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Pumpkin Gingerbread Blender Muffins

Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

Can you hear that?

The sound of the sleigh bells ringing?

That’s right, it’s officially that time of year and we’re diving in head first with a fresh batch of gingerbread muffins!

Just the smell of these gingerbread muffins baking in the oven will instantly put you in the mood for the holidays. They’re made with real molasses for a rich flavor that’s packed with antioxidants and also pairs wonderfully with spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.

They also happen to be the perfect thing to make after Thanksgiving because they’re made with healthy ingredients like pumpkin puree which you just might happen to have on hand after the holiday.

Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

This recipe is based off of one of my favorite muffin recipes, Healthy Flourless Pumpkin Muffins which are also naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. They have received several rave reviews because, not only do they have awesome flavor and texture, but they only take a few minutes to prep and clean-up is a total breeze.

All you have to do is throw everything into a blender or a food processor, like you’re making a smoothie!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

Just don’t drink the batter…because that would be gross.

However, if you pour the batter into a muffin pan and bake it for about 22 minutes then it will be the opposite of gross. It would be more like the most incredibly moist and delicious gingerbread muffins you can imagine. Trust me, no one will ever know these are made with ingredients that are actually good for you.

They’re great to have on hand for healthy breakfasts or to bake for someone you love. Just one bite is sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Blender Muffins

These muffins are perfect for the holidays--and they can be made right in your blender!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 2 and 1/4 cups rolled oats*
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease or line a muffin tin for 12 muffins.
  • Place of all of the ingredients, wet ingredients first, into a blender or a food processor and blend for about 15-20 seconds, or until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the muffin tin, filling each about 3/4 of the way full. Bake in the oven for about 22 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Cool for at least 10-15 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


*Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats for allergies


Serving: 1muffin
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  • Reply
    Kristi Rimkus
    November 30, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I love that I can make these in a blender and skip the bowl. I’ve pinned these yummy looking muffins for holiday baking!

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      Sarah Cook
      November 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks Kristi! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

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    November 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Do you think these would work with an egg replacer, like flax eggs?

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      Sarah Cook
      December 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      I had a reader leave a comment on a similar muffin recipe stating that she was able to make it work with flax eggs. But everyone has different expectations of the outcome. I personally think the texture would be too wet inside but if you’re brave enough to try it, please let us know how it turns out!

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        December 22, 2015 at 9:40 am

        I tried the recipe using flax eggs and they turned out great. They’re super moist and delicious!

        I’m adding this to my regular muffin recipe routine – bake muffins, put them in the freezer when they’re still slightly warm, pull one out in morning and it’s ready to go by the time I get to work!

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          Sarah Cook
          December 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm

          That makes me so happy to hear, Amanda! Thanks for letting us know. Happy holidays! 🙂

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          December 20, 2016 at 7:33 am

          Great! I was just wondering about this. I’m going to do it right now!!! I made them with eggs the first time and loved them, but was wanting to make them vegan, so I’m glad they turned out!

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    Fox Kitchen
    December 1, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Yummy! Makes me feel really christmas-y! 🙂

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Good! That was the goal. 🙂

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    December 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Is there a non-grain flour that would work in place of the oat flour? Maybe almond or coconut flour?

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      Sarah Cook
      December 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Hi Thuy! I haven’t tried myself so I can’t say for sure. My guess it that you would need more eggs to make either of those flours work. If you give it a try, please let us know how it turns out!

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    sisters, jeans & messy buns
    December 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    This combination sounds interesting, but it looks so so so delicious, I have to try it! 😀
    Love, Natascha

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Natascha! I hope you get a chance to try them! 🙂

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    C. Marie
    December 1, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Ate one for breakfast, and loved it—so moist and flavorful! This recipe was the perfect way to start off December.

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Yay! That makes me so happy to hear. Thank you for the feedback! 🙂

  • Reply
    December 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    These look fabulous! My son is allergic to nuts though, any suggestions for what to sub for the almond butter? thanks!

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 1, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Lindy! The almond butter is used instead of oil so you can sub oil in it’s place, such as sunflower or canola. Another option is sunflower butter but that might make them turn green after baking. They’re totally safe to eat but the color might not look too appetizing, lol. I hope that helps! 🙂

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        December 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm

        I wanted to ask the same. It’s for a toddler Christmas party, so the green might be ok!

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    traci | vanilla and bean
    December 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

    SO nice to see you here at OMV, Sara! And these muffins? Genius! Honest, I wanted to drink the batter, then remembered, I’m not a fan of drinking raw eggs! Hehe I can’t wait to whip these up.. so quick and easy! Thank you my dear!

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Aw, thanks Traci! I’m not a fan of raw eggs either. They’re much better baked! 😉

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    December 4, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Oh yum! Gingerbread is my favorite Christmas treat. I think I’ll make them for my husband’s birthday breakfast on Sunday. Happy Holidays!!

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      That’s so sweet of you, Kate! I hope your husband loves them as much as I do! 🙂

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    December 6, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Made them yesterday. Sooo good et so easy to make!! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 9, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      So happy to hear that, Isabelle! Thank you for the feedback! 🙂

  • Reply
    December 16, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I am so excited about these! They are delicious! And come on! All in the blender?! I NEED more recipes like this in my life. 😉

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you so much for letting us know, Robin! I’m so glad you liked them! 🙂

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    Cyndi F.
    January 31, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Hi! When I awoke this morning, I had pumpkin & gingerbread on my mind, so did a quick Google search and up popped this recipe. I have sensitivities to gluten and dairy, so this recipe met those needs…bonus! I read the comments and noted that others had inquired about using flax eggs instead of chicken eggs and what to sub for almond butter. I would’ve had those same questions b/c I tend to lean toward vegan ingredients and don’t have almond butter on hand. So…I made/used 2 flax eggs and used 4 tbs melted coconut oil. The results were PERFECTION! Definitely adding this recipe to my go-to collection!! 🙂

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      Sarah Cook
      February 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that they worked with flax eggs! Thanks for letting us know, Cyndi! 🙂

  • Reply
    December 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Hi! I just made these and they are really tasty. The texture is lovely, like a regular muffin. I did leave out the brown sugar and I skimped a bit on the maple syrup as I don’t like things super sweet. They came out perfect – just sweet enough for me ? I’ll definitely make them again! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Reply
      Sarah Cook
      December 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      I’m so happy you liked them, Liz! They’re one of my favorites. 🙂

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    January 28, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    These muffins are out of this world delicious! Great recipe…thank you! The only addition I made was to add chopped crystallized ginger…heavenly 🙂

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    December 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    These are very tasty! A tiny bit too sweet to my taste, though, so I’ll go with 1/3 cup maple syrup and leave out the brown sugar next time. Loved the flavors (very christmas-y, indeed!), and so easy to make. I tripled the recipe and froze it. Thank you!

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      Katie Trant
      December 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Yay for muffins in the freezer! That’s the best!

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