The Best Gluten Free Pizza Crust

This is the best Gluten Free Pizza Crust recipe! It’s easy to make, using a handful of ingredients and comes together in under 10 minutes, no kneading or proofing required. It’s paleo and grain-free but you wouldn’t know it. It’s light and chewy with just the right texture. Bake it with your favorite toppings for pizza ANY night of the week.

easy gluten free pizza with pepperoni and melty cheeseGluten Free Pizza Crust

If you haven’t tried my Gluten Free Pizza Crust before, you have been missing out. This pizza crust was first published back in 2014 and was also included in my cookbook. It has been made and loved by so many of you! I have to admit, it’s a favorite of mine too. We rephotographed it, as well as updated one ingredient to make it even easier to make. This gluten-free, paleo and nut-free crust comes together quickly, in 1-bowl in under 10 minutes. No kneading, proofing or fussing is required! This pizza crust uses a blend of coconut flour, tapioca flour and ground flaxseed. It’s light and chewy and is a crowd pleaser. It’s easy to make ANY night of the week and perfect for any topping you’d like!

Paleo Pizza Crust Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • Warm Water
  • Egg
  • Tapioca Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Baking Powder
  • Garlic Powder (optional)
  • Italian seasoning (optional)
  • Fine Sea Salt

How to Make Gluten Free Pizza Crust

What I love about this crust is how truly easy it is to make! All you need is a bowl, a whisk and a spatula. First you whisk together the wet ingredients. Previously this pizza crust used palm shortening as the fat. You can still use that if you prefer, but we swapped that ingredient with olive oil because this is more common to keep at home. Next you add in the dry ingredients, whisk together until you can’t whisk anymore, and then continue to stir it together with a spatula.

Because we’re using coconut flour, the dough will look more like a batter and thicken as it sits. After it’s been mixed together, let it sit for about 5 minutes.

Next, you dump the dough on a piece of parchment that is dusted with tapioca starch. The dough will be sticky. Dust your hands with tapioca starch, as well as the top of the dough. Using your fingers pat the dough down into a circle 8-9″ circle, dusting with additional tapioca as needed. The thinner you pat out the dough, the crispier the crust will be.

Once you have formed your pizza dough you can lightly brush off any excess tapioca flour.

Tips for Working with Homemade Paleo Pizza Crust

  1. Use a scale to measure out the flour! Coconut flour is very absorbent. If it is not measured correctly it could impact the recipe. Check out this post for more information.
  2. Form the crust directly on the parchment and baking sheet you plan to bake the pizza on.
  3. Let the dough rest for a few minutes before you form the pizza crust. This dough uses coconut flour and the longer it sits the more liquid it absorbs. If you try to form the crust right away it may be too wet.
  4. This pizza crust is sticky! Use extra tapioca flour as needed to prevent it from sticking to you, or the parchment. If you have an excess after you have finished forming the pizza, brush or gently blow it off.
  5. You must parbake the crust. Typically pizza is baked at a very high temperature. Because of the use of paleo flours, it is better for the flavor for this crust to be baked at 350ºF, so you’ll need to fully bake the crust before adding in your toppings.

patting out gluten free pizza doughHow to Bake Gluten Free Pizza

This pizza crust must be baked first before you add any toppings. Bake in a preheated 350ºF on the the middle to lower rack for 20 minutes. Then add your pizza toppings and continue to bake until the cheese is melty.

This recipe makes a pizza for 1-2 people. If serving more, feel free to double the recipe. If you want to make a bigger batch than than that, it is better to make it in a separate bowl. For example, if you want to serve more than 4 people, could could make 2 double batches in two bowls, instead of making them all on the same bowl.

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Paleo Pizza Crust: BBQ Chicken Pizza
Yields 8
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Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
23 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
23 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 cup tapioca flour
  2. 3 tbsp coconut flour
  3. 3 tbsp ground flax meal
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/3 cup palm shortening
  6. 1/3 warm water
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. Dash Himalayan sea salt
  9. 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  10. 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a bowl combine tapioca, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, garlic, Italian seasoning, and flax
  3. Add in warm water and mix well
  4. Add in palm shortening and egg; mix well
  5. Line a baking sheet with slipat baking mat or parchment paper; sprinkle with tapioca flour
  6. Roll the dough into a ball (it'll be somewhat sticky- it's okay)
  7. Plop the ball onto your baking sheet and cover with an additional peach of parchment paper
  8. Using a roller, gently roll out dough until thin*
  9. Bake until crispy- about 20 minutes
  10. Add desired toppings and place bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes**
  1. *If you make it too thin, it'll be hard like flatbread, you want it about 1/3 inch so it rises and is dough-like.
  2. **Precook chicken and other meats before placing on your pizza
  1. Please note that I can't vouch for substitutions that I have not personally made. I have tested this recipe numerous times and have found following this exactly will yield in a great crispy, yet bread-y crust. If you choose to make changes, the recipe may not come out the same.
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Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Feeling the pumpkin spice spirit? Keep these healthy pumpkin recipes in rotation all season long for whenever the PS craving strikes! 

