Low-Fat Pumpkin Muffins are a delicious yet healthy way to begin Fall. I’ve updated this recipe and included new pictures. It’s become a staple in my house this time of year.  These muffins will keep you full and have become my favorite breakfast treat! 


Low-Fat Pumpkin Muffins

In the past I never really tried baking with canned pumpkin pure. I have seen many people use it though as it is low in fat and very tasty if you love pumpkin flavor. I want to try a pumpkin protein shake next I’ll let you know how that goes.

These Pumpkin Muffins could be made into a bread or loaf if you wanted. I always like things that I can take and grab pretty quickly so these muffins are very convenient.

Low-Fat Pumpkin Muffins


Low-Fat Pumpkin Muffins 

Makes 12 Muffins


  • 1 can of pumpkin puree (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar ( I didn’t want mine too sweet)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts optional, additional for topping 
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked oatmeal


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare muffin with non-stick spary. 
  2. In a small bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Whisk together.
  3. In a large bowl beat oil, egg whites, vanilla, and pumpkin until thick and fluffy. Once thick slowly add in dry ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Spoon mixture into muffin tins until filled. In a small bowl combine cinnamon oatmeal and additonal chopped walnuts.  Sprinkle on top of muffins. 
  5. Bake for 17-25 minutes checking at 17 to see if muffins are done. Use a toothpick and if center comes out clean they are done. If you fill these muffins to the top then they may need to bake longer – FYI

Inspired by Skinny Taste

Fall 2014

Low-Fat Pumpkin Muffins

Fall 2015


After making this recipe for a year I have changed a few things. I often double the recipe because I prefer a larger muffin. 

Wow! Just wanted to point out how much photography changes over a year! 🙂