Autumn is right around the corner which means…pumpkin season is here! These pumpkin spice muffins are a delicious way to kick off the autumn season. This recipe is full of clean, simple ingredients. Enjoy!

Preparation + Cook Time: 45 minutes

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of cashew butter
  • 2 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups of oat flour (buy gluten free oat flour for gluten free option)
  • 1 Tbsp of chia seeds
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • pumpkin seeds for topping

Instructions:

  1. Set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the wet ingredients first: pumpkin, maple syrup, cashew butter, and coconut oil.
  3. Then, mix in the dry ingredients: oat flour, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder.
  4. Fill your muffin tray with cupcake liners.
  5. Evenly fill all 12 cupcake liners with batter.
  6. Top each muffin with pumpkin seeds (or whatever topping you prefer!)
  7. Bake in the oven for 30-32 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes before eating.

Benefits of this recipe:

-Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, full of powerful antioxidants, is high in fiber which helps in digestion, improves eye health, and boosts muscle function.

-Oats help improve blood sugar, can help lower cholesterol, lowers the risk of colon cancer, and provides antioxidants.

-Chia seeds are high in fiber, high in omega-3, high in quality protein, may reduce blood sugar levels, and may reduce chronic inflammation.

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.healthline.com and http://www.draxe.com

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