Light and fluffy, spelt pumpkin muffins

It’s pumpkin season.  Late in September my husband sent me a meme that said “Brace yourself, pumpkin EVERYTHING is coming.”  and man, was he right!  Pumpkin drinks, pumpkin bread, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin spice lattes… I’m shocked no one made a ‘pumpkin juice’ like from Harry Potter!  I am sure it would be a smash hit from October 1st until November 30th! 

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Here’s another installment in “pumpkin everything”… but this one, in my mind, is a little bit better because I added chocolate!  You do not have to add the chocolate, but I just love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate (perhaps I’ll make pumpkin hot cocoa next?) so it was the obvious next step for me.  These are the tastiest pumpkin muffins I have ever had.  The fresh spelt ground flour brought them up a notch.  They are super light and fluffy and yet, made with wholesome whole foods so you don’t have to feel guilty eating them any hour of the day… in fact, I am sure that’s what my kids are having for breakfast tomorrow!

Light and Fluffy, Spelt Pumpkin Muffins


Wet ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/2c olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup evaporated cane sugar or sucanaut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg works too)


Dry ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups freshly ground spelt flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix ‘wet’ ingredients together until smooth. 

Mix ‘dry’ ingredients together. 

Add dry mixture to wet and mix until well blended.

Add in 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips.  (**A very tasty, but not required option.)

Fill 24 lined muffin tins with the batter and cook at 350* for 30-35 minutes. 

Get ready for yet another fall pumpkin explosion of flavor, but this time, no guilt!



About BlueRoseMama

Valerie Rose, creator of the blog Collecting the Moments… one by one spends her days cooking, gardening, and homeschooling her 4 children on her urban homestead in rainy western Washington. With camera in hand, she is constantly collecting the moments of life and encouraging others to do the same with activities and inspiration for a simple, creative household. You can find her on Pinterest, Facebook and on her homeschooling blog where she documents all the fun learning her kids do day to day.

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2 Responses to Light and fluffy, spelt pumpkin muffins

  1. Cara says:

    Couple of questions…Would this muffin work well as a base muffin without the pumpkin? Do you think I could sub for strawberries?

  2. BlueRoseMama valerie Rose says:

    I am pretty sure you could sub for something like applesauce and then throw in strawberries but it needs the ‘sauce’ consistency for a real fluffy muffin. I would do applesauce instead, then add in dehydrated strawberries to the mix like you can add in chocolate chips. I may actually try that idea and get back to you. It sounds yummy!

    Blessings, Val

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