These whole wheat pumpkin spice muffins are a healthier version of this fall classic. Perfect as an after school snack or with your morning coffee...
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
32 mins
Author: The Inspired Brunette
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnut pieces or chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners or spray with cooking spray.  Set aside. 

  2. Whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

  3. In a separate bowl combine the pumpkin, unsweetened applesauce, and honey.  Whisk in the milk and vanilla and mix until smooth. 

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined. There may be a few small lumps left in the batter, but do not overmix.

  5. Gently fold in the chopped walnut pieces or chocolate chips if using.

  6. Fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way full.  Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool completely. 

  7. Makes 12-15 muffins.