Sunbutter Pumpkin Cupcakes

Last night I had a huge hankering for some of my “famous” primal brownies but since we have a tree nut allergy in the house I knew that wasn’t going to happen.

Or was it. 🙂

I decided to do a little bit of experimentation and substituted out the almond butter with sunbutter. I also poured the batter into cupcake tins instead of a brownie pan. So really these are more cupcake like than brownies.

Sue me.

The end result was pretty amazing if I do say so myself.

Here is the recipe.


  • 1 cup SunButter (I used the Omega-3 version which has small bits of flax seed in it. I won’t buy that one again for this purpose)
  • 1 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 scoops protein powder (completely optional and I only added it because I need some more protein in my diet for the day. I used Body Fortress Cookies and Cream)
  • dash of all spice (not sure why I used this but it worked)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Mix well.  Pour into a greased cupcake pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Serves 12.

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