Fall’s Best Pumpkin Muffins

27 Sep


I am in a baking mood–here is the most fabulous “paleo” pumpkin muffin recipe you will ever try– I make them every year.  I can’t figure out where I got this recipe.  It is a result of a little bit of research I did back in 09 when I began my clean eating journey.  I hope you like these!

Welcome Fall!!

1 1/2 C almond flour
3/4 c canned pumpkin
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 eggs
1/4 c maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp (or more to taste!!) pumpkin pie spice
(sub: 1 tsp cinnamon +  1/4 tsp ground cloves + 1/4 tsp nutmeg)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c raisins

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a spatula or broad spoon.  Use foil muffin liners OR grease the paper ones. Bake at 350 for 20-25 min.  Makes about 12.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.  Real food perishes.  🙂

These are a treat.  If you want to avoid any added sugar, you can sub 1 mashed ripened banana for the maple syrup.  I have also made these successfully with 1 1/2 c pumpkin and 4 eggs.  Overall these are high in protein and fat, and low in sugar…definitely relieves the pumpkin-bakey-goodness jones that September seems to bring.  These are amazing for an on-the-go breakfast option, afternoon snack with coffee, or as dessert.

For even more pumpkin yumminess, check out this amazing pumpkin spice latte from Fast Paleo!


These can also easily double as part of a festive centerpiece! Thanks Fran!!


15 Responses to “Fall’s Best Pumpkin Muffins”

  1. Pam Shelmidine September 27, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    Oh Leigh, these look awesome!! I’ll have to make them this weekend!


  2. ~jenniferlynn September 27, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    So excited to make these once I finish my Whole30!!


  3. Fran September 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    Ha! Love the skull pic. Your muffins look so nice!!


  4. Kristen September 28, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Made these this morning after our WOD. I didn’t have raisins on hand, so I subbed in craisins. I packed two in school lunches and my family polished off the rest in record time. Yum! Thanks for another great recipe.


    • the PRIME pursuit September 28, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      Thanks for the feedback, Kristen!! my kids love these too. I like how they are not too hard to whip up (one bowl and stir!) and they are pretty portable.


  5. Wendy September 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    I love these! I added some chopped walnuts for texture! Your recipes never fail!!


  6. abennett415 October 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    These were great. Thanks!


    • the PRIME pursuit October 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

      thanks for the feedback. glad you enjoyed!! thanks for reading


      • Laura Carlton October 24, 2016 at 11:43 am #

        These need a re-post. making them for Sunday Brunch….for the Torrances who will be on the island for Georgia-Florida. GO DAWGS!



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