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Pumpkin Muffins: Egg Free, Milk Free, Gluten Free, And Yum!

Updated on May 7, 2016
A free (for all three) muffin recipe that is full of flavor!
A free (for all three) muffin recipe that is full of flavor! | Source

Egg Free Pumpkin Muffins? Gluten Free? Cow Milk Free? How Can They Be Yum?


We love pumpkin recipes so we enjoy them throughout the year, not just in the fall season. Now that I’m focused on experimenting with recipes using ground golden flax seed as an egg substitute it’s only natural that I give it a go with pumpkin, thus, these pumpkin muffins with ginger.

If you read my first hub on using flax as an egg substitute you know that I’m not trying to eliminate eggs from our diet, just reduce the amount we eat. I’m also experimenting with cow milk replacements such as almond milk and coconut oil, and gluten free flours such as oat and garbanzo flours.

Some of the benefits of knowing about this egg replacement are that flax seed is good for us, we might run out of eggs and need a substitute, and getting extra fiber into our meals is a smart move, especially for our desserts. Of course, the recipes have to be good, and so far I’ve been hitting home runs.

Don’t simply take my word for it, though. Give this pumpkin muffin with ginger a try to see for yourself that egg free, cow milk free, and gluten free baking and eating can be far better than anyone can convince you of aside from trying it for yourself.


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❀ Egg and Cow's Milk Free, Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins = Golden YumGF Ingredients For Pumpkin MuffinsFlax Seed is a Fabulous Egg ReplacementCan You Smell These Hot Pumpkin Muffins?A Plate of these Pumpkin Muffins is Difficult to Resist
❀ Egg and Cow's Milk Free, Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins = Golden Yum
❀ Egg and Cow's Milk Free, Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins = Golden Yum | Source
GF Ingredients For Pumpkin Muffins
GF Ingredients For Pumpkin Muffins | Source
Flax Seed is a Fabulous Egg Replacement
Flax Seed is a Fabulous Egg Replacement | Source
Can You Smell These Hot Pumpkin Muffins?
Can You Smell These Hot Pumpkin Muffins? | Source
A Plate of these Pumpkin Muffins is Difficult to Resist
A Plate of these Pumpkin Muffins is Difficult to Resist | Source

Ingredients for Free Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1 16 Ounce Can Pumpkin, Not Pie Filling
  • 1 Flax Seed Replacement Egg, *See Number 4 in Instructions Below (and the last link in the last paragraph for more information)
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice, Fresh Squeezed and Room Temperature is Best
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Orange Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Full-Flavor Coconut Oil, Softened or Melted
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Garbanzo Flour, Room Temperature
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, Optional
  • 1/4-1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger, Use Amount Depending on Your Taste

Pumpkin Muffins (Sans Egg, Cow's Milk, Gluten)

5 stars from 2 ratings of Free Pumpkin Muffins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Prepare a 12 count muffin tine with baking spray or paper cups.
  3. Place pumpkin in a medium-sized bowl with a well in the center.
  4. *For flax seed egg replacement grind 1 tablespoon golden flax seed and put it in the center of the pumpkin. Add 1 Tablespoon water. (I only waited about 5 minutes before proceeding with this recipe.)
  5. Mix in room temperature orange juice and the orange extract.
  6. Soften/liquify coconut oil and blend it into the pumpkin mixture.
  7. Blend in the sugar and honey.
  8. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  9. Add dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture. Batter will be thick.
  10. Divide batter into muffin cups and bake approximately 22 minutes. Do not over bake. Check early with a toothpick because garbanzo flour can brown quickly.

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❀ Nutty Topping for Pumpkin Muffins

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A Variety of Ground Nuts, Agave, and Almond MilkA yum topping that turned out like a thick icing.
A Variety of Ground Nuts, Agave, and Almond Milk
A Variety of Ground Nuts, Agave, and Almond Milk | Source
A yum topping that turned out like a thick icing.
A yum topping that turned out like a thick icing. | Source

Pumpkin Muffin Nut Topping


With a hint of ginger and a hint of coconut, the muffin does not need additional flavor, but I wondered about a nut topping.

Using four different nuts--Brazil nuts, pecans, almonds, and walnuts--I made a topping to try on these pumpkin muffins.

A few of each kind of nut pulverized into a chunky nut butter, a tablespoon of agave sweetener, and adding just enough almond milk to make the right consistency made an interestingly yummy topping.

It was definitely a keeper of an idea. However, thinning it with a little more almond milk and/or some chocolate syrup would allow a more elegant presentation than what you see in the photo.

The Beautiful Pumpkin!

I've posted some other great recipes using pumpkin, but these pumpkin muffins were extra good. Very dense and hearty, lovely for a cool morning (or evening), it is hard to believe that they really are gluten free.

