Paleo Pumpkin Spice Mocha Muffins

paleo pumpkin spice muffins

Can we officially call it pumpkin season yet!??? I know, I know… summer doesn’t end until the end of September BUT everyone else seems to be jumping on the pumpkin train early this year and I couldn't be left out, so I whipped up the paleo pumpkin spice mocha muffins of your DREAMS.

paleo pumpkin spice muffins
paleo pumpkin spice muffins

These moist (sorry not sorry it’s the perfect word to describe them), decadent, DELICIOUS paleo pumpkin spice mocha muffins are like the best of ALL worlds - pumpkin, chocolate and coffee, without the grains, gluten, dairy or refined sugar!!!!

Honestly, does it get better than this!?

No matter the time of year, I always love baking, but especially in fall. There’s just something about being able to wear my coziest sweatshirt and turn on John Mayer and bake my little heart out (without sweating when the oven turns on) and eat whatever I create with a steaming cup of tea that makes my heart want to burst.

paleo pumpkin spice muffins
paleo pumpkin spice muffins

And it’s funny, thinking back on my childhood, I was always the one who loved baking. During the holidays I was in charge of dessert or cookies or our weekly stash of baked breads or muffins. At that age I would just follow the recipe in whatever cookbook or magazine I found in my mom’s stash, but even without the recipe development part, baking always lit me up.

I think a lot of it had to do with making something that brought joy to the people around me. Food, (and I believe especially baked treats) has the power to heal and bring people together. It can make a bad day a little better and can make a good day great.

paleo pumpkin spice muffins

Now I get even more joy out of baking because I’m able to make sweet treats and goodies that can bring joy to SO many, despite how messed up our guts are or how limited our diets are.

So when I bite into one of these paleo pumpkin spice mocha muffins I’m reminded of why I love baking and why I love creating recipes - because it brings people together, it makes those of us with health issues feel a little more normal, and it gives tangibility to all of the reasons why I love fall.

XO nat

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Mocha Muffins

It’s like a PSL but BETTER because there’s chocolate involved and no refined sugar, dairy, gluten or grains. How’s that for a leveled-up PSL???

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup coffee grounds

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1/4 cup honey (can sub for maple syrup or date syrup)

  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks (I like using 100% dark chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a muffin tin with paper or silicon liners

  2. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla extract, coconut oil, pumpkin puree and honey

  3. In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, coffee grounds, cacao powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda

  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well.

  5. Mix in the chocolate chips/chunks.

  6. Spoon batter into each muffin liner.

  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes and let cool!

Enjoy!