Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins | Homemade Breakfast Muffin Recipe (2024)

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By Melissa

on Sep 19, 2017, Updated Feb 02, 2024

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Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins are made by placing wholesome ingredients in a blender and processing until smooth – just blend, bake, and enjoy! Made with chocolate chips and pumpkin spice, this muffin recipe is sure to be a breakfast hit!

Muffins galore! Check these favorites out: Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, and Blueberry Lemon Muffins.

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  • Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Blender Muffin Recipe
  • Tips and Tricks for Making Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins:
  • Can I make these muffins gluten free?
  • Can you freeze muffins?
  • Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins Recipe

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Have you heard of blender muffins yet? They were new to me until this summer when I started making them and now I love love love them! The idea is that you use the blender to do all of the work and you end up with a one “bowl” muffin that tastes great. The perk of using the blender is that you can turn whole grain oats into oat flour and you don’t have to mash ingredients like apples, carrots, bananas, or anything else that might need chopped up or mashed in a muffin ahead of time. Just toss what you need in the blender, and let it do it’s thing. Plus, a blender is really easy to pour that batter out of!

My kids love blender muffins because if I help them measure, they can pretty much make muffins on their own. There’s no chopping needed and getting the batter from the blender jar to the muffin tin is so simple. I actually have a few blender muffin recipes up my sleeve so be on the lookout for them!

I love thisHealthy Pumpkin Blender Muffin recipes because it’s made with whole ingredients like pure maple syrup (and no other sugars), pumpkin, whole grain oats, and other wholesome things I don’t mind my kids eating for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We added good quality chocolate chips because pumpkin muffins and chocolate chips are meant to go together, but you can always leave them out.

These are the perfect side dish to eat with eggs in the morning, to stick in your lunch boxes, and to serve alongside soup, stew, and chili all winter long. You are going to love them, and your kids will too!

This recipe is part of Pumpkin Week that I’m doing with Emily from One Lovely Life. You can check out her Pumpkin Cornbread Muffinshere. Long live all the pumpkin muffins!

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Tips and Tricks for Making Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins:

  • These muffins are sweet without being very sweet. If you are looking for a sweeter muffin, this is not it. That being said, you can exchange the maple syrup for 1/2 cup brown sugar and/or use sweetened vanilla Greek yogurt if you like a sweeter muffin.
  • The chocolate chips are optional though delicious. I highly recommend at least sprinkling a few on top before baking.
  • I used a high powered blender and so my blending time was very short. The goal is to turn the oats into flour and to combine all of the other ingredients. Once those two things have been accomplished, you don’t have to keep blending.

Can I make these muffins gluten free?

This recipe is easy to make gluten free, just purchase gluten free oats and read your yogurt label carefully.

Can you freeze muffins?

These muffins freeze great and will thaw at room temperature in about 45 minutes. Just store them in an air-tight container(these are my favorite) or freezer bag.

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Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins

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  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
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Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins are made by placing wholesome ingredients in a blender and processing until smooth – just blend, bake, and enjoy! Made with chocolate chips and pumpkin spice, this muffin recipe is sure to be a breakfast hit!



  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (whole milk or 2% yogurt)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In the jar of your blender, add the oats. Add the lid and process until the oats look like flour, 1-3 minutes.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree, eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, salt, and pumpkin pie spice to the jar of the blender and blend until smooth, 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
  4. Add chocolate chips and stir with a spoon or spatula to combine (don’t blend).
  5. Pour pumpkin muffin batter into the prepared pans. Top with a few additional chocolate chips if you’d like.
  6. Bake until the muffins spring back slightly when touched and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light.

More muffin recipes you need in your life:

  • Homemade Cornbread Muffins
  • Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins
  • One Bowl Pumpkin Spice Muffins
  • Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Made in the Blender!)
  • Maple Sweetened Healthy Banana Muffins (with or without chocolate chips)
  • Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping
  • Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Muffins
  • Morning Glory Muffins
  • Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Wasn’t that easy? Make a batch today after school or plan on them for your next meal prep day! You won’t be sad to have these simple, healthy pumpkin blender muffins on hand all week long.

Enjoy from my kitchen to yours.

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How many calories in a healthy Pumpkin Muffin? ›

This Healthy Pumpkin Muffins recipe is made with whole grains, less butter and sugar, and only 160 calories each! They taste just like the bakery and are freezer friendly!

