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Keto Pumpkin Muffins (Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Calorie)

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Keto Pumpkin Muffins are a delightful way to enjoy comforting easy keto recipes full of classic fall flavors. With only 4-ingredients (plus spices) these muffins are a fun, low calorie way to celebrate the change in weather. 100% low-carb, keto, and sugar-free, plus gluten and dairy free too!

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Gluten free and dairy free pumpkin muffins

Even though I am not dairy free all the time, I completely understand the seriousness of food allergies and sensitivities. We have seen the powerful results of a carnivore diet, so I know first hand how important food choices can be!

Just because you omit certain foods does not mean you have to sacrifice any flavor or texture. These muffins are here to prove it!

By using coconut flour and coconut oil in the batter, this recipe is 100% gluten free and dairy free.

How to Make Easy Keto Pumpkin Muffins

The process behind these muffins is surprisingly easy making this a great recipe to make with your children!

With 6 simple keto-friendly ingredients, 5 easy steps, and 30 minutes, your kitchen will soon be smelling of cinnamon.

Begin by preheating the oven

Next, gather all the ingredients. 

Combine them in one single bowl and mix well.

Use a handheld or stand up electric mixer. Mix just long enough to incorporate the batter evenly, don’t go crazy and overbeat it.

Pour the batter into a greased or lined 12-cup muffin pan. 

Make sure each well fills evenly.

Pop them in the oven to bake for 20 minutes and patiently wait until they are golden and firm on top.

Remove from heat and set aside to cool before serving.

That’s all there is to it!

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Low oxalate recipe with coconut flour

Not only is coconut flour gluten-free, but it is also low oxalate!

What is oxalate, you wonder? 

Oxalate comes from oxalic acid which is made by plants for biological purposes. It is a natural plant compound found in foods like spinach, Swiss chard, almonds, soy, cacao, and others.

Oxalates steal minerals—iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc—that your body needs. Resulting mineral deficiencies cause growth, reproductive, bone, and other problems.

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Our podcast with Sally K. Norton, a leading expert on oxalate research, may be shocking to hear but oxalate levels can have a big impact on your health! 

As you learn more about oxalate and how it might affect you, download and printout my free low and high oxalate food list to help guide your food choices.

Since coconut is technically a fruit, not a true nut, it is low in anti-nutrients and does not require soaking or sprouting like grains, nuts, and seeds.

It is pretty unique, so knowing how to use coconut flour properly is a big help.

There are many delicious coconut products for keto and low oxalate diets! I buy in bulk from Wildly Organic and have these stocked in my pantry all the time.

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How to store low carb pumpkin muffins

Leftover muffins may be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week or so. 

Store in a freezer bag or container for up to 6 months. 

Always be sure to label them so you remember what they are!

Eat them cold or reheat in the broiler or toaster oven. They are great for packing into lunch and taking on the go since they are compact and will never give you a messy spill.

Is pumpkin keto friendly?

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Are you surprised to see pumpkin listed in a keto recipe?

In moderation, pumpkin is very keto friendly.

Classified but the American Diabetes Association as a starch, pumpkin has the least about of net carbs when compared to potato, corn, butternut squash, parsnip and a few others.

This recipe only uses 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree which is then divided into 12 muffins. There is only 0.67 tablespoon of pumpkin in each muffin. That’s nothing!

So feel free to add it to your weekly menu. You are going to want one of these muffins with your cup of hot  Keto Chai Tea Latte to warm up with once the mornings turn chilly.

If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, you may! These cups are freezer friendly and work well in weekly meal prep.

How many carbs are in a low-carb pumpkin muffin?

Each muffin has 3 g total carb with 1.5 g of fiber. That makes only 1.5 net carb per muffin!

There’s nothing wrong with using pumpkin on a keto diet, in fact there are many tasty pumpkin-inspired recipes to make!

More Low-Carb Pumpkin Recipes to Try

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What is pumpkin puree?

Don’t confuse pumpkin puree for canned pumpkin pie filling! They are not the same thing.

What we want for keto approved recipes is labeled as “100% pumpkin puree” or simply “canned pumpkin”. Check the ingredient list to be sure it is just one ingredient with no spices or sugar added.

You can make a homemade version by mashing cooked pumpkin, it would be the same thing. Substitute in equal measurements.

Sugar Free & Low Calorie Muffins

With only 20 calories per muffin, these are extremely light. If you’re counting (which I’m not) you can enjoy these without hogging too many of your daily calories in one meal.

 It’s nice to be able to satisfy a craving and enjoy the festive fall flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon without going on a crazy binge.

