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Apple Pumpkin Muffins

I'm loving the apple and pumpkin combo here. I left the apple chunks a little big so it gave a nice crunch but you can chop them into tiny pieces so that they cook through into a really soft consistency.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)

1/2 cups of rolled oats

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup of raw turbinado sugar (or brown sugar)

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp of nutmeg

1/4 tsp of salt

1 cup of pumpkin puree

1 cup of apples, chopped 

2 flax eggs (1 tbsp of ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp of water, set aside for 6 mins)

1/4 cup of maple syrup

Instructions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, mix flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices together until well combined.

2) Add pumpkin puree, flax eggs and maple syrup, then stir until almost combined. Add apples, stir until just combined. Spoon into lined/ greased muffin cups about 3/4 of the way. Sprinkle additional oats and brown sugar over top if desired. Bake 18-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Pumpkin Waffles

Hello Fall!!! I'm officially in love with anything pumpkin flavored. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've only recently started cooking with pumpkin...and I have been missing out. Luckily, that dry spell is over. This recipe is great for the waffle maker. Most vegan pancakes tend to be dense and the waffle maker gives it a bit more of a fluffy texture. I left out baking powder on purpose from the recipe because you can make them taste great without it. Add any fruit or maple syrup that you have on hand as a topping.

Ingredients:

2 flax eggs*

1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour* 

3 tbsp of turbinado sugar*  

1/4 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of nutmeg 

1/4 cup of pumpkin puree

1 1/2  cup + 2 tbsp of non-dairy milk

Instructions:

1) Combine flour, salt, sugar and spices in a bowl. Mix well.

2) Add flax eggs, pumpkin puree and non-dairy milk. Mix well.

3) Cook in small batches in waffle maker.

* Additional notes

- Mix 2 tbsp of flax seed with 6 tbsp of water and let it stand for 10 mins while preparing the rest of the mix

- Instead of whole wheat you can also use whole wheat pastry flour

- Instead of turbinado sugar you can use maple syrup or other organic cane sugar

- Add 1/4 tsp of baking powder for a little fluffier texture.