Healthier Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Gluten-free pumpkin spice muffins

Hi there! Who loves sugar and spice and everything nice…but without the refined sugar? ✋???? Me! So that’s why I totally revamped my regular Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe and nixed the refined sugar and added all the good things like gluten-free oats, toasted walnuts, and pumpkin seeds (AKA pepitas). Don’t worry, I left in the chocolate chips. Because chocolate. You’ll love these Healthier Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins.

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Quiz time — what goes with Sunday mornings, hot coffee, snuggly puppies and jazz on the record player? These Healthier Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins (duh). But guess what? They also pair well with harried Monday mornings, and lukewarm coffee that needs to be reheated 17 times because you keep forgetting to drink it because life is crazy. And that’s why I always make extra. Also, they freeze well if there are any leftovers (there won’t be).

Gluten-free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Gluten-Free Healthyish Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Healthier Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Alison Needham
These muffins are moist, light and subtly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Recently updated to remove refined sugar and add in some whole-grain oats, toasted nuts and seeds, these muffins are incredibly forgiving so if you have allergies or preferences, feel free to swap.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 240 kcal




  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, eggs and sugar until evenly incorporated.
  • Add the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt and xanthan and whisk until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips, toasted walnuts and pepitas. If desired, reserve a small handful of each to sprinkle on the tops of the muffins.
  • Using a spoon or scoop, fill the muffin cups ½ – ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffins comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 3235IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthier Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins
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