Healthy Whole Wheat Maple Pecan Pumpkin Muffins

Hello & happy Sunday!

I’ve held off on the pumpkin recipes and fall talk long enough. Since it’s still in the 90’s here and I don’t get to wear the cute fall scarves or bundle up at the football games, I burn fall candles and eat everything pumpkin spice to make up for it. I still have a good month and a half before it starts to get cooler. I’ve been contemplating on making a trip back to Iowa this fall and going to a high school football game. I really miss the midwest falls and it would be great to visit family and catch up with some friends. Until then, pumpkin recipes it is.
healthy whole wheat maple pecan pumpkin muffins Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
While I was meal prepping a couple of days ago, I decided to bake some healthy pumpkin muffins for breakfasts. I used to make the crustless pumpkin pies religiously, so I thought I’d do a little spin off. These are super delicious, incredibly moist, insanely healthy, and perfect with a hot cup of morning coffee! Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
HEALTHY WHOLE WHEAT MAPLE PECAN PUMPKIN MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS

3 Large Eggs
1 Can Pumpkin Puree (15oz)
3 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Hemp Seeds
1/4 Cup Ground Flaxseeds
1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 Packets Stevia 

1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
Chopped Pecans (for the top)
Maple Syrup (for the top)
3 Tablespoons Applesauce 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin to a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Stir in the flour, hemp seeds, chia seeds, stevia, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder. * if you like a sweeter muffin, add in some maple syrup*
  4. Line a muffin pan with liners and add 1/3 cup of the pumpkin muffin batter.
  5. Top the muffins with pecans and a maple drizzle. (approximately 1 tbsp of each)
  6. Bake for 18-22 minutes *all ovens cook differently!
  7. Let the muffins cool & serve!

This recipe makes 18 large muffins.
Calories 115, Carbs 17, Fat 3, Protein 5, Sugar 6g, Fiber 8g Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
Add eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin to a large bowl and mix well. img_3580
Stir in the flour, hemp seeds, chia seeds, applesauce, stevia, flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder. * if you like a sweeter muffin, add in some maple syrup*Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)Line a muffin pan with liners and add 1/3 cup of the pumpkin muffin batter. Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
You can spray them with cooking sprayif you’d like, but I didn’t have any trouble with them sticking to the liners.
Top the muffins with pecans and a maple drizzle. (approximately 1 tbsp of each)Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
Bake for 18-22 minutes *all ovens cook differently! Let the muffins cool & serve!Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
To store* I kept about ten of them in the freezer and the rest of them in my dessert tray! They’re really good in the refrigerator as well. I spread a little Greek yogurt cream cheese on them for breakfast the other morning and it was so good! Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
These muffins are rich with fiber, healthy carbohydrates, some protein, low sugar and perfect for breakfast or before a workout!
Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans) Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans) Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)
I can’t wait to make these again. I want to try them with cinnamon or white chocolate chips:) I hope you all enjoy this recipe! Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (No sugar added, no butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin, stevia, egg, pecans)12200942_937149316331645_408742358_n

Questions for you!

  1. What is your favorite fall activity?
  2. Have you ever tried one of my pumpkin recipes?
  3. When do the leaves start changing where you live?
    *Tag me in one of your favorite fall photos you’ve taken.

Comments

  • Edi

    Making these for thanksgiving!

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  • Cali

    I have made these two times so far!

    Reply to Cali
  • Greg

    These were so damn amazing!

    Reply to Greg
  • Christelle

    Can I omit the hemp seed?

    Reply to Christelle
  • Michelle

    Hi Taralynn,

    I *finally* made these! I couldn’t find hemp seeds at three different stores so I just gave up, but they turned out great! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be taking the leftover muffins along to the beach this week, as long as there is not hurricane 🙂 Best,

    Michelle

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  • lisa

    these are great

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  • Jessica

    This recipe looks delicious – can’t wait to try it this weekend! Although its still hot in Atlanta, I’m trying to will the fall to come with fall decor, clothing and nail colors, and this recipe will be just perfect!

