Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffins

23 Sep

New England has a little obsession with pumpkin spice.  Make that a large obsession.  Now that autumn has arrived I whipped up a batch of obligatory “WELCOME TO FALL IN NEW ENGLAND” muffins last night.  Dense, but extremely moist and minimal ingredients.  I decided to add chocolate chips, because…the only thing better than pumpkin spice muffins are chocolate chip pumpkin spice muffins.

Paleo chocolate chip pumpkin spice muffins

Paleo chocolate chip pumpkin spice muffins

Ingredients:

(makes ~27 muffins)

5 large eggs

3 cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

3/4 cup organic blue agave

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp. allspice

3/4 tsp kosher salt

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 scoop Jay Robb vanilla egg white protein powder

3/4 cup coconut flour

10oz Enjoy Life dairy-, soy-, nut-, gluten-free semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Method:

In your stand mixer with paddle attachment beat the eggs on medium for one minute.  Now mix in the remaining ingredients, except chocolate, in order until smooth and combined.  Then add the chocolate chips until mixed through.  Evenly distribute into muffin tins lined with wrappers (I prefer the parchment cupcake wrappers) and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.  Cool and enjoy.

Macro breakdown:

Per muffin without chocolate chips

Calories:  60

Fat:           2g

Carb:        12g

Protein:   3g

Per muffin with chocolate chips

Calories:  116

Fat:           5g

Carb:        18g

Protein:   4g

 

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