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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free)

These honey-sweetened almond flour pumpkin chocolate muffins can be made ahead and kept in the freezer so you can easily heat one up when pumpkin spice blend season hits!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, grain-free, nom nom paleo, nomnompaleo, paleo, paleo dessert, pumpkin
Servings: 12
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Michelle Tam



  • Heat oven to 350ºF with the rack in the middle. Line a muffin tin with parchment muffin liners or grease it well with ghee or coconut oil.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl: almond flour, pumpkin spice blend, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients until uniform and set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, add the pumpkin purée, honey, eggs, and vanilla. (If you’re using lemon juice in place of cream of tartar, add it to this bowl.) Use a hand mixer or whisk to blend everything together.
  • Here’s where you have to work quickly! Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Manually fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter evenly into each muffin liner with a large ice cream scoop. If you’re feeling extra, dot the top with a few bonus chocolate chips so folks know what’s inside.
  • Bake the muffins in the oven at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes, rotating the muffin tray at the halfway mark. The muffins are done cooking when the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven and transfer the muffins to a wire cooling rack to cool.



Freeze the leftover muffins! Store the muffins in a food-safe freezer bag or airtight container for up to 4 months. When you want to eat a muffin, you can thaw it overnight in the fridge or microwave it for 30 seconds straight from the freezer. If you want to use a toaster oven to heat up a muffin, I would still thaw it first and then bake at 300°F for ~5 minutes or until heated through.
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Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g