One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins (Vegan + Gluten-free)

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 17, 2018

One thing that’s been especially hard during my recent health struggles is that I’ve had some negative feelings resurface surrounding food and restriction. Those of you who’ve been reading for years may know that one of the reasons I started blogging back in 2008 was to share my journey to health. I spoke a lot about my journey to recovery from disordered eating, something I had struggled with for over a decade.

When I taught myself how to cook and fell in love with making plant-based recipes, I started to make positive associations with food again. And slowly, as I learned to eat intuitively (and embraced therapy!), I built a solid, positive foundation channeling that energy into something that made me feel really good. I don’t know where I’d be now if I didn’t have your support and community along the way. Knowing that my readers were eager to try out the recipes I was sharing kept me immensely motivated to keep going! It still does to this day.

The various symptoms I’ve been dealing with this past year (as well as committing to the dreaded allergy elimination diet) have challenged my relationship with food a great deal. If you’ve dealt with food allergies or sensitivities, you know how much it can drive you crazy in frustration as you try to figure out what’s going on. Every single food becomes suspect. I had incorrectly thought that it was a single food causing my troubles, when in fact it was much more complex than I had realized, with many hormonal imbalances and other systems at play.

Over the past year I found myself starting to question everything I was putting into my body, to the point where for a while I was only consuming a handful of specific foods. I didn’t know what I could eat because everything seemed to be causing reactions. It really messed with my head for a while there! This isn’t my first test by any means, and I know that these challenges and setbacks are a normal part of the journey—there’s no shame in struggling with things you may have thought you’d beaten. I can already tell that this experience has had many silver linings, one of them being a deeper appreciation for my health. And as I’ve seen my health improve over the past couple months, I’ve been so relieved to be getting back to a friendly place with food again by celebrating what it can do for me rather than fearing it!

And what better way to celebrate food this time of year than with the irresistible combo of chocolate and pumpkin? These rich and chocolaty gluten-free and vegan muffins have been enjoyed by everyone lucky enough to get their hands on a trial batch…minus a couple chocolate-hating toddlers roaming around our kitchen. *shrugs* Needless to say, Eric and I have had our fair share throughout the testing process…no complaints over here. Pair the muffins with my popular Pumpkin Spice Latte and you’ll have yourself a delicious and festive autumn snack!

 

 

   

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One Bowl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free

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These moist, dense, gooey pumpkin chocolate muffins are similar to that feeling you get walking through a pumpkin patch, sipping dark hot chocolate, and crunching colourful autumn leaves beneath your feet! Picture a delicious pumpkin chocolate cake or brownie—but in muffin form. What could be better? How about that they take just one bowl to make! This recipe is adapted from Beaming Baker and my Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins.

Yield
12 muffins
Prep time
Cook time

Ingredients:

For the chia egg:
  • 2 teaspoons (4 g) ground chia seed*
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) water
For the wet ingredients:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grapeseed oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
For the dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups (150 g) gluten-free rolled oats, blended into a fine flour**
  • 1/2 cup (40 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice***
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2/3 cup (120 g) non-dairy chocolate chips or chopped chocolate, divided**** (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  2. Add the rolled oats to a high-speed blender and blend on high until a fine flour forms. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the ground chia seed and water until combined. Set aside for a few minutes to thicken.
  4. To the same bowl, add the rest of the wet ingredients (pumpkin, oil, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla) and stir until smooth.
  5. Add the dry ingredients (oat flour, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) to the bowl with the wet ingredients. Whisk until smooth (I love using my big whisk for this task!).
  6. Set aside 1/4 cup (45 g) of chocolate chips (if using) for the topping and stir the remaining chips into the batter.
  7. Spoon the batter into the paper liners, filling each two-thirds full. Press the remaining chocolate chips into the tops of each muffin.
  8. Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes (I bake for 22), until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  9. Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Carefully remove each muffin and place it directly onto the cooling rack until fully cooled. Leftover muffins can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for several days or frozen for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 of 12 muffins | Calories 170 calories | Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated Fat 1 grams | Sodium 150 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates 29 grams
Fiber 4 grams | Sugar 16 grams | Protein 2 grams

Nutritional info does not include the optional chocolate chips.
* Nutrition data is approximate and is for informational purposes only.

Tips:

* If desired, you can use 1 tablespoon ground flax in place of the ground chia seed. Proceed with mixing in the 3 tablespoons (45 mL) water as directed.

