Healthy Pumpkin Muffins (or Bread) of Deliciousness

These Healthy Pumpkin Muffins have a great flavor, the perfect amount of sweetness, and a nice, soft texture. Nutritious, too!

healthy pumpkin muffins

Per my usual standard, these come together quickly. Simply mix together the dry and the wet separately, then gently combine. Be sure to use whole wheat PASTRY flour (or white whole wheat flour) not regular whole wheat flour, or these will come out tough/too dense. how to make pumpkin muffins healthy Pour into a baking tin or loaf pan, bake, and a little while later your kitchen will smell amazing. healthy pumpkin muffin recipe Then it’s time to enjoy. :) The full recipe is below – have fun! healthy pumpkin muffins recipe

Pumpkin Muffins of Deliciousness

(makes a dozen muffins or one loaf)



  • 1.5 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup raisins (or chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites (this is equal to 1/3 C liquid egg whites from a carton)


Preheat oven to 350.

In two separate bowls, mix dry, then wet, and then combine, adding wet to dry and stirring gently until the mixture is uniform-ish.

Depending if you are making bread or muffins, either spoon the mixture into a non-stick (or greased) muffin tray or bread pan.

Pop them in the oven for about 25 minutes (for muffins) or 75 minutes (for bread) and do a fork check near the end to test done-ness.


how to make pumpkin muffins healthy

Nutritional information per muffin: 121 calories, 0.4 g fat, 265 mg sodium, 31 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 3.6 g protein. Thanks to reader Lindsay for calculating this for me!


  1. 2

    I just made these. Yum. Great recipe.

  2. 3

    There look amazing. If using regular yogurt, not greek yogurt what with the measurement be?


  3. 5

    how do you calculate the caloric intake?

  4. 7

    YUM! Can’t wait to make these :)

  5. 8

    Thank you so much Anne for the nutritional info. This is a great help

  6. 9

    Yum! I made this today as a loaf, added raisins to half and chocolate chips to half. So good toasted with a little butter! Next time I will sub in a little soy flour for some of the WW pastry flour to up the protein a bit!

  7. 10

    Are those made from regular size muffin tins or mini muffins? I’d like to make them in mini muffin size, and I’m wondering about the time in the oven.

    • 11

      Yep, just regular muffin tins! If you make mini muffins I’d decrease the time by a few minutes and just make sure to check them often.

  8. 12
    Gail.elizabeth says

    Was wondering if spelt flour could be used?

  9. 14

    So I made this recipe this a.m. using GF baking mix. I added xantham gum, and didn’t have applesauce so I used a little more pumpkin and yogurt. I used a loaf pan. They are super yummy, but (as is typical of MY GF baking) it was done on the outside way before the inside so I ended up with a raw middle. Any one have any suggestions on how to change that? I will make it again this way, it tastes really great. I’m on a mission to improve my baking skills!

    • 15

      Maybe try lowering the baking temperature and increasing the cooking time so the inside has more time to cook before the outside burns? GF flour must cook differently!

  10. 16

    Just made these (yes I know it’s Spring and warm but I wanted to get rid of my last can of pumpkin). So yummy! I used chocolate chips instead of raisins and substituted half the flour for oats and still so good! I like how the oats made them a little chewier but definitely not denser! :)

  11. 19

    Can regular flour be used? I know it’ll affect the nutritional info, but I wasn’t sure about the texture or taste.

  12. 21

    Made this today. Very good and moist. I used plain Greek yogurt instead of vanilla Greek yogurt and used one egg rather than egg whites. Will definitely make these again! Thanks so much for providing the nutritional count

  13. 23

    Hi Anne! Can you use eggs instead of just egg whites, or does it mess up the recipe? Thanks!

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