Friday, July 15, 2016

Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Pumpkin Muffins

For years, I had a bit of a pumpkin muffin reputation.  Once autumn rolled around, I would get multiple requests for The pumpkin muffin recipe.

You can still find that on this blog.  Worry not, old friends.

But over the years, we've cut out a few things from our lives, namely dairy, soy, eggs, and gluten.  We also avoid refined oils now.  (Besides, most vegetable oil is loaded in GMOs.)

But enough about me - let's talk MUFFINS!

I knew that there had to be a way to replace the egg and oil.  I tried applesauce, which is okay - but it gives baked goods that spongey texture that kind of bounces back and is hard to bite through.  (I have kids with sensory issues here, bear with me.)

I tried a combination of nut butter and applesauce and it was okay - but still had a lot of fat.

I tried ground flax slurries in place of the egg and what a disaster!  It was like biting into a glue ball.  Yuck.  Definitely did NOT do The pumpkin muffin recipe justice.

And then I started working in the kitchen again with something new: So Delicious greek style yogurt.

The heavens parted and a choir of angels sang (that's for you, Dannielle).

I had tried it in cupcakes recently, for which it worked, and in a gooey butter cake (St. Louisans) and it flopped.

But, I had to try it again.  Guess what?  SUCCESS.

I'm finally proud enough of this one that I think it takes the place of The recipe.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.

2.5 cups sugar 
2 tablespoon baking powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg
1 can pumpkin
1 cup of So Delicious almond milk (original or vanilla)
1 individual size container of So Delicious vanilla almond milk greek style yogurt 

Mix well, until all ingredients are incorporated.

Stir in 2 cups of semisweet/dark chocolate chips

Bake at 400° for 18-20 min


  1. Looks delicious! :) Do you have an email I could contact you at by chance?

  2. Sure, Stacy! It's sweetlikesandi at g m a i l dot com. :)