** You can use 150 grams oat flour rather than grinding your own (this is equal to 1 cup and 7 tablespoons oat flour measured using the scoop-and-shake-until-level method). Alternatively, 1 1/2 cups (233 g) whole-grain spelt flour will also work as a swap for the oat flour. If using whole-grain spelt flour, you will likely need to bake the muffins for a couple extra minutes (until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean). Please keep in mind that spelt flour is not gluten-free.

*** If you're a big pumpkin spice fan, you can use up to 1 tablespoon of spice mix in this recipe.

**** Try chopped walnuts or pecans for a crunchy, healthy twist!

You can make these muffins into a loaf instead. Simply pour the batter into a 9x5-inch loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes (I bake for 46) at 350°F (180°C) until a toothpick comes out clean.

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PJ October 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Oats (even gluten free oats) are not tolerated by many what are gluten intolerant, and for those people, spelt is not an option. Is there any other substitute you can suggest?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:43 am

Hi PJ, That’s such a good point, thank you for mentioning! I haven’t tested any other flours, but I will certainly update the recipe if I do. I wonder if a good all purpose GF mix might work?

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Nadine October 17, 2018 at 3:57 pm

These look delicious! Going to make a batch tomorrow using a pumpkin from our garden :) Thanks for your amazing recipes!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:27 am

Oh I’d love to hear how they go using fresh pumpkin…I have that on my list. :)

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Nadine October 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm
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Just made them using fresh pumpkin and they are perfection :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 9:08 am

So happy to hear that Nadine :) thank you!

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Julie October 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Oats are not gluten free. They are listed as gluten free because the FDA allows a certain amount of additives/components to go under the wire and call them acceptable. For people with diseases, allergies, intolerances or such, this is bad news. If You still are having food issues and don’t know why, I would suggest getting rid of the outs, and making Your own flour mixtures as well. But don’t stop posting yummy recipes!! 💖

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:26 am

Hey Julie, Thanks so much for your comment! Does this mean that the “certified gluten-free oats” can still contain small amounts of gluten? I wasn’t aware of this, but I appreciate you chiming in! I’m sure it varies by the brand too.

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Jacquie October 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Not to create further confusion but just thought I’d add a note about oats I’ve learned recently. Oats do not naturally contain gluten (they can be become gluten “contaminated” if manufactured in a facility with other gluten containing grains) but they do contain gliadin which is another protein that people can be sensitive to. I was tested recently and was found to be intolerant to gluten and much more intolerant to gliadin. Anyway, this recipe looks excellent. I’ll have to give it a try – I’m sure a GF free flour blend would work very well.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 8:59 am

Hey Jacquie, that’s so interesting…thanks for sharing! I’d love to hear how it goes if you try a GF flour blend.

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Christine Lacey October 20, 2018 at 6:51 pm

I talked to my gluten-free husband about this and he said that the Bob’s Red Mill brand of gluten free oats is actually gluten free. The website says they test all the time and do what they can to segregate stuff.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 10:03 am

Hey Christine, Thank you for chiming in! It seems like there’s so much different information out there about it. Good to know!

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Mallory October 17, 2018 at 8:45 pm

These look delicious and I want to try them, but my son cannot have coconut, so is there a different oil and sugar I am able to use to replace those ingredients?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:24 am

Hi Mallory, Oh yes absolutely! I think any granulated sugar should work (cane sugar, brown sugar, etc) and you can use grapeseed oil instead of coconut oil…works awesome. Another light-tasting oil may work too, but I only tested those two. Hope this helps and that you and your son enjoy them. :)

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riley October 18, 2018 at 5:13 am
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You have no idea how well I can relate. Word for word. How conflicting to find others are suffering with the same things. On one side, I feel relieved and supported, on the other, I know how hard it is. Both mentally and physically. It took me several tries before I could stick to my elimination diet, because I hate restricting now. It helps to remember that it is only temporary and that it will also allow your body to heal itself. You’re basically taking care of your body and showing it love. At least, I thought of it that way and it helped me get through. Keep your chin up. You got this. ;)

PS. Love this allergen friendly recipe!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:23 am

Hi Riley, Thank you so much for your thoughtful words! I’m sorry you’ve experienced something similar…but I can so relate that it brings back those feeling of restriction and messes with the mind. I hope you are on your way to feeling better these days!

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Kim October 18, 2018 at 5:28 am

Made these over the weekend with regular whole wheat flour and they were great! My non-vegan husband loves them.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:19 am

Hey Kim, I’m so glad they worked with WWF…thanks for sharing! Did your bake time change at all?

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Kim October 22, 2018 at 7:03 pm

I baked them for 25 and they were perfect.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm

That’s great to know, thanks Kim! :)

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Anna October 18, 2018 at 7:24 am

Wow these look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait to see what my kids think of them after school. I hope you get through to the bottom of your food allergies soon, it seems so unfair that someone who gives as much food love to the world as you do should be going through this :( Hugs.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:19 am

Thanks Anna :) I’m so encouraged by the progress I’ve made in a couple months…so happy to be feeling better than I was!

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Brit Chick October 18, 2018 at 7:27 am

Looks yummy, can’t wait to try these maybe today😊!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:18 am

Thanks, I hope you love them!

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Hillary October 18, 2018 at 8:01 am

The muffins look delicious and your words ring very true for me. I struggle with severe IBS and have also been recovering from anorexia. My recovery has been so much harder because of all the issues with my gut. I would really encourage you to check out thereallife-rd.com and rachaelhartleynutrition.com, as well as Christy Harrison’s podcast FoodPsych. They are all non-diet dietitians who are doing amazing work in the field of disordered eating. We are all on our own journey with our relationships to food and our bodies. Thanks for sharing this! The recovery process is so humbling, but these setbacks can remind us why we need to keep working to represent the values we hope our children will hold.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:35 am

Hi Hillary, Thanks so much for sharing the dietitians recommendations! I’ll look them up for sure. I find the topic area of intuitive eating and body positivity to be so inspiring. I wish you all the best with your health and recovery!

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Lahna October 18, 2018 at 9:43 am

I can relate to the food allergy issues & no longer miss gluten at all, actually when I think of how ill it made me, it never even tempts me! Not even pizza, my fave before!

What I wish is that you had a version of these without the oil & sugar. I can subst applesauce for oil, so will try that. I do not use sugar, only maple syrup & stevia. Any suggestions for replacing the coconut sugar (I also cannot have coconut due to it’s negative effects on cholesterol. Have managed to reduce this with Red Yeast Rice, so do not have to take statin…yay! But coconut somehow causes the body to produce more cholesterol, unfortunately. Plus I have to be diligent with my weight, just a lifelong problem well controlled with my healthy, WFPB diet! Despite my health issues, I am still able to cook…big YAY!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:07 am

That’s so wonderful you’ve found relief with some food allergies! I’m sorry I don’t have a version of these that you can make, but I’d love to hear what you come up with.

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Angie M October 18, 2018 at 10:34 am

Hi Angela,
I can’t wait to give this recipe a try :) It looks so yummy! I really enjoyed this blog post, especially because I’m ALSO going down the road of a food elimination diet. I’ve recently had a few nasty allergic reactions to food, and my doctor has recommended keeping a food journal and trying a food elimination diet until I can get allergy tested. I live in Ottawa (Ontario) and the wait time for allergy testing is 6 months! Is there a particular resource you used/looked to, for how to do safely/properly do a food elimination diet? I’m at a total loss for where to begin here. Any recommendations would be MUCH appreciated.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

Hey Angie, Sorry to hear you are dealing with allergies! After months and months of trying to fix my issues on my own (a la Dr. Google…lol), I finally set aside my stubbornness and went to a naturopath. This is where I had the food sensitivity testing done and from there I cut out the “highly sensitive” foods on the list for a couple months and I’ve been gradually reintroducing them. As it turns out, my issues weren’t solely food related like I thought. My naturopath explained to me that various hormonal imbalances can actually cause reactions to foods so it’s important to look at the “whole picture” when treating these things. I hope this helps…wishing you all the best!

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Lisa October 18, 2018 at 10:34 am
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I feel like what you are going through with your health is so relevant in other people’s lives as well… including myself. I have tested positive for MULTIPLE food intolerances a couple years ago (and so has my teenage daughter) and it has made for a difficult and frustrating journey of figuring out what to eat everyday! Thankfully, we turned to your recipes and have found incredible joy in eating delicious food that doesn’t react with our bodies. Thank you for being open about your health struggles, we share with you in what seems like is becoming epidemic and the more we speak out about it, we create awareness for others. I’m sure many environmental factors are playing a part! By the way… I made these delicious muffins yesterday and they are TO DIE for! So tasty with a hot coffee on a chilly day. My husband and I may have hid them from the kids, lol.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

Hey Lisa, I’m so glad you made these muffins already and enjoyed them so much! I agree they are great with a hot coffee…there’s something awesome about that chocolate-coffee combo. :) And thank you so much for your kind words…it’s always scary talking about these things, so to receive this kind of support is so, so appreciated.

