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Keto Pumpkin Muffins

These keto pumpkin muffins are so easy to make. The batter does not contain any flour and can even be mixed in the blender. The muffins come out very moist and taste like pumpkin and pumpkin spices.

pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips

I love how easy these muffins are. I finished making the muffin batter even before my oven finished preheating. The muffins come out incredibly moist and pumpkiny and it’s hard to believe that the batter does not contain any flour.

I love how easy these keto muffins are. I finished making the muffin batter even before my oven finished preheating. The muffins come out incredibly moist and the flavor is very pumpkiny. 

You don’t need any almond flour or coconut flour like other keto muffin recipes and it’s hard to believe that the batter does not contain any flour. They have a very similar texture to regular pumpkin muffins but they are low carb and keto-friendly.

a muffin sliced in half

Ingredients

  • Natural almond butter
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Large eggs
  • Erythritol granular
  • Baking powder
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Lily’s semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Substitutions

Pumpkin Puree

You can use canned or make your own. I used the canned ones for convenience just be sure to buy plain pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. If making your own, make sure it’s thick and not too watery.

Almond Butter

Almond butter can be substituted with other nut butters like peanut butter or cashew butter. The nut butter, when mixed with the eggs, helps to produce a cake-like structure for these muffins even though there is no flour.

Erythritol Granular

The muffins are sweetened with erythritol. Other granular sweetener alternatives like Swerve or Lankanto Monkfruit (which are both erythritol blends) should also work. I don’t recommend reducing the erythritol. The muffins are not super sweet. Also, the sweetener contributes to the moisture in these muffins so if you don’t add enough sweetener, the muffins will not be as moist.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

You can buy a pumpkin spice blend or mix up some cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger to make your own.

Chocolate Chips

The chocolate chips are optional, but I like the combination with the pumpkin. You can also swap them for chopped nuts if you prefer. Walnuts, pecans, or almonds would work well.

How to Make this Keto Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

The muffin batter comes together in just a few minutes after you measure out your ingredients. You have two ways you can mix the batter:

  • Add everything except the chocolate chips (if using) into a large mixing bowl and whisk. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Or add everything but the chocolate chips into a blender and blend until fully mixed. Then stir in the chocolate chips if using.

Once you’ve made the batter, divide it evenly in a muffin pan lined with paper liners. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 cup full. I like to sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top.

Bake the muffins for 18 to 22 minutes at 350°F or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

close-up of a keto pumpkin chocolate chip muffin.

Storage Tips

You can keep these keto muffins at room temperature or store them in the refrigerator. You can also freeze them in an airtight container in the freezer for two months.

More Keto Recipes

Keto Pumpkin Muffins

Servings: 10 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Easy low carb pumpkin muffins that are incredibly moist and pumpkiny. The batter can even be made in the blender!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy natural almond butter unsweetened
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup erythritol granular
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup Lily's semisweet chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with liners (you will only need 10 out of the 12).
  • Add all ingredients except chocolate chips. Whisk until smooth batter forms. (You can also mix in a blender.) Stir in chocolate chips. If desired, reserve some of the chocolate chips to be sprinkled on top of the batter.
  • Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop batter into muffin pan, filling the liners about 3/4 full. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake muffins for about 18-22 minutes. The top of the muffins should puff up and a toothpick inserted should only have a few crumbs clinging. Don't worry if the tops of the muffins sink slightly as they cool. Let muffins cool completely before removing from pan and eating.

Notes

  • The tops of the muffins may deflate slightly, this is normal since the muffins don't have flour. The best way to check if muffins are done is by inserting a toothpick.
  • I use natural creamy almond butter (the kind that needs to be stirred). While you can use almond butter processed with oils, it will be much thicker and harder to stir.
  • You can substitute almond butter with other nut butters. I have not tested this with sunflower butter.
  • The chocolate chips are completely optional. They taste great without them too.
  • I use Lily's semi-sweet baking chips.* The muffins in the photos use Lily's dark chocolate chips, but I have since modified the recipe because the semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips pair better with the pumpkin batter (the dark chocolate is a little too bitter).
  • I used So Nourished Erythritol Sweetener Granular.*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no extra charge to you).
  • Nutrition estimate does not include chocolate chips. The estimated carbohydrates count excludes sugar alcohols. The net carbs exclude both fiber and sugar alcohols.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 16mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, NET CARBS: 4g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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6 comments on “Keto Pumpkin Muffins”

  1. I love these muffins… I make them all the time. So easy. I sometimes use Almond Butter, and sometimes Cashew, or half and half ( Trader Joes when they have them). I use Lakanto MOnk Fruit sweetener, and have used both original and golden, depending on what I had. I did find with the casher butter I have to bake them 5 minutes longer. I let them cool, freeze them, and take out two at a time and they are great. Thank you.

  2. I made this recipe and these tasted really good! Unfortunately the erythritol is pretty hard on my digestive system. Would it be possible to substitute something like apple sauce for the erythritol?

    • you can try another sweetener. Applesauce would not work well as a substitute for a sweetener because it’s going to add a lot of moisture and it’s not sweet enough

  3. Am I able to use regular butter?