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Ah, the season for all things pumpkin. I must admit, my love for pumpkin everything didn’t start until my mid 20s; now I wonder how I ever lived without it. All the cozy, warm spices and fall flavors – it’s impossible to go through the season without AT LEAST one pumpkin treat.

But sometimes, one treat can lead to too many – hey, we’ve all been there! But have no fear, I created a muffin recipe full of nutrients without skimping on flavor. These hearty granola pumpkin muffins are just the thing to satisfy your taste buds if you’re looking for a guilt-free treat. And for all of you who are looking to indulge (because you deserve it), no worries! More pumpkin recipes are coming your way 🙂

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The secret is substituting a few ingredients for better ones like oat flour, coconut oil, and maple syrup. The star ingredient of course is pure pumpkin puree.

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Before starting the mixture, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your muffin tin. Then, combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.

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In a large bowl, whisk together the softened coconut oil and maple syrup – it might look a little clumpy, but don’t worry. Add the pumpkin puree, eggs, and vanilla and mix until everything is combined.

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Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.

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Fold in the granola.
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Use an ice cream scoop and divide the batter evenly – you should get about 12 muffins.

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I topped each muffin off with some more granola for a decorative look, but that’s optional. Bake for about 20 minutes or until fully cooked through – I like using the toothpick test.

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That’s it! Be sure to let them cool before consuming/handling…unlike me, who couldn’t wait.

Hearty Granola Pumpkin Muffins

(makes about 12 muffins)
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Oat Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Coconut Oil, softened
1 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 & 1/3 cups of Granola

*Cooking Instructions above

A sweet fall treat that’s healthy and hearty, perfect for breakfast on-the-go or as an afternoon pick me up. Trust me, you’re going to love these!