paleo pumpkin muffins

Anyone totally over pumpkins yet? I’m sorry, but I’m just getting started….might as well enjoy it while you can!

Pumpkin isn’t only delicious, but also super nutritious. Check out some of the health benefits below.


And now for a recipe, so that you can go ahead and get your pumpkin fix; if you haven’t already. I really enjoyed these muffins! But I do want to warn you and let you know that they, of course, don’t have the same texture as a normal muffin. They are a bit less moist and somewhat cakier. Having said that; I really liked them and will make them again. They have no sugar or sweetner in them, but they have a hint of sweetness that satisfied my sweet tooth. My favorite way to eat them is with sunbutter or crumbled in my butternut squash chicken chili. {which was a delicious pairing}

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe Type: Breakfast, snack, side
Author: Kim Lee @ Hungry Healthy Girl, adapted from Heather @ Multiply Delicious
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Serves: 12
Delicious pumpkin muffin with no added sugar or sweetner that has just a hint of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth. Paleo friendly and gluten-free!
  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (plus more for topping)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 chopped pecans (optional for topping)
  • 1 small very ripe banana, mashed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a muffin pan with tins or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Combine all wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  5. Fill muffin tins about 3/4 full. Makes 12 muffins.
  6. Add chopped pecans and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice to each muffin.
  7. Bake for 20-25 mins at 350 degrees.


Hope you guys enjoy the muffins as much as I did!

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! Woohoo Rangers game on Sunday for me!!


  1. I am pumpkin obsessed too! All I want to make is pumpkin recipes! Hope everyone likes it ;) Love these muffins! They sound awesome!

  2. i was JUST tweeting how i’m sooo excited for pumpkin pie season! :) i dunno wat it is about that stuff, even tho i’m usually a choco-holic, the pumpkin pie has a soft spot in my heart.

    and i’m willing to bet these muffins would def do the trick too. :)

  3. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Those muffins look amazing!!! I love the graphic on the health benefits of pumpkin. It looks great :)
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  5. How on earth did I miss this recipe! I’ve been creating all types of paleo pumpkin shenanigans lately, but haven’t made legitimate muffins yet. Are these filling?
    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance What’s Beautiful?My Profile

  6. I have made this recipe twice now, adding in a little raw honey to sweeten it up. These are very quickly becoming a family favorite! I actually swapped out the baking soda for 2 more tsp of baking powder last time and they actually got more of that traditional muffin texture. Love this recipe! Sharing your post with everyone!

    • Cool! Thanks so much for letting me know. I’m going to give the baking powder trick a try next time I make them. Thanks for the idea!

  7. Sorry, had to make one more comment that I forgot to mention in my previous one – my toddler is currently eating his 4th muffin in a row, and he’s very picky! (I just pulled a batch out of the oven)
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