Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins

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, Easy & Healthy Banana Muffins and Blueberry Lemon Muffins.

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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 this Healthy 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 Muffins here. Long live all the pumpkin muffins!

Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins are made by placing wholesome ingredients in a blender and processing until smooth. Simply blend, bake, and enjoy!

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.

Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins are made by placing wholesome ingredients in a blender and processing until smooth. Simply blend, bake, and enjoy!

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Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • 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!


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 12 SERVING SIZE: 1 Muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255.2 Fat: 8.9g Cholesterol: 33.3mg Sodium: 122.3mg Carbohydrates: 38g Sugars: 17.4g Protein: 8.6g Vitamin A: 172.6µg Vitamin C: 9mg

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Sara

Also having a problem with the cook on these. It’s been almost 30 minutes and the middle is still mush but the outside feels like it’s ready to burn. Next time I’ll lower the temp to 350, which my instincts told me to do anyway. 400 seems too high for muffins. Maybe I made mine too big? What a shame. These were supposed to be a gift for a grieving mother.

Rhonda

Didn’t have much luck mixing all ingredients in the blender. Next time I’ll just prep the oatmeal & mix all together in a mixing bowl. Great flavor though ?. Had to cook for 20 minutes

Deanna

These muffins are delicious. I am just wondering why the fat content and calories are so high? They seem really healthy.

BRD

I had a bad experience! After 15 mins the outside was browning and tops were springing back and toothpick inserted inside was mostly clean. I took them out and let them cool and the insides were a mixture of done and raw! 🙁 I was so looking forward to these! I made them to the letter! I’ll have to try again and not change anything and just hope they turn out?!

Myriah

LOVED these muffins! My families been gobbling them up batch after batch the last 2 weeks.. …do you have any other flour/sugar free blender muffin recipes ?!

Steph

These are amazing! My picky husband and 12-year-old son devoured the first batch last weekend so I’m about to make another batch. I’ve never tried making muffins in a blender before, but I love the simplicity and the results. Thank you!

AW

Is there anything that can be replaced with the yogurt to make it dairy free?

Molly

Can I make this in a loaf pan instead? I don’t have a muffin tin.

Marie

I’m all about making pumpkin recipes right now. This looks so tasty! Plus it’s healthy and you can make it in a blender?! I’m going to save this recipe to try soon.

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.