Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkin Muffins

We are getting our first glimpse of Fall here in Florida.  For us, this means it is actually getting into the 70’s!  We’ve been getting our fall garden into the ground and between the gardening and cooler temperatures, I’m in the mood for pumpkin. 

This time of year, it seems it’s appropriate to put pumpkin in everything from coffee to salads- and I am not about to argue! I love pumpkin in all of it’s forms.

I also love having a breakfast that is ready to go when we have to get out the door in the mornings.  Tomorrow is a school day for my littles so I baked up these bad boys to increase our chances of making it out the door on time.  If I’m feeling really adventurous I might actually heat them up.

I used canned pumpkin for these muffins because I haven’t roasted and frozen any pumpkin this season.  I like to avoid canned foods when possible but canned pumpkin is one of the few cans you will find in my pantry.  It’s not always feasible for me to have a stash of pumpkin in the freezer so I use the canned stuff when necessary.  I also kept this recipe simple by using pumpkin pie spice from frontier.  If you don’t have this, simply use a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.

Pumpkin Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

2 cups almond flour
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs
1 ½ cups pureed pumpkin
¼ cup honey

Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium bowl combine almond flour, sea salt, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice.

Mix well to remove lumps.

In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, pumpkin and honey.

Mix wet ingredients until combined.

Slowly add flour mixture.

Spoon batter into paper lined cupcake tins.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack and enjoy.

If you’re not in the mood for Fall yet, these should help!
You'll have to decide how to eat them though.
Kota prefers the whole-muffin-in-mouth method.

While Aidric likes the pinch-off-each-bite method.

No matter how you eat them, these muffins are delicious!

This post is shared at Whole Foods Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Tasteful Tuesday, Fresh Foods Link Up, Frugal Days, Sustainable WaysAllergy Free Wednesday and Monday Mania.


  1. hahahaha the 70's are your fall?? it's 5 degrees Celsius here! = 45 degrees F. Happy Autumn to you darling!

    thank you for sharing your post with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I hope we'll see you again this week with more amazing seasonal & real food posts. xo, kristy.

    1. I know it is comical, trust me. We lived in North Dakota before moving back to Florida. The silly thing is, I love cold weather and miss my fall!