Flourless Pumpkin Muffins
Healthy, paleo pumpkin muffins made with almond butter and pumpkin. No flour, no oil and no dairy. 9 grams of protein in each muffin!
Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare muffin tin by spraying well with cooking spray, or line the tins with paper or silicone liners. Set aside.
In your blender add all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and blend on high-speed until creamy, about 1 minute.
Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
Fill each muffin cavity about 3/4 full with the muffin mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops are set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean without any batter. (See below for cook time for mini muffins). Allow muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes or until they are firm enough and cool enough to handle.
Allow muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes or until they are firm enough and cool enough to handle. Remove from tin and let cool completely on a wire rack. Muffins are always best fresh, but these will keep airtight at room temperature for about 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
- Almond butter: you can replace this with another nut/seed butter. I recommend cashew butter or sunflower seed butter.
- Eggs: as I mentioned above, I don't recommend trying to replace these with an egg replacer.
- Mix-ins: feel free to swap the chocolate chips for another mix-in option like raisins, cranberries or chopped pecans.
- Mini muffins: to make mini muffins, use a mini muffin tin and bake for 7-8 minutes. 1 batch will make 36 mini muffins.
Serving: 1 | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 109mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g