Pumpkin Flax Muffins

Okay….it’s been a while.

Sorry. I started a new business, https://Khalanaturals.com , and it (plus my other three jobs) takes up a lot of my time.

Recently there was a change in ownership of the gym I coach at and that, of course, was a bit of a stressful time for me.

Happily, Coach Bu, is just as passionate about clean eating and living as I am. It has renewed my interest in mentoring others look and feel their best. There will be more information on that in an upcoming post.

Right now, I give you a muffin recipe that I tweaked a bit from joyfoodsunshine.com.

Pumpkin Flax Muffins

Makes approximately 8 muffins

Ingredients

*Use store bought…or make your own!  Way easier and cheaper.

Pumpkin Pie Spice (makes enough for a few batches or add to smoothies…or pumpkin pie!)

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • Combine all ingredients in a small jar and mix thoroughly.  

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a standard muffin pan, set aside (or use silicone muffin moulds).
  2. Combine coconut flour, almond flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice baking soda, baking powder, flax seed, and salt in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, coconut sugar, melted coconut oil and vanilla.
  4. Add eggs and stir until completely combined. (I mixed this in my VitaMix as I was using my Mom’s pumpkin that wasn’t completely pureed).
  5. And the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps.
  6. Mix in chocolate chips (if using) by hand.
  7. Let the mixture set for 5 minutes. (this gives the coconut flour time to soak up the moisture).
  8. Scoop ¼ cup portions of batter into the prepared muffin pan.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of each muffin comes out clean. (To make into bread bake in 9×5” loaf pan for 35-40 minutes!)

These freeze really well too so make a double batch or use mini muffin pans to stretch them out.

Paleo Pumpkin Flax Muffins