Cinnamon Chunk Pumpkin Muffin Tops.
A healthy satisfying cake-y dessert in a small package! Get your dessert fix, don’t feel full AND contribute to your veggie intake for the day. A win-win!! This recipe is an EASIER variation of my pumpkin donuts with chocolate icing recipe here. Just like that recipe, this one is plant-based and super clean!
Baked Muffin Tops
- 1 1/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- pumpkin spice mix (1 tsp vanilla powder, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, pinch each of allspice and cloves)
- 1/2 cup plant milk
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
Cinnamon Chunk Crumble to Add to Batter
- 1/4 cup vegan butter chilled
- 1/8 cup cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 pinch Himalayan salt
- 1 Muffin Top Pan (I use this brand)
Make cinnamon chunks
- Chop the butter into small chunks and use a fork to incorporate the chunks in the sugar and cinnamon until you have a cinnamon-y crumble texture. Keeping it a crumble depends on temperature, too warm. Put aside to make batter; refrigerate if room temperature is too warm.
Makes 12 muffin tops
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease your muffin top pan very lightly with coconut oil
- here for a great muffin top pan
- Mix dry ingredients, mix wet, and then incorporate dry into wet, in 2 portions. The batter should be a stiff cake batter - if too dry or wet, adjust carefully with flour or nut milk. Next, carefully stir in cinnamon chunks, not too vigorously, you want them to remain chunks, not dissolved into the batter.
- Spoon the batter into pan circles, bake for 10 minutes or until the knife or toothpick test is clean.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes, pry away from edges gently and then cool on rack.
Dee Dine is the recipe developer and writer behind Green Smoothie Gourmet. She shares her super healthy wholesome recipes on her blog and her Instagram that she feeds her family and friends. She gravitates toward recipes that are fast to create, plant-based, nutritious, easy, and use familiar ingredients. And chocolate is always a good idea! More about Dee.