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Amber October 18, 2018 at 11:02 am

Sorry to hear about your health troubles. Your recipes are a staple in our house and we appreciate everything you do. Glad to hear you are on the up. Definitely going to give these muffins a whirl, they look delicious. 😊

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 8:43 am

Hi Amber, thank you! That truly means the world to me :) I hope you love the muffins!

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Lisa October 18, 2018 at 11:23 am

Thank you for all your transparency and perseverance – can I ever relate! One thing that helped me on a rotation diet was making small magnetic strips of every plant-based food that I COULD eat, along with days of the week. I’d move them around on the side of my fridge to keep track, and it help me feel less deprived to see all my options.

These look great! They have more sugar than I would normally allow myself (autoimmune no-no for me), but I’m going to a women’s church gathering and these sound perfect! Do you think they would work as mini muffins with a little icing for a dessert?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

That’s such a great idea! I can relate to making a list of foods you CAN eat…I was doing that too when I was in the really restrictive phase (luckily I’m not right now) and it did help a lot. :) I think mini muffins with frosting would be great! You’d want to adjust the bake time as they wouldn’t need quite as long to bake.

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CM October 18, 2018 at 11:25 am

Are these ok on the counter or do they have to be refrigerated after they are made?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

I’ve always refrigerated them, but they should be okay on the counter in a container for a couple days. :)

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Debi Kuberka October 18, 2018 at 11:27 am

So looking forward to surprising my family with these. I have one vegan, one gluten free and one refined sugar free family members and they are going to love that all three of them can enjoy the same food. going to try making this over the weekend. thank you for sharing all of your delicious recipes!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 8:47 am

What a sweet idea to surprise your family, Debi! I hope they’re a hit. :) Thanks for your support!

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Melissa October 18, 2018 at 11:44 am
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I just made these according to the recipe above and they turned out wonderfully! My family is going to be so happy with their afternoon snack! Thank you, as always, for another solid go-to, Angela. Wishing you all the best in your journey to health!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 8:55 am

Hey Melissa, thank you so much for your kind wishes! I’m so happy the muffins were a hit. I hope your family loves them too!

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Ruth October 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm

Awesome recipe I’m going to try the loaf! Thank you❤️

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

Thanks Ruth, I’d love to hear what you think!

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Christen October 18, 2018 at 1:02 pm

These are amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Thanks Christen, so glad you like it!

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Clare October 18, 2018 at 2:20 pm

I just pulled these out of the oven and they are AMAZING. I am vegan and my hubby has celiac disease so we don’t attempt too many baked goods, but these turned out perfect! I also lucked out and found a pumpkin spice blend at Trader Joe’s this morning.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm

Aww so glad they were a hit! And I agree, those pumpkin pie spice blends are so handy.

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Rendina October 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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Made these today and they were delicious. My 10 year old (very picky eater) son loved them too :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 3:47 pm

So happy to hear that you tried them already! Thanks for your feedback :)

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Chloe October 18, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Hi Angela,
I’m sorry you’re struggling with sensitivities. If you’re open to trying something different, my family has had a lot of success with NAET. It’s pretty “out there” and I’m unclear how it works but what matters is that it does. I was at the end of my rope when I tried it and was willing to look outside the box, as long as it brought healing to my kid. In the end, it’s worked for that first kid’s food sensitivities, my oldest daughter’s migraines and my seasonal allergies. So anyway, something else to consider…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Hey Chloe, thank you for sharing, I haven’t heard of NAET before. That’s so great your little one got relief!

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Nancy October 18, 2018 at 4:57 pm

This looks amazing! Call me crazy but the photos you posted with the recipe looks like it has a cream-filled center. Does it? Did I miss something? I can’t wait to try these.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

Ahhh haha that’s too funny! I think that’s the melted vegan butter you’re seeing? :)

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Nancy October 19, 2018 at 9:27 pm

AHAHAHA!!!! Thank you for the clarification! That DOES make sense :)

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Melissa October 18, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Do I need to put chia seeds in grinder (I don’t have one) or food processor?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

Hey Melissa, I grind them in my Vitamix (I store a small bag in my freezer so I always have it on hand), but I’ve heard you can do it in spice grinders too. I’m not sure if a food processor will do it or not! I wonder if it would break them down enough. I also have a ground flax option in my tips if that is more convenient!

