When you can’t decide between pumpkin and chocolate, go for both!  These vegan and gluten-free pumpkin chocolate swirl muffins are so festive and beyond delicious!  Not only are they dairy-free and egg-free but they are also refined sugar-free, soy-free, peanut-free and gluten-free.  I provide a nut-free option as well.  

 

These vegan and gluten-free pumpkin chocolate swirl muffins are incredibly light, fluffy and moist.  Every bite is infused with rich chocolate and fall-spiced pumpkin flavor.  The muffins are so much fun to make, serve and eat!  My kids love them and I’m personally beyond obsessed as well.  They are my favorite muffin recipe ever.  Really!  I cannot wait for you to try them.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins

Definitely do not be intimidated by the swirl.  You simply divide the batter evenly into two bowls and mix cocoa powder into one of them.  Then alternate small scoops from each bowl into each muffin tin and gently swirl the pumpkin and chocolate together with a knife.  That’s it!  Nothing too fancy and yet they look super fancy.  The best kind of fancy if you ask me!

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins Uncooked

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins Uncooked Before Baking

All you need for these vegan and gluten-free pumpkin chocolate swirl muffins:

  1. oats
  2. almond flour (can sub more oats if nut-free)
  3. baking soda + baking powder
  4. spices + salt
  5. maple syrup
  6. coconut oil
  7. vanilla extract
  8. unsweetened cocoa powder
  9. pumpkin puree

How is that for nutritious and clean?  Plus, no crazy “health-foods” you haven’t heard of yet.  Just basic pantry ingredients you likely have on hand.