Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

These have to be the prettiest muffins I’ve ever made! I guess they may not look like much from the photos, but I loved the way they looked when I pulled them out of the oven. I think it was the addition of a pop of green thanks to the pepitas.

I give you a Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

Though, you may need to skip the streusel for them to be really-reeeally healthy. Of course the ingredients, when distributed over 12 muffins, may not be tooooooo bad. Eh?

Either way, the sweet & spiced scent of this Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe baking away made my house smell amazing!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

 

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe
 
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These pumpkin muffins are delicious, pretty, and healthy, too. Well, they may be more on the healthy side if you skip the streusel. It’s up to you how healthy you want to be. ;) In lieu of pumpkin pie spice, I used a combination of a few different spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice), but feel free to reverse substitute.
*Vegetarian, Vegan options*
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or sub flour of choice)
  • 1 cup spelt flour (or sub flour of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • dash allspice
  • 1 egg (or use vegan substitute, like a flaxseed egg – 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water – let sit for about 10 minutes)
  • ½ cup sucanat (or sub brown sugar for a sweeter flavor)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 single serving applesauce (or ½ cup), preferably no-sugar added
  • ¼ cup milk (I used 2%) (or use vegan substitute, like soy, rice, hemp milk, etc.)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil (or other oil of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • streusel topping, see below
  • about 2 tablespoons pepitas (pumpkin seeds), raw
Streusel Ingredients (optional)
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted/softened (or sub vegan substitute, like Earth Balance)
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour of choice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray or muffin liners.
  2. Add whole wheat flour, spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice into a medium bowl and whisk together.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk to beat egg and sucanat together till combined.
  4. Whisk in pumpkin, applesauce, milk, canola oil, and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour dry ingredient mixture into the wet ingredient mixture, and stir gently just to combine – careful to not over-mix.
  6. Pour muffin batter into muffin tin cups – about ¾ full each.
  7. If using streusel topping, in a small bowl, combine oats, butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and stir together. Evenly distribute no top of the muffins.
  8. Sprinkle pepitas on top of the muffins. Press pepitas (and streusel) lightly into muffins (if they’re sticking up too much).
  9. Bake for 16-20 minutes until centers set or a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  10. Cool at least 10-15 minutes, or until safe to eat, before serving. Enjoy!

 

 

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

I whipped this Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe up this past Sunday and enjoyed them with some nice, hot coffee and a new magazine. Ahhhhh! It was such a lovely start to the day. I should probably start waking up earlier every day so I can start each one like that!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Muffins Recipe

With frozen muffins being so easy to re-heat, I suppose I could actually pull this off. “Could” being the key word. Not sure I’m willing to give up my sleep, though!

By the way, I love these If You Care Large Baking Cups for my standard muffin pan. They’re unbleached, chlorine free, and aren’t animal-tested, among other great features. I picked mine up at The Fresh Market, but you can find them in many stores or online.

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Need a distraction? Check out this hilarious video I made of Bailey trying to get the paper. Makes me laugh every time I see it…

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Comments

  1. says

    It is October 3rd and already I have baked two pumpkin muffin/cupcake recipes. The first attempt was a healthy oat bran muffin (ehh?…) and the second more a cupcake (not so healthy). I was not too crazy about my healthy muffin, so I will most certainly be giving this recipe ago!!! -pumpkin love.

    • says

      Pumpkin cupcakes sound delicious! Maybe add a cream cheese frosting? :) I’m thinking of trying that on some cake minis!

      Hope you like the pumpkin pie muffins! :)

  2. says

    You amaze me! Your recipes are fantastic! For me, it’s a good thing they are healthy… ;o)

    Bailey is adorable… and so smart! Funny, too. :o))

    I got some ideas for putting my clothes together from your outfit post. Thanks!

    • says

      Thank you, Bettie! You’re too sweet!

      Bailey is a hoot. He’s so hilarious. I’m going to try to record more little clips of him so people can see his personality.

      Glad you got some good outfit inspiration from the outfit posts. :)

      Thanks for reading!

  3. Tess Danesi says

    I’m going to try this recipe out this AM and no way I’m skipping the streusel. I’m a streusel lover from waaaaay back. And Bailey and his killer smile, too darn cute. I’m also a dog lover from waaaaay back :-)

  4. says

    LOL! Love the Bailey Smile at the end immediately after you say “No!” What a crack up! You are so engaging with your presentations! I can’t wait to try the muffins too!
    Oh, and I’ll be refreshing myself on your Zumba Instructor Training Menu….I love that you posted that. I’ll be packing a similar lunch for me. Signed up for IT next month! Who-Hooo!

  5. Sis says

    I accidently baked this with the full can of pumpkin instead of 1 cup, but it still turned out good! It was super moist.

  6. says

    I just baked these..and I have never commented on a blog really before, but OMG these were amazing. So so so good. The best healthy muffin I have found that doesn’t taste blah. So good!! Thank you for the recipe!

    • says

      Woohoo! Suzanne, your comment made my day! Thanks so much for deciding to comment. I appreciate you taking the time to do so! Have a great day! :)

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