Pumpkin Muffins Mariel Lewis October 12, 2012 American, Baked Goods, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Desserts, Fall, Gluten Free, Halloween, Paleo, Soy Free, Treats, Vegetarian 4 Comments My last post featured a pumpkin based recipe (Paleo Pumpkin-Spice Bread). Today’s recipe will also call for pumpkin; however, today’s treat will taste 100% different than yesterday’s treat. Lets just say it’ll be nuttier. Instead of using coconut as a base, you’ll use almonds. I love baking with almonds! It makes everything taste richer and feel crunchier. In light of our nearest holiday, Halloween, I’ve decided to bake some Halloween-themed muffins: Pumpkin Muffins. Look at these sweet liners I found at Fred Meyer’s the other day. Aren’t these Pumpkin Muffins just adorable!? I love the little smiley guy. Happy Halloween decorations are definitely the way to go…there are already too many scary costumes and movies out there, so might as well give this holiday a twist and make it happy, right? You might not be able to tell, but the tops of my pumpkin muffins got a little burnt. I baked them for a little longer than I should have. You will not make the same mistake though 😉 and you’ll only bake them for around 18-20 minutes (I baked them for 25 minutes). Be sure to keep an eye on them! Now go enjoy fall, soak in the holiday fun and bake yourself some holiday treats! Get the full recipe here! 4 Responses Sondra October 13, 2012 YUM! I love these thanks for making the seasonal recipes…. pumpkin is super cheap right now as it is in season, and i am always watching my budget (which can be hard when you are being healthy) Thanks Mariel Lewis October 13, 2012 Hi Sondra! Thanks for your comment! Did you make the muffins? I know, pumpkin is the way to go right now Don’t you just love fall!? Boise Mike October 27, 2012 Mariel – Just took them out of the oven. They smell good. Question – olive oil is not in the list of ingredients. How much does one use? Can I substitute melted coconut oil? BTW, the sweet potato hash for breakfast was super good! Mariel Lewis October 28, 2012 Hi Mike! Great catch…I forgot to add olive oil to the ingredient list (oopsies!), but it is 1/3 of a cup. You can most definitely substitute it with coconut oil!