Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting. These protein packed low carb pumpkin muffins are light and fluffy delicious. Simply bake them in the oven and enjoy the most moist and healthy pumpkin/chocolate muffins!

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

Dark chocolate filling – Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Did I tell you in my grade school years, I used to get through the day with just one gigantic chocolate muffin? Now think about it it’s so unhealthy because my body was missing all the nutritious protein and fiber but as a grade student with little money and no kitchen, it didn’t seem to bother me back then.

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

Years later I now run a healthy food blog (Ha!) and as a I get older I’m particularly careful about my nutrition and the overall carb consumption. Not that I’m calorie counting but anything outside of protein and veggies I pay closer attention to what I eat unless I’m going to the gym regularly every week.

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

So when I decided to share a pumpkin muffin recipe, I literally spent over 3 weeks to try out various recipe flour combinations to keep my Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins as low carb as possible yet still moist and delicious.

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate. So I thought why not make a Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins, filled with melted chocolate? To show you how much I love chocolate, I highly recommend melting extra dark chocolate and serve that as a spread/frosting coconut yogurt. Both toppings add so much extra deliciousness to my Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins. They are so irresistibly good.

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

Chocolate Coconut Yogurt Frosting

These Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins are slightly on the smaller side than regular muffins we see in the delis. But don’t get fooled by their size because coconut flour is high in fiber and can get quite filling in the tummy. One Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffin with coconut yogurt spread on top, combined with some lovely coffee, all the stress seems to melt away for the day.

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

Autumn perfect & collagen protein rich!

So if you love healthy Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins (I know you’ve seen many on the net) I highly recommend you give mine pumpkin muffins a try. P.s. they are freezer friendly, too!

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

These Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins are –

Protein collagen packed
Filled with melted dark chocolate
Moist, light, fluffy delicious
High in fiber
Easy to make
Freezer friendly

Need I say more? If you give this Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins a try, be sure to tag @iheartumami.ny on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations!

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Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.
Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins with Chocolate Yogurt Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting. These protein packed low carb pumpkin muffins are light and fluffy delicious. Simply bake them in the oven and enjoy the most moist and healthy pumpkin/chocolate muffins!  

Course: Breakfast, snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins, Keto Pumpkin Muffins, Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins, Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
Dry ingredients:
Wet ingredients:
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree , unsweetened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp melted coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil , plus little extra to grease muffin tins
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup , alt. any keto or vegan friendly sweetener
  • 4 tbsp full fat coconut milk
Filling + Spread:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and whisk/mix well wet ingredients in a second bowl. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir-well until no lumps. The batter will be on the thicker side but still very moist.
    Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.
  3. If not using muffin liners, lightly grease the muffin tin with olive oil. Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter. Use a small teaspoon to create a little indent in the middle. Fill-in with about 2 tsp melted chocolate. Fill the muffin cups with more batter about ¾ full.
    Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, middle rack. Let cool before carefully removing them from the tin. They are soft and fluffy so handle with care. Serve with coconut yogurt and melted chocolate as frosting/spread.
    Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

These muffins are freezer friendly. Let them cool completely and store in freezer friendly containers. Defrost them in the fridge and enjoy them cold or warm up the muffins in a microwave or toaster oven.

 

Makes 11 to 12 muffins. Each muffin weights about 2 to 2.2 oz.

 

The nutrition label is for 1 muffin without the yogurt and extra chocolate frosting. The chocolate I use is unsweetened. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins with Chocolate Yogurt Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 65.1%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins Recipe with dark chocolate and coconut yogurt frosting.

Love healthy breakfasts? Check out my make-ahead Whole30 Breakfast Sandwiches, Whole30 egg-free hash brownsEasy Chia Pudding with Strawberry Compote, Paleo grain-free oatmeal, Paleo Green Smoothie, and Whole30 breakfast meatballs.

Make these for dinner !