Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Walnut Streusel

I know, I know, this makes two pumpkin recipes in less than 3 days. If I keep it up, I’ll be turning bright orange and secreting pumpkin spice from my skin (I actually think the second symptom sounds a-okay). 

But, YOU GUYS, there are some recipes you just can’t not share, like these Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Walnut Streusel. I mean, I just want to eat the name of the recipe itself.

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Walnut Streusel! Only 150 calories each!These are everything you’d want a muffin to be: moist, dense, bursting with flavor, and topped with a tasty streusel and drizzle of sweetness. And guess what? All for under 150 calories a pop!

This may be a bold statement, but I think that these muffins, along with my Pumpkin Spice Apple Butter recipe, are two of my favorite pumpkin recipes of all time. For me, they both embody the comforts of Fall and I know that they will be making another appearance soon! 

If my testimony isn’t enough, my friends are always glad to help. I’m lucky that I have plenty of willing taste testers around me, and none of them guessed that these little jewels were made with almost all whole wheat flour and only two tbsps of butter! The only comments I got on them involved “OMG these are so good” and even my non-pumpkin loving friend said that they were delicious!

As a matter of fact, the entire batch was eaten in one day. 

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Walnut Streusel! Only 150 calories each! Trust me, these look as good as they do in the pictures. Beauties! 

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Walnut Streusel

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Walnut Streusel
Perfectly moist, bursting with flavor, and with a tasty streusel on top! All for less than 150 calories!
Serves: 24
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg+ 3 egg whites
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp butter, diced
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a mixer or separate bowl, beat the egg, egg whites, and pumpkin puree together until combines.
  4. Mix in the olive oil, both sugars, and vanilla extract.
  5. Slowly combine the flour mixture and wet mixture, stirring to just combine.
  6. Grease a muffin pan and fill each section a little more than half way.
  7. To make the streusel, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, using a fork or your hands to make rough crumbs. Top each unbaked muffin equally with the crumbs.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 24 muffins.
  9. Optional: drizzle with powdered sugar mixed with milk!
*calorie count excludes the optional drizzle of powdered sugar
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 148 Fat: 5.3g Saturated fat: 1.2g Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 12.1g Sodium: 149mg Fiber: 2.3g Protein: 3.1g Cholesterol: 10mg


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  1. says

    If you secrete pumpkin spice from your skin…can I bottle it and sell it and make a small fortune please and thank you? ;) (Although that’d kind of be like me selling your sweat for other people to drink, which is a little gross…ANYWAY.) These look so. Good. And even better that they’re on the lighter side, too! I’m still sad that we don’t have a kitchen (our dorm one is currently under renovation) or else I’d be making these right this second.
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    • says

      I think that is a fabulous idea! It will encourage me to workout more so that we can make bank ;). ANYWAYS… Hahah you always crack me up. Oh oh oh, I forgot to mention, Kyle was talking about the commentors on my blog and mentioned this girl from Mangoes and Miles, and I was like THAT’S BETH. So you’re basically famous. WOOT
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  2. says

    I’d do anything to have you as my own personal baker! There has to be some sort of deal we can make? I pay for your ticket to Kuwait – take you shopping – anything you want.. you ask! :) lol
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  3. says

    Oh. my. gosh. I don’t know how you do it. Seriously… every single one of your recipes looks absolutely DELISH!!! We’re FINALLY starting to see some cooler weather here in Fla. and these would be so perfect to make. Def. pinning (and making) it <3
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  4. says

    Hi Christine! You mentioned simple and quick when you visited my site, so I had to come check out your recipes! My son has started baseball this year, so I am in need of some quick and healthy meals! Then of course I gravitate to the pumpkin recipes… These look great!