Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins

What a whirlwind few weeks it has been.  The Paleo Kitchen released on June 10th and I am overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude.  I find myself wanting to laugh, cry, run, walk, hug, jump, flip and fly all at the same time.  I really don’t know how else to describe all of the emotions being experienced and I am glad I can share them with you.  I have been so motivated the past couple weeks I have sticky notes pasted every where with all the ideas I am up to.  I am so excited for the rest of this year and what we get to create together.  I will keep you updated as things progress and can’t wait to share.  In the meantime, here are our next book stops.


We are heading to Houston, Dallas and Austin for our next signings.  Here is the information so we can share some hugs, love and lots of bacon!!!!

Leave a comment and let me know if you will be attending.  I get excited anticipating meeting all you awesome people and hoping someone will actually bring bacon.

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

I suppose I should talk about the recipe a bit since this is a recipe post. I feel like some people may say the pumpkin boat sailed but I protest that pumpkin should be in every day of the year.  For me it’s always easier to crave when it’s cold out so I also protest that the weather around the world should be a high of 75 everyday and low of 40 every night.  That way I can wear a hoodie with thumb holes year round and be happy.  I really don’t know where my obsession with hoodies came from but I LOVE THEM.  Hoodies and bacon is really a recipe for a perfect life which explains why I am so happy.  On that note, I will let you enjoy this amazing treat.  Leave me a comment if you get creative with this treat.

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

4.3 from 7 reviews
Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins with Pumpkin Frosting
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Serves: 10
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 Celsius)
  2. Make your frosting in advance by combining your coconut milk, pumpkin, honey, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a mixing bowl and whisking well
  3. Transfer to the refrigerator until you are ready to frost your muffins
  4. Combine your bananas, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and honey in a stand mixer or large mixing bowl and whisk well
  5. Add your coconut flour, cinnamon, and baking powder and mix well
  6. If you are using chocolate chips, add them now and mix them in by hand
  7. Pour your batter into a greased muffin pan and then bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  8. Remove your muffins from the oven, let cool and then apply your frosting
  9. Enjoy

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  1. On the Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins with Pumpkin Frosting recipe, is the 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon correct? I put 1 Tablespoon in it and my muffins are very dark brown, darker than in your pictures. Please advise. Thank you.

  2. Hello! Might seem like a silly question, but what size are the eggs that you cook with? I find the end result can change based on the size of the eggs.

  3. I’m so happy for you, George. You deserve all good things! Thanks for this recipe, too. Am excited to try it and glad it has no nut flour (not allergic but watching the oxidized omega-6’s).

  4. I just gave it a try and they’re pretty tasty and very moist. Do you have a suggestion for a substitute for the bananas? I want to send these to my hubby’s work but some one is deathly allergic to bananas there and he is not even allowed to eat something with banana in it before going to work.

    1. Unfortunately, unless there is an obvious substitute for something in a recipe I create, then I don’t have any suggestions. Changing an ingredient in the recipe, changes the recipe entirely. Wish I could offer you more, sorry!

    2. I just made a similar recipe to share with someone who doesn’t eat bananas and replaced the banana with more pumpkin. Of course, that makes it less sweet so if that matters, you could add a bit more honey.

    3. Hi! couldn’t you replace it with applesauce? it’s generally a good substitute for banana, I haven’t done it with this recipe but it worked for a lot of other muffins recipes for me!

  5. I am making these right now. They are in the oven and smell heavenly! Thanks for the recipe! I can’t wait to eat one! Or two…

  6. My frosting turned out runny too (I refrigerated the coconut milk, but then I absentmindedly mixed the cream and water together after I took the can out of the fridge). My husband and I agree, however, that the runny frosting tastes like amazing paleo eggnog! I bet it would be delicious heated up.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. Just made these muffins without the frosting but mixed the mini chocolate morsels in there. They were deeeeeeeeeeeeee….licious! I filled the filling to almost the top of the paper baking cups, they rose a little, and the above recipe made 12 muffins. Thanks George.

      1. Your recipe calls for 1 can coconut milk fat in the frosting. That is probably where Rick’s question came from. I had the same question when I read the recipe. Am I to assume that you mean to use canned coconut milk not milk fat? Recipe sounds great. I am printing recipe out now to use.

        1. Still a bit confused. Do you refrigerate, separate the milk from the fat and use only the milk or only the fat or shake it up and use chilled full-fat coconut milk? Brain fog. (Made the cinn choc swirl banana bread 3 times in as many weeks – trying the bread pudding today!)
          Can’t wait to try these.