    1. I love going to college football games…nothing says fall like football!
    2. I think you have a cream cheese frosted pumpkin bar recipe that I tried…muffins will be by second!
    3. The fall will happen all to quickly here, likely in October, and the leaves will fall too fast…but I pretend its’s here from September to October!

    Hope you have a great rest of the week!

    Reply to Jessica
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I hope you enjoy them! It’s hot during the day here!

      1. FOOTBALL GAMES <3

      2. YES. That is a very popular pumpkin recipe of mine and my dad is obsessed with it.

      3. We have the same weather! so i feel ya 😉

      xo

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  • Liz

    Does the applesauce go in the muffins or topping? Thanks!

    Reply to Liz
  • Pip

    Just wanted to let you know how much I love this recipe! I tried them a couple of days ago with a few substitutions due to my available ingredients – I was so keen to make the muffins, I couldn’t wait to go out and buy them! I used butternut squash instead of pumpkin as they’re not available here (in the UK) yet, walnuts instead of pecans, a mashed banana and 1/4 cup of brown sugar instead of stevia, (and I added a handful of butterscotch chips..). They are fantastic – thanks for a great recipe! I have also frozen half for whenever I need a treat. Happy (UK) autumn to you!

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  • Anna

    1. Painting pumpkins! I’m not into carving so much nowadays, but I love painting them. I made a Grumpy Cat one last year haha 🙂
    2. I haven’t, but I just stocked up on a ton of canned pumpkin on a great sale, so I’ll be trying your pumpkin bars first I think!
    3. Giiiirl, in ND they change about now or within a couple weeks. It’s 54 degrees here today! I finally got to break out the first sweater of the Fall 😀 I love love love Fall and the fact that I can finally wear cute boots again.

    Reply to Anna
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Painting and carving is my jam! I love adding some sparkles too! I love that you did a grumpy cat haha!

      OHHHH you’ll love them 🙂

      54 DEGREES WHAT!!!!!!!!!! That is our winters lol

      xo

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  • Bethany @LuluRuns

    Favorite fall activity? Running in the fall, I love hearing the leaves crunch underneath my feet and taking all the beautiful fall colors in as I run.

    These look amazing, I love homemade and healthy muffin recipes! I’ll have to try these asap!

    Hope you are doing well! Xo

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  • Desire

    These were so good. I made them last night with cranberries and white chocolate chips added !

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  • Kari

    Hi! These look great! If I wanted to use sugar, do you know how much to substitute for the stevia? I’m not a huge fan of stevia, it tastes odd to me! Thanks for your help! Can’t wait to try these.

    Reply to Kari
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Kari!

      If it was me and I was going to add sugar to this recipe, I’d only add about 1/2 cup. I may even do 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Maybe try honey or a maple syrup as a sweetener?

      xo

      Taralynn

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  • DeAnna

    Hey there!
    Those look absolutly delicious, and I’m not really even a “muffin” person! But these have my mouth watering! I love fall and everything that comes with it! Hope you have a great rest of week!

    Reply to DeAnna
  • Polly

    Oh my goodness! This looks so amazing! Maple, pecan, and pumpkin together sounds so delicious!

    Reply to Polly
  • Jennifer

    Yummmmmm!!!! I used to love going to HS football games, and now I love doing fall activities like picking pumpkins, apples, and visiting Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store! (it’s nuts and has everything you can imagine–and it’s only open during the summer/fall!) Pumpkin is the one thing I’m going to try and get into this fall… and i’ll probably start with this recipe! I think I may make the crustless pumpkin pies for my mom because she’s obsessed. I’ve already noticed some leaves changing already! It should be in full force in a few weeks I think. I’m so excited your fall posts are always my favorite! 🙂

    Reply to Jennifer
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Jennifer!

      You just made me crave fall even more with that comment. I bet it’s GORGEOUS in Minnesota! The crustless pumpkin pies are my fave as well and I love keeping them in the fridge to eat all day. So guiltless 😉 Sweet of you to make them for your mom!

