Spicy Pumpkin-Ginger Muffins (Paleo!)

I LOVE pumpkin! And fall is the perfect time of year for enjoying pumpkin in so many different ways. I like to roast several pie or kabocha pumpkins from the farmers market and freeze them in one or two cup servings (either flat in a ziplock bag or in freezer containers - though ice-cube or baby-food trays work well, too) so I always have fresh roasted pumpkin on hand. It really makes a difference in flavor, nutrition and consistency of my favorite pumpkin recipes.

This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Muffins is my all time favorite. Adapted from a recipe on Elana’s Pantry, I made a few tweaks of my own that my family loves. These muffins are grain free, gluten free and nut free. Packed with protein-rich whole eggs, fiber rich coconut flour, anti-inflammatory ginger and a hint of natural sweetness from honey make them a perfect and filling snack. They are moist, delicious and bursting with spice flavor. I hope you like them!

...And be sure to check the links at the bottom of this post for even more delicious pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin Ginger Muffins

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Ground, Dried Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Ground, Dried Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Fresh Roasted Pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 4 Tbsp Cold Butter, Cubed (or 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil for Dairy Free Version)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Pulse dry ingredients in food processor or electric mixer. Add the eggs and mix again. Add remaining ingredients and mix/pulse until well combined and smooth. Transfer to paper-lined or greased (with coconut oil) muffin tins. Bake at 350 F for 25 min.

Makes about 12 muffins. They freeze great. Enjoy!


More Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin!

  1. These Paleo Pumpkin Pie Gummies are AMAZING!
  2. This Raw Pumpkin Ice Cream is a real treat.
  3. Or, consider simply boiling a cubed pumpkin in some chicken broth, simmered with cinnamon sticks, ginger, sage and either a whole apple or a splash of apple cider until tender and puree until smooth for a divine soup!