The pumpkin balanced well with the garbanzo flour, neither overpowering the other, and the egg replacement experiment worked fabulously. I hope you get to enjoy them soon!


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    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      CraftytotheCore:

      You are welcome! I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as we do. Though pumpkin and fall are a great fit, we like to benefit from pumpkin's nutrition year round and muffins are an easy way to do so.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Pumpkin muffins are one of my favorite! Now that I'm gluten free, I will most definitely try this recipe. Thank you!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      sweetie1:

      Thanks so much for letting me hear from you on this "free" hub. I used to think that such recipes would only taste like cardboard, but am continuing to discover how good they can be!

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      sweetie1 5 years ago from India

      I like the Idea because in India most people don't eat egg on Tuesdays and many religious days so an egg free sweet should do it. We do get egg free cakes in market but never knew how to make them. Thanks for yummy looking recipe.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      plinka:

      So glad to hear that this recipe is helpful to you. The pumpkin muffins are really good.

      You can easily substitute honey for a different sweetener. A couple I've written about are agave and Sun Crystals. Thanks much for coming by--let us know what sweetener works for you.

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      plinka 5 years ago from Budapest, Hungary

      Great! I'm on a diet, unfortunately, I'm not allowed to have eggs and milk (:-(((), so it' s almost perfect. I don't know if I can substitute honey with sweetener. I cannot eat honey either. :-((

      Voted up! :-)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      billips:

      Thanks very much for stopping in to check out these pumpkin muffins! This is definitely an anytime recipe and I hope you get to enjoy it soon.

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      billips 5 years ago from Central Texas

      It's great to find recipes out there that let literally everyone enjoy a treat now and then - I too am a pumpkin fan, anytime of year - great hub - B.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      ChristyWrites:

      I hope you get to try these pumpkin muffins out soon then! You are correct, the bit of ginger adds a pleasant and healthy zing to the recipe.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I think the ginger in the recipe would provide a great pop of flavour! You are making me hungry..

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      SweetiePie:

      Oh yes, using fresh pumpkin for this recipe would make it even better! I hope you get to enjoy the muffins soon. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and letting us know that the pumpkin growing went so well for your parents--that's fabulous!

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      SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

      My parents grew a few pumpkins last year, and it is easy to do if you have a big backyard where their vines can flourish. Now I want some pumpkin muffins.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Felina Margetty:

      Thanks, thanks, thanks for your input on these pumpkin muffins! They are especially for those who suffer with food allergies, but they are yum to everyone who eats them!

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      Felina Margetty 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Yum yum yum that is all I can say to this hub

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      KrystalD:

      Thank you very much! I'm so glad your students with diet needs will be able to benefit from my egg, milk, and gluten free pumpkin muffins. I think your students will really like them!

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Wow. Great recipe! I habe both vegan and gluten free students so when we try to cook every couple of week, I am always scrambling to find recipes. I will be bookmarking. Thanks :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Millionaire Tips:

      Thanks kindly! Hope you get to enjoy these pumpkin muffins before too long--they really are yum.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      This looks delicious and healthy as well. Voted up.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Coolmon2009:

      Hope you get to try these pumpkin muffins soon!

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Interesting egg and milk free recipe, sounds good will have to make this sometimes.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      teaches12345:

      I'm so glad to know the cow milk free recipes are helpful to others. Hope you can enjoy these pumpkin muffins soon!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. I have a grandchild with a milk allergy and we are always looking for healthy dessert recipes. This looks like a winner.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      oceansnsunsets:

      Oh yes, and if these sound good to you, take a look at my CHOCOLATE pumpkin muffins:

      https://hubpages.com/food/Chocolate-Pumpkin-Muffin...

      for another great treat.

      Although the chocolate pumpkin muffin recipe is not GF, it is still a healthy muffin, just like this egg free pumpkin muffin. Oh dear, I think I'm going to have to make some muffins...

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello RTalloni, Pumpkin Muffins??? How fun!! That is what I first thought when I saw this hub. :) Thanks for sharing this great information and a healthier alternative compared to other muffins.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      dinkan53:

      So glad you liked this pumpkin muffin recipe and I hope it is helpful to your health needs. Thank you for stopping by with your input.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      theastrology:

      Thanks kindly--hope you get to try these pumpkin muffins out soon!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      tammyfrost:

      Cooking is not my forte :) but I have enjoyed exploring healthy foods and developing recipes to accommodate some health issues. These pumpkin muffins were a huge success and I'm glad to be able to share something for those who need to eat egg free, gluten free, and cow's milk free.

      Hope you get to enjoy these muffins sometime and I'm glad you are aware of them in case a relative or friend has a need for "free" recipes. Thanks bunches for checking this hub out and letting me hear from you!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Brett.Tesol:

      So glad you've come to know of pumpkin's delightful flavor. Hope you get to try these pumpkin muffins soon. Thanks much for stopping in and leaving your input!

