Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. (Gluten/Grain/Dairy/Nut Free)

by Brittany on October 3, 2013

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Tis the season for ALLLLLL things pumpkin. I have some super creative unique pumpkin flavored recipes coming your way in the next few weeks..but I realized I was lacking a classic simple and perfect muffin recipe on the site.  How did that happen??

So- here you go! I made this recipe for the nut free crowd- as I love you guys too! Try not to eat too many in one sitting!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup oil or melted butter (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar (or other granulated sugar of choice)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch (or arrowroot)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (dairy or nondairy)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine everything but the chocolate chips. Once the batter is combined and there are no lumps, mix in the chocolate chips.
  3. Fill the liners 3/4 of the way with batter and bake in the oven for 32-35 minutes until firm to the touch and lightly browned.



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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Lizz October 4, 2013 at 1:14 am

Hello. Could you use almond flour instead of coconut? Or, if not concerned about paleo, use brown rice flour? If so, same measurements?


Brittany October 4, 2013 at 1:46 am

Hey lizz- coconut flour cannot be replaced for any other flour!

You might try this recipe instead:


Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations October 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Hi Lizz, just to let you know, I have an almond flour pumpkin spice muffin, here's the link

Brittany- I've been wanting to create a coconut flour pumpkin muffin but now there's no need! I'll post a link on my site, this looks DE-LISH!!! Thanks for another great recipe :)


Nathalia October 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Hi Brittany!

First, you are such an inspiration! After my diagnosis I came across your site and I love how many treats and goodies you have to fit everyone! I was wondering if you could make these without the starch as my doctor has currently put that on my no-no list.


Brittany October 4, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Hey! Removing the starch would require drastically changing the recipe!
I have a bunch of other starch free recipes on my site- and you might also check out Elanas Pantry ( another blog). As she doesn't use much starch if any.


Nathalia October 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Thanks Brittany! I'll definitely be trying these once I get starch back =)


Tiffany Harazinova October 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Hi Brittany!
So excited for the fall recipes! Quick question - do you have any advice on making this recipe egg-free? Can you use an eggreplacer?


Brittany October 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Hi Tiffany- THis one wont work without the eggs! Sorry :/ The coconut flour depends on it!


Heather October 5, 2013 at 4:32 am

Hi- would eggbeaters be ok? I've had good luck so far with using them as a replacement. I am thinking this could be my first coconut flour experience. To yummy looking not to try this. I'm feeling brave.


Samantha October 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!


Chance October 7, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I loved the flavor of these, but I still found them to be a little eggy (as I find most all coconut flour goods to be). I thought the addition of the starch might cut back on that more. They were best the second day after they had fully cooled - the texture got a little bit better. Thanks for the inspiration and the break from almond flour!


Magic and Mayhem October 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

Just wondering about how many muffins this will make. We are a family of 7 and big appetites (two teens), so I typically at least double recipes. Thanks!


Brenda October 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I made these last night and we enjoyed them very much! I got 12 muffins from this recipe.


Jen October 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Where do you get coconut flour, tapioca starch & palm sugar. I've never heard of these!


Miranda October 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Yum! Not only did I love these, but my kids wanted seconds! Yay for gluten and dairy free! It completely satisfied my sweet tooth.


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