These easy paleo pumpkin muffins are a nutritious snack that will surely satisfy any pumpkin spice cravings. These muffins are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and grain free.
They’re freezer friendly, so go ahead and bake an extra batch if you like to have a stash ready for those times when you want an easy breakfast or snack.
Main ingredients in these paleo pumpkin muffins
These muffins call for nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. If you prefer, you can omit those spices and use 2 teaspoons of store bought pumpkin spice blend instead. The results will be similar, but I prefer to use the individual spices in the quantities I’ve listed in the recipe card.
These muffins are lightly sweetened with raw honey, but you can substitute maple syrup if you prefer. I enjoy them with either sweetener (or a combination of the two sweeteners).
These grain free muffins call for coconut flour. Coconut flour is a wonderful grain free and gluten free flour option which also happens to be quite nutrient dense. I use it often in muffins, cakes, and cookies. It has a subtle coconut flavour that doesn’t overpower the other flavours in this recipe.
I used canned pumpkin purée in these muffins (be sure to get the unsweetened variety) but you can make your own puréed pumpkin if you prefer. Just cook the pumpkin until tender and then blend it to a purée consistency.
I used extra virgin olive olive in this recipe, but you can substitute melted coconut oil, avocado oil, or any other oil you prefer.
These paleo pumpkin muffins are quick and easy to make. Start by adding the wet ingredients to a large mixing bowl, then give them a good whisking.
Next you’ll mix up the dry ingredients, add them to the wet, and mix once more.
The last step is to divide the batter evenly into a muffin tray using 12 paper baking cups, then they’re ready to bake. Be sure to let them cool for a while before serving.
Feel free to add some extras to these muffins to kick the flavour up even more. Raisins, pecans, or paleo chocolate chips are nice additions. Add 1/2 cup each of any of the above if you like.
More gluten free muffin recipes
For another delicious gluten free, dairy free muffin recipe, try these vegan applesauce muffins. They also happen to be nut free so they make great nutritious school snacks.
Or try these grain free sweet potato muffins. They’re rich, chocolaty, and will satisfy a dessert craving despite being nutritious enough to eat for breakfast.
These paleo diet friendly lemon poppy seed muffins are zingy and sweet with a lemony fresh flavour that is so refreshing. They’re perfect for breakfast or snack time.
Paleo Pumpkin Muffins
- 1 cup canned pumpkin purée
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
- 6 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Add the pumpkin, honey, olive oil, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt to a large mixing bowl and whisk well until thoroughly mixed.
- Add the coconut flour and baking soda and mix again.
- Spoon the batter into 12 paper lined muffin cups and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 33 minutes.
- Makes 12 paleo pumpkin muffins.
- Store these muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze for longer term storage.
I’m Jennifer, the author at A Sweet Alternative. I create simple, gluten free recipes that call for nourishing, nutrient-dense ingredients.