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Pumpkin is my favorite and little bit aware of my dietary habits. So this muffin recipe is really a great thing for me and will make it soon. Voted up and interesting.

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      theastrology 5 years ago from New Delhi

      Seems very yummy. I will sure try to make it. Nice recipe. :)

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      Tammy Frost 5 years ago from Oregon

      I am not much of a baker but these pumpkin muffins grabbed my attention.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      What a great idea, tasty and really quite healthy too ... I only discovered pumpkin as a food a few years back, but it has a sweet taste of its own.

      SOCIALLY SHARED, up and useful.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Peggy W:

      The garbanzo flour was new to me, as well. I've got a little experience with it now and have posted a few recipes--hope to do more yet. The pumpkin muffins turned out just plain good. I'm thinking of doing up a couple of batches at the time and freezing them so they are on hand for breakfasts. If they are in the freezer I won't snack on them throughout the day… ?

      Thanks much for coming by with your input!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      These pumpkin muffins do sound good. I was not aware that there was such a thing as garbanzo flour. Shows what I know! Ha! Thanks for your recipe! Rated useful and up.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      prasetio30:

      So glad you enjoyed this pumpkin muffin recipe.

      I appreciate that you let me know!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was so delicious. I love your recipe. Thank you very much for share with us. Good job and rated up!

      Prasetio

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      gracenotes:

      Not sure how I missed replying to your comment, but I hope by now that you have enjoyed these egg-free pumpkin muffins. It's been interesting to learn and experiment with the substitutions that are available. Thanks much for your visit and comment!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Om Paramapoonya:

      My husband and I are cutting way back on the gluten, particularly products with added gluten, thus, my recipe binge. :) Hope you get to try these pumpkin muffins soon as they are just plain good. Thank you for stopping by with your comment!

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Mmmmmm I love pumpkin muffins, and this recipe sounds so yummy and healthy. My husband and I have been trying to avoid gluten so this is really great! Thanks for sharing.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      alocsin:

      Thanks kindly, so glad you found it appealing!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Delicious and healthy: an unbeatable combo. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Angela Blair:

      Sorry to confuse you--I get to the comments sooner or later! :) Thanks so much for your patience.

      Your relationship with pumpkin is funny :) but you might like these muffins. I mentioned earlier that we are finding them to be satisfying. When we eat junk we get hungry again quickly, but this recipe "feels good." Maybe you do need to try this recipe... :)

      So appreciate your visit and comments!

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      I need some pumpkin or something as I thought I'd commented on this wonderful Hub already -- guess not! Will gluten free make this old woman smarter? In any event, may just give this a try you made it sound so good. Best, Sis

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Jamie Brock:

      I'm so glad this gluten free pumpkin muffins recipe will be useful to you for sharing with your aunt, and I hope it will be helpful to her! I'll check your titles for those gluten free peanut butter cups. If it's not there I'll hope to see it in the future...yes, that's a hint. :)

      Thanks for stopping in with your input.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for this recipe, RTalloni! I'm passing it on to my husband's aunt who only eats gluten free.. I think she will really appreciate it. My husband made her some gluten free peanut butter cup cookies for Christmas and they were actually very yummy and tasted quite like a Reeses peanut butter cup. I bet these muffins are great, too. Thanks again for sharing :0)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      GALAXY 59:

      I think you'll like it! Glad you checked out this healthy pumpkin muffin recipe--thanks!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      alipuckett:

      I'm seeing chocolate chips in this muffin recipe...yes--as long as they are cow's milk free for me. Maybe we'll see your recipe on HP? :)

      As we've eaten these muffins this week we've come to realize that they are very satisfying. The ingredients are healthy!

      So appreciate that you stopped by with your comment!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      DonnaCosmato:

      Pumpkin is a year round treat! Hope you enjoy these muffins as much as we have. They freeze well, for a week at least. Taking them out at night so a treat is waiting the microwave in the morning is nice! I will try freezing them for a longer period of time eventually.

      Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with others! I'm looking forward to hearing how well others like them--or not. :)

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      GALAXY 59 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Sounds wonderful! I will give this a try at the weekend.

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      alipuckett 5 years ago

      Yum! I love baking with pumpkin. Every year around Halloween, I make a wonderful chocolate chip pumpkin bread that is to DIE for. These pumpkin muffins look like a wonderful all-natural, year-round delicious snack!

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      gracenotes 5 years ago from North Texas

      These sound absolutely marvelous. Thanks for the recipe. I already have some ground flaxseed, and I am motivated to cook!

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      These sound yummy and any baked goods that include pumpkin are bound to appeal to me. I'm anxious to give them a go and see what the family thinks. I pinned this on Pinterest and voted it up!