These pumpkin muffins are simple, wholesome, and scrumptious with a cake-like texture (the key is within the components!). Good for the vacations or anytime. They’re additionally freezer-friendly, so ensure to bake a double batch!

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Basket of fresh baked Pumpkin Muffins.

I lastly did it! I’ve been eager to bake with some different flours for a while, and this weekend I lastly made this pumpkin muffin recipe utilizing entire spelt flour. And I need to say, they’re deeeelicious! We’ve undoubtedly been lacking out … the feel is far more cake-like and the style is milder than common whole-wheat flour.

It was tremendous simple to make the 1:1 substitution … I do not know why I saved placing it off! However should you don’t have spelt flour you can undoubtedly use whole-wheat pastry or common whole-wheat flour as an alternative.

Baking Ideas

This recipe is tremendous easy to make and it will be actually enjoyable to youngsters to assist out. Better of all, you can also make the batter in only one bowl—much less to scrub up! I like to recommend making a double batch of muffins to have prepared in your freezer for a fast breakfast or faculty snack on busy days.

You can even bake these in mini-muffin tins should you’d like (make sure you verify them at round 10 minutes) or bake them in festive muffin cups or paper liners relying on the vacation or season.

Pumpkin Spelt Muffins sitting on a white cake tray.

What Makes These Pumpkin Muffins Wholesome?

Entire Grain Flour

Spelt might sound like a “new” grain (at the least it did to me), nevertheless it’s really been round for greater than 9,000 years. As I discussed, the flavour is “lighter” than wheat and although it incorporates gluten, some with an intolerance to wheat discover that they can get pleasure from spelt.

Identical to with wheat although, you need to make sure you choose “Entire” spelt merchandise versus the refined (white) model. And to maintain your entire spelt flour recent, it’s finest to stay it within the freezer (or fridge) alongside together with your different entire grain flours.

Pure Sweeteners

Relating to sweeteners, I take advantage of the least processed sweeteners obtainable, that are honey and 100% pure maple syrup. You received’t discover any refined sugar in these muffins. However, like with any recipe that requires sugar or sweeteners, moderation is vital … as a result of “sugar is sugar” irrespective of the way you take a look at it (study extra in my “Sweeteners 101” submit).

Can I Use Halloween Pumpkin?

The straightforward reply is sure. When you’re carried out carving your pumpkin for Halloween you’ll be able to flip it into pumpkin puree, however there are some main variations between your jack-o-lantern and a “pie” pumpkin that you just may need to take into account. 

Some of the widespread strategies of selfmade pumpkin puree is roasting it, so a big Halloween pumpkin may not be the perfect dimension to slot in your oven. They’re additionally much more stringy and have much less flesh than the baking ones. And from my expertise, the flavour simply isn’t the identical since carving pumpkins have much less pure sugar, leading to much less sweetness for these yummy fall desserts. 

By all means, you’ll be able to nonetheless flip these festive Halloween pumpkins right into a puree should you’d like, however I undoubtedly advocate utilizing a smaller pie pumpkin for the perfect consequence. Whichever you select, strive one in all these two easy strategies we clarify on this submit

Pumpkin Puree Tip

In the event you use canned pumpkin, be sure you buy a can of pumpkin puree and never pumpkin pie filling. Whereas they might appear related, pumpkin pie filling is a mix of squash, sweeteners, and spices—and I’ve already talked about how I wish to steer clear of refined sugars!

What Is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Whether or not it’s the well-known Pumpkin Spice Latte or a vacation Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving, the primary taste is Pumpkin Pie Spice. This fall taste is usually a mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and typically allspice. You’ll find quite a lot of store-bought blends or simply create your individual utilizing these measurements (makes about three ounces):

  • 3 tablespoons floor cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons floor ginger
  • 1 tablespoon floor nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon floor allspice
  • 1 teaspoon floor cloves

Retailer Pumpkin Muffins

After you’ve let the muffins cool fully on a wire rack, switch them in a single layer into an hermetic container and retailer them at room temperature for as much as 4 days. 

In the event you’re apprehensive about soggy muffins, one trick is to line the underside of the container with a paper towel, add the muffins, then place one other paper towel on prime. That is supposed to assist take up any moisture, leading to your muffins staying brisker, longer. 

As I discussed earlier than, I all the time make a double batch of any type of muffins to retailer within the freezer. They’re a good time saver for varsity lunches, on-the-go breakfast, or snacks. 

For these pumpkin muffins, or any bread merchandise, there are two methods you’ll be able to freeze them:

  1. Freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Then as soon as they’re frozen, switch them to an enormous Ziploc bag or different freezer-safe containers. 
  2. Get rid of a step by separating the layers of meals with items of wax paper in your freezer-safe container/bag (so nothing sticks collectively). With sure meals (like muffins) I discover that I don’t even want the wax paper.

I like to recommend solely storing them for as much as 6 months this manner. Whenever you’re able to get pleasure from them, take your required quantity out of the freezer the night time earlier than and allow them to defrost within the fridge in a single day, or on the counter at room temperature. In the event you’re in a rush, you’ll be able to all the time pop it within the microwave for a couple of seconds, too.

Video: Make Pumpkin Muffins

I used to be in LA and acquired to go to Catherine McCord (of Weelicious) in her kitchen the place I confirmed her easy methods to make these muffins. Test it out within the video under!


Extra Pumpkin Recipes

Extra Muffin Recipes

Wholesome Pumpkin Muffins

These pumpkin muffins are simple, wholesome, and scrumptious with a cake-like texture (the key is within the components!). Good for the vacations or anytime. They’re additionally freezer-friendly, so ensure to bake a double batch!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 18 minutes

Complete Time: 23 minutes

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Servings: 12 muffins

We advocate utilizing natural components when possible.

Diet Information

Diet Information

Wholesome Pumpkin Muffins

Quantity Per Serving

Energy 107
Energy from Fats 54

% Day by day Worth*

Fats 6g9%

Saturated Fats 4g25%

Ldl cholesterol 41mg14%

Sodium 245mg11%

Potassium 71mg2%

Carbohydrates 14g5%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 12g13%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 3375IU68%

Vitamin C 1.1mg1%

Calcium 19mg2%

Iron 0.6mg3%

* P.c Day by day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie food regimen.

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