Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

SPICED PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING - Great recipe and this one tastes amazing! Easy to bake and enjoy for halloween or just a yummy sweet treat! You can also enjoy this recipe Lactose & Dairy Free, as well as Gluten Free.

I love Spiced Pumpkin ANYTHING!  I was introduced to this taste sensation when on holidays in America a few years ago, Pumpkin Bread at Starbucks was the first love and it has grown from there. Spiced pumpkin bread, Spiced pumpkin cupcakes, Spiced pumpkin lattes, Spiced Pumpkin Pies… anything with spiced pumpkin I will give it a try. It is not however very popular in Australia, and you cannot simply buy it in store – You cannot even get it at Starbucks here! So when I found tinned pumpkin puree at the local IGA (Independent Grocery Store), who were stocking America goods in celebration of Halloween, I had nothing stopping me from baking these delicious cupcakes up.

These were such a success amongst my friends, so I wanted to pop the recipe up to inspire everyone to get their bake on. I am Lactose intolerant and my sister is Gluten Intolerant so I made a batch for the intolerant and non-intolerant and they both tasted AMAZING, with this Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe being very easy to make and alternate ingredients in and out!

SPICED PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING - Great recipe and this one tastes amazing! Easy to bake and enjoy for halloween or just a yummy sweet treat! You can also enjoy this recipe Lactose & Dairy Free, as well as Gluten Free.

SPICED PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING - Great recipe and this one tastes amazing! Easy to bake and enjoy for halloween or just a yummy sweet treat! You can also enjoy this recipe Lactose & Dairy Free, as well as Gluten Free.

HEALTHY BANANA & OATS BREAKFAST BREAD
Serves 9
This Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Banana Bread is soft, springy, hearty and full of good-for-you ingredients like banana and oats.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp flax seed, ground (+ 3 tbsp water)
  2. 5 medium sized bananas, mashed (1¾ cup mashed bananas)
  3. ¼ cup maple syrup
  4. ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  5. ⅓ cup cane sugar or coconut sugar
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  8. 1 tsp cinnamon
  9. ½ tsp sea salt
  10. 1½ tsp baking powder
  11. 1½ cup quick cooking or small flakes oats
  12. ½ tsp baking soda
  13. 1 cup white whole wheat or spelt flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 360F or 180C. Lightly oil a standard square baking or loaf pan with coconut oil or non-stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flax seed and water. Set aside to thicken while mixing together other ingredients. This is your flax 'egg'.
  3. In a large size bowl, mash bananas. Add the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, cane sugar, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, sea salt and baking powder to the banana mixture.
  4. Give the thickened flax egg an extra stir if it is not fully combined with water. Add to the wet ingredients. Whisk together with a hand or electric mixture until the ingredients are well combined.
  5. Add the quick cooking oats to the wet ingredients. Stir together. Add flour and baking soda to the banana bread batter. Combine the baking soda and flour together on top of the banana bread batter before folding it into the batter. With a spatula, fold the flour and baking soda into the banana bread batter until fully combined. Leave to thicken for a minute before adding it to the loaf pan.
  6. Add banana bread batter into the oiled loaf pan. Smooth out the top of the batter with the back of a cold spoon.
  7. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clear.
  8. Leave to cool down in pan & voila your Banana & Oat Breakfast cake is ready to be devoured and enjoyed!
Notes
  1. Feel free to substitute white vinegar for the apple cider vinegar as well as light brown sugar for the cane sugar. This Banana Bread tastes even better and banana-y the next day after the flavors have been left to fully develop in the baked banana bead. This banana bread keeps for up to 5 days in a sealed container and also freezes well for up to a month (if it lasts that long!).
Adapted from Cearas Kitchen
Adapted from Cearas Kitchen
Vintage at Heart | Lifestyle blogger + Bargain hunter + DIY creative https://www.vintageatheart.com.au/
 SPICED PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING - Great recipe and this one tastes amazing! Easy to bake and enjoy for halloween or just a yummy sweet treat! You can also enjoy this recipe Lactose & Dairy Free, as well as Gluten Free.

Founder of the Vintage at Heart blog – Kacey loves to share with you her journey through the ever-changing adventures of life as she explores motherhood, repurpose thrift store finds, and discover how to have a more sustainable home.
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19 thoughts on “Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons so when I see any recipes relating to it I get al happy! I love Starbucks spiced pumpkin lattes too but have never tried spiced pumpkin in cupcakes. They look lovely.

    1. It is Autumn in Australia at the moment, so perfect weather for these yummies! Once of the things I loved in America was the Pumpkin Bread from Starbucks – I was addicted!!

  2. These look and sound delicious! I LOVE anything pumpkin spice too! Its interesting how other countries wouldn’t have it! Its good they have you to make this for them so they’re not missing out anymore! No one should be deprived of pumpkin spice goodness. 🙂 Its not even pumpkin season yet and now I’m craving pumpkin spiced everything! 🙂

    1. Hahaha you’re welcome!! And I totally agree, I was introduced to them on holidays and now when I go to America I search everywhere for them LOL

  3. I know that pumpkin is typically an autumnal flavor, but I love it throughout the year! I’ll definitely have to give these cupcakes a try.

  4. You’re right that things like this definitely aren’t the norm in Australia but these sure do look damn good! They kind of remind me of something that would be in a Harry Potter film on a table in The Great Hall. Is that weird to say? :/

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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