Pumpkin cupcakes

Top 8 Allergen Free Pumpkin Cupcakes (Vegan, Low FODMAP)

October is upon us again, which means pumpkin. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin scented everything, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin decorations, you get the idea. Pumpkin tends to last into November and December these days. People make pumpkin work for Thanksgiving and Christmas too.

Confession: I’m not a fan of pumpkin. Nikki makes some good pumpkin bread. She liked it before It was trendy. πŸ˜€

If you’ve been following GFS for a while, you may remember that we made dietary-restriction friendly pumpkin muffins last year. We discussed several recipe ideas for this fall season, several of which were various cupcakes. Since we already had vanilla cupcake mix, Nikki decided she wanted pumpkin cupcakes.

We like recipes that are easy and don’t use many ingredients. This recipe for pumpkin cupcakes meets both of those requirements. This recipe is also free of the top 8 allergens. It is also vegan and low FODMAP.

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1 box yellow cake mix

1 can canned pumpkin

2 tsp Cinnamon

2 tsp Nutmeg

2 tsp Vanilla extract

3/4 c dairy alternative

Pumpkin Spice (optional)

All Spice (optional)

Vanilla icing (optional)


Live G Free Cake mix box
You can use any brand you’d like, but we already had this on hand.

We decided to replace the eggs and oil with pumpkin. If you prefer to use them, this recipe calls for 3 eggs and 1/2 c oil. If you’re using pumpkin only, use 1 3/4 c canned pumpkin.


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Line pan with canola oil or paper baking cups (guess who forgot to get baking cups? -_-)

-Combine pumpkin, dairy-free alternative, cake mix, and spices. If you’re using eggs and oil, you can either combine them together in a small mixing bowl or combine it with all ingredients.

-Mix/beat well.

-Spoon mixture into pans.

-Place pans on top rack for approximately 36 minutes. *Note:Β Baking time will vary depending on pan size and your oven. Suggested baking times on the box.

-Let cool before serving.

-Optional: cover cupcakes with vanilla icing. We used Simple Mills Vanilla Frosting. This icing is free of dairy, soy, gluten, grains, corn, and gums/emulsifiers.


Pumpkin Cupcake mix



Pumpkin cupcake mix


Pumpkin cupcakes
There was leftover mix, so Nikki put it in an 8×8 pan.


Pumpkin cupcakes


Pumpkin cupcakes
Allergen free, vegan, low FODMAP, and yummy!


Pumpkin cupcakes
The icing makes it even better.


Pumpkin cupcakes
Want a bite?


Pumpkin cupcake
Even ghosts want a pumpkin cupcake

We didn’t have pumpkin or all spice on hand and thought it would be fine since we were using canned pumpkin. The cupcakes are good, but the next time we make it, we’ll definitely add pumpkin spice.

If you liked this recipe, you might also likeΒ fudge protein bars,Β blondies,Β sugar cookies, andΒ crockpot hot chocolate.

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44 thoughts on “Top 8 Allergen Free Pumpkin Cupcakes (Vegan, Low FODMAP)”

  1. Well, I am a fan of pumpkin so this is certainly for me. Pumpkin is so healthy an it has the natural sweetness so using pumpkin to make cakes are just perfect. The children are going to be so happy eating these little cup cakes for their afternoon snacks.

  2. I’ve seen this brand at my local market too many times, but have yet to even consider trying. From the looks of your pictures, these cupcakes turned out very moist (which is something I always feel might be lacking with no eggs), so I might just give these a try.

    • These cupcakes were pretty moist, though that’s probably from the pumpkin. We have also used egg replacer in our recipes and it’s still moist. Let me know if you try them & what you think!

  3. Pumpkin spice is my middle name and you said I can have two one my diet (one in each hand) then you and I can be friends!


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