and/or a sprinkle of hemp seeds make these muffins even better. I love a bit of crunch from hemp seeds, and my kids go crazy for anything with chocolate chips!
How to Make Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins in the Blender
Blend, pour, bake. That's it! No, seriously...these muffins really are that easy. I start by blending the dry ingredients, then add in the wet and run my blender until it's smooth. You can pour the batter directly from the blender into a lined muffin tin! My secret for perfectly fluffy muffins with that perfect muffin top dome shape: preheat your oven to 425, bake the muffins for 10 minutes, and then drop the temperature to 375 for the last 10 minutes without opening the oven door. Trust me--you're going to end up with the most perfectly dreamy pumpkin muffins!
All About Pumpkin
Not only is it the most in-demand flavor of the fall season, pumpkin is filled with disease-fighting nutrients. It contains powerful antioxidants known as carotenoids that can protect cells from free radical damage...plus fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, folate, potassium, and vitamins A, C, E and K. I love getting all of those nutrients into my diet in the fall when it seems like everyone is getting sick!
Gluten-Free Baking With Oats
I start with oats in most of my vegan baking recipes. They're a really great substitute for flour, and I love that they also work to bind your baked goods together without eggs! Oats are full of soluble fiber as well as being higher in protein and healthful fats than most other whole grains. That means you feel full longer with higher energy than you'd get from other carbohydrates!
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
If you want to take these Vegan Pumpkin Muffins into decadent dessert territory, you have to add a swirl of vegan cream cheese frosting. How dreamy, right?! You could even use the pumpkin cream cheese frosting from my Chocolate Pumpkin Muffin recipe! My dairy-free cream cheese frosting is made with a base of coconut cream, cashews, and a bit of maple for sweetness. A bit of lemon adds in that tang that cream cheese is famous for.
I hope you make and love these easy blender muffins! They're vegan (no dairy or eggs!), gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and naturally sweetened. Hooray! If you make them, please drop a review below and tag me on Instagram so I can see your pumpkin-flavored creations!
More Gluten-Free & Vegan Muffin Recipes
- Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting
- The Best Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- Dye-Free Green Muffins
- Easy Vegan Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping
- Blender Sweet Potato Muffins
- Fluffy Lemon Blueberry Muffins (30 Minute Recipe!)
- Blueberry Muffins
- Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins
You will be shocked by how easy these gluten-free, vegan Blender Pumpkin Muffins are! Get ready for perfectly fluffy, fall-spiced muffins.
- 3 cups gluten-free rolled old fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon fine salt
- 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup plain, unsweetened non-dairy milk
- ¾ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- ¾ cup unsweetened plain pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Optional: top with a few mini vegan chocolate chips and/or a sprinkle of hemp seeds
- Optional: frost with my vegan cream cheese frosting (once fully cooled)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with silicone baking cups or grease the muffin tin.
- In a high speed blender, add the oats and grind into a fine flour. Add the rest of the dry ingredients (baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon) and blend again for a couple seconds until well combined.
- Add all the wet ingredients to the blender (milk, maple syrup, avocado oil, pumpkin and vanilla). Blend until smooth.
- Carefully pour the batter from the blender directly into the baking cups filling them until full. Top with mini vegan chocolate chips or hemp seeds if desired.
- Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. When the timer goes off, reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees without opening the oven door. Bake at 375 degrees for another 8-10 minutes until the tops are golden brown. You can check for doneness by inserting a knife in one of the muffins to see if it comes out clean.
- Remove muffin tin from oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack. Once the muffins are cool enough to handle, gently remove them from the silicone baking cups. Allow to cool further on the cooling rack for a couple minutes then enjoy at room temperature. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Breakfast or Snack
- Method: Oven
Keywords: vegan pumpkin muffins