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Cassie October 18, 2018 at 7:44 pm

Oh I feel you here sooo much and wish you well on your recovery. Food issues can be a real mindboggle. I was diagnosed with celiac disease a couple of years ago but then had big issues with some of the GF alternatives. I wanted to chime in on the oats – the Canadian Celiac Association has great detail but certified oats are GF although some people (especially recently diagnosed) may not be able to tolerate.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

Yes they sure can….I’m sorry to hear about your celiac disease. I can’t imagine what a huge life overhaul that would be. Thanks so much for the tip about the CCA too!

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Kathy October 18, 2018 at 10:30 pm

I’ve been bemoaning my, “I can’t eat anything” saga, myself, thanks to an elimination diet here, too. What am I missing so much? Bakery!! This will be getting printed and baked!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 9:16 am

Hey Kathy, I love that…doesn’t it feel so nice to just dig in bake something special sometimes? I hope you love the muffins! Sending lots of healing vibes your way.

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Ellie C October 19, 2018 at 5:09 am

Hi Angela, so sorry your struggling, sending all my best wishes. I have read your blog for many years; I had IBS throughout my 20s which really restricted my food intake, and your blog and yummy plant based recipes have always, and continue to, inspire and cheer me up. Hope you feel better soon X

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:11 am

Hi Ellie, Thank you so much for your support! It means the world to me, and I’m so grateful that you’ve enjoyed so many of my recipes over the years. Hugs!

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Mel October 19, 2018 at 5:20 am

Dear Angela,

I have been reading your posts on Oh She Glows for the last five years and I can’t thank you enough for changing my relationship with food and cooking. Your recipes inspired me to get back in the kitchen and connect with real food. You first cookbook is well used in my home and I have gifted it to almost everyone I know. I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old so your pregnancy and motherhood posts resonate with me on a deeply personal level. I appreciate your ability to be raw, honest, funny, and genuine in your writing. Since I stopped breastfeeding my daughter about a year ago my hormones have been out of balance. This has caused many digestive and health issues which in turn have affected my relationship with food and exercise. My faith in the medical system has waned over the years so out of desperation I turned to a team of naturopaths to help me. After having a food intolerance test I was devastated to discover 50 foods that don’t agree with me (many of which I consumed on a regular basis: cashews, almonds, wheat, rice, eggs, cheese and the list goes on). Reading your latest posts have given me hope and comfort in knowing I am not alone with what I am feeling and experiencing. Many days food feels like the enemy and has once again changed my relationship with food. Planning meals has become stressful and my passion for cooking is on the back-burner! I just want to thank you for connecting with me; it is strange to feel bonded with a complete stranger however the online community you have created is amazing. You are an incredible individual and I appreciate you and everything you have created.

Sincerely,
Mel

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:35 am

Hi Mel, wow…I can’t thank you enough for your kind words and for sharing your story (it brought tears to my eyes because I can relate so much!). It means so much to me to hear that my recipes have given you hope and inspiration. I can totally relate to how difficult and confusing it all can be, not to mention how much these things can trigger “food is the enemy” emotions which are so draining to deal with on a day-to-day basis. I was also in a huge cooking slump for a while there…it’s no fun when your passion is taken away from you (even temporarily). I hope that you start to see improvements soon and that you are back in the kitchen whipping up all kinds of recipes in no time! Sending you lots of healing vibes.

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Betty Le October 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

Can I use a real egg in substitute of the chia egg? I really want to try this!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 9:36 am

Hey Betty, I haven’t tested it myself so I can’t say for sure, but I can’t see why not! I’m sure other readers would love to hear how it goes too.

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Carrie Southern October 19, 2018 at 1:53 pm

I’ve got these muffins baking in the oven. The smell is going to make my husband pass out when he walks in the door :) I am rooting for you!! Sending love along.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 9:50 am

Hey Carrie, ah that’s too funny!! Haha. I love how cozy the smell of baking makes our house feel this time of year :)

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Sheila Fretwell October 19, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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Made these yesterday and they were fantastic! I did make a couple substitutions as follows: Instead of melted oil I used 1/4 cup of very finely grated zucchini. Instead of coconut sugar I used granulated monk fruit sweetener, and instead subbed about 1/3 of the oat flour out with almond flour. They were moist and full of flavor. Will definitely make again.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 9:55 am

Hey Sheila, thank you so much for sharing your swaps…what a fun idea to swap the oil for finely grated zucchini. Glad you enjoyed the muffins!