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Healthy Pumpkin Recipes for Breakfast

Pumpkin Waffles: These healthy waffles are going to be the star of the breakfast or brunch table! You wouldn’t know they’re made without flour and they’re a cinch to put together using only one bowl. They are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside and full of pumpkin flavor!

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal: This oatmeal bake is is the perfect make-ahead breakfast. This 1-bowl breakfast bake is dairy-free, gluten-free and made without any refined sugars. Keep it all about the pumpkin flavor as-is, or add in chocolate chips, nuts or dried cranberries for a twist.

Pumpkin Spice Latte: This recipe for easy Pumpkin Spice Coffee can be made using your favorite regular coffee or made into a Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s refined sugar-free and customizable so you can make it dairy-free if you need to!

gluten free pumpkin scone recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin Baking Recipes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread: This perfectly spiced loaf is so moist and made using a nut-free blend of coconut and tapioca flour. It’s also dairy-free and refined-sugar free and the perfect weekend (or weeknight!) baking project.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie: This smooth and creamy (without any cream) classic pie has just the right note of spice. It’s made using our nut-free and gluten-free crust that is so simple to put together! It’s the quintessential fall pie, destined to be the star of your holiday dessert table!

Homemade Chocolate Pumpkin Cups: While these technically don’t require any baking, they are the easiest and most delicious DIY halloween candy to make in the fall. Made with a handful of wholesome ingredients like pumpkin puree, chocolate and nut butter, these chocolate cups are paleo-friendly and made without any refined sugars.

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones: Fall mornings call for these gluten-free and paleo-friendly Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones! Soft in the middle, crispy on the outside, and just the right amount of sweetness!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies:These Paleo Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips are the perfect Fall treat! They’re made with almond flour and coconut flour and they are soft, lightly sweetened and with a festive pumpkin flavor.

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Savory Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Brown Butter Pumpkin Sauce Over Zucchini Linguine : This healthy fall meal features a brown butter pumpkin sauce over zucchini noodles and grilled chicken. It’s a delicious & healthy ‘pasta’ dish that uses pumpkin, spiralized zucchinis, fresh herbs, and grilled chicken to make up this delicious dish that will be a hit all season long.

Easy Pumpkin Soup: This Easy Pumpkin Soup is creamy, flavorful, smooth, and garnished just right with an infused chili oil and roasted pumpkin seeds! It’s perfect for the fall season, and for any holiday gathering! This soup comes together quickly and is paleo-friendly!

Pumpkin BBQ Sauce: This Pumpkin BBQ Sauce is a little twist on a classic bbq flavor with a hint of pumpkin spice! This super simple sauce contains no refined sugars, is paleo friendly and takes under 20 minutes to put together! It’s easy, and the perfect condiment to spice up your fall bbq.

Creamy Pumpkin Casserole: This Creamy Pumpkin Casserole is my new favorite fall fish. This optionally dairy-free dish has pumpkin, spinach, and chicken and is topped with a delicious sauce and baked to perfection. It’s Paleo and Whole30, too.

Scooping out roasted pumpkinBack-to-Basics Pumpkin Recipes

Homemade Pumpkin Puree: Making your own Pumpkin Puree is so easy, and results in some really fresh tasting pumpkin for all the fall baked goods! We’re giving you all the details on how to make it and store it below!

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice: Pumpkin Pie Spice is ubiquitous come the fall, and we’re not sad about it! Especially because it’s so easy to make your own DIY Pumpkin Spice Blend and you get to control the quality of spices (and quantities) that are added to it!  Plus, you’ll likely already have what you need on hand at home in your spice cabinet so you can make it right now!

