Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Let me tell you a story…

Once upon a time there was this Princess. She was of coarse the fairest of all and had control over all the house hold…um land, I mean land!

She danced, sang, and pranced around like most princesses do, but most of all she was known for her dramatic, and quite loud, ย personality.

Often times you might walk into her living quarters to find jewelry, purses, and plastic heels strewed about the room. Then when you look up to see the Princess, you notice her standing against her table wearing an oversized tutu talking to a line up of her favorite princess dolls. She talks politely but demanding to them, and if one disappoints her she slaps them onto the floor…

Her mother, quite beautiful I might add, loved to watch this Princess grow on a daily basis but knew the more she grew the more independent she would become. Instead of request to be held and cuddled, it was more like, “Go away mom, I’m playing!”

ย So, in her desperate efforts to hold onto her little princess just a little longer, before Teenage Charming comes along, her mother whisks her away into the kitchen to prepare a snack.

It’s where they connect every time and share stories, laugh, and learn.

And for that moment in time, nothing matters except the love in their hearts and the chocolate on their faces…

Oh…and the muffins in the oven. Those are pretty important too…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins


1 1/2 c. spelt flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

dash of salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1 c. homemade pumpkin puree, or puree from a can

1 egg-or 1 flax or chia egg

1 TB. vanilla

1/3 c. almond butter

1/3 c. melted coconut oil-cooled

1/4 c. packed finely shredded carrots, or 1 large carrot finely shredded

1/3 c. maple syrup

2 TB. non dairy milk

1/2 c. chocolate chips.


1. Whisk dry ingredients together, (flour, salt, BP, BS, spices) in a medium bowl.

2. In a separate bowl whisk the rest of the ingredients together, besides chocolate chips. Add wet to dry and stir until incorporated. DO not overmix. Fold in chocolate chips.

3. Spoon batter into muffin liners in cupcake pan. Bake in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 20-23 minutes.

As soon as the muffins are done and consumed, the little princess gives her mother a hug and a kiss and quickly runs off to her big girl duties.

The mother, grateful for the time they spent, realizes what a precious and polite angel that little princess really is and wants nothing more than to give her one last big hug before she goes about her duties.

Knowing this would be no easy task, the Princess’ mother bends down and says to the princess, “Can I tell you a secret?” In which the princess replies, “Sure!”

Her mother quietly whispers in her ear saying, “I Love You!”

At that moment, the Princess looked at her mom, rolled her eyes, and said…

“That’s no secret Mom!”

The end.

Related posts:



  1. LOL! I cannot even imagine how awesome Boo is going to be as a teenager. You’re going to have to keep her mouth stuffed with delicious-looking muffins. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hahaha….she is a sweet but spicy little muffin princess…it goes so fast…you are wise to enjoy the little moments & record them in such a beautiful way!!!! :). Can’t wait to make these muffins with my little princesses….who are now teenagers….but still love to bake…. & fight over licking the spoons !!

  3. Yummy!! I definitely need to get some pumpkin puree going!!

  4. What a beautiful story!! I am so happy Boo loves to cook/bake with you!! At least you get your quality time together ๐Ÿ™‚ MMM pumpkin muffins! YUMMMMMM

  5. I don’t like to eat sugary cupcakes but today is my birthday so it just wouldn’t be right to not eat some kind of cupcakey-like thing so you can imagine what was in my mind allllll day after seeing this post! I just made them (with a little added shredded coconut ๐Ÿ˜‰ and they are divine. Just what I wanted. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ P.S. my lil guy is gobbling them up too…SCORE!

  6. These were sooo yummy!!! I had to substitute honey for the syrup and whole wheat flour for the spelt flour. They are delicious!! Thanks so much Ari!

  7. This post is adorable. I babysit three little girls and I get told all the time the youngest could by my sister, we look so much alike.. she has the same sassy attitude as Baby Boo and you never know what will come out of her mouth. I read your blog all the time, I love it! I also have tried a few of your recipes.. the choco-nana bread is INCREDIBLE. I’m just starting one of my own.. it is more geared toward exercise and training for running, but I plan on including healthy recipes too.. I’m a big advocate for healthy lifestyle and I eat similarly to you. Mostly plant based with meat and dairy sparingly. I’d love it if you checked it out some time ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you Rachel I will DEF check it out! Especially since I am like the worlds worst runner, and always wish I could be better at it! Thank you os much for reading my blog, and how fun that you get to babysit 3 little girlies! SO fun!

  8. LOVE THESE MUFFINS! They are the only thing I seam to be able to make myself eat before I go into the surgery 4 am shifts and if I let him boyfriend will devour at least 4 of them before they are even cool. I do have one problem though, I am not sure if I am getting them cooks enough they seem to go bad at room temp with in 2 days. got any suggestions?

    • I wouldn’t let them sit out room temp without being covered, because the air is what will dry them out. I would put them in an airtight container. ๐Ÿ™‚ SO glad you enjoyed them Beth!

  9. AWWWW, love the story more than the recipe!

Join The Conversation