These coconut flour pumpkin spice muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They’re paleo and GAPS diet-friendly, too, so you don’t have to feel guilty devouring them!
All the pumpkin things.
Every year it seems that I’m a little late jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon. Or any food trend bandwagon, for that matter.
But I don’t care what time of year it is, I’m always up for a good pumpkin something. In my mind, pumpkin-everything is not a dead horse to be beat, it’s a dear friend you invite over whenever you get the time.
And I always have time for pumpkin. Especially when it’s in the form of a smoothie, pie, gummies, or muffins.
If you’re a fellow pumpkin-lover, let me share a few of my favorite pumpkin goodness recipes with you! They’re all 100% GAPS friendly, and paleo, minus that ice cream recipe. So click on the links and check them out. You won’t be sorry that you did… I promise.
- Death by Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Bread
- No-Churn Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Savory Pumpkin Muffins with Apple & Sage
- Pumpkin Pie Gummies
- Chocolate Almond Butter Pumpkin Smoothie
- Hot ‘N Creamy Pumpkin Flax Cereal
Pumpkin spice muffins.
But back to these delicious Pumpkin Spice Muffins. These soft, perfectly flavored beauties are borne out of my love for pumpkin and my 6-year old’s love for muffins. I do believe they go together quite well. How could they not? Pumpkin pretty much goes with anything, and muffins are just about one of the most wonderful foods ever invented…
In my humble (but correct) opinion, anyway. 😉
These pumpkin spice muffins are grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, which makes them perfect for paleo and GAPS diets. They’re also made with coconut flour, so they’re perfect for tree-nut free friends. (Please, pleeeeeease, don’t try and tell me they aren’t nut-free because they have coconuts in them. Coconuts are not nuts, my friends.)
For all you egg-free friends, I’m sorry. You can’t eat these. Sorry. That’s their one downfall. Other than the fact that they disappear as soon as they come out of the oven.
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Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 5 organic, fresh eggs
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter, if you can handle it)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon maple extract (or vanilla)
- 1/2-3/4 cup firmly packed coconut flour (see note!)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
In blender (I used my Blendtec), puree eggs, pumpkin, honey, applesauce, coconut oil, acv, and maple extract.
Add in coconut flour and spices, pulse to combine, and let the batter sit for about 5 minutes to allow the coconut flour to soak up some of the liquid.
Sprinkle in baking soda and pulse to combine.
Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter into lined tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the muffins spring back lightly when touched and a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean.
If you’re looking for more delicious paleo and/or GAPS diet recipes, check these out! They’re some of my favorites…