pumpkin muffins
Keto Nutrition the Natural Way – Holiday Spice Pumpkin Muffins
2/3 c. Pumpkin Puree
¼ c. Ghee (melted but not hot)
3 Pastured Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
¼ c. Coconut Flour
1 ½ tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Nutmeg
¼ tsp. Ground Cloves
¼ tsp. Ground Ginger (or about ¼ inch piece fresh ginger chopped)
½ tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Sea Salt
¼ c. Xylitol or Erythritol
¼ c. Chia Seeds
Option:
½ c. Roasted Cacao Nibs OR Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
½ c. Pecans
2 Muffin Baking Sheets
Small Muffin Cups/ Liners
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together wet ingredients in a bowl: pumpkin puree, ghee, eggs, vanilla extract. **I prefer to use a blender on low speed, just mixing until blended.
3. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients: coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg,cloves, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt and sweetener.
Notes: do not add in Chia seeds yet. Also, Xylitol is not safe for dogs in any amount so if you have dogs, use caution with this ingredient as well as any crumbs from the finished product.
4. Pour dry ingredients from #3 into blender or bowl and mix well, not over mixing.
5. Fold in chia seeds and chocolate chips and/ or pecans if using.
6. Pour into muffin cups – do not fill all the way as they will rise.
7. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
8. Option: set additional timer for 20 minutes and at that point sprinkle a
couple whole pecans or pieces on the tops of the muffins for “decoration.”
ENJOY!!
This is Sacramento, CA Keto Nutritionist Dani Conway bringing you an amazing real food, good fat, gluten free, Holiday Spice Pumpkin Muffin recipe. Many people ask me for some holiday alternatives that won’t kill all of the hard work they do throughout the year. This is a recipe with good quality fats and when you use good MCT based fats, they go straight to the liver and get turned into energy vs. being stored.  The liver aids the body to produce ketones, which are simply a by- product of a health fat metabolism.  Ketones can be made by the body through a Ketogenic Diet as well as taken supplementally via a supplemental ketone product, such as Keto//OS referenced in other recipes in the Keto Nutrition the Natural Way blog.  There are many health benefits to using supplemental ketones.  They also can be consumed many different ways.  Benefits include fat loss, muscle preservation, fast and sustained energy, reduced brain fog, increased focus, appetite suppression, strength gain, better: mood, sleep, digestion and clear skin.  Healthy treats are so hard to come by these days and still with all of the “clean eating” efforts out there, when you walk through a grocery store the bars you see in the “health food” section, should really be in the candy bar, junk food section.  They’re not real food and they’re loaded with sugar and other hidden ingredients.  These types of temptations really make it easy to sabotage all of your good efforts.

My clients love these types of recipes that they can make large amounts of, and have them in the freezer when they need them.  I guarantee you, AND your kids, will LOVE these!  Breakfast, a snack, or for a sweet tooth dessert after dinner, these are amazing!! CLICK HERE to find me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KetoNutritiontheNaturalWay !