These are totally delectable and fluffy with a spiced pumpkin sponge and a pecan crunch topping that kids go wild for. The perfect for the weekend of fireworks ahead and they’re a snap to make. Don’t be scared by the long list of ingredients, they’re mainly spices from the cupboard to make the flavour pop!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree (steamed and processed or a tin will work)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • pinch Allspice and grated nutmeg
  • ½ Cup (GF Bread) flour
  • 1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • Pinch sea salt

Topping

  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Makes 12 muffins

Method:

  • Sift the flours and powders with the ground spices into a large mixing bowl and combine with a wooden spoon.
  • In a small bowl whisk eggs together and then add in the vanilla extract, maple syrup and pumpkin puree (when it’s cooled) and mix everything together.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the flours and fold together carefully until all mixed in.
  • Spoon mixture into muffin tray, either silicone or case-lined, and bake as is at 180 for 15-20 minutes
  • For topping: Combine chopped pecans and syrup, and with a teaspoon place a few of each on top of each muffin until mixture is finished.

Lizzie King, mother of 3, Nutritional Health Coach and Founder of Vitalove
Follow @lizzieloveshealthy on Instagram and Twitter for daily tips and recipes to keep everyone happy and healthy.
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About The Author

Lizzie King
Nutritional Health Coach

Lizzie King is a mother of 3, Nutritional Health Coach and Founder of Vitalove. Making deliciously easy, super healthy food for babies, children and families. All food is gluten free and sugarfree. Vitalove sells meals for when there's no time to cook, recipes for when there is and holds Cooking Demo evenings for tips, nutritional nuggets and inspiration for every day cooking. Follow @vitalovebaby on Instagram and Twitter for daily tips and recipes to keep everyone happy and healthy.

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