Pumpkin Butter: This sweet spread is made up of cooked pumpkin puree with added sweetener and warm spices. It can be made either in the Instant Pot or in the Slow Cooker and is guaranteed to make your home smell delicious while it’s cooking! Use it on your favorite bread, muffin, on top of oatmealor straight from the spoon!

15 Cleaner Store-Bought Halloween Treats

Halloween is in the (fall) air, and if you’re trying to keep your eating clean, it’s a season that can be scary for more than just its spooky costumes. It’s hard to go anywhere in October without seeing bags and bags of bargain candy lying around, chock full of artificial ingredients and ready to tempt you. But guess what? You don’t have to choose between celebrating Halloween and offering healthy candy choices! It’s actually possible to do both… and to give trick-or-treaters something fun to walk away with on October 31 without spending hours in the kitchen to get it done.

healthy halloween candy for trick-or-treaters in a basket15 Healthy Candy Options for Halloween

Be the coolest (and healthiest) house on the block.

Check out these healthy candy options for Halloween treats, all of which you can order or buy in-store! 

1. All the YumEarth Halloween Healthy Candy Options: Just because you’re trying to keep things on the cleaner side with the snacks you’re handing out to trick-or-treaters doesn’t mean that you have to give up candy entirely! I understand that you probably have at least a little nostalgia associated with getting sweet treats on Halloween, and YumEarth’s awesome products will give you a chance to spread the love to your neighborhood kiddos without spreading scary ingredients and allergens. All of YumEarth’s offerings are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free, so you can feel really good handing out their lollipops, CANDY CORN, gummy bears, licorice, fruit snacks, sours, and hard candies come trick-or-treat night. 

2. UNREAL Chocolate Treats: If chocolate is your Halloween treat weakness, then you need to check out UnReal’s line-up. This awesome brand makes peanut butter cups, almond butter cups, chocolate-covered peanuts, chocolate bites with quinoa, and more to satisfy every one of your chocolate cravings in October and beyond. They also use exclusively fair trade, sustainable, and organic ingredients and are certified gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. No downside here, chocolate lovers! 

3. Justin’s Nut Butter Cups: Justin’s is more than just their nut butter packs. In fact, their nut butter cups might be just the thing to round out your Halloween treat selection. Available in milk, dark, and white chocolate with peanut butter, cashew butter, and almond butter, these delicious little bites will make your sweet tooth sing… and with all-natural ingredients! 

4. Enjoy Life Halloween Candies:The Enjoy Life company is great all year long, but they’re really showing up for the upcoming occasion with mini dairy-free chocolates in dark chocolate, ricemilk, and ricemilk crunch flavors. All of Enjoy Life’s products are free of gluten and other major allergens like soy, peanuts, egg, and sesame. The crunch is my personal favorite!

5. Hu Kitchen Dark Chocolate: Chocolate lovers, I have more good news for you — chocolate from Hu Kitchen gets the LCK stamp of approval and is another possibility for Halloween gifting! Every Hu product is free of dairy, GMOs, refined sugar, cane sugar, and sugar alcohols, so no matter which flavor you go with, you can feel pretty good about it. These might be just a litttttle on the pricey side for trick-or-treaters, but they are ideal clean treats to have on hand for you and your loved ones this Halloween season.

Healthy halloween candy in a basketOther non-candy healthy Halloween treat options:

6. Pretzel Bags: There’s absolutely nothing lame about handing out bags of mini-pretzels to costumed kiddos, so get over that stereotype. Most kids love snacking on pretzels… and parents will be thrilled to see their littles come home with at least a few treats that aren’t chock full of sugar. Snyder’s of Hanover offers mini-bags of gluten-free pretzel sticks. You might also consider pretzels from the Whole Foods 365 brand or cauliflower pretzels from From the Ground Up. 

7. Sensible Foods Freeze Dried Fruit Packs: I’ve recommended freeze dried fruit as a convenient and healthy store-bought snack before (they’re perfect as a clean travel snack!), but it’s a great Halloween option, as well. The Sensible Food brand is perfect for the occasion, because they offer small, easy-to-hand-out packets in dried Fuji Apple, Cherry Berry, and Tropical Blend varieties. Best of all, they’re all made with nothing but fruit, straight from nature! Yum. 