      & thanks for the kind words!!

      xo xo

      Taralynn

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  • Olivi

    I made a batch of these last night before Sunday night football games started and they were gone before sunday night football started! Great recipe as always.

    Reply to Olivi
  • Brittany M.

    Hi Taralynn!

    I am definitely a big fan of Halloween! I like to take my daughter to festivals during fall. I haven’t tried one of your pumpkin recipes yet, but this one looks like a winner! In Georgia, the heat is still crazy but I would have to say probably mid to the end of September the leaves start changing. I’m ready for the heat to die down so I can go on some walks and enjoy the scenery! Thank you for answering my questions on your other post! I would love to know more about Charlotte!

    Reply to Brittany M.
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Brittany!

      I love Halloween too. I love thinking back at all the childhood memories and how special my mom used to make it. Taking your daughter to those festivals and going all out for Halloween is something she’ll never forget.

      I think you’ll love these or my pumpkin bars! Those are my dad’s favorite.

      It’s super hot here too but our leaves are falling and it’s super strange. We are finally going to have a week in the 80’s and I cannot wait! I’m sure the heat will go away very soon and you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors in peace.

      & You’re super welcome!

      Charlotte is so wonderful. I’ve been working on a Charlotte post too 😀

      xo xo

      Taralynn

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  • Savannah C

    YUM!!! I can’t wait to make these 🙂
    1. It’s hard to say my favorite fall activity (my favorite season by far), but I think top of the list is apple picking!
    2. I haven’t! I’ve been meaning to make your healthy pumpkin bars w/ the icing forever…I will soon!!
    3. I’m up in CT/NY, they change around October….I CANT WAIT!

    Reply to Savannah C
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Savannah!

      Hope you love these!

      I cannot WAIT to go apple picking this year 🙂 & the pumpkin patches!!!

      I think you’ll enjoy those pumpkin bars. They seem to be a favorite and my dad is always asking for them.

      Oh My…you have the most beautiful falls!

      xo

      Taralynn

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  • Hilary

    These look delicious! I just moved south and have missed all the fall temperatures too. I love apple picking, carving pumpkins and baking pumpkin everything!

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  • Jen H.

    HI TARALYNN!

    1. My favorite fall activity is basically everything related to the leaves on trees. I love running through the forest because it is absolutely beautiful. I also will take drives down back country roads with maple trees just to see their breathtaking colors! Fall is my favorite time of year. I pretty much obsess over anything pumpkin or maple from now until December.

    2. Your pumpkin bars are to die for!!! I make them every year for friends. I always talk about your blog then and recommend my friends to check it out! 🙂

    3. Actually today I noticed the tips of a few trees changing already. It made me all giddy inside because fall is definitely coming.

    PS. I highly recommend your idea of going back to Iowa for a HS football game. I tailgated their this weekend for the Iowa State game and it was a blast!! Iowa will always have a special place in my heart.

    Reply to Jen H.
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Jen!

      I love running through the changing leaves on the trail too. I love hearing them crunch! The drives are gorgeous too! I agree. I drove up in the mountains last year and I’ll never forget that. The leaves were breathtaking. I also love the pumpkin flavors and maple flavors.

      Thanks so much for the kind words about my blog and I’m so happy to hear that you love my pumpkin bars! My dad is a huge fan of them. I have to make some for him soon.

      Crazy that fall is coming fast and it’s weird that the leaves are changing here slightly as well, especially since it’s 90 degrees.

      I want to so bad. I’d love to visit my high school again. It’s been six years!

      Love Iowa as well 🙂 & GO HAWKEYES!!!

      XO XO

      Taralynn

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  • Elizabeth

    These muffins look delicious! I am always on the hunt for on the go breakfasts because I don’t get hungry in the morning until I am already at work.

    1. I love going to te pumpkin patch!! I also love just walking around outside because I love the smell of fall!

    2. I don’t think I have tried one of your pumpkin recipes yet, but I don’t know why! I love pumpkin and I love your recipes!

