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Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins

Hello lovely readers! I have been busy in the kitchen recently developing lots of new recipes recently. And my recipe for these delicious Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins has to be one of my favourites this year. The best thing though (in my opinion) is they are an allergy friendly recipe. I have been getting a few questions recently for substitutions to my recipes due to allergies. So I decided to begin to develop recipes with allergies in mind. And I am particularly proud of these delicious Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins which are perfect for lactose intolerance and allergies to dairy. They are also nut free so they are perfect for packing into the lunchboxes

Delicious dairy and nut free Pumpkin Coconut Muffins. No refined sugar and freezer friendly.

These Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins taste soooo good. The flavours of pumpkin and coconut work gorgeously together. They are naturally sweetened by the pumpkin and a small amount of maple syrup. And the slight spice of the cinnamon brings a festive feel to them. The muffins are quite light and moist and I really have to hold myself back from eating them ALL. And honestly you need to make these just to smell the gorgeous scent of these muffins baking. It’s truly mouth-watering.

Delicious Dairy and Nut Free Pumpkin Coconut Muffins are a fantastic addition to school lunches. No refined sugar and freezer friendly

Also, these Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins freeze well too which in my book is always a win. I often do bulk baking and freeze for convenience. So if you do not do this, I urge you to start! Bulk baking and freezing is pretty much my number one tip for busy Mums!

So as much as these are an all round win for me these muffins have been an absolute hit with the kids too.  I love that they happily gobble these down, especially as they know that these muffins contain pumpkin. Veg in baking – double thumbs in my book.

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Delicious dairy and nut free Pumpkin Coconut Muffins. No refined sugar and freezer friendly.

Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins

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  • Author: Bernadette
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 18 muffins 1x
  • Category: Baking


A delicious dairy and nut free muffin. To make this recipe you will need mashed roasted pumpkin. I normally roast pumpkin in bulk, mash the mix, separate in to one cup portions and freeze. 1/4 of a large pumpkin will be approximately 3 cups of mashed roasted pumpkin.


  • 1 packed cup of roasted mashed pumpkin
  • 1 cup of coconut cream 
  • 1/2 cup of coconut or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  •  1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pepita seeds to top (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c and grease your muffin tin
  2. In a large bowl whisk the pumpkin and wet ingredients together. If using coconut oil ensure the ingredients are at room temperature.
  3. When the wet ingredients are mixed, slowly stir through the dry ingredients until just mixed together. Do not over mix.
  4. Spoon into your prepared muffin tin and top with pepita seeds if using
  5. Bake the muffins for around 15 minutes or until lightly golden on top and a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Cool in tin for 5 minutes before cooling further on a baking rack.

I hope you enjoy these delicious dairy free Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins. As always, I would love you to share with me pictures of your baking or your family enjoying these recipes. Post them to my Facebook wall or share and tag me on Instagram.

Happy baking!

Bernadette x



  1. Hi, made this muffin with boiled green lentil puree. It came out wonderful. I changed a bit though. I did whole wheat flour and baking soda, also had to add 3 tblspn more of maple syrup and ¼ cup more coconut cream/ milk. I didn’t have vanilla paste, so used vanilla extract. I added ginger powder, as lentils can cause bloating.The baking time was about 25- 30mins. Thank you.

  2. Nicole Howard

    Hello! Would it be possible to substitute the vanilla bean paste with vanilla essence? And if so, how much would you recommend I use?

    • I would recommend extract over essence. If using extract I believe it is a one to one substitution. Happy baking, Bernadette x

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