A pinch of sweetness (without the blood sugar roller coaster and crazy mental/emotional triggers) is made possible in this recipe by Lakanto’s Monkfruit sweetener.

Save 20% on LAKANTO products with our coupon code PRIMALEDGEHEALTH

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Alternatives?

I use Lakanto exclusively. If you don’t have it available, substitute with liquid stevia drops to taste or equal amounts of a different brand of monkfruit sweetener or pure erythritol instead.

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Variations on this Healthy Pumpkin Muffin Recipe:
  • Use your favorite pumpkin pie spice blend, learn how to make your own in The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook
  • Did you know there are different types of cinnamon? Ceylon (also called “sweet”) cinnamon or Cassia cinnamon are both excellent.
  • An added ¼ tsp each of ground nutmeg, cardamom, star anise, allspice, and/or clove will enhance the muffins with more warm fall flavors. (Mountain Rose Herbs is my favorite place for organic herbs and spices).
  • Feeling fancy? Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate cacao nibs to the batter or grate white chocolate cacao butter on top of each muffin.

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Dairy-Free Keto Pumpkin Muffins

Light and extra moist, these pumpkin muffins are made to fit keto macros. Perfect for a grab and go breakfast, they are 100% dairy-free, low-carb, and sugar-free.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 19.71kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350* F / 177* C.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer or whisk.
  • Pour batter into a standard sized 12-cup muffin pan, greased or lined with paper or reusable liners.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden and firm on the top.
  • Remove from the oven, set aside to cool. Serve warm or cold.

Macros and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Keto Pumpkin Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 19.71 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.59g1%
Saturated Fat 0.53g3%
Cholesterol 1.86mg1%
Sodium 8.45mg0%
Potassium 21.03mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1.52g6%
Sugar 0.6g1%
Protein 0.67g1%
Vitamin A 1588.72IU32%
Vitamin C 0.51mg1%
Calcium 4.93mg0%
Iron 0.31mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Meet Jessica Haggard

Jessica Haggard is the creator of Primal Edge Health, where she shares simple, nourishing low-carb, keto and carnivore diet recipes. With a focus on from scratch, homemade cooking, animal-based nutrition, and easy DIY beauty and personal care recipes, there’s always something new going on in her kitchen! Jessica will teach you exactly how to thrive with all the best ingredients and enjoy the journey along the way.

She has photographed and authored two best selling ketogenic cookbooks, The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook and The Carnivore Cookbook. Learn more about Jessica…

18 Responses

  1. Emmeline
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Tis pumpkin muffins look delicious! I have a hard time finding pumpkin puree in Sweden though – do you think I can make my own pumpking puree to use?

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Yes 100%! It’s very easy to make. Boil the pumpkin and puree in a blender or food processer. It’s easy!

  2. Suzy
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    5 stars
    This sounds so good! We love pumpkin muffins! Can’t wait to try them with the coconut flour!

  3. Megan Ellam
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    5 stars
    These look delicious. I love pumpkin pie spice with just about everything. I will have to give these a go soon. Thanks for sharing Jessica.

  4. Tonje
    | Reply

    5 stars
    This recipe is fantastic!!

  5. Justine Howell
    | Reply

    Pumpkin anything is our fave, love that they’re gluten free too.

  6. Anita
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    5 stars
    Oh, these looks absolutely delicious. And I’m stoked that this even use coconut flour! I’m trying to find more recipes with coconut flour ever since I buy a big batch of the stuff. 🙂

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Coconut flour is great to buy in bulk and keep in the pantry. I do the same! It’s always on hand when I’m ready to bake.

  7. Veena Azmanov
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Lovely combination to making these Keto Pumpkin Muffins. Flavorful and delicious option with my evening Tea.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Mmm, yes. A hot cup of ginger tea perhaps?

  8. Dannii
    | Reply

    5 stars
    This recipe has made me excited for autumn already, and all the delicious pumpkin recipes.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I love the cozy warm feeling that comes with oven-baked recipes! Fall is so special.

  9. Jordan
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I made these a few weeks ago for a party, and am STILL getting requests to share the recipe!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      What a hit! I’m so happy you got to share these <3

  10. Carrie Robinson
    | Reply

    5 stars
    These muffins look so perfectly moist! I will take a dozen, please. 🙂

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      One dozen coming up!! HAHA!

  11. SHANIKA
    | Reply

    5 stars
    These Pumpkin Muffins looks so delicious! I love that they are GF and Low in Carbs!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Plus they are so quick to prep!

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