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Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins recipe
Frances Largeman-Roth
Cook Time:
20 mins
Prep Time:
10 mins
12 muffins

Chef notes

These healthy muffins get moisture and vitamin A from pumpkin puree. 


  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup shelled raw pumpkin seeds


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners. Spray the liners with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix banana, pumpkin, eggs, sugar, and maple syrup in a medium bowl.

Mix all dry ingredients (from flour through cinnamon) together in a medium bowl.

Stir dry ingredients slowly into the wet. Do not over mix.

Use a 1/3 cup measure to fill muffin liners. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds evenly over each muffin.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops feel dry when touched. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.