Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a 12 pan muffin tin with parchment liners or grease with coconut oil.
In a large bowl or mixer, combine the pumpkin, eggs, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and nut butter until fully combined.
Add the collagen protein powder, coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the dark chocolate chips last.
Scoop batter evenly into prepared muffin tins.
Bake in oven for 20-25 or until a knife inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Store in fridge for up to a week.
These Paleo Pumpkin Muffins Have Healthy Gut-Boosting Benefits
Okay, I may sound like a broken record over here, but I am ALL about coming up with ways to sneak more nutrients into foods/recipes, so they work FOR your body, instead of against it.
So you can enjoy all the foods you love, and still feel your best. Because when you feel good, you’re empowered to show up as your best self, and have a more positive impact on those around you and the world as a result.
So, coming full circle here, these paleo pumpkin muffins are a prime example of what happens when you focus on adding in more healthy ingredients, rather than restricting or cutting out certain foods.
Instead of not partaking in delicious fall baked goods (which let’s be honest, are one of the best parts of this season) I took these muffins to the next nutrient-dense level by loading them with hidden veggies (hi, pumpkin) and coconut flour for plenty of gut-healthy fiber, Bulletproof collagen powder to assist in healing and sealing your digestive tract, and nut-butter rich in protein and healthy fats to help stabilize your blood sugar and keep energy levels in check.
While these pumpkin muffins contain plenty of ingredients to boost your gut-health (and naturally balance your hormones and overall health as a result) they certainly don’t skimp on flavor.
They’re satisfying, slightly sweet (without being TOO sweet), soft, moist and will make your home smell like the most delicious pumpkin spice candle ever. I like to add in dark chocolate chips for a little extra richness and health benefits (dark chocolate is full of anxiety-reducing magnesium).
Lastly, they’re free of common inflammatory ingredients/allergies such as gluten, grains and dairy, so almost anyone can enjoy them! If you need to accommodate for an egg allergy or vegan, simply sub each egg for 1 tbsp ground flaxseed combined with 2. 5 tbsp warm water (so 3 eggs = 3 tbsp ground flaxseed + 7.5 tbsp warm water).
Gut-Friendly Paleo Pumpkin Muffins
These paleo pumpkin muffins are *nutrient-dense next level* -- loaded with hidden veggies for plenty of gut-healthy fiber, Bulletproof collagen powder to aid in digestion and nut-butter rich in protein and healthy fats to help stabilize your blood sugar and keep energy levels in check.
- 1⅔ cup pureed pumpkin (or sub sweet potato/other squash like butternut, acorn, etc)
- 3 pasture-raised eggs (or sub 3 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed w/ 7.5 tbsp warm water)
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- 4 scoops (2 servings) Bulletproof Collagen Protein Powder
- ⅓ cup Ground Up Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Nut Butter (or other nut butter of choice) Use code “SOFRESH15” to save 15% off your first purchase
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp sea salt