Vegan Pecan Pie Cups
Vegan Pecan Pie Mini Cups

Vegan Pecan Pie Mini Cups

Welcome back, mamas! Today’s vegan plant-based recipe are these Pecan Pie Mini Cups.

I absolutely adore pecan, and this healthy pecan, sort of pie, in mini cups is perfect for the holidays. It’s a healthy version of a festive pecan pie, it has no refined sugar, it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and full of nutrients!

These cute mini cups are the perfect size. They could be a delicious healthy snack or a good breakfast idea. Also, they’re great to be served at a holiday party if you are visiting family or friends. I think they would also be perfect as a small gift, you can put them in a little box and give them away instead of Christmas cookies for example.

This can also be a nice activity to do with your kids and family. You can never go wrong with some healthy holiday baking.

Vegan Pecan Pie Cups

I absolutely love all things pecan. But sometimes I just don’t have time to make an entire pie (I know – sad) so I was really determined to find an easy and healthy way to make something similar to the traditional pecan pie, but with a little twist. It tried different recipes and this one is absolutely a winner. Everyone loved it, even the kids!

Unlike most desserts, these pecan pie minis cups are sooo easy to make. This recipe has only a few ingredients and you basically only need to put them all in a blender. You can also make them in cupcakes wrappers, make a huge batch and store it in the freezer for later use, or simply in the fridge.

I would love to know if you decide to make this! Enjoy!

 

Vegan Pecan Pie Cups

What you will need to make these delicious and adorable vegan pecan pie mini cups:

 

Ingredients Required:

Dates

Pecan Nuts

Maple Syrup

Cinnamon

Milled Flaxseed

 

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Benefits of…

Pecans

  • Raw pecans pack a 1-2-3 punch of protein, healthy fats, and fiber that can help keep you energized and satisfied. Pecans are a good source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which help lower blood pressure. Most of the fat found in pecans is a healthy type called monounsaturated fat.

Cinnamon

  • Apart from being a delicious spice, cinnamon has lots of amazing properties. It is loaded with antioxidants and has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to make your body hostile to viruses and other diseases. It also helps with hormone regulation!

Flaxseeds

  • Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. It is rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities, and fiber.

 

 

Vegan Pecan Pie Cups

Vegan Pecan Pie Cups

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dates soaked overnight
  • 1 cup pecan nuts soaked overnight
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 10-15 pecans for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 220 C (430 F). Place soaked pecans and dates into a blender, along with maple syrup and cinnamon. Blitz until the mixture is smooth.
  • Transfer it into a bowl and fold in the flaxseed. Scoop the “filling” into ramekins and top with whole or crushed pecans.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and enjoy hot or chilled!

 

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vegan sweet potato muffins
Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

Super Simple and Delicious Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

These sweet potato muffins have been causing quite a stir on our social media pages lately haha. My children are head over heels in love with these! Every time they see mommy mashing up a sweet potato, they know that some yummy muffins are coming.

Is there anything cuter than two little humans singing “do you know the muffin man?” while whipping up some homemade vegan sweet potato muffins? I think not! And what’s even better, as soon as they are ready to eat, the kids just come running! The muffins are THAT good. Picky eater approved!

These delicious vegan sweet potato muffins will come together with minimal ingredients that you already likely have stocked up in your pantry!
Let’s get started!

 

vegan sweet potato muffins

 

The boys were waiting for these vegan sweet potato muffins to cook with their oven mitts on and everything, it was adorable!

The first thing that you will need to do is to cook the sweet potato until tender. You can do this three different ways:

Baking, steaming, or microwaving!

Baking:

200C/400F. If baking, feel free to bake whole with the skin or peeled and diced. For the whole potato, simply place on a baking sheet, poke a few holes in them, and bake for approximately 40 minutes until fork tender. For the diced potato, simply line up on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until fork tender.

Steaming:

Feel free to steam whole or sliced. If steaming whole, you will need about 25-30 minutes. If steaming diced, you will need about 15 minutes.

Microwaving:

Keep the sweet potato whole and do not dice up. Wash your sweet potatoes thoroughly and poke holes in them. Microwave them for five minutes on high heat and let them sit for a minute or two. Poke them gently with a fork and, if they’re not cooked through, cook them on high for one minute at a time until soft.

Once the sweet potato is fork tender, you are ready to get baking!

vegan sweet potato muffins

Feel free to add anything you wish to these muffins as well. Nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, dried fruit, and even coconut work beautifully in this recipe. I love to add just a few chocolate chips to the top of each muffin and press them in with the back of a spoon.

This makes every first bite just heavenly!

