Discover how to prepare these healthy pumpkin muffins but made with coconut flour , with this simple recipe that will also be delicious.

Recipes free of refined flours are one more step that leads to health. If you suddenly want to start eating healthier your baked desserts and cravings that contain the usual ingredients, but not very healthy for people with certain conditions and people in general, such as refined white flour, dairy , sugar , eggs, etc., you can start with removing some of them in your next recipes, replacing them with others. For example, wheat flour can be substituted for coconut flour, or almond flour, there is also chickpea flour, oatmeal, etc.

This is a recipe that substitutes wheat flour for coconut flour that, together with the pumpkin gives it a unique flavor, but also does not contain dairy or sugar, therefore it makes it more than healthy, and as it does not contain flour. Wheat, means that it does not contain gluten , another plus for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance problems , which is not recommended for people with autoimmune diseases , such as fibromyalgia and arthritis .

On the other hand, if you want to make it even healthier, you may want to replace the egg with other ingredients that can fulfill a similar function. For that, we invite you to read our article: How to replace eggs in baked goods.

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with Coconut Flour


Instructions for the dough

  1. Combine the coconut flour, spices, and sea salt all in a large bowl and mix the ingredients.
  2.   In another bowl, combine the pumpkin, melted coconut oil, honey, eggs and stir well.
  3.   Gradually add the dry ingredients to the bowl of the wet ingredients and mix well.
  4.   Add the apple cider vinegar and baking soda to the mixture and stir. (These help the muffins rise and are nice and fluffy)
  5. Use a spoon to scoop the mixture out and scoop it into the mold.
  6. Bake at 350F, 180C degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Suggestion: when removed from the oven, let them rest for 15 minutes before eating.

Ingredients for making the pumpkin pie spice combination

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ tsp ground cloves


In a small bowl, mix all the seasonings. Transfer to a container with a tight lid, and measure as necessary.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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