How much sugar is in pumpkin muffins? ›

Region: US
22.84 gramsflour83
30.77 gramssugar119
0.27 grambaking powder0
0.27 grambaking soda0
9 more rows
Feb 8, 2017

How many carbs in a small Pumpkin Muffin? ›

Pumpkin Muffin (1 miniature) contains 10g total carbs, 9.7g net carbs, 1.2g fat, 0.7g protein, and 53 calories.

How many calories are in a Costco Pumpkin Muffin? ›

Costco Pumpkin Muffins (1 muffin) contains 43g total carbs, 42g net carbs, 17g fat, 4g protein, and 340 calories.

Is pumpkin good for you? ›

Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pumpkin is incredibly healthy. What's more, its low calorie content makes it a weight-loss-friendly food. Its nutrients and antioxidants may boost your immune system, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of certain cancers and promote heart and skin health.

How many carbs are in a Pumpkin Muffin? ›

Muffin, pumpkin contains 30 calories per 10 g serving. This serving contains 1.3 g of fat, 0.5 g of protein and 4.3 g of carbohydrate. The latter is 2.3 g sugar and 0.1 g of dietary fiber, the rest is complex carbohydrate. Muffin, pumpkin contains 0.2 g of saturated fat and 3.8 mg of cholesterol per serving.

Are pumpkins high in sugar? ›

Pumpkin ranks high on the glycemic index at 75, but low on the glycemic load at 3. People might assume that it is bad for diabetics because of its high GI, but that is not true. Its low GL rank indicates that having a small portion of pumpkin is perfectly safe and will not drastically increase your blood sugar levels.

Will pumpkin pie raise your sugar? ›

This means that as long as you eat a single one-cup portion of pumpkin or less, it shouldn't significantly affect your blood sugar levels. However, eating a large amount of pumpkin could drastically increase your blood sugar. As with any carb-rich food, portion awareness is key when managing blood sugar levels.

Does pureed pumpkin have sugar? ›

Per half-cup serving, canned pumpkin has almost no fat, practically no salt and no added sugar. Say goodbye to guilt and hello to flavorful nutrition that is full of fiber.

Is pumpkin low carb than sweet potato? ›

It's carbs where the difference lies. Potatoes have the most carbs at 20 grams per 100 gram serving. Sweet potato has 17-18 grams, and pumpkin has just shy of five, which is why it's so low-calorie. So if you're looking for carbs or calories for your baby, sweet potato and potato are your best bet.

Is canned pumpkin low carb? ›

On average, even the plain canned pumpkin puree has slightly more carbs-- ½ cup of canned pumpkin contains 10.0 grams of carbohydrates and 3.0 grams of fiber. We subtract and find that ½ cup of canned pumpkin contains 7 grams of net carbs. So pumpkin looks good when compared with other starches and winter squashes.

How many carbs in a sugar free muffin? ›

The Bakery No Sugar Added Blueberry Muffins (1 muffin) contains 43g total carbs, 23g net carbs, 16g fat, 5g protein, and 340 calories.

Which Costco muffin has the least calories? ›

Costco's maple muffins are much smaller than the rest of the store's muffins, and are, thus, significantly lower in calories. Each Costco maple muffin contains 213 calories, which is nearly 11 percent of the daily suggested intake, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Are Costco muffins healthy? ›

As to the likely effect Costco muffins will have on your body, Kathryn says that the fact that they lack protein and healthy fat while containing excessive amounts of sugar and carbs is likely to "leave you feeling almost immediately sluggish, spike your insulin response, [and] leave you with brain fog," and predicts ...

How many calories in a Pumpkin Muffin from Dunkin Donuts? ›

There are 550 calories in 1 muffin of Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Muffin. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How many calories in a large pumpkin muffin? ›

There are 479 calories in 1 large Pumpkin Muffin.

How many calories in a pumpkin cream muffin? ›

Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin (1 serving) contains 53g total carbs, 52g net carbs, 14g fat, 5g protein, and 350 calories.

How many calories in a pumpkin cupcake? ›

1 cupcake: 340 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

How many calories in a pumpkin pecan muffin? ›

Grand Traverse Pie Company Pumpkin Pecan Muffin (1 muffin) contains 91g total carbs, 81g net carbs, 25g fat, 9g protein, and 600 calories.


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