Maple Pecan Muffins (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)


A super moist, easy, and healthy muffin recipe that will satisfy all ages and especially those with allergies or lifestyles that are gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
17 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
9 muffins


  • 9 tablespoons water

  • 3 tablespoons flax seed meal

  • 1 ¼ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 9 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

  2. Stir water and flax seed meal together in a bowl; set aside until "flax egg" is thickened, about 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk gluten-free all-purpose flour, pecans, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add flax egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to flour mixture and mix well until batter is smooth. Scoop batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until muffin tops are starting to brown, about 17 minutes. Cool muffins in the tin for a few minutes before removing.

Cook's Notes:

Gluten-free all-purpose mix can be from a packaged mix, or you can use my suggestion of 1 1/2 cup oat flour from milled oats, 1/2 cup white rice flour, 1/2 cup brown rice flour, 1/2 cup tapioca starch, and 2 teaspoons xanthan gum (or omit if you have none on hand). Mix well and scoop out amount needed for recipe.

Almond flour can be used in place of the gluten-free all-purpose flour, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.