whole30 + pumpkin muffins

I've been feeling a bit down about my eating habits lately. I just feel heavy sometimes. Not like fat, but just I get a heavy feeling when I finish eating. I eat a lot of carbs, so that's probably the source of it. So in an attempt to clean up my act, I'm going on the Whole30 paleo diet.

Currently, I'm on day 3 of no carbs, no dairy, no sugars, no legumes. And how do I feel? Better than I have in ages. Black coffee isn't fantastic, but it's not terrible. I feel full after my meals (full of protein and veggies). I don't have as much of an urge to snack.

Do I miss some things? Yes; I'm sad I can't partake in any of the Halloween candy or a cheese platter. But hey, that's fine. I don't need it. Important part. I'm hoping I'll feel better, and appreciate my food more through this diet.

So for breakfast, I've been chomping on these pumpkin muffins. Craig claims they're his favorite thing I've ever made. So...there's that.
1 1/2 cup coconut flour
1 can pumpkin
3 eggs (possibly 4, depending on your batter)
1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup almond butter
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
a few cracks of fresh sea salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper liners. Combine all of your ingredients in a bowl and combine until smooth. If your batter is a bit crumbly, add another egg. Scoop your batter evenly into muffin tin, and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Easy. Peasy. These are pretty dense muffins, but one and a half of them keep me full all morning.
So here we go. Twenty-seven more days. Meep.

Also, the paper liners are from Sur la Table. On sale. Uh-mazing.


  1. I don't know if I can do any planned eating without wine or cheese. They're the base of my food triangle! I'm proud of you - goid luck! Oh, the pumpkin muffins sound good!

    1. It's definitely been difficult, trying to plan everything without cheese. But I know that when I'm reunited with my cheese, it'll be a great day ;)

  2. I was totally feeling the same way and I got fed up! I've been doing my 'clean eating' for almost 2 weeks now and I do feel so much lighter! I think it'd be amazing to cut all sugars out. I've mostly been trying to do veggies and just healthier foods versus the baked goods, pastries, etc that I used to snack on multiple times a day.. and healthier, less fattening meals!
    The muffins sounds like a great idea and not too difficult to make either!

  3. Carbs get me down too. Like they make me feel sluggish! I'm going on the cleanse in a few months and we'll see how that goes. These muffins look fab though. X

    1. Oh I've heard good things about the cleanse! Good luck girl!

  4. I'm going to the Back Bay Spikes for lunch. Just putting that out there.

    Sorry to ruin your blog post with this comment. Hynes Convention Center is making my brain mushy.

  5. good luck with the diet!! i could never go 30 days without carbs, but i'm a vegetarian, so i'd basically just be left with fruits, veggies and legumes! i'm sure i'd be skinnier but i'd be very hangry. these muffins look good and healthy!

    1. It's definitely not the easiest thing, but I know it'll be worth it haha! And if I were a veggie, I don't think I'd be able to do this either!

  6. ahhh alex, you're going to have to give me some tips. I've been considering trying Whole30.

  7. Honestly, Whole30 was the best thing to happen to me. It changed my eating habits and lifestyle. I've continued about a 75% "paleo-ish" lifestyle since then. Although my headaches are creeping back and I'm thinking I'd like to do another whole30 to cleanse. Maybe in January. Anyway...good luck! I think you'll be happy you did it!

  8. Hi! I'm wondering how many ounces your can of pumpkin is? I have a 29 ounce can, but I'm assuming that is way too much for this recipe!


    1. Hey Megan, I use a 15 oz can, so halving yours (or doubling the recipe!) would work just fine :)

  9. Hi. Not sure this is still active. How did you make them not be too dry?


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