Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins | Homemade Breakfast Muffin Recipe (2024)

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Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins are made by placing wholesome ingredients in a blender and processing until smooth - just blend, bake, and enjoy! Made with chocolate chips and pumpkin spice, this muffin recipe is sure to be a breakfast hit!

Muffins galore! Check these favorites out: Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, and Blueberry Lemon Muffins.

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Have you heard of blender muffins yet? They were new to me until this summer when I started making them and now I love love love them! The idea is that you use the blender to do all of the work and you end up with a one "bowl" muffin that tastes great. The perk of using the blender is that you can turn whole grain oats into oat flour and you don't have to mash ingredients like apples, carrots, bananas, or anything else that might need chopped up or mashed in a muffin ahead of time. Just toss what you need in the blender, and let it do it's thing. Plus, a blender is really easy to pour that batter out of!

My kids love blender muffins because if I help them measure, they can pretty much make muffins on their own. There's no chopping needed and getting the batter from the blender jar to the muffin tin is so simple. I actually have a few blender muffin recipes up my sleeve so be on the lookout for them!

I love thisHealthy Pumpkin Blender Muffin recipes because it's made with whole ingredients like pure maple syrup (and no other sugars), pumpkin, whole grain oats, and other wholesome things I don't mind my kids eating for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We added good quality chocolate chips because pumpkin muffins and chocolate chips are meant to go together, but you can always leave them out.

These are the perfect side dish to eat with eggs in the morning, to stick in your lunch boxes, and to serve alongside soup, stew, and chili all winter long. You are going to love them, and your kids will too!

This recipe is part of Pumpkin Week that I'm doing with Emily from One Lovely Life. You can check out her Pumpkin Cornbread Muffinshere. Long live all the pumpkin muffins!

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Tips and Tricks for Making Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins:

  • These muffins are sweet without being very sweet. If you are looking for a sweeter muffin, this is not it. That being said, you can exchange the maple syrup for ½ cup brown sugar and/or use sweetened vanilla Greek yogurt if you like a sweeter muffin.
  • The chocolate chips are optional though delicious. I highly recommend at least sprinkling a few on top before baking.
  • I used a high powered blender and so my blending time was very short. The goal is to turn the oats into flour and to combine all of the other ingredients. Once those two things have been accomplished, you don't have to keep blending.

Can I make these muffins gluten free?

This recipe is easy to make gluten free, just purchase gluten free oats and read your yogurt label carefully.

Can you freeze muffins?

These muffins freeze great and will thaw at room temperature in about 45 minutes. Just store them in an air-tight container(these are my favorite) or freezer bag.

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Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins

★★★★3.9 from 9 reviews
  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
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Healthy Pumpkin Blender Muffins are made by placing wholesome ingredients in a blender and processing until smooth - just blend, bake, and enjoy! Made with chocolate chips and pumpkin spice, this muffin recipe is sure to be a breakfast hit!



  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (whole milk or 2% yogurt)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In the jar of your blender, add the oats. Add the lid and process until the oats look like flour, 1-3 minutes.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree, eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, salt, and pumpkin pie spice to the jar of the blender and blend until smooth, 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
  4. Add chocolate chips and stir with a spoon or spatula to combine (don't blend).
  5. Pour pumpkin muffin batter into the prepared pans. Top with a few additional chocolate chips if you'd like.
  6. Bake until the muffins spring back slightly when touched and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pumpkin muffins, pumpkin muffins recipe, chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, healthy pumpkin muffins, easy pumpkin muffins, pumpkin recipe, healthy pumpkin recipe, healthy muffins recipe

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light.

More muffin recipes you need in your life:

  • Homemade Cornbread Muffins
  • Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins
  • One Bowl Pumpkin Spice Muffins
  • Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Made in the Blender!)
  • Maple Sweetened Healthy Banana Muffins (with or without chocolate chips)
  • Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping
  • Healthy Whole Grain Zucchini Muffins
  • Morning Glory Muffins
  • Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Wasn't that easy? Make a batch today after school or plan on them for your next meal prep day! You won't be sad to have these simple, healthy pumpkin blender muffins on hand all week long.

Enjoy from my kitchen to yours.