8. Smashmallow Mini-Bags: Between s’mores and cocoa (like my dairy-free mocha hot chocolate recipe!), there’s something just a little extra cozy and nostalgic about a marshmallow… and you can capture those vibes for trick-or-treaters this Halloween by handing out mini-bags of Smashmallows! More than just delicious, Smashmallows are marshmallows made with organic cane sugar and sustainable dark chocolate, and they’re certified by the Rainforest Alliance, making them that much more guilt-free. Smashmallow Snack Packs are available in cinnamon churro and mint chocolate chip flavors, and I’m pretty sure any kid that comes to your house is going to be obsessed. You might also consider handing out Smash Crispies, individually packaged crispy rice treats that play by the same ingredient rules as the company’s yummy marshmallow selection. 

9. Annie’s Organic Bunny Grahams: The perfect blend of graham and animal crackers, these delish Bunny Grahams from Annie’s Organic are absolutely ideal Halloween handouts. Annie’s has been making organic cool in mainstream spaces for years now, but in case you need a reminder, all of their products are certified organic and non-GMO. I would highly suggest picking up a few extra packs of Bunny Grahams for yourself! They’re great to have on hand for snack cravings throughout the fall. 

10. Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn: There’s a reason people talk about the magical marriage of salty and sweet. It really is magical… and it appeals to lots of taste buds. I’ve tried to capture this myself with my recipe for Maple Kettle Corn, but you can skip the DIY portion and get the same effect for trick-or-treaters by picking up packets of Boom Chicka Pop’s kettle corn. This popcorn is whole-grain, gluten-free, and free of cholesterol and trans fat, making it a healthier alternative to its competitors. As the bags say, “BOOM!” 

11. Surf Sweets: Satisfy your craving for all things gummy this Halloween with the amazing Surf Sweets brand! You’ve got your gummy bears and your gummy worms — not to mention lollipops and jelly beans! — some of which are sour or flavored with cinnamon. Surf Sweets even has a Spooky Shapes multipack, which is (literally) made for October. The best part about all Surf Sweets products is that they’re allergy free, making them that much safer for trick-or-treating, Halloween parties, and classroom celebrations. They’re sweetened with organic cane sugar and organic fruit juice and are colored with vegetable dye… all of which sounds perfectly okay to me! 

12. Skinny Pop Popcorn: SkinnyPop is basically just popcorn without all of the things that make regular popcorn questionable health-wise. It’s made using just popcorn kernels, sunflower oil, and salt! I’m pretty sure you can’t get much simpler than that. With this in mind, SkinnyPop’s smaller bags might be just what you’re looking for as a Halloween treat. 

13. SmartSweets Gummies: “Kick Sugar, Keep Candy!’ is the SmartSweets motto… and it’s a plan that I can completely get behind. Gummy lovers rejoice, because this company believes that candy doesn’t have to be terrible for you — and they’re proving it every day with their line of gummies, all of which are made without sugar alcohols, artificial colors, artificial flavors, gluten, and GMOs. SmartSweets may be your new go-to destination for gummy fish, sour gummies, gummy bears, and peach rings —some of which are even plant-based — for Halloween and beyond. 

14. Biena Baked Chickpea Puffs: Prepare to be the coolest neighbors on the block! I’m pretty sure most of your trick-or-treaters will be new to baked chickpea puffs, and it’s hard not to be popular when you introduce something so fresh and so cool to your community! Biena’s chickpea puffs are available in sample-sized bags in a variety of flavors (Vegan Ranch, Blazin’ Hot, Aged White Cheddar). What’s up, trendsetter? 

15. RX Nut Butter Packets: Shake things up this trick-or-treat night by skipping the traditional candy and handing out healthy nut butter packets from RXBAR instead! This high-protein, no-filler brand offers a wide range of nut butters — everything from chocolate peanut butter and vanilla almond to honey cinnamon peanut butter and peanut honey butter, plus so many more! — in handy little packets that are perfect for tossing into a trick-or-treat bag. If you decide to hand these out, don’t forget to have some alternative options on hand for kiddos with nut allergies. No trick-or-treater left behind! 

P.S. Don’t forget about the Teal Pumpkin Project for those who need non-food items! Check out everything you need for it here.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles

These Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles are going to be the star of the breakfast or brunch table! You wouldn’t know these waffles were made without flour and they’re a cinch to put together using only one bowl. They are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside and full of pumpkin flavor!

paleo pumpkin wafflesGluten Free Pumpkin Waffles

These gluten-free and paleo Pumpkin Waffles are the real deal! This recipe has been on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen since 2015 and they have been made hundreds of times by so many! They are fluffy and delicious, and perfect for any morning, but especially a fall morning. These gluten-free waffles use my trusty blend of almond and tapioca flour as the base. We use this blend for a lot of our recipes because it is simple, versatile and creates paleo friendly recipes that are just like the originals.

