These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are heavenly! We have combined rich velvety pumpkin puree with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips and a hint of aromatic pumpkin pie spice, resulting in a crave-worthy muffin. The sweetness from the chocolate chips complements the natural sweetness of the pumpkin puree for a perfect balance of flavor. These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are sure to become a cherished seasonal favorite.
Why You Will Love Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- The flavors of pumpkin and chocolate are delicious together!
- Mini chocolate chips are evenly dispersed throughout the muffins.
- These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are lightened up.
- These muffins are made with simple pantry staples.
- They are easy to make and perfect for meal prep!
What Are Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins?
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are delicious pumpkin muffins with mini chocolate chips throughout! These muffins have the flavors of chocolate and pumpkin. Also, these muffins are fluffy, moist, and lightened up.
Ingredients For Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Flour: These muffins are made with all-purpose flour.
- Baking Soda & Baking Powder: Helps the muffins rise.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: Adds flavor to these muffins.
- Salt: Enhances the flavors in these muffins.
- Eggs: Use two eggs for this recipe.
- Vanilla: A little bit of vanilla extract for flavor.
- Applesauce: Use unsweetened applesauce in this recipe.
- Pumpkin Puree: Use pumpkin puree to add pumpkin flavor.
- Sweetener: Use sugar or a 1:1 sugar replacement such as Swerve.
- Chocolate Chips: Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
What Chocolate Chips To Use
We recommend using mini chocolate chips in this recipe. They help evenly disperse chocolate flavor throughout the muffins. Also, you can use sugar-free chocolate chips or regular-sized chocolate chips. In this case, you can roughly chop the chocolate chips so they are dispersed evenly.
How To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
First, add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt to a bowl. Then, mix these ingredients.
Next, add the eggs to a separate large bowl and whisk them. After that, add the vanilla extract, unsweetened applesauce, pumpkin puree, and sweetener to the bowl. Then, combine these ingredients.
From there, add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients a little at a time until combined.
After that, lightly fold in the mini chocolate chips.
Next, lightly spray a non-stick silicone muffin pan with oil or use parchment muffin liners. Then, pour the batter into the muffin pan. Optional: Add mini chocolate chips on top of the muffins.
After that, bake the muffins and enjoy!
Tips For Making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Don’t Overmix: Combine the muffin batter, but don’t overmix.
- Fold In The Mini Chocolate Chips: After the muffin batter is combined, gently fold the mini chocolate chips into the batter.
- Add Chocolate Chips On Top: If you want, you can save some of the mini chocolate chips or add additional chocolate chips to the top of the muffins before baking them.
- Use Mini Chocolate Chips: Mini chocolate chips evenly distribute chocolate flavor in the muffins.
- Use Pumpkin Puree: Make sure to use pumpkin puree in this recipe, not pumpkin pie filling.
- Muffin Pan: To make these muffins in a muffin pan, use a non-stick silicone muffin pan and lightly spray it with oil.
- Parchment Muffin Liners: If you use muffin liners, we recommend using these parchment muffin liners because it helps prevent the muffins from sticking to the liners.
How To Store And Reheat Muffins
To Store: You can store these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on the counter, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer. Store them on the counter at room temperature in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Or, refrigerate them in an airtight container for 4-5 days. To freeze these muffins, place them in freezer-safe bags, such as stasher bags. They will last for 1-2 months in the freezer.
To Reheat: If you store these muffins in the refrigerator or freeze them, reheat them before enjoying them again. We like to reheat these muffins in the oven until they are warm. Then, carefully remove them from the oven, let them cool, and enjoy. Or, you can reheat these muffins in the microwave.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffin Variations
- Use Different Flavored Chocolate Chips: If you don’t want to use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips, you can substitute them for white chocolate chips.
- Make Them Sugar-Free: To make these muffins with no added sugar, use a sugar-free sweetener and sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice: If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you can make your own homemade version. For this recipe, combine 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger, and a pinch of cloves.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Healthy?
Yes, these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are healthy! There is no oil or butter in these muffins! Instead, we used unsweetened applesauce. Also, the pumpkin puree makes these muffins moist while adding pumpkin flavor.
How To Know When Muffins Are Done?
These muffins take 24-28 minutes to cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You will know the muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffins.
How Long Do Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Last?
These muffins will last 1-2 days in an airtight container at room temperature on the counter or 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
Can I Freeze These Muffins?
Yes, you can freeze these muffins in freezer-safe bags for 1-2 months.
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- Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
If you try this recipe please be sure to leave us a comment and star rating ★★★★★ letting us know how it turns out for you. We hope you enjoy these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!
12 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories118
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1.3g 5%
- Cholesterol 28mg 10%
- Sodium 171mg 8%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.8g 4%
- Sugars 4.3g
- Protein 3.6g 6%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.