    3. Unfortunately the leaves don’t change colors or fall where I live :/ I live in Arizona and Fall is what I miss most about growing up in CT!

    Reply to Elizabeth
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Elizabeth!

      These are a great go-to breakfast!

      I can’t wait to go to the pumpkin patch this year and I plan on bring my pup! The smell of fall is my favorite and Bath and Body work candles make it so much better. That store always puts me in the fall mood.

      I hope you get to try one soon!

      Going from AZ to CT is such a transition! I’d miss it for sure!

      Hope you have a good day!

      Taralynn

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  • Emily B

    Cannot WAIT to try these!!!

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  • Robin

    I made 6 jumbo muffins and they came out perfect! Lowered temp to 325 and it took about 30 minutes. Subbed raw sunflower seeds for the hemp. Left out pecans and used sugar free maple to save calories. Awesome texture! So happy with this recipe.

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  • Jamie

    1. I love bundling up on my couch to watch movies. Being able to dress in cute sweaters, scarves, and boots is also a fav 🙂
    2. I haven’t, but I’d really like to make this recipe! I’d love to have one for breakfast.
    3. It won’t be cold around here until Halloween time. The leaves still have at least a month before they change. Cool weather months are my favorite, but I don’t live in an area that has a whole lot of it :/

    Reply to Jamie
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi Jamie!

      I’m so looking forward to dressing up in jeans and cute sweaters as well.

      They’re super delicious for breakfast. I like it with my coffee or before a morning workout.

      Same with us as well! They said fall is going to come early this year, which makes me happy 🙂

      Taralynn

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  • Linda @ The Fitty

    Besides pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon is a common and popular flavour too! Maybe create a recipe?

    Reply to Linda @ The Fitty
  • Shannon

    What size can of pumpkin did you use in this recipe? It looks delicious!

    Reply to Shannon
  • Kelli Van Wandelen

    I always love getting pumpkins by where my parents live. The pumpkin patch over looks the ocean and my friends and I always do a mini fall photo shoot out there.

    I don’t think so! But I will be making this one very soon. It’s meal prep Sunday and I’m thinking about picking up the few things that I don’t have!

    I used to live in the California Redwoods and their leaves start to fall off around now, but the trees always have leaves on them and they are always green. Now I live in San Diego and there are lots of caucus and not a lot of trees that change colors. We are thinking about moving to the East Coast in a few years and I know the leaves in some of the states are gorgeous!

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    • Kelli Van Wandelen

      Update! After going to 4 different stores I finally found pumpkin and was able to make these! They are soo good! The only 2 modifications I made was adding 1/2 cup of flax seed meal because I didn’t have hemp seeds and adding a cup of dark chocolate chips to the mix because I couldn’t resist! They are super most and my boyfriend and I love them 🙂

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  • Jillian

    Can you substitute flax eggs for eggs despite there already being flax in the recipe? Looking for vegan options!

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  • Jillian

    Can you substitute flax eggs for the eggs in this recipe despite the fact that there’s already flax in the recipe? This looks delicious and so good for fall, but I’m looking for a vegan alternative!

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  • Anonymous

    Can you substitute flax eggs for the eggs despite the fact there’s already flax in the recipe? These look delicious but I need a vegan alternative!

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  • Whitney

    Super excited to try these! They look amazing.

    1 .HALLOWEEN. Best day of all time. My favorite day since forever lol love it more than my birthday.
    2. I have not made one of your pumpkin recipes, BUT I will this year. Lol considering I actually have money.
    3. Aannndd I guess they start changing around October? haha I’ve never really paid much attention. I just hope we get cooler weather this year.

    Hope you have a great week 🙂

    Reply to Whitney
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Thanks so much!

      I love Halloween too and all the childhood memories! You’re never too old to dress up!

      lol I hope you enjoy one of my pumpkin recipes!!

      I think the leaves change in october here as well! They are starting to fall which is crazy to me!!

      Taralynn

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