HBD Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes

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So…you know when you are having a really long day, and you come home and just want to eat a cupcake for dinner? Don’t act like you don’t. It happens to the best of us. Friday night was one of those nights. It was a really long week of late hours at work, and my seriously wonderful new roomie decided she was going to bake the day away! Andie, who was a vegan for a bit, decided to make one of her favorite vegan recipes! I ate the first one in like 3 bites and just kept saying, “this is the best thing I have ever eaten”, over and over again. I felt like I was in a basic white girl pumpkin spiced heaven. Not to mention, there is no oil or anything else that I am allergic to in this recipe. She also made gluten free brownies…those will be up soon, as will many other recipes from Miss Andie! It seems only appropriate that my roomie is a creative cook. I think we are going to be a healthy food power roomies!


Here’s what you need:


-2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour (you could also use 1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour and ¼ cup pastry flour if you don’t care to be g-free)

-1 ¼ cup turbinado sugar

-1 tbsp. baking powder

-Pinch of salt

-1 tsp. cinnamon

-1 tsp. nutmeg

-1/4 tsp. allspice

-1/8 tsp. ground cloves

-1 can puree pumpkin

-1/2 cup applesauce

-1 tbsp. molasses

To Do:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and put cupcake liners in pans. Makes about 14-16 cupcakes all together (I know this is random)…

2. Mix together g-free flour, spices, sugar, baking powder,  and salt into a bowl

3. In separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.

4. After both are mixed into different bowls, combine them together.

5. Spoon cupcake mixture into liners and put in the oven on the middle rack. Cook for 18-20 minutes!

6. Let cool before you ice them!!!!


-4 cups powdered sugar

-1/2 cup vegan butter (you can use regular #foodallergyprobs)

-1.5 tbsp. non-dairy milk (or regular milk)

-1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

-2 tsp. vanilla

-1/2 tsp. lemon juice

-Pinch of salt

To do:

1.     Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and use a hand mixer until blended together. Do slowly, so powdered sugar does not destroy your kitchen!

2.     Store extra icing in fridge. Pipe cupcakes when cooled, so icing does not melt on the cupcakes.

3.     Put icing in a big ziplock bag and cut a hole in the corner of the bag, if you want to get fancy.


I hope you all enjoy these fall treats! I think they will become a staple in my kitchen for the next few months when I need to whip up a quick dessert! Let me know how you like them!

P.S. Don’t be afraid of the word “vegan”, it makes for a great cupcake!!

With love and a happy tummy,



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