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Jennifer October 19, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Your toddler doesn’t like chocolate?! What? My kiddo drinks a chocolate smoothie every morning, clearly it helped that I had one every morning while pregnant and nursing lol Well, more muffins for you lol

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 10:00 am

I’m starting to question whether we’re related at all…hahah! Arlo seems to be turning a corner as he requested a few chocolate chips from the bag when I was baking yesterday. ;)

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Alexandra October 19, 2018 at 6:22 pm

These were DELICIOUS ! So easy, addicting and filling ! You did it again Angela !!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 10:00 am

Whohoo! Thanks for the kind words. :)

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Marie-Eve Dubuis October 20, 2018 at 8:02 am
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Hello Angela,
I have made these on Monday. Put them in the freezer so we could grab one for our lunch. Turns out my boyfriend loves them straight from the freezer… and has been eating them for dessert. I’ll have to make another batch for next week, we are almost out!!
Thank you so much for the recipe.!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 10:02 am

Oh that’s too funny! I’ve definitely had a muffin frozen and not sure I was a big fan of it, but when you’re hangry you’re hangry…haha. So happy you both love the recipe so much.

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Christine Lacey October 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm

Made this tonight! I forgot to add the pumpkin pie spice, so after three minutes in the oven, I carefully added some pumpkin pie spice to each muffin. It worked out fine!

They are DELISH, by the way.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 10:04 am

Oh wow, nice save ;) I hate that panicky feeling when I forget an ingredient…sounds like you handled it better than I usually do hah. So glad you loved the muffins Christine!

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Jackie October 21, 2018 at 2:47 am
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I had to make this recipe right away and it was BEYOND delicious!!! My husband went crazy for them too. Thank you!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 10:06 am

I’m so happy the muffins were a hit, Jackie! Thank you :)

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Donna October 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm
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Hi Angela, made these delicious muffins for my non vegan sons today, they absolutely loved them! I’ll definitely be making them again, love your cook book to!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 10:18 am

So glad the muffins were a hit, Donna! Thank you so much for your cookbook support too :)

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Laura October 21, 2018 at 5:57 pm
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Thank you so much for the nut-free recipes lately!

These turned out wonderfully! I baked mine for about 32 minutes total, but maybe my liners were a bit taller than your average one? In any case, super delicious – thank you!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2018 at 10:27 am

My pleasure Laura! Nut-free is something I’m asked for a lot so I try to make sure the recipes have options whenever possible :) I’m so glad you loved the muffins!

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Maclean Nash October 22, 2018 at 10:54 am
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I made these this weekend (without the chocolate chips because I didn’t have any) and they are awesome! It amounted to 12 smaller muffins and have made for the perfect add on to breakfast or snack! I know it’s not easy to do, but I would recommend cooling completely before enjoying!
Thank you so much, Angela! Your recipes never disappoint!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Definitely not easy to do ;) Thank you so much for the kind words, too. I’m so happy you love the muffins!

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Suzanne October 22, 2018 at 11:20 am

I have made these twice now, the second time doubling the recipe (that uses up the can of pumpkin puree;)).
They are delicious! Moist and full of a nice spicy flavour…Only qualm about these is that with the amount of sugar, maple syrup and oil that perhaps they should be called a cupcake?;) Suprisingly though they do not come off at all as too sweet, so reluctant to reduce sweetener amounts…Wondering about subbing some applesauce for some of the oil on the next batch – definitely will be doing another batch! New fall muffin favourite.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Hey Suzanne, One thing I love to do with my baked goods is to use the least amount of sweetener I can while still making the baked good taste amazing!! So I too was surprised by how much sweetener I felt these needed until all the flavours popped….but I’ve found that when using a lot of pumpkin like this recipe does (a full cup!), it’s needed to balance out the squash and bitterness of cocoa powder. One way you can easily reduce the sweetener is to omit the chocolate chips…I do this all the time and it’s a bit more respectable as a breakfast or snack. ;) Of course you can reduce the sweetener too, they’ll just taste a bit more bitter. Hope this helps and I’m so glad you enjoy them so much!

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