Paleo toasted pine nut herb pumpkin muffins are a savory side perfect for serving with your fall soup, stew or chili. Maybe even replace the Thanksgiving biscuits this year with a basket of these!
I feel like it’s kind of sad that we felt like we needed to get this healthy pumpkin recipe round-up out asap before pumpkin was a thing of the past. It’s October 14th! Pumpkin should just be getting started! But alas, it’s been out there since August and considering I’m about sick of all things orange at this point, I’m betting you’re getting there too.
I’ve done a lot of pumpkin recipes on this site over the past 4+ years but I have to say, I much prefer it in savory things than sweet. Sweet things don’t actually taste like pumpkin, they taste like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves but savory things, I feel like you can actually taste a bit of the pumpkin in them, not to mention it usually gives either a creamy, comforting or super moist effect on whatever it’s being used in.
My contribution to the healthy pumpkin recipe roundup are these toasted pine nut herb pumpkin muffins. We’ll get to them in a bit, let’s take a look at everyone else’s recipes first!
Pumpkin Pancakes from FIT FOODIE FINDS
Get festive with your breakfast and make these delicious Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes that are grain-free, packed with pumpkin, and paleo-friendly!
Easy Pumpkin Soup with Chili Garlic Oil from LEXI’S CLEAN KITCHEN
This is the perfect fall soup for all of you pumpkin lovers! Delicious, flavorful, and packed with nutrients. Creamy pumpkin topped with a drizzle of chili garlic oil and roasted pumpkin seeds. You’ll enjoy this soup all season long!
Coconut Pumpkin Chia Pudding from EATING BIRD FOOD
Pumpkin, coconut milk and chia seeds are combined and topped with toasted coconut flakes and an almond butter drizzle to make a thick and creamy chia pudding that’s paleo-friendly, vegan and great for breakfast or as a snack.
Pumpkin Spice Freezer Fudge from THE HEALTHY MAVEN
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Freezer Fudge made with just 5-Ingredients! Free of refined sugar, dairy and gluten, this healthy dessert recipe will make you fall in love with fall.
Vegan Pumpkin Blondies from FOOD FAITH FITNESS
These pumpkin blondies are so dense, and sweet that you’d never know they’re a healthier treat, with no butter or oil, for only 105 calories! They’re paleo and vegan friendly too!
I was thinking of Thanksgiving when I made these. There’s always a basket of rolls or biscuits and in our family, no one is making from scratch biscuits (way better things to focus our efforts on…like stuffing!) so inevitably it becomes a basket full of less than stellar store bought rolls. Honestly, they’re never even worth the carbs.
These muffins are prepped in just 15 minutes (and you could totally make them ahead of time). They’re full of fresh herb and pumpkin flavor with some toasted pine nuts for texture and they sure as heck beat out the lame dinner roll. Best yet? They’re paleo/grain free/gluten free so you can save your carb indulgences for other things on the table.