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Quick and Easy Paleo Pumpkin Muffins? Yes Please!

This is a great paleo, gluten-free, low-carb treat to have handy during the holidays. A friend shared a "Paleo Pumpkin Muffin with Walnuts" recipe that was originally posted on thisiswhyimfull.com. I decided to modify it a bit to make an even lower carb version and to reduce the cooking time required.

Here's how I did it. Instead of using a 12 cup muffin pan I use a 24 count mini muffin pan so cooking time is reduced from 35 minutes to 15 minutes. I also increased the pumpkin pie spice to 1 tsp and eliminated the almond butter and salt.

The original paleo version uses honey so to make an even lower carb version, I use 1 tbs Xylitol and 2 tbs Splenda then I top them with 1 tbs Xylitol to give them a crystal-like coating. Not all sugar substitutes taste the same so you might have to add more or less depending on the sweetness desired.

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour/meal

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup almond butter

  • ¼ cup honey (or 1 tbs Xylitiol + 2 tbs Splenda)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend well.
  3. Coat muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray (or use paper liners) and divide batter among 12 cups.
  4. Bake for 32-35 minutes or until muffins are cooked all the way through.
  5. Allow to cool before serving.

 

After making the the first batch, both versions of the mini muffins were eagerly gobbled up by family and friends. Job done! 

 

Amy Milligan is a cook, low-carb enthusiast, home-school educator, devoted mother of two and wife of Science Fit founder Dr. Trey Milligan. 

With a flair for converting traditional recipes into delectable low carb versions, Amy prepares scrumptious low-carb meals for select private clients and shares recipes and the joy of cooking in small group demonstrations.

To book a small group cooking demonstration with Amy, call or text Science Fit at 405-748-0028.