Paleo Flourless Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

The Paleo plan (aka Cavman Diet) is a diet that in a nutshell eliminates dairy and grains and consists of whole foods like vegetables, nuts, organic meats and eggs. To check out some other recipes that I’ve tried refer my Paleo Diet Cookbook Review.

What I like about this plan is that it is no doubt a healthy way of eating and if followed faithfully, no calorie counting is required and the weight will start to come off.  My problem is that I find this diet hard to stick to on the weekends.

Paleo or not, pumpkins are in season and this is  a flourless, gluten-free pumpkin muffin recipe. These are  filling and yummy! (Imagine that, a FILLING muffin?!) This recipe actually calls for almond flour, I used Bob’s Red Mill, which was easy to find in my grocery store.  You can also make your own by grinding up some almonds. This recipe can be found on the Paleo Plan Website.  I read some of the 50 comments – This one is a keeper!

Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin Muffins


  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (or cook and puree pumpkin yourself)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (or use your own preferred sweetener – one commenter suggested applesauce.)
  • 2 tsp almond butter (also available at grocery stores.)
  • 1 Tbs sliced almonds (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Coat 6 muffin tins with coconut oil. I used cooking spray  – not sure if that is Paleo compliant, but I going for easy.
  3. Mix all ingredients and pour evenly into tins.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes on the middle rack.
  5. Sprinkle almonds on top immediately after taking them out of the oven. (optional, I did not use.)

Number of servings (yield): 6

This recipe can be found on the Paleo Plan Website.

This recipe was shared on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Melt in Your Mouth Monday blog hop.

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 10 and 13. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging, you can find her working at her son’s school, or behind the wheel of her car in the roll of “taxi driver”. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.

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  1. says

    Those look pretty awesome! I have a friend that used to live near me that was gluten and dairy allergic it was a fun challenge trying to cook and have it come out looking anything close to normal.

  2. Janet W. says

    I love anything with pumpkin! I will definitely have to get these a try! My grandson loves muffins, too, so this might make for a wonderful special treat for him!

  3. courtney says

    yum! i love that they are gluten free.. these look so good (probably because i’m pregnant!0

  4. says

    Sounds interesting!! Thanks for sharing. Wonder where I could find almond flour? I’ll have to look next time I’m in the grocery store. Following now from a Monday hop! Have a great week!

  5. Lisa Green says

    Thank you for the recipe!!! These were very easy to make and delicious!!! I used pumpkin seeds on top instead of almonds. I didn’t have any pumpkin pie spice, but they still turned out great!!

  6. Karen Glatt says

    These are very healthy muffins that look so delicious. I would love to make these for me and my Dad. He would love these. I need to get some of the ingredients. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Deb E (@debbieeland) says

    This is my kind of healthy recipe although I don’t have almond flour on hand. I had several pounds of coconut flour that was just delightful to use in everything so I need to check almond flour out and this recipe as well. Thanks!


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