Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

These Paleo Pumpkin Muffins are an excellent choice for healthy eaters looking to avoid dairy and gluten. They are made with paleo ingredients and include a delicious blend of chocolate chips and pumpkin flavors.  A great alternative as a healthy treat when you are craving something sweet.

Nothing says it’s fall quite like enjoying something scrumptious like a delicious pumpkin muffin. However, just because it is a muffin doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy and loaded with good-quality ingredients.

We love cozy muffins that feature a vegetable and are loaded with flavor. Some of our favorites are Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins, and Lemon Zucchini Poppy Seed Muffins. These paleo pumpkin muffins are perfect to serve as an addition to any breakfast or brunch, along with spinach and egg breakfast casserole, and crustless spinach and cheese quiche just to name a few.

Best Paleo Pumpkin Muffins…

  • This recipe is one of those simple, super easy-to-make!
  • All ingredients can be combined in ONE single bowl without the use of a mixer. Only need a whisk!
  • Loaded with a handful of ingredients, like coconut flour, warm spices, eggs, maple syrup, pure pumpkin, and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Gluten-free and dairy-free! 
  • Bursting with flavor!
  • Plus, it took only 10 minutes to whip up and 30 minutes to bake!  (I love that part!)
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Reasons To Love These Paleo Pumpkin Muffins?

These Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are perfect if you’re looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe. 

  • They are very moist with a little less of a sweet flavor because we used maple syrup rather than refined sugar.
  • They are lower in calories.
  • Best part?  Each muffin is only 101 calories! So you can have a second one, guilt-free!  πŸ˜‰
  • Plus, the delicious subtle flavor of chocolate from mini chocolate chips will seal the deal with these muffins!

Pro’s Notes…

  • These paleo pumpkin muffins are made with a lot of eggs. We used coconut flour to make them gluten-free. Both of these ingredients will give you a different appearance and texture to these muffins.
  • Also, please keep in mind, that these ingredients will create a more dense texture. 
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What is Paleo?

A paleo diet (pronounced as pay-lee-o) typically includes dairy products, legumes, and grains, along with lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.  It is considered to be “the food” that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering.

If you like to read more about it, there are so many books to choose from, like The Paleo Diet, and you pick it up at any bookstore, or on Amazon.

Questions & Answers…

1. Can we use almond flour instead of coconut flour?

Yes, you can use almond flour or even a good quality gluten-free all-purpose flour with this recipe

2. Can we substitute eggs in this recipe?

I have not tried this recipe using substitution for eggs. But if you try it, please leave a comment. It will help others who could be looking for alternative ingredients with this recipe.

3. Do we need “baking soda” to make these paleo muffins?

Yes, we do with this recipe. We need baking soda for most recipes because baking soda acts as a chemical leavening. It reacts with an acid to produce carbon dioxides, such as bubbles, and it allows cakes, muffins, and most baked goods to rise while baking. And in some cases, baking soda also increases pH levels while reducing gluten.

4. Can we freeze them?

Yes, these muffins will freeze well. Store them in an air-tight container or freezer bag, then freeze. They will freeze beautifully and for up to 1 month. After that, you’ll want to bake a new batch.

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These Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins turned out terrific!

Your family and friends will love these muffins as much as we do. A healthy recipe for a delicious afternoon snack or for a quick breakfast on the go!

Try this recipe, it won’t disappoint!

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Additional Recipes for Healthy Muffins, try these:

And, finally a few more Pumpkin recipes!  (just in case…)

Yield: 12 muffins

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are healthier muffins loaded with coconut flour, spices, eggs, maple syrup, pure pumpkin, and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. These paleo pumpkin muffins are gluten-free and dairy-free and a great alternative as a healthy treat when you are craving something sweet

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin ( not for pie)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus extra for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners, or spray each one lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In one large mixing bowl, add the first 10 ingredients and whisk until well blended, and no lumps are visible in the batter.
  3. Then whisk in the mini chocolate chips. The batter will be very soft.
  4. Divide the pumpkin mixture evenly into 12 muffin cups.
  5. Sprinkle on each one with a few mini chocolate chips.
  6. Bake (on center rack) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven, allow the muffins to cool slightly while sitting in the pan, then remove and allow to cool completely.
  8. Yields: 12 paleo pumpkin muffins

Nutrition Information:


12 muffins

Serving Size:

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 3.1gCarbohydrates: 15.1gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 8.4gProtein: 3.9g

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Servings: 12
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.1g4%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 137mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 15.1g5%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g12%
Total Sugars 8.4g 
Protein 3.9g 
Vitamin D 8mcg39%
Calcium 25mg2%
Iron 1mg4%
Potassium 80mg2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition.

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