Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

Published on Aug 25, 2013
Updated on Nov 28, 2018

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins // TriedandTasty

I went to Ikea several weekends ago with some girlfriends. More of us than not were preggo [I’m on the not side], thus brought along snacks for the drive/shopping day. Who knew that grown-ups need to pack snacks without any children in tow?? You learn new things every day ;). One bite in to the muffin I wasn’t complaining one bit. Gee-zo. It was the most delicious/moist/flavorful/healthy muffin I think I’d ever had. I knew right away that I needed the recipe.  Stat.  A few days went by and all I could think about was how I wanted another one of those delicious muffins. So I made them. Of course I swapped out a few ingredients for what I had on hand. They turned out phenomenal. What I love is that even though they are made with whole wheat flour they are not at all dense or heavy. They are perfect. I actually ended up making two batches back to back because I ran out of the first batch before I even had a chance to take pictures of them. That’s how good they are. My belly came first, and the photography was secondary! I took a few to work to get a general idea as to whether their yummyness was all in my head, or if they were in fact as amazing as I was making them out to be and guess what: they are!!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins // TriedandTasty

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins are a tasty AND healthy grab-and-go breakfast or snack!



  • 1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 c. coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. raw sugar or white sugar
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 c. applesauce
  • 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 c. plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. frozen blueberries optional


  1. Preheat an oven to 400 F. Grease 18-20 muffin cups, or line the cups with paper muffin liners.

  2. Whisk together the flour, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice; set aside.
  3. Combine the coconut palm sugar, raw sugar, oil, applesauce, pumpkin, yogurt, and beaten eggs and mix until well blended. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Fold in the blueberries (if using).
  5. Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin pan. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool the muffin pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the pan.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
If you aren't going to devour them all in one sitting like I did... ok, ok, it wasn't really like that. But if you aren't going to eat them within a couple of days you will want to refrigerate them. Because they are so moist, they will go bad rather quickly otherwise.

Adapted from Allrecipes

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins // TriedandTasty

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins // TriedandTasty

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20 comments about “Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks! That’s the thing.. I used to cook unhealthy because I thought that’s what I needed to do to make my blog popular, and because I didn’t know how else to cook. I’m learning that healthy recipes can be popular too! This is a great place to start!

  1. Carrie

    oh wow! These are amazingly delicious – soft, moist and sweet! Our family is really working to cut down on the sugar, so I went a little bit further and replaced the white sugar with 1/2 cup honey and used only 1/4 brown sugar and they were still plenty sweet. Next time I might try leaving out the brown sugar completely. I am new to your blog and love it so far! Thank you for such a great recipe.

    1. Yvonne

      I’m so happy you made them!!! I love your substitutions for the sugar. I’m there with you, we’ve almost entirely cut it out of our cooking entirely. Just a little here and there. I’m so happy that you came to visit. I hope you find many more recipes that you like :) Come back soon!

    1. Yvonne

      Trust me. I’m not ready to let go of summer yet either – the fact that these are pumpkin was a pure accident that I made them already (and not waited until fall). If I had never tasted my friends’ we wouldn’t be here. Everything is meant to be: these are amazing!!!

  2. Jen Nikolaus

    I am obsessed with pumpkin! These look amazing. I love that they’re healthy and they look like they would be filling too. I always bring snacks in my purse, not just for my kids but for me, LOL! Thanks for sharing this recipe, pinning!

    1. Yvonne

      It’s almost getting to be that time of year where we will start seeing more and more pumpkin recipes. Unintentionally, I decided to get a jump start on the band wagon ;) They are filling, but only after a couple.. and even then you will have to tell yourself no. Well, at least I did anyway. I wanted to keep chowing down. The flavor is so wonderful! I’m quickly learning that snacks are for adults and kids alike :) Thanks for pinning!

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks!! For me, once I start eating un-healthy it’s hard for me to get back to what I know is right. If you are in need of some healthy recipes to get you back on track, you know where to come ;)

  3. Jen@TheFitHousewife

    These look delicious! I love all the healthy ingredients…my kids would love these too, and with school around the corner, I need to make a batch :)

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks so much! I love cooking with ingredients that I know are good for my body. This recipe has a bunch of those super stars! Definitely make a batch, and let me know what you think!

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