1 cup flour (I used oat flour to make it Gluten Free)
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs (or 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas to make it vegan)
*Optional* 1/2 organic apples, cored and diced
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 12-count muffin tin with oil or cooking spray. If using muffin liners, insert into tin and grease those instead.
In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (sugar, flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt) and stir. Then add the wet ingredients (pumpkin, applesauce, eggs) and mix everything only until the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Gently stir the diced apples into batter, if using.
Fill each muffin tin equally until all the batter is used up. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick or fork stuck into the middle of a muffin comes out clean (with no wet batter).