Pumpkin Banana Muffins
These healthy pumpkin banana muffins are so soft and fluffy! This one mixing bowl recipe takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. These gluten free dairy free muffins are perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert! Both kids and adults love them.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These pumpkin banana muffins are so quick and easy.
- They are filled with wholesome, healthy ingredients.
- The pumpkin purée and mashed banana add natural sweetness and moisture.
- These muffins are not dry!
- Both kids and adults love them.
- The chocolate chips add the best chocolaty flavor.
- No mixer required.
- Great for a grab and go breakfast, afternoon snack or healthy dessert.
- Only one mixing bowl required.
- This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
- Check out these Banana Muffins with Almond Flour for another great recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for pumpkin banana muffins. See recipe card below for full recipe and ingredients list.
Use ripe bananas for best results. They are naturally more sweet and easily mashed. Look for bananas that are yellow with brown spots. Blackened bananas are too ripe for this recipe.
Use pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling.
Do not substitute for the eggs. These pumpkin banana muffins will not work with a Vegan egg replacement, chia eggs or flax eggs. For a Vegan option, try these Vegan Pumpkin Muffins.
Vanilla extract adds a delicious homemade flavor.
Use melted coconut oil. Refined coconut oil is neutral flavored. Unrefined has a slight coconut flavor. If needed, replace with melted butter or avocado oil.
Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and all purpose flour work well. Almond flour, coconut flour, and cassava flour will not work unfortunately. For grain free, try these Almond Flour Banana Muffins.
Baking soda helps these muffins rise while baking.
Coconut sugar can be replaced by lightly packed light brown sugar.
A teaspoon of cinnamon adds a warm spice.
Lastly, add in chocolate chips if desired. They can be omitted. Or, try white chocolate chips.
Taste & Texture
These pumpkin banana muffins have three main flavors: pumpkin, banana and chocolate. They are naturally sweet without being overly artificially sweet.
These muffins are soft and fluffy. They are light and not dry at all! The banana and pumpkin both add moisture.
How to Make
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a muffin pan generously with nonstick spray.
First, add mashed banana, pumpkin purée, eggs, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
Then, add in all remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill each muffin cavity about ¾ full. Bake muffins for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Finally, allow muffins to cool for 10 minutes in pan before carefully inserting a knife around the edges of each muffin and popping them out.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Carefully measure all ingredients.
Use ripe bananas for the best flavor. They also mash easily and have natural sweetness.
Use pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling.
Spray muffin pan generously. I prefer this to using paper liners.
Fill each muffin cavity almost to the top. These muffins rise while baking, creating those beautiful dome tops.
Do not over bake muffins. Check to see if they are done around 18 minutes using a toothpick.
If toothpick inserted comes out clean, remove muffins from oven.
Flavor Variations & Add Ins
Consider switching up the flavors and add ins for these pumpkin banana muffins.
Use mini chocolate chips.
Add in white chocolate chips.
Omit chocolate chips.
Add in dried cranberries.
Add in a pinch of nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice.
Use chopped chocolate or chocolate chunks.
How to Serve & Store
Serve pumpkin banana muffins once they are cool enough to handle. They are delicious both warm and room temperature.
These muffins pair well with a tall glass of milk, a side of fruit, or bacon!
Store muffins covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.
These muffins freeze well for up to 1 month. Thaw completely before eating.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, these muffins are made with healthy ingredients. They are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
Yes, freeze for up to a month.
Sure! Mini muffins would probably only need 10 to 12 minutes of baking time.
Definitely. I prefer dark chocolate chips, but use your favorite or omit entirely.
Yes, these are gluten free as written. Regular all purpose flour can be used if not gluten free.
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Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray.
- First, add mashed banana, pumpkin purée, eggs, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
- Then, add in all remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
- Fold in dark chocolate chips.
- Fill muffin cavities about ¾ full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Finally, allow muffins to cool for 10 minutes in pan before carefully inserting a knife around the edges of each muffin and popping them out.
- About 2 average sized bananas will yield 1 cup of mashed bananas.
- Use ripe bananas for best results.
- Use pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling.
- Each muffin cavity should be about ¾ full. These muffins do rise while baking.
- To test if muffins are done baking, insert toothpick into muffin. If it comes out clean, muffins are done. If it comes out with raw batter on it, bake for another couple minutes.
- Store muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
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