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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe was discovered years ago when a friend made these muffins for me. They are soft and fluffy, but with a subtle pumpkin flavor. The chocolate chips bring out the sweetness and pair so nicely with the spices. This will be a recipe that you have in your recipe box for years to come.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 50 kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • muffin tin


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • cup cane sugar
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • cups pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease muffin tins to prepare for the batter.
  • In a stand mixer, or large mixing bowl, cream the sugar, butter, and eggs together.
  • Add the pumpkin puree to the mixture.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice to the mixture and mix it on a low speed.
  • Add the water and mix. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Add the pumpkin muffin batter to the muffin tins, filling ¾ of each muffin section. Leave some room for the muffins to rise.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of a muffin.


Variations for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Add Nuts- Add nuts for a bit of chew to these muffins. I prefer walnuts or pecans.
  • Add dried cranberries- Cranberries give this sweet muffin a tartness and a hint of "chocolate cherry" flavor when the cranberry and chocolate chips are mixed.
  • Add Chocolate chunks- Chocolate chips are are a great addition to a pumpkin muffin, but chocolate chunks allow the muffin to have a substantial amount of chocolate in each bite.
  • Add Shredded Carrot- You can shred 1/2 cup of carrot and press the liquid out of it with a towel. Add it in when you add the pumpkin to bake a pumpkin-carrot breakfast bread.
  • Top your muffins with pumpkin seeds
Keyword breakfast bread, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin muffins