chocolate chip pumpkin muffins ~vegan~

I’m sorry for all the pumpkin recipes, but I just love it!

  Plus, I only have a few months of peak pumpkin season to get in all my favorite pumpkin recipes!


Pumpkin is rich in carotenes, which have been shown to protect against cancer and heart disease.  Pumpkin consumption has also been linked to decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  It’s a great substitute for oil and butter in baked goods.  Instead, add pumpkin puree to retain moisture without all the fat.

chocolate chip pumpkin muffins ~vegan~

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup coconut palm sugar or white sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup almond milk or soy milk

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or vegetable oil

1/4 cup maple syrup

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup vegan mini-chocolate chips

chocolate chip pumpkin muffins ~vegan~

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line or grease a muffin tin.

-Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large mixing bowl.

-In a separate bowl, use a hand held mixer to combine the almond milk, grapeseed oil, maple syrup and pumpkin puree.

-Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine until smooth.

-Mix in chocolate chips and raisins.

-Spoon batter into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

chocolate chip pumpin muffins ~vegan~

baked artichoke fries

A few weeks ago we ordered fried artichokes at a local restaurant.  I’ve been craving them ever since however, while they tasted amazing, they didn’t leave me feeling amazing!  Instead, I created a baked version without the added oil and fat!  I was surprised, they were good!  Dare I say, even better than the fried version!

baked artichoke fries ~vegan~

Baked Artichoke Fries

1 can artichoke hearts (14 oz.), drained

2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax meal mixed with 4 tablespoons water)

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup panko bread crumbs

1 teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

-Preheat oven to 385 degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

-Prepare flax eggs and let sit for a few minutes.

-Meanwhile, place whole wheat flour in a small plate.  Mix together panko, garlic powder, salt and pepper together and place in a small plate.

baked artichoke fries ~vegan~

-One at a time, dip artichoke heart in flax egg, coat with whole wheat flour.  Dip again in flax egg then roll in panko mixture.  Place on parchment paper and continue until all artichoke hearts are coated.

baked artichoke fries ~vegan~

-Baked for 25-30 minutes or until crispy and lightly browned.

-Serve warm and enjoy!

baked artichoke hearts ~vegan~

We dipped ours in Green Goddess dressing!