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Pumpkin season is in full swing, and this month for Healthy Food Friday with American Express we have tons of goodies coming your way! A month or so back I shared my Homemade Nutella, and since then I’ve made it my mission to add the deliciousness into other baked goods. Like Nutella Pizza and now Pumpkin Swirl Muffins. Because… Nutella.

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffin

Pumpkins are also a serious superfood. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and often used to prevent and treat ailments. Even my vet told me to give some to baby Jax if he has an upset stomach!

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffin

 These muffins are… spongy, moist, loaded with pumpkin, a hint of sweet, and the perfect treat.

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffin
Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffin


Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffin

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Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffin

Servings 10
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffins:

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree or homemade
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp Homemade Nutella

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins:

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree or homemade
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar

Optional Pumpkin Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup palm shortening
  • 3 tbsp raw honey-- lightly warmed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, , and sea salt
  • Add in eggs and pumpkin and mix well to combine
  • Mix in honey and vanilla
  • Grease Muffin tin or line muffin tin with silicone muffin liners
  • Pour batter into muffin tins, about halfway
  • Place about 1 tsp (or more as desired) of nutella in the middle and swirl with a toothpick or fork
  • If you're making the cinnamon sugar, omit the nutella and place cinnamon sugar mixture on top
  • Add additional batter to the top
  • Optional: sprinkle organic turbinado sugar on top
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Author: Lexi


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  1. If you’re watching your waistline that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some treats of the season! This recipe is a great, healthier alternative to most pumpkin desserts.

  2. These look great Lexi…Do you think this would bake well as a loaf?? I’m looking for a pumpkin loaf/bread recipe…thanks 🙂

  3. You made your own Nutella?!?! I would be adding that to everything too! These look like muffin perfection 🙂

  4. Does anybody know how many calories are in each muffin? I made 12 out of a doublength batch and about 1 tsp full of the homemade Nutella.

    1. I plugged in the ingredients for just the Nutella muffins (no toppings and 3 tbs of store bought nutella) into my Calorie Counting App and it said for 12 muffins: 113 calories, 7.3g fat and 9.7g carbs. Not bad at all, can’t wait to make these!!!

  5. I actually have no words…I made paleo nutella cookies the other day but this. THIS takes the cake. OR muffin. Pinning, winning and grinning.

  6. Sounds good, but what do you do with the optional Pumpkin Glaze if you use it. Does it go on muffins before or after glazing. I would assume right after baking to melt on top, is that correct?

  7. These look AMAZING! I can’t wait to try them! Pumpkin and Nutella seem like the perfect match 🙂

  8. Well I loved your protein cake so I would guess I will love these! Beautiful, Lexi!