Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins

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

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


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins

Description

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


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.

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light.

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

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.

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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10 Responses
  1. 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.

    1. Melissa

      I think that you could though I’m not sure how long you would bake it? It’d start with 45 to 50 minutes and just keep checking with a toothpick to make sure the middle is cooked. If you do, will you let me know so that other people can see in the comments if you were successful. That’s a great idea! I might try it this afternoon!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 ?!

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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.

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