Guess what else I love about this recipe? It’s freezer-friendly. Make a double or triple batch now and have waffles for a quick morning breakfast. Plus with the upcoming holidays you are going to want to keep this recipe at the ready! This is such a great breakfast or brunch idea to serve a crowd! Our recipe serves 4, but it can easily be doubled or tripled and the waffles can be kept warm in a low oven to keep hot before serving!

paleo pumpkin waffle batterPaleo Pumpkin Ingredients

How to Make Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles

What I love most about this recipe is that it’s made all in one bowl! Start by whisking together all of the wet ingredients and then add in the dry ingredients and whisk until fully combined. Because there is no gluten here, there is no worry about the waffles being tough from overmixing. Once you’ve mixed the batter, heat up your waffle iron and cook according to the appliance instructions. Just make sure to spray well with a high-heat cooking spray!

You can serve the waffles immediately, or let it cool completely and freeze. Waffles will keep frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat place in a toaster oven until heated through.

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Pumpkin Waffles

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:15 Yields 4



  • In a bowl combine almond flour, tapioca, baking powder, and dash of sea salt
  • Add in eggs, pumpkin, maple syrup and vanilla and mix to combine
  • Add in spices
  • Heat grass-fed butter in your waffle maker
  • Pour in batter and cook as directed by your waffle maker
  • Remove and transfer to plate
  • Repeat with remaining batter
  • Serve hot with pure maple syrup and grass-fed butter
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    Almond Flour Pumpkin Waffles


    Our Office Reveal

    It’s here! I’ve shared sneak peeks of our new office design with Room & Board and the construction of our office kitchenette (more on this separate space later) over on Instagram, but now you’ll get all of the details of our office!  As many of you know, when we bought our new house, our plan was to keep our first home and transform it into our Lexi’s Clean Living office. But the new home had something extra special — a whole wing right off the kitchen. In the wing, the walls are lined with built-ins, there’s a storage room, we moved our laundry room upstairs and converted that room into our business kitchenette, and then there was a full guest suite where we ripped out the carpet and closet and transformed it into the office you see now. So, we ended up selling our first home, and creating our dreamy office space in our new home!

    Room and Board Office 

    Hello, gorgeous desk, comfy chairs, colorful art, and my new favorite rug (and snuggly Jax)!

    Our main workspace has a long, gorgeous table where my main computer lives, and then additional space for our team to work. I love that it’s big enough to add an additional chair on the end if we need a third seat. It’s such an inviting space with the colorful pop of art and greenery, and I love sitting here to edit, write, and get to work!

    Office Criteria:

    Going into the initial design meeting with Sarah (from the Room & Board team in Boston), I had a few things I knew I wanted for the space.

    • A cozy modern space where we could all work together, even as our team grows.
    • A separate photographing station area with prop shelves, so we could see everything we have.
    • It was important to me to have cozy nook to chill and work, but that also could double as a sleeper if needed, since our office is on the first floor & has a bathroom (so when nanny comes to visit she has a space she can stay in that doesn’t require stairs).
    • I wanted a practical design that we have room to grow into and add to, as need. It needed to feel like a space we could be productive in!
    • I wanted pops of color and of course, some greenery with plants!

    Scroll to the bottom of the post to grab links for all of the specific pieces.

    Using Room & Board’s Free Design Service

    Did you know you can use this service? I didn’t, and am so glad it’s offered for free! I loved the help from an experienced design professional to really help the vision come to life. I worked with Sarah from the Boston location to come up with a design. We simply gave her measurements and from there, she pulled together a few different layout options, and we spent a number of hours in the store creating our space. We spent time rearranging design layouts on the computer and browsing items in person, until we came together with what is now our office. So fun to see it go from a digital computer program to real life! Going to the showroom gives you so much inspiration (I wanted everything!), so it was such a helpful part of the process for this visual gal.


    Room and Board Office Design Plan

    Digital Imagery by Room & Board Designer

    Our Photography Nook & Prop Storage

    Our prop storage book shelves are awesome, because they fit perfectly over our baseboards meaning I didn’t have to compromise any space! I love that we can see everything we have, to easily pick what’s needed when we are shooting. They have different colors and install was a breeze (thanks, hubby)!

