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Pumpkin Muffins (with coconut flour)

pumpkin muffin

These pumpkin muffins are baked with coconut flour and are moist and soft.  The warmth of the spices make this a perfect muffin for fall.

These pumpkin muffins did not last long with the Chief Taster which is a good sign.  I made another batch the same day and put cream cheese frosting on them but they did not last long enough to take any photos!   He really is a muffin monster!


I used a spice mix that I like to use in place of pumpkin spice since pumpkin spice is not often readily available in the supermarkets here.   That way you can play around with the flavour to your own taste.  Personally I like my spice heavy on the cinnamon side and don’t tend to measure it exactly.

Coconut flour is great for low carb pumpkin muffins as the flour soaks up the liquid from the pumpkin puree giving you a moist rather than a soggy muffin.  Once you get the hang of baking with coconut flour, you can quickly churn out batch after batch of muffins!

For the toppings I usually slather these pumpkin muffins with a pumpkin cheesecake frosting for a pumpkin overload! You could try a cinnamon cream or simply enjoy them plain.


4.67 from 3 votes
Pumpkin Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Moist pumpkin muffins baked with coconut flour.

Course: Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast muffin, Keto muffin, Pumpkin muffin
Servings: 6 Muffins
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
  • 1/4 cup Coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup Butter, unsalted softened
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Erythritol sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon All spice
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cloves, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.

  2. Blend the butter, eggs, erythritol, pumpkin, vanilla essence and coconut milk.

  3. Add the coconut flour, pumpkin spices, baking powder and salt. Whisk until the batter is smooth

  4. Pour the batter into a muffin tin, lined with muffin/cupcake cups.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes until firm.

  6. Allow to cool.

  7. Smother the topping of your choice

  8. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 6 muffins.

Nutritional Info per muffin – 172 Calories, 13g Fat, 5g Protein, 10g Total Carbs, 3g Fibre, 7g Net Carbs

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 Muffin)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    October 31, 2018 at 2:52 am

    These were super lovely, best muffins I’ve ever made!
    I used ghee instead of butter, Lakanto sweetener (erythritol + monkfruit), and water instead of coconut milk.
    Also added chopped 85% chocolate to a couple of the muffins as well. The whole batch came out fantastic, with or without chocolate.
    Included a pinch of salt which is in the instructions but didn’t see in the ingredient list, in case you wanted to add it. 🙂
    Topped with Lakanto sweetened buttercream frosting and my husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed.
    Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe! x

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      Angela Coleby
      October 31, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      I like your additions!

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    September 12, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    love the recipe but would be nice, being I’m new at this, what the consistency of the batter should be.

    • Reply
      September 12, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Sheila, it should be fairly liquid. Not too runny though, if that makes sense. When cooking with coconut flour the batter is often more runny than a batter made with wheat flour..this is because the coconut flour absorbs more liquid. Don’t be alarmed if you think it’s too runny as it should bake up firm. Good luck with the baking and thanks for popping by!

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    October 27, 2013 at 4:47 am

    I’m really not a fan of agave, how much sugar would I use instead? Thank you!

    • Reply
      October 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      I would guess about 2/3 of a cup…?

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    November 20, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I just made these and used Elanas Pantry Orange Cream Cheese Frosting and they are delicious! Thank-you!

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      Angie C
      November 20, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Oooh..nice choice of frosting! Sounds yummy! Glad you enjoyed them!

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    October 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    OOOH this sounds yummy… when I have completed my milk diet i will make some.

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