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  1. Tanya Zachara

    Did these in the food processor because I hate getting batter out of a blender. Used normal cooked pumpkin and a bit less yogurt. Turned out great! Thanks!


  2. Chris

    This tasted ok but overall didn't work out for me. They didn't rise enough and were too dense. I'm thinking the oat flour and overmixing with the blender is the least for me. I moved on to the healthy pumpkin recipie instead, making more dishes dirty but a better muffin.


  3. Shep

    Not blender friendly! The outcome is delicious but it killed my last blender. I thought maybe since my blender was so old it finally kicked the bucket from old age. I replaced it and in this brand new replacement, the mixture just wouldn't mix. The blender base got piping hot, nothing would budge. I tried forcing more of the wet ingredients towars the blade to give it some help, but it didnt. I had to just dump it into a bowl and mix it like last time.

    Blending oats/making the oat flour alone is fine but I recommend getting a large mixing bowl, pouring the oat flour into it, followed by the other ingredients. Dont try to blend it all! It's way too thick. It doesn't pour, it "plops"! Save yourself the trouble, get your big bowl out!


  4. Ashley

    Just made these with my 2 yr old. He saw a video of a kid making cupcakes and wanted to makes some so I decided on these since I needed something that didnt involve dishes. Of coarse he didnt want to help even though he is capable of doing most of it so I made them and he watched in the carrier, lol! They are tasty! Not sure why other people had trouble with the bake, I even made them with dairy free yogurt and it worked fine.


    • Melissa

      I just love that! I totally make this with my kids too!

  5. Sara

    Also having a problem with the cook on these. It's been almost 30 minutes and the middle is still mush but the outside feels like it's ready to burn. Next time I'll lower the temp to 350, which my instincts told me to do anyway. 400 seems too high for muffins. Maybe I made mine too big? What a shame. These were supposed to be a gift for a grieving mother.


    • Melissa

      Weird! I've made two batches of these in the last two weeks with no issues... not sure what went wrong for you.

  6. Rhonda

    Didn’t have much luck mixing all ingredients in the blender. Next time I’ll just prep the oatmeal & mix all together in a mixing bowl. Great flavor though ?. Had to cook for 20 minutes


  7. Deanna

    These muffins are delicious. I am just wondering why the fat content and calories are so high? They seem really healthy.


  8. BRD

    I had a bad experience! After 15 mins the outside was browning and tops were springing back and toothpick inserted inside was mostly clean. I took them out and let them cool and the insides were a mixture of done and raw! 🙁 I was so looking forward to these! I made them to the letter! I’ll have to try again and not change anything and just hope they turn out?!


    • Melissa

      How disappointing, that's super odd that they would spring back if they were soft in the middle, a raw centered baked good will normally leave a little indent when when you press it because it's not cooked. Do you know if your oven temperature is off? Sounds like they just needed more time in the oven.

  9. Myriah

    LOVED these muffins! My families been gobbling them up batch after batch the last 2 weeks.. you have any other flour/sugar free blender muffin recipes ?!


    • Melissa

      Why yes, yes I do 🙂 Here's some awesome healthy blender apple cinnamon muffins:

  10. Steph

    These are amazing! My picky husband and 12-year-old son devoured the first batch last weekend so I'm about to make another batch. I've never tried making muffins in a blender before, but I love the simplicity and the results. Thank you!


    • Melissa

      Woohoo! Love it when the family loves what you make!

  11. AW

    Is there anything that can be replaced with the yogurt to make it dairy free?


    • Melissa

      I'd try it with applesauce or dairy free yogurt (we like the So Delicious brand of coconut yogurt if you can find it!).

  12. Molly

    Can I make this in a loaf pan instead? I don't have a muffin tin.


    • Melissa

      I think that you could though I'm not sure how long you would bake it? It'd start with 45 to 50 minutes and just keep checking with a toothpick to make sure the middle is cooked. If you do, will you let me know so that other people can see in the comments if you were successful. That's a great idea! I might try it this afternoon!

  13. Marie

    I'm all about making pumpkin recipes right now. This looks so tasty! Plus it's healthy and you can make it in a blender?! I'm going to save this recipe to try soon.


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