          1. I know it is a bit late, but I assume it means to refrigerate the can, then carefully scoop the solid part off the top (that has the fat) and make sure you have a cup of that.

  8. Love your recipes!

    Can I put this in a loaf pan and make a Pumpkin Cinnamin Bread? And then make French toast with it?

  9. Hi George! Made these today and my five yr old (who dislikes pumpkin) devoured two and would have eaten more if I did not stop him WIN! haha
    The frosting was runny however, so I mixed in some chia and will have chia pumpkin pudding for desert tonight ;)

  10. We are coming to see you in Houston and – I’m bringing one of our daughters who is new to Paleo and wants to bring you bacon. We have over an hour’s drive when there’s no traffic or construction so I told her perhaps you could use some of the bacon bandaids we’ve seen sold :p See you soon!

  11. Made these a couple of days ago and they are delish! Unfortunately we didn’t get to enjoy too many of them before they went moldy :( they were in an airtight container at room temperature but I guess these should be kept in the fridge!

  12. Is the frosting supposed to be runny? I followed all the instructions and I don’t know if maybe bc it’s 100 degrees here in Cali the frosting isn’t setting right.

      1. By coconut milk “fat”, do you mean the cream on top of the can after refrigeration? If someone used the milk, they could be runny, if the recipe is meant to use the cream…

  13. I can’t eat eggs either. I have food allergies but I managed to substitute the eggs for applesauce. They turned out a little dense but are really good.

  14. I will be at the book signing Sunday in Dallas! Yahoo. Can’t wait to get the book. You and Juli are incredibly talented and entertaining and appreciated! Thanks for sharing your journey with the world. Yummy recipie. Pumpkin is legit.

  15. I agree on the pumpkin comment and the weather comment. I will be going to the Austin location for the book signing. I already have your book and am so excited to meet you!! As for this recipe, I teach the EMT portion of the Army Combat Medics AIT and I have 3 Soldiers that have birthdays this weekend and next week. They have requested that I bake them something and I think this just might be what they need! Unless you have a better suggestion….

  16. I am making these this morning and will think healing thoughts for you while they bake! Your positive attitude is inspiring and contagious as always. Always raisin’ the level!

  17. I hear you on the hoodies! I have at least a dozen, but always seem to want more…totally making these muffins when I get home today!

  18. I was in the process of finishing up cooking the porkchops with apple and pear from The Paleo Kitchen cookbook when my phone buzzed in your latest recipe. Having everything on hand I instantly made these! They turned out delish and are being added to my recipe collection. The only things I did different was to sub in pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon in the muffins and I added chopped crystalized ginger. Yum (of course I put in the chocolate chips)! To be honest I could barely taste the ginger so I probably wouldn’t waste adding it next time. The pumpkin pie spice though was great. We both agreed that although the frosting was good, the muffins stood perfect without it. This, and the chops, got two thumbs up from the husband.

  19. Hahahahaha……… You must have waffles on your mind because your header on the e:mail message says “Pumpkin Cinnamon Waffles” and then it turns out to be muffins. LOL. It’s all good…….. Thanks for the recipe, I look forward to trying it when this heat dies down.

  20. These are in the oven as we speak! Skipping the frosting but mixed chocolate chips in to the batter instead – they smell AMAZING!

  21. George! You’re going to be in Houston! But I already purchased a book from Costco… cause I love Costco, and when I saw it, I just had to have it then and there!! I would love to meet you and Juli! *sigh*

    1. Krys, From my experience, the little that I have, with going to book signings is you can take your own book. I’ve gone to Barns & Noble for book signings and they let you in with your own book, no questions asked.

  22. Can almond flour be substituted for the coconut flour? I prefer the consistency/texture it gives. I use almond flour for your banana bread (1:1 ratio) and it works great.

  23. Oh man… I’m drooling… I can’t wait to make these!
    Unfortunately I’ll have to wait awhile since I’m currently doing the AIP diet – so no eggs for me :(
    But as soon as eggs are ok for me (and they better be OK for me!) this is on my first to bake list!

  24. Eek! I am so excited you are coming to Houston! I never thought y’all would come :) a couple of friends and I are coming!

    Question- How early should we get there?

  25. Looks wonderful and I bet it’s delicious, but still too high in carbs for me. (trying to ward off pre-diabetes). I wonder if I could just replace the two bananas with more pumpkin?

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