Pumpkin Pie Muffins2 min read

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With Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow, and American Thanksgiving coming up soon, it’s time to break out all things pumpkin. We have a Canadian living & working with us at the moment so I was looking for something to add to our celebrations….without grains and sugars of course. I tried this recipe this morning and it is definitely a `keeper’.


  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (see notes below for how to make your own)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup honey (preferably raw, unfiltered)
  • 5 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix (see our recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • a few walnuts (or coconut flakes) to put on top before baking

InstructionsGrain free pumpkin pie muffins

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C
  2. Mix together the coconut flour, spices and baking powder and  set aside
  3. Mix together all other ingredients (except walnuts)
  4. Combine the two mixtures and mix well until it is a smooth batter
  5. Put into muffin pans and sprinkle with walnuts
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until done


I’m sure that many of our readers would be used to going out and buying a can of pumpkin puree. However, making your own is SO simple and easy I would encourage you to give it a go. (That way you avoid any additives and the risk of the can being lined with BPA.) Here we go….

Peel and chop pumpkin into cubes about 3 cm (or an inch). Steam until soft. (I prefer this to boiling.) Simply mash with a fork. It doesn’t need to be super smooth for this recipe. If you want is smoother, put it in the blender and give it a spin.

Thermomix instructions 

  1. Steam pumpkin – Varoma for about 30 minutes. Mash roughly and measure out what you need. Any extra will keep in the fridge for later.
  2. Put all the ingredients, except the walnuts, into the TM bowl. Mix on Speed 8 for about 15 seconds, or until smooth.
  3. Pour into muffin pans and bake as above.


These are a lighter muffin than most I have made with coconut flour. We also love ginger, so I would probably add a teaspoon of ginger (in addition to what is already in the pumpkin spice mix).

(Adapted from a recipe at www.http://civilizedcavemancooking.com)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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