    Lexi's Clean Living Office

    Now, probably one of my favorite parts of the office space! We have a large shooting table with a quartz (marble look) top, that is now on wheels. I am loving this as my backdrop, and haven’t pulled out any other surface since it was delivered. The cool thing about this Parsons table is that it can be made to a custom height, wheels or not. So we were able to make it the perfect size for me to photograph on, taking the window and natural light into account!

    Room and Board Photography Station

    A Place to Chill & Write:

    As I mentioned, I really wanted us to have not only a cozy space to sit if we wanted to work on our laptops or for our monthly meetings, but also a couch that doubles as a sleeper sofa. The office is right off of the kitchen and the garage, and it has a private bathroom. So it is perfect if needed for a guest who needs access to first floor and no stairs, like my sweet Nanny! Remember, it was previously a guest room with carpet and a closet! So I wanted that flexibility should we need it. I love how this space came together with a pop of color, the perfect leather couch (that ALSO has storage), and a large round mirror!

    Bringing the Space Together with DETAILS!

    When I saw these utensil holders in the store, I immediately saw how the prop shelves would come together. For some reason, that was the part that showed me the vision of the shelves! I love the storage and how it cleans up the space. Then you have some planters and rugs, art, pillows and throws, and there’s one tied together space.

    Room and Board Office Details

    I hope you enjoyed seeing a glimpse into our work space! Now let’s get to the items so many of you asked about.

    Shop the office:



    Photography by Kristin Chalmers Photography

    Aside from the gorgeous pieces made in the USA, many items from local artists, and super kind and helpful staff, Room & Board has worked with the USDA Forest Service and the city of Baltimore to create furniture and decor made from reclaimed materials! I was not paid to write this post, but did receive furniture for our office. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love Room & Board, and know you will too! Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with! Hope you love.

    Sea Salt Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

    Homemade Chocolate Pumpkin Cups are the easiest and most delicious DIY halloween candy to make in the fall. Plus these ones are healthy! Made with a handful of wholesome ingredients like pumpkin puree, chocolate and nut butter, these chocolate cups are paleo-friendly and made without any refined sugars.


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    Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

    Time to get in the Halloween spirit with these healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Cups. They taste like an indulgence but are really a well balanced treat that you won’t feel guilty about having! These pumpkin cups are made with a handful of good-for-you ingredients and healthy fats like pumpkin puree, nut butter and coconut oil, and are quite simple to put together. Make a batch now and have healthy “candy” in your freezer for whenever you need a treat.

    placing pumpkin peanut butter mixture into chocolate moldsIngredients Needed for Chocolate Pumpkin Cups

    • Dark Chocolate 
    • Coconut Oil
    • Smooth Almond Butter or Peanut Butter 
    • Pumpkin Puree
    • Pumpkin Pie Spice
    • Maple Syrup or Honey
    • Coarse Sea Salt (optional)

    What Type of Nut Butter to Use

    While we developed this recipe using almond butter, feel free to swap out any nut butter that sounds good to you! Peanut butter and cashew butter would be great choices here as well!

    Nut Free Options

    You can make this nut-free with two options. You could replace the almond butter or peanut butter with sunflower seed butter. Or, you could replace the nut butter all together and stuff these chocolate cups with 1 heaping tablespoon of homemade pumpkin butter.

    pumpkin peanut butter or almond butter

    How to Melt Chocolate

    Melting chocolate is really the only cooking that this recipe requires. We suggest melting chocolate over a double-boiler. Most people don’t have an actual double boiler at home, so make up your own by placing a heat proof bowl over a simmering pot of water. Just make sure that the bowl is not touching the water. Using this method to melt the chocolate is easy and it ensures you don’t over cook the chocolate. Overcooking the chocolate can make it separate, or “break”.

    The microwave is an alternative way to melt chocolate. If you do use the microwave heat the chocolate in very short bursts, no more than 20 seconds, while whisking in between each time.

    Placing chocolate on pumpkin cups

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    Pumpkin Butter Cups

    Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:15 Yields 12



    1. Melt chocolate as desired (stovetop or microwave.
    2. Place mini cups on a baking sheet.
    3. In a bowl combine almond butter, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and honey.
    4. Place 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate into each of the molds.
    5. Drop in 1 teaspoon of almond-pumpkin mixture into the center of the chocolate.
    6. Cover with remaining chocolate. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
    7. Place in refrigerator or freezer until cups harden.

    Recipe Notes

    • Store in refrigerator
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