Pumpkin Nut Muffins



Serving size

1 muffin
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2. Muffins will keep for 24 hours in a plastic bag. To freeze muffins, wrap individually, then remove from bag for 20 minutes to thaw. Slice in half and reheat in an oven that has been preheated to 300°F.

Pumpkin Nut Muffins


1 large Egg(s) (separated)
1 pat (1 inch sq, 1/3 inch high) Unsalted butter
1/2 cup Pumpkin, canned, without salt
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Z-Sweet / Stevia
1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
2 cup (not packed) Golden raisins
1 cup Enriched all purpose white flour
1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
2 cup Wheat germ
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Ground nutmeg
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ground allspice
1/3 cup Reduced fat buttermilk
2 tsp. packed Light brown sugar


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Using a whisk, cream together the egg yolk and butter. Add the pumpkin and whisk into the mixture until well blended. Add the vanilla extract and Z-Sweet and blend. Fold in the pumpkin seeds and raisins.

Sift the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice in a sifter and sift into the mixing bowl.

Gently fold the creamed mixture together with the flour mixture until smooth. When blended the mixture will still be dry. Whisk the egg white until it is white and foamy (about tripled in volume). Fold in the egg white.

Fold in the buttermilk and when the dough is just blended together stop.

Line a muffin tin with muffin papers and fill each muffin paper with an equal amount of batter. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the tops of the muffins. and then place the muffins in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

No specific GERD triggers.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is NOT safe for those sensitive to gluten.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Make these muffins on a weekend day for a grab and go healthy breakfast. These are simple to make, keep well for a few days, and are not only delicious but have lots of fiber.

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."