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These Keto Pumpkin Pie Muffins Are Better Than The Real Thing

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Better than the real thing.

These keto pumpkin pie muffins are made with pumpkin puree and are better than the real thing!

These are better because they are low-carb, but taste just like the pumpkin pie you grew up with!

Even my husband couldn’t tell they were keto!

These pumpkin pie muffins give you ALL THE FEELS of autumn!


You are “wrapped up in a cashmere blanket with a pumpkin spice latte” feels.

Your “cable knit sweater and knee-high boots” kind of feels.

You “stock up on your baking supplies and pumpkin puree at Cosco” type of feels.

You want all of your autumn feels at this time of the year, and this keto pumpkin pie muffins recipe gives you all of this with ZERO guilt!

It’s Pumpkin Season!

If you are anything like me and jump the gun at the tiniest sign of autumn, then you already have your baking supplies ready for this post.

The days are noticeably shorter, the temperature has dropped a few degrees, and those subliminal messages from retailers have gotten into your brain.

(I too bought a turtleneck sweater, and August has yet to end.)

And all of a sudden you want pumpkin everything.

I’m talking about all of the pumpkin-scented candles, pumpkin-flavored coffee drinks, and all of the food with the word “pumpkin” in the name.

Here my friend is where you can get yourself into some real trouble.

“Pumpkin season” (which other people may refer to as” autumn”) is the time of year when you can get side-tracked or completely derailed in your commitment to a low-carb lifestyle.

What are you to do when everything around you is the sights of autumn and the smells of that glorious gourd, the pumpkin?

It is too easy to cave in to cravings when your senses are attacked.

Because 99% of mainstream pumpkin recipes are full of sugar.

Lucky for you that I have the answer to your pumpkin pie craving!

What if I told you that you can have your pumpkin pie and eat it too?

AND do it with a clear conscience?

You would be my friend.


Then let’s start planning our summer beach trip right now.

Because you are still going to look incredible after pumpkin season.

Just as long as you stick to the plan with these “Better Than The Real Thing” Keto Pumpkin Pie Muffins.

keto pumpkin pie muffins are better than the real thing

What makes these keto pumpkin pie muffins taste like pumpkin pie?

  1. These muffins are made with pumpkin puree which give it a moist, rich, and almost pudding-like texture.

Can I use Pumpkin Pie Filling Instead of Pumpkin Puree for these keto muffins?

No, it can not be substituted in this recipe. Often you will see pumpkin pie filling labeled “pumpkin pie mix”. DO NOT use for this recipe if you want it to be keto; this contains added sugars and preservatives.

You definitely want to use just pumpkin puree, sometimes labeled as canned pumpkin. Just make sure the only ingredient listed is 100% pumpkin.

And in case you were wondering:

Is Pumpkin Puree Keto?

Yes, pumpkin puree is keto. It contains about 20 grams of carbohydrates per cup (approximately 13 net carbs) vs. 71 grams of carbohydrates (49 net carbs) for pumpkin pie filling.

But you say “Isn’t 20 grams a lot for a cup?”

It would be if you consumed a cup.

However, that would be unlikely as most recipes that contain pumpkin puree rarely contain more than a cup. Recipes then yield multiple servings.

For example:

This keto pumpkin pie muffins recipe contains only 3/4 of a cup of pumpkin puree and yields 12 standard muffins, so it definitely qualifies as keto.

2. Pumpkin pie spice is an ingredient.

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Pumpkin spice is a blend of spices that contain the following:

  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ginger
  • cloves
  • may include allspice

You can purchase a very good blend or you can make your own, even tweaking the amounts of each to your taste.

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How to Make “Better Than The Real Thing” Keto Pumpkin Pie Muffins

These keto pumpkin pie muffins taste just like a delicious slice of regular pumpkin pie!

The mixture of the coconut and almond flours and pumpkin puree make these muffins so incredibly moist and tender.

And the granulated golden erythritol makes this recipe a standout, adding a deep caramel flavor to these muffins.

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your pan with paper muffin liners.

Step 2:

Thoroughly mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Step 3:

Add in all of the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 4:

Fill the muffin liners until almost full and even the tops out. Sprinkle the tops with chopped nuts and granulated sugar substitute.

Step 5:

Bake the muffins for 25 minutes or until the edges are brown and the muffins pass the toothpick test.

Step 6:

Let the muffins cool for 10 minutes before drizzling with the Keto Cream Cheese Icing (recipe below).

What is your favorite way to use pumpkin puree in keto baking?

Tell me in the comments and I’ll try and whip up your recipe!

If you are interested in more ways to satisfy your autumn cravings, check out this recipe:

The Best Gluten-Free Spiced Apple Breakfast Cookies

Can’t Get Enough Pumpkin? Try these:


these keto pumpkin pie muffins are better than the real thing

“Better Than The Real Thing” Keto Pumpkin Pie Muffins

These keto pumpkin pie muffins are better because they are low-carb, but taste just like the pumpkin pie you grew up with (the nutritional values stated include walnuts and keto cream cheese icing).
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 217 kcal


  • bowl
  • mixing spoon or mixer
  • muffin liners (optional)
  • muffin pan(s)
  • oven
  • whisk (for icing)


  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup almond flour, blanched
  • ½ cup golden erythritol, plus 2 tbsp for sprinkling (or sweetner of chioce)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil (or ghee, or butter)
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp chopped walnuts for topping, optional

Keto Cream Cheese Icing (whisk all ingredients until smooth with no lumps)

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp powdered erythritol (make your own powdered sweetner by placing granulated sugar substitue in a food processor until it becomes a powder.)
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (170 Celciuis) and prepare muffin tray with liners.
  • In a big bowl mix up the flours, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and sweetner until it is well combined with no lumps.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla, coconut oil, and eggs until well incorporated.
  • Fill muffin liners with the batter until almost full. Even out the tops of the muffin batter and add your chopped walnuts.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the sides are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the muffin.
  • Cool the muffins in the pan for 10 minutes then finish cooling on a wire rack if desired.
  • Drizzle with the cream cheese icing.


  • Store muffins in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
  • The muffins freeze well for up to 5 months. To thaw, leave muffins out at room temp for a few hours. If possible, freeze a portion of the muffins without the icing if you wish to re-heat in the oven before serving.
  • Icing can be thinned out by adding 1 tbsp of water at a time if too thick for your liking.


Serving: 1muffinSodium: 50mgCalcium: 29.52mgSugar: 2.3gFiber: 2.9gPotassium: 58mgCholesterol: 67mgCalories: 217kcalSaturated Fat: 12gFat: 20gProtein: 4.7gCarbohydrates: 13gIron: 1.22mg
Keyword pumpkin, pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, muffins, keto
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  1. August 22, 2021 / 6:19 pm

    Oooh these sound ace! I have coconut flour taking up space in my cupboard, now I know what I’m making with it!

    • familyandglamour
      August 22, 2021 / 7:37 pm

      Perfect! Let me know how they turn out! 😋

  2. August 22, 2021 / 7:57 pm

    This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try making them!

    • familyandglamour
      August 22, 2021 / 8:03 pm

      You are going to love them, soooo good!😃
      Let me know how they turn out!

  3. August 23, 2021 / 6:52 pm

    Keto and pumpkin yum! I’m a suckered for pumpkin.

    • familyandglamour
      August 23, 2021 / 7:57 pm

      It’s pumpkin season! 🍁.

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