Hearty Pumpkin Muffins

5 Apr

I  just made some delicious, hearty and healthy muffins. They are made with all clean ingredients and are easy to make. That’s my favorite kind of recipe! These muffins have just the right amount of sweetness and are only about 200 calories each.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 5 baby carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped, raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper cups or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add apple, carrots, almonds, and raisins to bowl and stir until well mixed.
  4. Beat wet ingredients in a separate large bowl.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones, and mixed until combined.
  6. Fill muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes.

Hearty Pumpkin Muffins by EatNapPlay

Hearty Pumpkin Muffins by EatNapPlay

Hearty Pumpkin Muffins by EatNapPlay

Did I mention these are gluten-free? Another plus!

My coworker made these muffins and brought me a couple into work along with the recipe. I modified it a bit as the original recipe called for walnuts instead of almonds, 1/2 cup of pitted dates instead of the raisins, 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds (which I omitted), and it also called for a whole cup and a half of grated carrots. You can add any of these ingredients back in if you’d like.

I have also made a version without the nuts, but I prefer it with them. It adds more substance and a little crunch.

Let me know if you try these hearty muffins and how yummy they turn out. Also, if you have some left over pumpkin, try out this recipe for pumpkin pancakes.

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  1. Clean Eating and Sweets | eatnapplay - April 9, 2013

    […] or a protein smoothie with berries. I use raw honey as a sweetener for baking things like my pumpkin muffins. I also like Lara bars for a sweet snack. These have no sugar added (except the ones with chocolate […]

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