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a side view of a basket of vegan pumpkin muffins next to fall leaves

Cinnamon Crunch Pumpkin Muffins

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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Whip up the fluffiest Vegan Cinnamon Crunch Pumpkin Muffins in just 30 minutes! With whole wheat flour, they are great for breakfast or for a midday treat with a cup of coffee. They're not too sweet and perfect for fall snacking.


Units Scale
  • 2 TBS chia seeds (or 2 TBS ground flaxseeds) + 5 TBS water, set aside
  • 1/2 cup neutral oil, like avocado
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup raw turbinado sugar
  • 1 TBS molasses, or one TBS brown sugar, optional
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, optional
  • For topping: 1 TBS turbinado sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and oil a muffin tin. In a small bowl, combine chia "egg," neutral oil, pumpkin, turbinado sugar, and optional molasses/brown sugar. Mix to combine and set aside. 
  2. In a larger bowl, mix flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Sprinkle in dried cranberries if using. 
  3. Carefully pour wet mixture into dry, mixing until there are no dry spots (do not mix too much though, as this will develop gluten in the flour which will make the muffins tough). Spoon muffin batter into 9 of the tins.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix on top of all muffins and bake for 18-22 minutes, until a knife stuck in the center comes out dry. Let muffins cool slightly in the pan, then remove to cool completely. Store in a sealed container on the counter for 3 days (they will soften a bit as they sit, but remain moist).
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 296.5 calories
  • Sugar: 18.4 grams
  • Sodium: 199.8 milligrams
  • Fat: 13.5 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11.6 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 41.4 grams
  • Fiber: 3.8 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams