Paleo Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

I love fall. The leaves change color, the air gets cooler…who am I kidding? I live in Texas where it’s 85 degrees (and it’s only 7:00 a.m.!). Of course, having lived in a few other states, I’ll take it. I absolutely love fall in Texas. We get to enjoy the corn mazes, pumpkins, and traditions without freezing our little tails off. For me, “fall” weather is anything below 90 degrees and a need for a great Paleo Pumpkin Muffin Recipe. Skip down to the recipe.

Paleo Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

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And of course, fall means pumpkin everything. Even down here. I’m a huge, huge fan of pumpkin…especially pumpkin muffins. My mom makes the most amazing pumpkin muffins ever. 

Paleo Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Seriously. Once you’ve tried them, you’ll never want to eat anything else. EVER. Except they aren’t paleo…or at least, they weren’t. So I set out to figure out how to paleo-ize (I’m making it a word. Deal with it.) them…and I was doing great until I ran out of eggs. So I made a quick run to Walmart for some Lonestar Eggs.

I seriously love them because they’re local, huge, and non-GMO. So, eggs in tow, I got back to it. I tried almond flour, coconut flour, and finally settled on cassava flour-it’s the closest thing to wheat that I’ve found, and you can use it 1:1 in your pre-paleo recipes. I did make some other minor adjustments like adding honey.

I tried almond flour, coconut flour, and finally settled on cassava flour-it’s the closest thing to wheat that I’ve found, and you can use it 1:1 in your pre-paleo recipes. I did make some other minor adjustments like adding honey.

Let me tell you, they’re awesome.

I just couldn’t imagine my fall NOT having pumpkin muffins in it. And thankfully, the final thing is pretty darned close to the original…but they’re gluten free and paleo.

Paleo Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

In fact, the only thing that could make them better would be my mom actually being here to make them. Because, let’s face it, everything tastes better when mom makes it, right?

Paleo Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease your mini muffin tin with lard or shortening. Sift your cassava flour into a large mixing bowl, then stir in the baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.

Add the eggs, pumpkin, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey, then stir until combined, scraping the sides of your bowl as needed. Using a cookie scoop, scoop your batter into the muffin cups.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer your mini muffins to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Top with toasted pumpkin seeds for a nice fall touch.

As a kid, I loved to add 1/3 of a cup of chocolate chips to these. So.Freaking.Good. But, obviously, I have to be a bit more careful about this now. I’ve found that cacao nibs are awesome, and they’re paleo friendly. Win-win.

Looking for an even bigger health boost? Add in 1/2 cup shredded zucchini or carrots (squeeze out the excess water), sprinkle them with pepitas, or stir in 1/3 cup chopped pecans. These are an amazingly easy muffin recipe to play with! What would you add?

What’s your favorite fall recipe?

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17 Comments

  1. Stephanie on September 22, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Oh my goodness this just made me crave some pumpkin! I love that you used coconut oil in this recipe too! I’ll have to try it! 🙂

    Xo, Stephanie
    Astyleofherownblog.com

    • Brea on September 22, 2015 at 9:04 am

      They are so good!!



  2. Kerry on September 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I’ve never made anything paleo before! I’m not even sure what that means but these looks delicious. Pumpkin anything is my jam! 🙂

    • Brea on September 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      I loooooove pumpkin everything ?



  3. Jessica on September 23, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I love a good pales recipe! I’ll have to make these when I do my next Whole 30!

    • Brea on September 23, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Why wait!? LOL



  4. Lisa Gegolick on September 25, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    totally agree! Fall MUST involve all things pumpkin! These sound just amazing!

    • Brea on September 25, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      I am so glad it’s not just me!



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  6. Hillary Cole on September 28, 2015 at 11:44 am

    These look super yummy and perfect for fall! I too love some chocolate chips in my pumpkin muffins…and pretty much in anything else =)

    • Brea on September 28, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      I LOVE pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips!



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  9. Michelle James on October 1, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Thank you for making pumpkin muffins paleo! I am trying really hard to stay away from carbs and sugars and it is hard. Anything like this helps so I can feel like I am enjoying the pumpkin treats without being terribly unhealthy.

    Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    • Brea on October 1, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Yay! I am glad I can help you have yummy stuff and be healthy!



  10. Robyn on November 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Hi, have you tried these in regular size muffins? I am making mini today, but would like to bring to our next class function. Thanks!

    • Brea on November 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      I think they would be fine as full sized-but you may need to play with the temperature and timing! My kids never finish a full muffin so I’ve always made minis 🙂



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