This is the perfect fall treat around halloween and Thanksgiving. In fact, I love pumpkin all year around! With kids around it's essential to have some healthy goodies available. I also like to reward myself from time to time with a good muffin. The beauty of this muffin is it's made of almond flour and uses a little honey for the sweetener. I don't feel so guilty after having one of these low carb muffins. With no refined flours, low sugar, and being Paleo friendly, it's hard to resist. Lyla and I made these together yesterday. I did one of my best workouts in a long time after having one of these dense muffins. No bloating or tiredness afterwards!
I took this recipe from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet website. I made some slight changes below. View the recipe here Pumpkin Muffins - made with Almond Flour
You can substitute honey with agave syrup to lower the GI even more. I left out the raisins and walnuts as well to lower the sugar a bit and caloric content. I also used organic pumpkin and organic butter with no salt. I plan on trying this recipe with bananas and even just an apple muffin too. Of course I will only have one batch in my house per month! Neighbors if you are reading this in time, feel free to come over and try one.
If you are vegan I am sure you can replace the egg with some coconut oil, but I'm not positive! Let me know if you try it.