For everyone who wants that pumpkin spice flavor without a lot of carbs, here’s a recipe for Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins! You’ll love this pumpkin muffin recipe with only 7 net carbs in one muffin!

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Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins finished muffins on baking sheet

It’s Pumpkin Spice Season, when people who love pumpkin and that distinctive spice mix go into overdrive making pumpkin treats! These Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins are for all the people who crave pumpkin and make it any time of year; you know who you are! 

I did wonder if I needed another recipe for pumpkin muffins, since I already have this recipe on the blog. But those muffins aren’t gluten-free and I know some people won’t want a muffin with flour even if it’s sugar-free, so Kara and I decided to work on a pumpkin muffin made with almond flour.

It sounds easy enough, but it took us quite a few tries to come up with a low-carb pumpkin muffin that we thought had really good flavor, without using a lot of unusual ingredients that people aren’t going to have. This almond flour pumpkin muffin recipe makes a moist muffin with lots of pumpkin flavor.

You need to let the muffins cool for at least an hour after you take them out of the oven, but these muffins are loaded with pecans and pumpkin spice flavors! I hope you’ll try it if you’re someone who loves baking with pumpkin.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

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What canned pumpkin does this muffin recipe use?

Be sure to use canned pumpkin puree and not Pumpkin Pie Filling for this recipe!

Other nuts to use for Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins:

If you’re not a fan of pecans or don’t have any on hand, these muffins can also be made with walnuts or slivered almonds.

How low in carbs are the Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins?

This tasty muffin recipe only has about 7 net carbs in one muffin!

What Size Baking Cups Did I Use for Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins?

In my post with Low-Carb Muffins and Breakfast Muffins I show the three sizes of silicone baking cups I own. For this recipe I used my middle size baking cups (affiiliate link) which are about 3.5 inches across the top and hold 2/3 cup. The company I link to calls this size “Jumbo” so don’t be confused by that. You can use any size that’s close, or even use a regular muffin pan, but you might get more than 12 muffins if your cups are smaller.

Want more ideas with pumpkin?

Check out My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes if you’re one of those pumpkin lovers who never gets too much pumpkin!

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How to Make Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins:

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C. 
  2. Chop up 1 1/2 cup pecans. 
  3. Combine 1/2 cup chopped pecans with 1/4 cup Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) and 2 T Almond Flour (affiliate link) for streusel topping.
  4. Melt 1/4 cup butter.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, then stir in canned pumpkin and vanilla.
  6. Make sure the melted butter is cool and then stir melted butter into the pumpkin mixture.
  7. In a larger mixing bowl combine Almond Flour, Golden Monkfruit Sweetener, Flaxseed Meal (affiliate link), pumpkin spice mix (affiliate link), ground cinnamon (affiliate link), baking powder, salt, and the other cup of chopped pecans.
  8. Stir the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients. Be sure to mix the dry ingredients in until it’s all combined. 
  9. Spray Silicone Baking Cups (affiliate link) or muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  10. Put 1/3 cup batter in each muffin cup, then divide the remaining batter among the silicone cups.
  11. Sprinkle the streusel topping on each muffin, starting with a generous tablespoon and then adding more if you have it.
  12. Bake 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  13. Let the muffins cool at least an hour after they come out of the oven, and then enjoy!

Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins out of the oven

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep where you’ll find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins finished muffins on baking sheet
Yield: 12 muffins

Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours

These Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins are low in net carbs and full of good fats, and these are really tasty for a sweet pumpkin muffin!

Ingredients

Streusel Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 2 T Almond Flour

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup melted butter (cooled)  
  • 3 eggs, beaten well 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin spice mix
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C while you chop up 1 1/2 cup pecans.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup of the chopped pecans with 1/4 cup Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) and 2 T Almond Flour (affiliate link) to make the streusel topping.
  3. Melt 1/4 cup (half of a stick) of butter. Let butter cool.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, then stir in the one cup canned pumpkin and 1 tsp. Vanilla.
  5. Make sure the melted butter is cool (so it doesn't "cook" the egg) and then stir melted butter into the pumpkin mixture.
  6. In a larger mixing bowl combine almond flour, golden monkfruit sweetener, Flaxseed Meal (affiliate link), pumpkin spice mix, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and the other cup of chopped pecans.
  7. Stir the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients. The batter will be stiff. Be sure to turn it over and over and mix the dry ingredients in until it's all combined.
  8. Spray Silicone Baking Cups (affiliate link) or muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  9. Start by putting 1/3 cup batter in each muffin cup, then divide the remaining batter among the silicone cups until they all have the same amount of batter.
  10. Sprinkle the streusel topping on the top of each muffin, starting with a generous tablespoon and then adding a bit more if you have more than that.
  11. Bake 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  12. Let the muffins cool at least an hour after they come out of the oven, and then enjoy!

Notes

Recipe created by Kalyn and Kara.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 283Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 19mgSodium 188mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 6gSugar 4gProtein 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low- Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Using a moderate amount of pumpkin with almond flour and an approved sweetener makes these Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins a good option for low-carb and Keto diet plans. They’re also a better choice for the original South Beach Diet than most pumpkin muffin recipes. Made with sweetener, these muffins could be an occasional treat for phase two on the original South Beach Diet (almond flour is not permitted for phase one.)

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
The recipe for Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins was posted in 2020. It was updated with more information in 2024.

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