Grain-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Grain-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Can we have a moment of truth? I think fall is really about five things:

1. Hoping you don’t get sick.

2. Trying not to get caught in a downpour. (At least, for those of us who live in Seattle…)

3. Eating as much pumpkin as possible. (Case in point: paleo pumpkin chili, thai pumpkin curry, pumpkin hot chocolate, roasted pumpkin soup, dairy-free pumpkin ice cream)

4. Using that good back-to-school energy to get a lot of work done.

5. And, baking.

Yes, I know that last thing might seem a little strange to those of you who know that I’m not much of a baker, but all these rainy afternoons have left me craving freshly baked goods like no other.

So, for the past couple of weeks I’ve been playing around with some different recipes and decided to combine my recent pumpkin obsession with coconut flour to create delicious, healthy muffins which – most importantly – are also low in sugar. Yum!

These grain-free pumpkin spice muffins are gluten-free and dairy-free. They’re also high in protein, low in carbs, and contain healthy fats (from the coconut) – plus, they’re sweetened naturally with bananas!

And, if you don’t consider yourself much of a “baker” either, don’t worry. If I can make these, I promise you can too…

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