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Pumpkin muffins topped with pumpkin frosting in muffin paper

Moist Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin frosting filling (+ Frosting fail!)

These pumpkin muffins are so moist and rich with the flavour of autumn. Delicately sweetened with honey, a beautiful pumpkin (gingerbread) spice and filled with a whipped coconut cream and pumpkin frosting, these muffins will melt in your mouth!
Course Baked Goods, Treat
Cuisine Paleo
Keyword paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 123 kcal
Author WhittyPaleo


  • Muffins

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 tbsp almond butter (or any other nut butter)
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (135g, not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond or coconut milk

Dry ingredients

  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp all spice
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt (seriously just a tiny pinch will do)


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup coconut cream (the top part of a can of coconut milk refrigerated overnight)
  • 1 tbsp raw honey


  1. Preheat your oven to 175C/350F.
  2. First mix your wet ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth.

  3. Next, sieve your dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together till it forms a thick wet mixture.
  4. Scoop a two tablespoons into a 12 hole muffin tin (or muffin liners) and bake for 20-25 mins. At the 20 mins mark, check for doneness by poking a toothpick in the centre of a muffin.
  5. While baking muffins, mix together filling ingredients.
  6. Once muffins are cool enough to handle, stick a toothpick in the centre of the muffins and swirl around - you are trying to create some space for the filling inside the muffin
  7. Using a piping set (or just a plastic bag with the corner cut off), fill each muffin with the pumpkin filling*
  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can try to frost these - I'm afraid I am not exactly skilled in this department but a little blob on the top will help to cover the hole made for the filling lol!