These quick and easy Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins are tender and bursting with pumpkin goodness. These keto-friendly muffins make a delicious breakfast or snack  those on keto, low-carb, gluten-free, Atkins, grain-free, and Paleo diets.


Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins-close up

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The recipe for Low-Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins

These muffins may be perfect for fall, but are delicious any time of the year. They boast loads of pumpkin spice flavor with a hint of vanilla. A sprinkle of pecans in the batter adds some nutty flavor and a bit of crunch. 


I love serving these muffins hot from the oven with butter. However, they are just as good if you make them ahead of time. Reheat or not–it’s your choice. 


These muffins are super-easy to make. A wonderful side benefit is that baking them makes your whole kitchen smell like fall. 


Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins-with melting butter.


The inspiration

I love anything pumpkin spice. This recipe was inspired by my mother’s pumpkin bread that she frequently made in the fall. 


While I loved her pumpkin bread, I think I like muffins better. Muffins make it easier to control portion size. In addition, if you decide to freeze them, you can easily defrost them one muffin at a time. Therefore, I decided a pumpkin muffin recipe was in order.


I used my recipe for blueberry muffins as a basic recipe and altered it to create this muffin recipe.


Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins-fresh from the oven.


Can these keto-friendly muffins be frozen?

Yes! These pumpkin muffins freeze well. If I know I won’t be using all of the muffins in three days or less, I simply put them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container and put them in the freezer.


Having low-carb muffins in the freezer can be a wonderful way to prevent snacking off plan. You can take them out, one at a time, if you like. 


I generally reheat them in the oven because I like mine with a dollop of melting butter on top. If you prefer, you can simply defrost them at room temperature for about 20 minutes.


Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins-side view close-up.


How to make keto muffins

These keto-friendly muffins are easy to make. First, you need to preheat the oven and prepare the pan.


Next, you mix the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, you mix the wet ingredients together. Once the wet ingredients are whisked, you stir the mixture into the dry ingredients. 


Finally, you stir in the nuts. Voila, muffin batter!


Now, all you have to do is spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin and bake them. Not hard at all!


Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins-overhead view.


Is pumpkin keto-friendly?

Pumpkin may taste a bit sweet, but it can be part of a keto diet. A half cup of pumpkin puree has 10 grams of total carbs, but 5.9 grams of them are fiber. This means that there are only about 4 net carbs in a half cup of pureed pumpkin. Most people can fit some amount of pumpkin in their diet, even if they eat keto.


This recipe uses a half cup of puree for the entire recipe. Therefore, the amount of net grams carbohydrate the pumpkin adds to each serving is very small indeed.


Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins-One halved and with melted butter.


Final words

These low-carb pumpkin muffins make a wonderful breakfast or snack for those who need to keep their carbohydrate intake low. Even those who don’t eat low-carb will enjoy them.

If you love pumpkin spice foods, you might wan to check out our pumpkin spice waffles, this keto pumpkin dutch baby from Beauty and the Foodie, these Nut-Free Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from Real Balanced, or this keto pumpkin cheesecake shake from Butter Together.



Quick tip: If you decide to substitute a different sweetener in this recipe, be sure to read the note at the bottom of the recipe. These muffins are only slightly sweet, so if you don’t make this adjustment, the sweetness level may be very off.


Close up photo of Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins with butter on top.
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Low-Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe (Keto-Friendly)

These quick and easy Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins are tender and bursting with pumpkin goodness. These keto-friendly muffins make a delicious breakfast or snack  those on keto, low-carb, gluten-free, Atkins, grain-free, and Paleo diets.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, low-carb
Keyword keto pumpkin muffins, keto pumpkin spice muffins, low carb pumpkin muffins, low carb pumpkin spice muffins, Paleo pumpkin muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 204 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher



  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Prepare a muffin pan by lining with muffin papers or greasing with coconut oil.
    Preparing the muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, granulated sweetener, baking powder, pumpkin spice and salt until completely combined. 

    Mixing the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, Whisk in the avocado oil, almond milk, and vanilla. Add the pumpkin puree and combine well. 

    Mixing the wet ingredients.
  4. Pour egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir together. 

    Combining wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in pecans.

    Adding the pecans to the batter.
  6. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cavity about 3/4 of the way full.

    Filling silicon muffin cups with the batter.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.
    Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins on a silicon muffin tray.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 muffin

Per serving: 4 grams net carbs

*If substituting a different sweetener, be sure to adjust the quantity to account for a different sweetness level. The blend that I use is twice as sweet as sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe (Keto-Friendly)
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 400%8%
Vitamin C 0.8%1%
Calcium 80%8%
Iron 1.4%8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.