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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are the perfect Fall treat. Made with all purpose flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and extra chocolate chips.

A pile of chocolate chip muffins in a bowl with small pumpkins in the background.

Why We Love These Muffins

  • These muffins can be put together fast using simple ingredients.
  • Extra chocolate chips make these muffins ooey gooey delicious.
  • No need to serve with anything, but if you do, a dollop of whipped cream or butter tastes great!
  • I love these muffins because they’re simple and family-friendly. I can make a batch and store them in the freezer (these muffins freeze really well). They taste delicious when warmed in the microwave.
  • My daughter loves these muffins! I like to make a double batch and freeze them for school lunches and afterschool snacks.
Recipe ingredients in bowls on the counter including bowls of flour, milk, sugars, chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, oil and baking powder.

Recipe Ingredients

  • DRY INGREDIENTS: All-purpose flour, brown sugar, white cane sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and baking powder are all combined together.
  • WET INGREDIENTS: Pumpkin puree is mixed with cooking oil, milk, an egg, and vanilla extract. Be sure to use canned pure pumpkin puree (or make your own homemade pumpkin puree) and not pumpkin pie filling which has extra ingredients that you don’t need.
  • CHOCOLATE CHIPS: These muffins are loaded with extra chocolate chips! I used milk chocolate chips, my daughter’s favorite. You can use dark chocolate chips as well.
Four images showing steps to make recipe. First is bowl of dry ingredients unmixed. Second is orange batter with chocolate chips in a white bowl with spatula. Third is raw batter divided in a muffin pan. Fourth is baked pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in the muffin pan.

How To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins can be whipped up in a few simple steps. Here’s a quick overview with full instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Mix flour, sugars, baking powder, and spices in a large bowl. Mix pumpkin puree, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl.
  2. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until it forms an even batter. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Divide into a greased muffin pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool then serve and enjoy.

Leftover muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.

I prefer to keep mine in the freezer so that they last longer! Just add them to a freezer bag, remove any extra air, and they’ll last up to 6 months. I reheat mine wrapped in a paper towel for a few seconds in the microwave.

Looking down at a few of the muffins filled with chocolate chips.

Recipe Tips

  • Let cool completely before adding to an airtight container to store.
  • Use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. The puree is pure pumpkin while the filling has extra ingredients.
  • These muffins are extra chocolatey! If you don’t want so much chocolate, add fewer chocolate chips to the batter. You could try 3/4 cup or 1 cup instead.
  • I prefer to freeze my leftovers as I find they last longer. Frozen muffins can be reheated in the microwave for a few seconds and served.
Close up of a muffin sliced in half with a pumpkin in the background.

More Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin puree is such a wonderful ingredient! It adds moisture and a lovely orange hue to a variety of recipes. Here are some more favorites to try:

A pile of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in a bowl.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

The perfect Fall treat made with extra chocolate chips!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Use non-stick cooking spray or lightly coat the muffin pan with a bit of cooking oil. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients: all purpose flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, brown sugar and white granulated sugar. Mix everything together.
    Two images of a white bowl. First with dry ingredients dumped in. Second with dry ingredients mixed together and a whisk.
  • Add the wet ingredients to a separate bowl: pumpkin puree, cooking oil, milk, egg and vanilla extract. Mix until it forms a batter.
    Two images of a white bowl. First with wet ingredients dumped in. Second with wet orange ingredients mixed together and a spatula.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together until it forms an orange batter.
    Two images of a white bowl. First with wet ingredients poured into center of dry ingredients. Second is wet orange batter and a spatula.
  • Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
    Two images of a white bowl. First has chocolate chips dumped over batter. Second has chocolate chips mixed into wet batter.
  • Divide the batter into the greased muffin pan. A little under ½ cup of batter for each muffin cup.
    Bake for 20-23 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center (I baked mine 22 mins).
    Let muffins cool in pan for 10 minutes, then place on a rack to cool completely.
    Two images of a muffin pan. First has wet batter. Second is baked pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

Recipe Notes:

  • Let cool completely before adding to an airtight container to store.
  • Use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. The puree is pure pumpkin while the filling has extra ingredients.
  • These muffins are extra chocolatey! If you don’t want so much chocolate, add fewer chocolate chips to the batter. You could try 3/4 cup or 1 cup instead.
  • I prefer to freeze my leftovers as I find they last longer. Frozen muffins can be reheated in the microwave for a few seconds and served.
Nutrition
Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 3223IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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