**My variation is 21-Day Sugar Detox-friendly, and approved for MY OWN Whole30 (if you deal with cravings for baked goods and muffins, do not give in with these! Those are not regular cravings for me, so I’m okay with these).**
On Saturday evening, my sister Katie posted a pumpkin muffin recipe on my Facebook wall (her pic above!). She is on a Whole30 right now, so she omitted some ingredients and started baking! I was inspired, so I decided to give them a try as well. They were delicious!
While they are 100% Whole30-approved, they do contain pumpkin. So if you are on the 21-Day Sugar Detox (level 3), they are on the “Limit” list. They are perfect for a quick post-workout snack, but do not over-do it on these!
The original recipe is here, but check out my ultra-healthy variation below (changes in BOLD PRINT - I added some extra liquids to replace the date/water mixture)…
½ cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
4 tablespoons coconut milk
6 medjool dates, pitted and mashed with 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon maple syrup)
1 tablespoon REAL vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup pecans, chopped
¼ cup almond meal/flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper liners or grease with coconut oil (I did not have liners, but my fantastic muffin pan released them perfectly).
In a small bowl, add pitted medjool dates and 1 tablespoon water. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds on high. Mash the dates with fork and add 1 tablespoon maple syrup and mash again.
In a bowl of a food processor combine
date mixture, pumpkin puree, coconut oil (melted), coconut milk, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, and pumpkin spice. Process until well combined and the date mixture is pureed (I just used a hand-mixer). Add coconut flour and process again until combine.
To make streusel, combine all ingredients and stir to combine.
Fill each muffin cup ¾ full of batter and top with streusel. Bake muffins for 30 to 35 minutes.
These were really yummy… They are NOT sweet, but they have a good flavor, and are delicious warm! I have made a few recipes for coconut flour muffins, and this recipe is definitely more moist and “muffinny.”