Batch of paleo pumpkin muffins

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Paleo pumpkin muffins are a 2-bowl recipe that produces a tender, springy muffin spiced with aromatic pumpkin pie spice mix. Top them with a simple almond- and coconut flour-based streusel, and enjoy a delicious fall treat that pairs perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword paleo muffins, paleo pumpkin muffins, paleo recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 339kcal
Author Nora (A Clean Bake)


Ingredients for the muffins

Ingredients for the streusel topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  • Line a 12-cup muffin tins with papers and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot flour, coconut sugar, coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and fine sea salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Then whisk in the maple syrup, avocado oil, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar until well combined. 
  • Stir the pumpkin puree into the wet mixture until well combined.
  • Pour the wet (eggs, pumpkin, etc.) mixture into the dry (flours, etc.) mixture and stir until the batter is completely smooth and has no lumps left.
  • Divide the batter between the 12 compartments of the prepared baking pan. Set aside while you make the streusel. 
  • To make the streusel, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and oil. 
  • Pour the maple syrup and oil mixture into the dry mixture, and stir until the streusel forms clumps. 
  • Divide the streusel between the 12 muffins pressing it very gently into the top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the muffins are firm and the streusel is golden around the edges. 
  • Cool partially or completely before serving. 


  • You can add 3/4 teaspoon (or more, to taste) of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to the streusel mixture for more of that warm flavor.
  • If you skip the streusel, the baking time will be closer to 25 minutes.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 64.4% | Vitamin C: 1.1% | Calcium: 9.3% | Iron: 9.6%