Paleo Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

This past week was homecoming week at the school where I teach. If you are unfamiliar with homecoming in Texas, then you have no idea what I’m talking about. All non-Texans can refer to this article. Yes, that really happens and no, I can’t explain why. All I know is that I had to spend an entire day listening to bells and whistles and looking at glitter, gold, and miles of ribbon. Everything is bigger in Texas. We have theme days each day as well to build up school spirit. We don’t mess around. With that said, high school football, homecoming, and a cool front officially ushered in fall. I usually get a constant stream of requests for pumpkin cupcakes once October hits. As I was baking a batch of pumpkin spice cupcakes this week, I realized I had yet to try paleo pumpkin spice cupcakes. A couple days later and I fixed that issue! I’m really trying to provide more flavors for the gluten free crowd, so if you have any suggestions please let me know!

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (~10 cupcakes)

  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 1/4 c. coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp. arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1- 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350* and line your cupcake pan. Whisk together the flours, arrowroot, baking soda, and spices. With an electric mixer, mix together the pumpkin, eggs, oil, honey, and vinegar until well combined. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips (the chocolate chips I use are dairy/gluten free). Bake at 350* for 20 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test.

Paleo Pumpkin Cupcakes

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3/4 c. heavy cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. honey

Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Add the maple syrup and honey to the cream cheese, mix until combined. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese and mix until combined. Frost your cupcakes, and sprinkle with a cinnamon/nutmeg mixture.

Paleo Pumpkin Cupcakes

 

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