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These Healthier Pumpkin Muffins will satisfy your pumpkin craving without the extra sugar and calories.

Healthier Pumpkin Muffins

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 muffins
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american


These Healthier Pumpkin Muffins will satisfy your pumpkin craving without the extra sugar and calories.


  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

For the Streusel (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a nonstick muffin pan with baking liners, or spray with cooking spray (if not using liners).
  2. In your mixing bowl, combine the apple sauce, melted butter, Stevia In The Raw® and brown sugar. Beat the ingredients until well combined.
  3. Next add the eggs and vanilla extract, beating until combined. Then add the pumpkin puree and beat until it’s well mixed.
  4. In a smaller, separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat just until the flour is combined. Then stir with a spatula until the dry ingredients are well-mixed, turning the batter over from the bottom to the top. Finally, fold in the walnuts.
  5. Prepare the streusel (optional). In a small bowl, combine the flour and the brown sugar. Add the melted butter on top and stir together until the butter is well incorporated and mixture is clumpy.
  6. Divide batter evenly between 12-14 muffin cups, each one will be 3/4 filled. Sprinkle a heaping tablespoon of the streusel on top of each muffin.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes in the pan.


Make these your own by swapping in your favorite nuts or chocolate chips.