Whole Wheat Flour Vegan Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Pumpkin muffins
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Ratings (29)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 dozen muffins (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
180 Calories
5g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This healthy recipe for vegan pumpkin muffins comes from Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre in Canada. This recipe is made with whole wheat flour and less sugar than other muffin recipes and is a healthy whole wheat vegan muffin for Thanksgiving, Halloween or anytime you're hungry for pumpkin.

Another great reason to love this vegan pumpkin recipe? It doesn't need any egg replacer, so it's a great vegan option when you're all out, and, with just 1/2 cup of sugar, it's also relatively low in refined sugar, compared to other pumpkin muffins. 

If you like making healthy homemade vegan muffins, here's more vegan muffin recipes you might want to check out. 


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soy milk (or another vegan milk substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • Optional: 1/2 cup sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, or other nuts or seeds
  • Optional: 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries or both

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F and line or lightly grease a muffin tin.

  2. Mix together the whole wheat flour, sugar baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large mixing bowl.

  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the soy milk, vegetable oil, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine to make a smooth batter.

  5. Mix in nuts/seeds and dried fruit.

  6. Spoon the batter into muffin tins about 2/3 full, then bake for 20- 25 minutes. Muffins should be golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. If not, keep them in the oven a few more minutes.