Everyone needs these Healthy Pumpkin Muffins in their life! A simple recipe made with pumpkin purée, sweetened with maple syrup and made with whole wheat pastry flour for the softest, tender muffins.
FLOUR – you can use whole wheat white flour, or use 1 cup all-purpose flour with 2/3 cup whole wheat flour. If you want to use all all-purpose flour, use 1.75 cups. If looking to make gluten-free, sub in Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour. If you’d like a grain free muffin recipe, try these.
SWEETENER – This recipe was tested and made with maple syrup. Honey is also an okay substitute. Do not sub in a granulated sugar or your wet-to-dry ratios will be off.
PUMPKIN – Canned pumpkin may vary by brand. Libby’s is darker and thicker than Farmer’s Market brand. If using canned pumpkin with consistency like Farmer’s Market brand, only use 1/2 cup of milk. I did not test this recipe with homemade pumpkin purée.
LARGER MUFFINS – If you want slightly larger muffins, you can distribute the batter into 10 muffin cups, and they’ll need a couple more minutes of bake time at 350ºF.
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