What you will need to make these vegan sweet potato muffins…

Ingredients Required:

Sweet Potatoes

Non-dairy milk

Flour

Baking Powder

Cinnamon

Brown Sugar

Sea Salt

Walnuts (can omit or sub for any nut/seed)

vegan sweet potato muffins

Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins

These will be your new favorite breakfast muffin!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly, Budget Friendly, easy breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 99kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweet potatoes peeled and diced (Roughly 1 1/4 cups of MASHED sweet potatoes)
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar start with this amount and adjust
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour
  • 3 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP cinnamon powder
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Either steam, bake or microwave the sweet potatoes until fork tender. Check the notes for detailed instructions*
  • Let cool and then pop into the food processor with the non-dairy milk and vanilla. Process until smooth.
  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Prep muffin tin if needed.
  • Toss in remaining ingredients and pulse 5-6 times until well combined. Using a spatula, mix the last remaining bits of flour that need to be stirred in and then taste test. **You can also move all of the ingredients over to a separate bowl and stir until well mixed. This will depend on how big your food processor is, if the blade is removable, and your preference!
  • Taste adjust as you see fit.
  • Pour directly into the muffin tin. If you would like to add in some chocolate chips on the top, add just about 4-5 and then push them in slightly with a spoon or with the tip of your finger.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick or sharp knife comes out clean. Let cool and serve!

Notes

*The first thing that you will need to do is to cook the sweet potato until tender. You can do this three different ways: Baking, steaming, or microwaving!
Baking200C/400F. If baking, feel free to bake whole with the skin or peel and diced. For the whole potato, simply place on a baking sheet, poke a few holes in them, and bake for approximately 40 minutes until fork tender. For the diced potato, simply line up on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until fork tender.
Steaming:Feel free to steam whole or sliced. If steaming whole, you will need about 25-30 minutes. If steaming diced, you will need about 15 minutes.
Microwaving:Keep the sweet potato whole and do not dice up. Wash your sweet potatoes thoroughly and poke holes in them. Microwave them for five minutes on high heat and let them sit for a minute or two. Poke them gently with a fork and, if they’re not cooked through, cook them on high for one minute at a time until soft.
**If using whole cooked sweet potato, you will use about 1 1/4 cup of PACKED mashed sweet potato
***Tip: if you happen to use too much sweet potato, you will notice that the inside of the muffins become a bit "mushy". It's cool. Just pop these in the fridge overnight and they will be perfectly fine in the morning.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3203IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg

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Benefits of…

Sweet Potatoes

  • A rich source of fiber which promotes a healthy digestive system.
  • Contains many vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, and they’re a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C.
  • High in an antioxidant known as beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A once consumed!

Walnuts

  • A rich source of fiber which promotes a healthy digestive system.
  • Great source of Omega-3’s. Woohoo! 2.5 grams per 1 ounce.
  • The polyphenols in walnuts can help fight this oxidative stress and inflammation!
  • It contains many vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, and they’re a good source of most of our B vitamins and vitamin C.
  • High in antioxidants. The highest of any other nut!

vegan sweet potato muffins

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perfect vegan cranberry muffins
The Perfect Vegan Cranberry Muffins

The Perfect Vegan Cranberry Muffins

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There’s nothing worse than getting all of your ingredients together for a DELICIOUS looking recipe only to finish 45 minutes later (because baking with kids is hard enough already, let alone when they want to help every step of the way) and take a bite into the driest, most disgusting muffins ever.

Healthy food doesn’t have to suck. I promise. At least….not with these Perfect Vegan Cranberry Muffins!

The moisture in this recipe comes from good ol’ soy/coconut or whatever non-dairy type of yogurt you choose. I really like a vanilla soy yogurt in this recipe but you can use any unsweetened yogurt as well. This will make the muffins absolutely delicious.

Moist Vegan Cranberry Muffins

I am a big fan of “less is more” in recipes but I do regret not adding in more cranberries to these lovely ladies. Next time I will add in another handful!

 

If you are not a big cranberry fan, you can opt to substitute for anything else your heart desires. Chocolate works every single time (or you can do both), nuts, seeds, raisins, or even fresh berries like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or even black berries. The options are endless.

 

Moist Vegan Cranberry Muffins

The Perfect Vegan Cranberry Muffins

These are the perfect breakfast or dessert choice for the entire family!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast, kid approved, vegan snacks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 128kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats blended into a flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut shreds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup vanilla vegan yogurt
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
  • You will need two bowls: One for the wet ingredients and one for the dry ingredients. Once each are well mixed, go ahead and add the wet to the dry and mix again.
  • Fill the muffin pan with the mixture. I like to use a silicone muffin pan to avoid using oils or parchment paper. If using a traditional muffin pan, be sure to grease or line with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes

**These will last in the refrigerator for 5 days. 
**This recipe was inspired by the AMAZING Dianne Wenz from Diane's Vegan Kitchen. Try her recipe....it'll blow your socks off. 

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.62g | Protein: 4.04g | Fat: 1.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.33g | Cholesterol: 1.09mg | Sodium: 107.57mg | Potassium: 142.34mg | Fiber: 1.18g | Sugar: 11.24g | Vitamin A: 36.69IU | Vitamin C: 0.47mg | Calcium: 79.79mg | Iron: 0.87mg

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