The Pumpkin Spice Hype and Our Healthy Alternative (Vegan Pumpkin Muffins!)

The Pumpkin Spice Hype and Our Healthy Alternative (Vegan Pumpkin Muffins!)

Pumpkin spice is having a moment. The first signs of fall have been solidified not from the crisp air or the colorful foliage, but the appearance of pumpkin versions of everything you can imagine. From Hershey Kisses to waffles and coffee creamer, there are so many pumpkin spice products. However, none of these are health foods, and few contain, well, pumpkin! What's going on? This post will explain the difference between pumpkin flavoring and actual pumpkin, and also offer a quick and easy pumpkin muffin recipe made of entirely whole, plant foods.

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Bananas, Pecans, and 100% Maple Syrup (gluten, dairy, egg, and oil free)

Pumpkin Pancakes with Bananas, Pecans, and 100% Maple Syrup (gluten, dairy, egg, and oil free)

Find out how I took the junk out of pancakes and transformed them into a delicious source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acid, and Vitamin ABy omitting the bad stuff (gluten, dairy, egg, and oil) and packing in whole, plant foods, such as flaxseed, pumpkin, and oats, I have created a nutrient-rich pancake recipe that will give you power all day long. No post-pancake nap needed! Follow my recipe, enjoyed by all (including my my husband, Adam, who never liked pancakes until he ate these!), and start your day right.

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