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Small kids hands holding 3 mini pumpkin muffins.

Get the recipe: Healthy Mini Pumpkin Muffins

5 stars (18 ratings)
These mini pumpkin muffins are the perfect treat for the fall! Quick and easy to make, they are a hit with toddlers and kids, and the adults too! Made with no refined sugar they are a healthy and delicious snack!

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup oil - coconut, avocado, oil, vegetable or melted butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice, regular, almond, oat, cashew

Instructions 

  • Prep: Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray or line a mini muffin tin.
  • Whisk Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
    healthy whole wheat flour for mini pumpkin muffins.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, oil, maple syrup, egg and milk until smooth.
    Mixed together wet ingredients for mini pumpkin muffins.
  • Pour: Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones.
    Bowl full of healthy ingredients for mini muffins.
  • Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones until just combined. DO NOT overmix. Add in any mix-ins.
    Bowl of pumpkin muffin batter for kids.
  • Fill Muffin Tin: Scoop the batter into the muffin tin, roughly 1 tablespoon per cup.
    Healthy mini muffins in a muffin tin.
  • Bake: Place the muffin tin into the oven, and bake for 12-14 minutes or until just golden brown.
  • Eat: Let cool for 5-10 minutes, and serve.
    Small kids hands holding a plate of mini pumpkin muffins.

Notes

Age: roughly 9 months and up (omit chocolate chips for under 1 year)
Storage: store in an air-tight container on the counter or fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 
Note on Flours: you can use whole wheat flour, white whole wheat flour, a mixture of 50/50 white and whole wheat flour, all-purpose, or gluten-free one-for-one flour. 
Note on Pumpkin Pie Spice: if you don't have a pre-mix of pumpkin pie spice, you can mix together 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger and 1/8 tsp ground cloves. 
Calories: 42kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 186mg, Potassium: 50mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 810IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg

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