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I am spending my day with my sweet little grandson and my mom. Mom loves sweets so I like to bake something that is sweet but healthified up a bit…not sure if healthified is a word but you know what I mean. My little baking buddy Katie is at preschool today so I have my baking buddy in training Tyler. As you can see Ty is a big help 😉

Since I cooked whole pumpkins and made pumpkin puree few days ago I wanted to make pumpkin muffins. I found this recipe on Allrecipes and adapted to my liking using whole wheat flour, sucanat and expeller pressed coconut oil. (The expeller pressed coconut oil does not have any flavor. It does not taste like coconut).

You’ll need:

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree or 2 cups

4 eggs

1 cup expeller pressed coconut oil/vegetable oil

2/3 cup water

2 cups white sucanat/ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1 1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

In a large bowl mix pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, vanilla and sugar until well blended (Mine looks dark because the sucanat is a brown color).

In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Whisk together until well combined.

Stir dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture just until blended. Do not over mix batter.

 

Line with paper or spray muffin pans. Fill about 2/3 full.

Bake at 350 F. for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 24 cupcakes.

My house smells heavenly right now. They are very moist. I put about about half in the freezer to take out as needed. I was going to add chocolate chips but decided to wait until next time 😉 One thing about my new baking buddy he likes to try the food after we make it. Katie was all about baking and not so much about eating any of it. (We missed you Katie).

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19 thoughts on “Pumpkin Muffins”

  1. Judy Haughton-James says:

    You have a real cute grandson Diane! These muffins look great. I love muffins!

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks Judy. He is a little sweetie 🙂

  2. Momma and boys living on a budget says:

    Yummy I will have to search on how to cook a whole pumpkin. I have only done the cans of pumpkin.

  3. Debra says:

    Boy your grandson is a cutie! I bet you ate him up along with the muffins! 🙂

  4. Pam@over50feeling40 says:

    I was going to make pumpkin bread today…but I think I will make these instead. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Don’t the little ones always love to play with a pan and a wooden spoon, they have so much fun. Your Pumpkin Muffins sound really good with that fresh pumpkin puree, yum! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Michelle says:

    Diane,
    Your grandson is adorable! I love your blog! Every time I visit I learn more info on health and nutrition in a relaxed way because you have a great way of giving the info without beating us over the head. I’m on my way out to see if I can find Sucanat to try in my baked goods. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe on Creative Thursday. I can’t wait to see what you link up next 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

  7. Grandma Kc says:

    Those muffins look delicious and I really do love all things pumpkin! I don’t know if Amara would eat them but she would have fun making them and if she doesn’t eat them — well more for me! But they are going to have to wait a few days — we are having a heat wave this week and it was 102 today. The oven is not getting turned on!

  8. Connie says:

    I love pumpkin anything! And fresh is muchbetter than canned. I baked my own pumpkins once, but apparently you shouldn’t use those really bigs ones you buy for Halloween? They are not raised for flavor but size I read somewhere. Mine was terrible, but the little ones were good. Have you tried a big one? Thanks for linking up. 🙂

  9. Teresa says:

    It certainly looks like the muffins were a hit! I wish I’d been able to get pumpkins planted this year.

  10. Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen says:

    I’m a big fan of cooking with coconut oil too! These muffins sound great! And that little Ty is too cute!! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this at Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!

  11. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Your baking buddy is so cute! I’m definitely in the mood for all things pumpkin now, and your muffins sound absolutely delicious. I like the way you have healthified them – and I definitely thing healthified is a word 🙂

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks April 🙂

  12. Amanda @Natural Living Mamma says:

    This recipe looks great! I am going to try it with gluten free flower. Ill let you know how it goes.

    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday.

  13. Linda says:

    You know what I love about your posts? There is a child in it. It’s so much more interesting that way. I’ve got to remember that. 😉 Take care, Linda

  14. Charlene@APinchofJoy says:

    That joyful expression on your helper’s face is just delightful! Surely it is because of the yummy pumpkin muffins — which sound delightful. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  15. Amy N. says:

    These sound yummy, I bet my son would even eat them!

  16. Krystal V. says:

    looks delicious!

  17. Shannon says:

    Your grandson is a cutie pie!!!! And those muffins are awesome looking. I love pumpkin stuff.

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