Pumpkin Coconut Muffins (3 Net Grams)


The Pumpkin Roll Revisited

Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. Namely because of all the holiday treats one has to look forward to as summertime melts seamlessly into autumn. One favorite that instantly came to mind was Libby’s Pumpkin Roll. It has been a holiday staple of my mother’s for decades.

I cannot remember when this holiday favorite made its entrance into my childhood. All I remember is how much I came to love it and look forward to it. It is a delicately spiced pumpkin sheet cake filled with a cream cheese filling and then expertly rolled into a classic log shape that was always a welcome sight for the holidays.

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Pumpkin Coconut Muffins

A Holiday Classic Reinterpreted

Rather than trying to recreate a gluten free version I opted to convert the sheet cake into a pumpkin coconut muffin with the option to fill and frost it. This was so that it could be enjoyed year round. This is the follow up to the Pumpkin Mascarpone Mousse I recently published.

These pumpkin coconut muffins came to be because I was challenged by a friend to come up with something that used pumpkin in it. This is a deliciously different take on the Libby’s pumpkin roll recipe that is equally as good and one thats loaded with pumpkin pie flavor in the muffin itself.

What makes this recipe unique is that it has somewhat of a different personality than the original. As with my other muffins I once again incorporated coconut flakes as part of the supporting cast of characters. It is very subtle, but adds that extra bit of texture I absolutely insist upon and love. This for me is what makes for yet another delicious game changer. This muffin is meant to be enjoyed anytime and makes for a perfect grab and go.

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Pumpkin Coconut Muffin w/Pumpkin Mascarpone Mousse and Individual Pumpkin Marscapone Mousse

Another thing I think you will love about this and the preceding recipe are their versatility. The muffin filled and frosted is a double whammy of pumpkin pie infused flavor. The muffin can also be enjoyed plain or lightly toasted and served with a little butter. The mousse is perfect as a stand alone dessert in its own right and also works beautifully for mini pumpkin tartlets. How ever you decide to use and enjoy these recipes I can assure you that you will love having these options in your low carb arsenal. From my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing. Mike

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Pumpkin Coconut Muffins
This is a deliciously different take on the Libby's pumpkin roll recipe that is equally as good. I have converted it into a muffin with the option to fill and frost it or to enjoy it plain. One things for sure though, this muffin is meant to be enjoyed anytime and makes for a perfect grab and go. 
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 8+14 22 Minutes Total Time
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 8+14 22 Minutes Total Time
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Muffins
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Optional filling only. Using a metal mixing bowl and hand mixer cream together the marscapone, pumpkin puree, heavy cream and sugar. Add in the rest of the ingredients and whip till very stiff peaks are achieved. Alternative this can be done in a stand mixer. When the mousse is done put in the refrigerator and hold until your ready to fill and frost your muffins.
  3. In a food processor or stand mixer cream together the butter, coconut oil, sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and the Pyure. Add in all your dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly incorporated. You will have a loose batter. Fold in your chopped nuts.
  4. With a muffin/ice cream scoop fill your muffin cups with batter. Bake at 425° for exactly 8 Minutes. Immediately reduce oven heat down to 350° and bake for approximately 14 minutes more. oven temperatures vary so keep an eye on your muffins. What you will be looking for are golden brown edges. **Baking the muffins at a higher heat for those few minutes activates the baking powder/soda. This is a little trick I learned that helps those muffins develop a beautifully rounded top.
  5. Remove your muffins from the oven and allow them to cool and continue setting up for 10 - 15 minutes. Put them in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly for about 30 minutes if you are going to be filling and frosting them.
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  6. When your muffins are cool enough pull them out of the refrigerator. Fit a pastry bag with a filling tip and then fill it the pastry bag with your marscapone filling/frosting. Take your cupcakes out of the muffin tin and transfer them to a cookie sheet to fill and frost. With your filling tip press down into the center of each muffin till the tip stops. Give the bag a gentle squeeze and pull up to deposit a pocket of filling inside each cupcake.
  7. Refit the pastry bag with the decorative tip of your choice and use the rest of the mousse to finish frosting the cupcakes. When they're done dust them with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and garnish with a walnut or pecan, You can hold off dusting them until just before your ready to serve them.
  8. After dusting them you can put them on a decorative platter and refrigerate them until you're ready to serve them. They frosting is stabilized, so there is no need to worry when you take them out. They can also be transferred to a container and transported with ease. These also freeze beautifully and you just need to let them thaw for about 40 minutes prior to serving them.
  9. All that's left to do now is to sit back and relax and get ready to enjoy one of the best holiday dessert alternatives out there. That's what I like to call having your cake and being able to eat it too! Happy low carbing.
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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts - Calculated using My Fitness Pal
Servings 12 Individual Muffins Only (Unfrosted)

Calories 223

Fat 20g, Cholesterol 113mg, Sodium 103mg, Potassium 84mg, Total Carbs 5g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 1g,
Protein 6g, Net Grams 3g

Nutrition Facts - Calculated using My Fitness Pal
(Optional) Filling and Frosting for 12 Muffins (Add 2 Net for each Muffin).

Calories 109

Fat 10g, Cholesterol 37mg, Sodium 77mg, Potassium 8mg, Total Carbs 2g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g,
Protein 2g, Net Grams 2g

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Mike

Mike is a proud UCLA Bruin and low carb recipe enthusiast. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his dog Bella. Together they are living the Dream.

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