Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Updated: Jun 4

Clean, vegan option, gluten free, protein-packed



Ingredients


½ ripe banana

1 cup pumpkin

2 tbsp honey (or sugar to make it vegan)

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp vanilla

1 cup almond flour

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

Pinch salt

1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

4 tbsp walnuts



Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. In a small bowl, combine banana, pumpkin, honey, oil, and vanilla.

  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in two stages, then add the nuts.

  5. Spoon batter into lined muffin tin, should make 6, and bake for 25 minutes. Check the muffins. Your muffins may not be done baking, but the tops may look a little brown. Cover them with tinfoil to continue baking without burning the tops. Mine needed 40 minutes total.


Tips


Almond flour

I buy my almond flour at Walmart. I keep it in the freezer and pull it out to make healthier bakes. You can use whatever flour you want, but I chose almond flour because it is high in protein and gluten free.


Pumpkin Pie Spice

If you don't have this spice, you can use 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp ginger.


Extras

Other than nuts, feel free to add fruit, coconut, swirl in some peanut butter, or anything else!



Calories


Baked goods are often high in sugar, fat, and carbs. As someone who bakes often, I have to watch how much I eat. I love to eat. I do. I also love to have a healthy body. That being said, I appreciate when a recipe states a calorie count. So I've decided to provide that for you.


Total calories: 1,410


Divide that number by how many muffins you made. I made 6, so each of my muffins is 235 calories. These muffins are perfect for breakfast or as a pre-workout snack. Coconut oil provides a healthy fat. Almond flour and nuts provide protein. Banana provides potassium. Pumpkin provides fiber as well as vitamin A.


Photos!


Batter with walnuts!


Ready to bake.


They don't rise very much and that's ok!



These muffins are nutty and moist. They're a delicious and healthy snack. Are they the prettiest or most conventional muffins? No. They're pretty crumbly and don't have much of a rise, but this recipe isn't about superficial appearances. So, enjoy this batch of 6 healthy muffins!


Love,

Rachel

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