Vegan MoFo – Tuesday Tasty Treats – The Great Pumpkin has arrived.

It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for some Tasty Treats. I had a great time with all the apple recipes yesterday, but despite having a kitchen filled with freshly picked apples, I’m opting to make something with another autumn favourite – Pumpkin! I have really positive memories of pumpkin related baking from the first successful (or maybe just memorable) baked item I ever made. I was about 14-15 and a bakery near our house had a delicious pumpkin spice loaf. It was fluffy and moist and delicious and I wanted to duplicate it. It was before I thought to use egg replacer or flax seeds, so I made it with a mushy banana, and threw in some dark chocolate chips. I remember hovering around the oven, nervously, trying to keep from opening the oven to take a better look. But it was by all accounts a success. I think my parents have a picture of it somewhere… on regular film! (I started this food photo thing early.) So today, I veganized a recipe I found on Canadian Living for Pumpkin Spice Muffins with a lemony maple icing. It really took me back to that loaf of chocolate pumpkin spice bread. They rose up quite well, and had a nice spongey texture, even better when smeared with lemon maple icing. I did make a few modifications to their recipe but followed it relatively closely otherwise. I opted to put in a little bit more pumpkin (I used 1 cup), and split the flour amount…

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