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Pumpkin Pie Egg Muffins

These Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Muffins from The Whole Smiths are the PERFECT way to wake up on a crispy fall morning. They’re paleo, gluten-free and just all around good for you. Make a batch ahead of time to reheat for a quick breakfast-on-the-go. 

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.

Pumpkin All Day.

Pumpkin.Pie. Need I say more? I should just be able to leave this post at that and call it a day. All of you pumpkin lovers out there would understand. But I would be doing you, and these bites, a disservice.

While pumpkin has always been popular this time of year, I think it’s safe to say it’s gone wild over the last 10 years. I call it the Starbucks effect. I think their pumpkin spice latte took pumpkin to the next level when everyone started going apeshit waiting for their beloved coffee to arrive in stores. With that said, if you want an even better pumpkin spice latter, check out my Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s a fraction of the sugar and some of you ave even said it tastes better than Starbucks.

But I digress.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.

Pumpkin everything exists, I even have a pumpkin spice scented deodorant in my bathroom. But with every great boom comes a great bust. The naysayers, the dream squashers and the buzzkillers. The people who are now labeling everything pumpkin as “basic” and overkill. Well I am here to tell all of you  pumpkin lovers to cover your ears. Live in your world of pumpkin spice cleansers, candles and lip balms. And egg muffins.

Banana Egg Muffin’s Cousin.

If you haven’t jumped on the Banana Egg Muffin train yet, who are you? No literally, WHO.ARE.YOU? Please tell me and I will send you a batch because they are amazing, life changing and a brand new way to enjoy your morning eggs when you are sick of eggs.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.

This recipe for Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Muffins takes that recipe to the next level. Or the same level just different as they are both delicious. This version is banana free so all of you banana haters out there (they exist) can rejoice. Instead, I sweeten it with a bit of maple syrup. You can use honey if you choose but I love the warm coziness that maple brings, especially as a fall flavor.

You can choose to eat these warm or cold. Personally, I love them cold right out of the fridge. I know it sounds a bit strange but it somehow seems to make the flavors pop even more. So whether you choose to eat them straight out of the oven, reheated the next day in the microwave or right out of the fridge, you’re in luck. They’re delicious ALL of those ways.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.

Non-Stick Magic. 

Just as with traditional Banana Egg Muffins, or ANY sort of egg muffin for that matter, you want to ensure they don’t stick to whatever you are cooking them in. I have a surefire way to make sure your Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Muffins come out perfectly every time. If you choose not to listen to me, please don’t complain that your egg muffins stuck to the pan.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.

Here we go. First off, invest in some reusable silicon muffin liners. They’re amazing whether you are using them for egg muffins or regular gluten-y muffins. One more time for everyone in the back, GET SOME OF THESE LINERS. They are amazing. You’ll love them.

If you really don’t want to use silicone liners, fine. Find a really good non-stick muffin pan instead. Whatever you do, do not use regular, ‘ol paper liners. Your egg muffin will stick. I promise you that.

Once you have your silicone liners or non-stick pan out, you’re going to want to grease them with a touch of oil. You can use a bit of coconut oil straight outta the jar but I love the coconut or avocado oil sprays from Chosen Foods.  I use them all of the time. Any time I bake, to grease the grill, you name it. I love that brands have stepped up and are creating convenient products with quality ingredients. We’ve come a long way from our mom’s Pam baby!

Nuts or no nuts. 

To nut or not to nut, that is the question. And beyond that, what kind of nut? A pecan? A walnut? So many options. Whether you choose to add a sprinkling of nuts into each muffin is completely up to you. I don’t think it makes or breaks the recipe. Personally, if I’m going the nut route I like a pecan as it’s a softer nut but it’s really up to you. Hard nut, soft nut, no nut. Your call.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.

As far as other toppings, I’d say some mini chocolate chips would be divine in this recipe. I wouldn’t add them every time but sometimes it’s nice for a melty pop of sweetness.

If you made it through this nut segment with out cracking a smile, congrats. That means you don’t have the mind of a 13 year old boy.

With that I think you have all of the Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Muffin information you need to move forward with your fall.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.

So tell me, what’s your favorite pumpkin indulgence? Deodorant? Candle? THIS RECIPE?! If you’re really jonesing for more pumpkin breakfast options, make sure to check out my Grain-Free Apple + Pumpkin Oatmeal Bake.

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.
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Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bites from The Whole Smiths. Paleo, gluten-free and delicious! So easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 12 egg muffins
Author: The Whole Smiths

Ingredients

  • 7 eggs beaten
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small amount of oil to grease your pan or liners

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375* F.
  • Add the beaten eggs, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract to a large bowl and combine well with a whisk.
  • Lightly grease your silicone muffin liners or non-stick muffin pan. Pour the egg and pumpkin mixture evenly amongst the muffins liners.
  • Bake the pumpkin egg muffins for 16-18 minutes until the muffins are cooked through.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Egg Muffins

12 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Egg Muffins

  1. Do you think banana could be used to sweeten these instead of maple syrup? If so, how much would you suggest for a starting point to experiment with?

  2. Me. I haven’t tried Banana Egg Muffins and would love for you to send me a batch. Meanwhile, I’m going to try these pumpkin ones. They will be my first Whole Smiths recipe–can’t wait! 🙂

  3. Just curious if you’re serious about sending off a batch of your banana egg muffins for those that haven’t tried them?? Hahah I regretfully say I have yet to give those a try!

  4. Well, I still haven’t had the banana egg muffins (yes-please do send a batch!), but I did make these. They were good, and my husband liked them also, devouring one right out of the oven when I intended them to be for breakfast the next morning.
    I read about adding nuts in the narrative but then followed the recipe (rare occurrence) and completely forgot to add them. You should add that as an optional ingredient at the bottom of the recipe so forgetful people like me don’t forget. Ha
    Anyway, I’ll make these again soon. With nuts. And maybe the banana ones, too, if you don’t in fact send me some.

  5. I definitely did not make it through the nut part without smiling…I even had to screenshot it to share with my boyfriend due to your use of “to nut or not to nut” and the slang meaning of the word nut as a verb. We were dying laughing!! Zero maturity here evidently! However, I’m super excited to make these because I enjoy all things pumpkin!!! Thank you for a great recipe!

  6. I couldn’t believe something could replace my love of eggs + bananas. This one has taken over my mornings…maybe it is just that autumnal spirit that has got a hold on me and these treats deliver. Going for my fifth attempt with my silicone muffin pan and will probably have the same problem like all other batches: my muffins puff up but don’t stay that fluffy shape as they cool and then sink to heavy creative pucks. The flavor is still there but wondering if there is a tweak to keep them in shape? Thanks for my new go to recipe, nonetheless. AutumnMmmmmm.

  7. These are so good!! I’m curious how to know if they are cooked through when cooking. I was shocked to see that they were beatitfully “puffed up” at the end of the cooking time – does this mean that they are ready? You can’t test “doneness” in the same way as a muffin with flour.

    Thanks!! I love all that you do!!

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