An Easy, Healthy, Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Lately, I’ve been trying to make a batch of a healthy morning treat at the start of the week so Baby and I can have an easy but healthy breakfast each morning. So far, this has mostly been a variation of breads, muffins, and pancakes. This week’s treat is a very easy and very healthy, whole wheat pumpkin muffin.

Easy, Healthy, Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

1 cup of pureed pumpkin
1 2/3 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of coconut oil
3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of molasses
1/4 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda

Mix all of the ingredients together, and add the mixture to a 12 cup muffin tray.
Bake on 325 for 40 minutes.

This is why I use all organic ingredients.


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Since I didn't take a picture of the muffins, here is a recent picture of Baby to make you smile!

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1 melreese@healthy building November 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Pumpkin is one of those super foods that is full of antioxidants and is very healthy. However, it isn’t always easy to find ways to work it into your diet. So every recipe helps me in building new ways for my family to eat healthy.


2 Zoie @ TouchstoneZ November 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Delicious! I am enjoying my newfound combo of pumpkin and coconut oil. I’d like to sub out the eggs and I usually use apple sauce instead. Having made this, what do you think of making that substitution?
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3 Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama November 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Hi Zoie,
I think that would work because I often make muffins without eggs. Since there is already applesauce in the recipe, maybe add in some honey so there is another wet ingredient to be safe?
Let me know how it turns out!
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4 Meggin D November 15, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Your little one is such a cutie :)

Okay, did this with a couple of subs:
- Coconut milk instead of water
-Grapeseed oil instead of coconut oil
-2 big tsp’s of cinnamon (couldn’t find the nutmeg??)

Filled my 12 muffin tin spots to the top and still have enough batter left over for 4 more muffins. Oh, and I added 1 cup of dark chocolate chips as these will be a snack, not breakfast for us…and I can’t say no to chocolate!! :)
40 mins does seem like a long time to bake muffins, but I trust you!
They smell so good baking…
And they are DELICIOUS!!! And not too sweet, even with the chocolate chips. Moist and yummy! Thank you for an awesome recipe – I’ll be making them again soon!!


5 Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama November 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

Thanks for the update, Meggin! Great idea to sub coconut milk for the water. I’m going to try that next time! Did the 40 minutes work out for you? My muffins were perfect at the 40 minute mark, but maybe that’s just my oven…
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6 Amy ~ Eat. Live. Laugh. Shop. November 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Yum! Pumpkin bread is one of the only portions of Thanksgiving my kids really, really like! I may try this healthier variation!
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7 DrJulieAnn aka The Modern Retro Woman November 16, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Yummo! I’ve had to give up wheat but I think I’ll make these for The Mister!
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8 Kristl Story November 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Healthy just might be good after I devour Heather’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Squares!
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9 Bestman December 1, 2011 at 12:07 am

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10 Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network February 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I hope you don’t mind but I have printed this delicious looking recipe off for safekeeping, thank you!
I’m so glad you dropped by and I really welcomed this contribution last week to the Seasonal Celebration Linky- a great collection of seasonal recipes, homemaking, crafts, homeschooling and motherhood thank you so much!
Seasonal Celebration is live once more, so feel free to pop over and join this wonderful celebration of creative talent! Rebecca x
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11 Jan Ashby @healthy kids March 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I like pumpkin myself. I have made pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins from scratch. I made the muffins for a group and they really raved about it.

I love to make muffins for others. Always they seem to turn out. I also like coming up with different recipes, from time to time. Creating new things.

Sometimes I like to add flavorful paste, such as almond paste too


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