Ginger is a wonderful spice, both for flavor and for the many healing properties it possesses. It can aid digestion, alleviating indigestion and even help with flatulence. It’s fantastic for nausea and morning sickness and motion sickness. During hurricane season, when I worked on the cruise ship, I used to take ginger tablets and never get sea sick – I converted all my team members and it was our saving grace! It can ease headaches and sore throats and help if you have a cold or flu. There are so many reasons to increase ginger in our diets, and you’ll find many more ginger inspired dishes on my blog! This is one of my favorite muffin recipes, and it’s so perfect in the autumn or winter months when you want something to warm you up from the inside out. I was inspired by Chef Chloe’s pumpkin spice cupcakes, but wanted to highlight the ginger aspect and turn it into a healthier muffin option!
Vegan Ginger and Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Recipe Type: Vegan Muffin
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 12 Muffins
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and line your muffin pan
In a large mixing bowl, combine dry muffin ingredients; flour sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon nutmeg, and crystalised ginger. Mix well.
In a different medium size mixing bowl, whisk together all of the wet cupcake ingredients; chia egg, apple cider vinegar, vaniall extract, coconut oil, mylk, and pumpkin puree.
Pour the dry muffin ingredients into the wet, and mix together. Be careful not to overmix the batter.
Taste test time – are you happy? The ginger will be stronger here, and mellow out when baked. If you’re ginger crazy, you can add a little more, or if you love another spice you can increase the potency. This is about what you find delicious, so feel free to add cardamom, cloves, or more nutmeg or cinnamon here.
Fill your muffin liners about 3/4 full with the batter, and bake for 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the middle and if it comes out clean, then we’re good to rock and roll.
Eat warm from the oven with your favorite cup of tea or a fabulous coffee.
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Love and light,