Keto-Friendly Spice Cake Pumpkin Muffins

Here's a recipe for keto-friendly spice cake pumpkin muffins that are perfect for a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet. These muffins are moist, flavorful, and make for a great breakfast or snack.

Nothing says fall quite like the smell of pumpkin spice muffins. The scent of brown sugar mixing with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin brings us back to our childhood, spending holidays at Grandma’s house. Many people assume that you have to give up all of these delicious treats because they are too high in sugar and carbohydrates.

Fear not. We have a yummy keto-friendly muffin with pumpkin flavor reminiscent of all of our youth.

Our Keto-Friendly Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

This recipe produces easy pumpkin muffins in less than 40 minutes from start to finish! One small, 15-ounce can of pumpkin will allow you to triple this delicious recipe. You could try a different add-in for each batch.


  • 2 cups almond flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ cup oil

  • 1 tablespoon Fiberyum Tapioca Soluble Fiber Syrup

  • ¼ cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree, canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling

  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (also called pumpkin pie spice)

  • Optional: 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients of almond flour, salt, and baking powder.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the oil, sugar-free maple-flavored syrup, tapioca fiber, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla extract. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

  4. Add in pumpkin spice, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  5. Optional: Mix in the sugar-free chocolate chips.

  6. Line your cupcake pan with paper liners.

  7. Spoon batter evenly into your paper liners.

  8. Bake for 22-24 minutes. The muffins are down when the center is set or when a toothpick comes out clean when pushed into the middle.

  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

  10. Muffins should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Note: You can use a mini-muffin pan if you prefer. Just shorten the baking time and watch the muffins carefully to be sure they don’t get over done.

Add-ins to use in place of chocolate chips:

  • Chopped pecans

  • Cinnamon chips

  • Raisins

  • Slivered almonds

  • Shredded carrot

  • Dried cranberries

How Many Calories Are in Our Homemade Pumpkin Muffins?

If you divide the batter into 12 treats in your muffin tin, each muffin is roughly 220 calories and only 5 net carbs. Please note if you add some of the mixing add-ins mentioned above, that would increase both the calories and carbohydrates.

If you are eating keto, choose nuts or carrots rather than dried fruits such as raising and cranberries.

Delicious Toppings for the Muffins

  • Butter: Slather some butter on a warm muffin and enjoy.

  • Cream Cheese Frosting: Who doesn’t enjoy cream cheese frosting? Just be careful because this will increase the carb count!

  • Crumble: To make a keto crumb topping mix butter with a sugar-free, brown sugar substitute. Add just enough butter to make the mixture a crumbly mess then sprinkle on top.

  • Sugar-Free Maple Syrup: Drizzling some sugar-free syrup on top of the warm muffin is a little bit of heaven.

  • Keto Goods Allulose Syrup: This syrup is an excellent sweetener.

Are Pumpkin Muffins Good for You?

Our low-carb pumpkin muffins are good! They are low-carb, do not impact your blood sugar negatively, and are unlikely to cause cravings for more sugar.

Having said that, we firmly believe that you should enjoy the foods you love in moderation. If you are craving spice cake, make our low-carb muffins and go ahead and slather some homemade cream cheese frosting on top.

Our recipes tend to be higher in protein than other muffins, as they are cooked with almond flour. We use sugar-free products and sugar substitutes such as allulose sweeteners. And besides being low carb, they are delicious!

What is the Difference Between a Pumpkin Muffin and Pumpkin Bread?

Both muffins and fruit bread are considered quick breads. This means that you don’t have to use yeast as a leavening ingredient. Pumpkin bread and muffins are made much the same, they are just in a different form.

Breads can either be made in a large loaf or a half dozen or more mini-loaves. Muffins also come in various sizes with muffin cups ranging from quite bit to very tiny. Some people even buy tins where they are only making the muffin tops!