Gluten-Free - Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes With Cinnamon Glaze

If you have a child who suffers from wheat, dairy, and egg allergies, Halloween can be an especially tough time. Here's a delicious, special Halloween treat that you can whip up for your child without wheat, butter, and milk. Pumpkin, chocolate chips, and cinnamon glaze come together for the perfect Halloween combination that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Use fun, Halloween-colored cupcake liners to make the treat extra festive. If your kid doesn't like chocolate or cinnamon, no problem. This recipe is equally delicious as a pumpkin cupcake with vanilla glaze!

Gluten-Free, Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes With Cinnamon Glaze

Makes 12 cupcakes


For cupcakes:
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup nondairy milk (soy, almond, or rice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

For glaze:
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch ground cinnamon (optional)


I used Bob's Red Mill gluten-free all purpose flour, almond milk, brown rice syrup, and coconut oil. This recipe can also be made using wheat flour, but from my experience, the gluten-free flour creates a lighter, fluffier cupcake and actually tastes better too!

To make cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Whisk together oil, sugar, nondairy milk, and vanilla. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Gently whisk flour mixture until well combined. Fold in pumpkin, but do not overstir or the batter will become gummy. Fold in chocolate chips.

Fill liners two-thirds full. Bake for 24-26 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to let cool completely.

To make icing: Whisk together rice syrup, margarine, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Using a fork, drizzle icing atop completely cooled cupcakes.