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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are the perfect fall muffin!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin

We really like pumpkin desserts in our house. One of the things that we love about fall foods are all pumpkin recipes and these muffins are one of our favorites.

I have been making this recipe for years. I don’t even remember where the recipe came from.

My kids love them, so it is one of my go to fall muffin recipes. My daughter likes them so much she wanted them instead of a birthday cake one year when she was younger. 

I decided to make them into a cake. I doubled the recipe and made it in a 9×13 pan and used cool whip as the frosting. She thought it was great. It was good, but our favorite way to eat them is still as muffins.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins on napkin

I used to make these a little healthier, using whole wheat pastry flour in them. It worked really well and no one complained about the whole wheat in them. Now I make them gluten free using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour blend.

Yes, I used to use whole wheat flour all the time and now I use gluten free. The last ten years has brought a lot of changes in our cooking, but no matter how you make these, they are delicious!

We love these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for breakfast or for snacks. I have sent them to work many times with my husband and his staff at work loves them.

If you are looking for a delicious pumpkin muffin recipe give this one a try!

Love pumpkin and want more pumpkin recipes? You might enjoy some of our favorites!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin bite

Yield: 15 muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin

These delicious pumpkin muffins can be made with regular flour, whole wheat flour, or a gluten free flour blend.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1- 15 ounce can pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (for a gluten free version use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour, for a whole wheat version use part whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  1. Mix sugar, oil, eggs. Add pumpkin and water.
  2. In separate bowl mix together the baking flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.
  3. Add wet mixture and stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 18-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  6. Let cool in pan for about five minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool. 

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
    Originally posted October 2008. Updated October 2019. 

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    1. I love pumpkin. Yumm

    2. I am bookmarking this recipe. I will be making this, very soon. I think I have all the ingredients in the pantry!! yeah me

    3. I have been looking for a treat to serve at discipleship group this week. I wanted something “fallish.” I think this might be just the thing!! Thanks for the recipe.

    4. We love pumpkin muffins but the chocolate would make it over the top! YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

      Have a great day!

    5. Live.Love.Eat says

      Hello. I am new to TMTT and wanted to say hello. These look delish. It’s so nice to see all the pumpkin recipes everywhere. Love your header!!!!!

    6. Lori @ Front Porch Legacy says

      I bet these taste great and smell good too!

    7. Well, I just made these muffins. They are so yummy. I like that they aren’t super sweet. This was just what I needed to end my night! Nice warm muffin while I am watching the debate.

    8. Thanks Lisa for letting me know. I love hearing that people like my recipes. Thanks so much!

    9. Catherine R. says

      These look totally delish…I love pumpkin flavor. Can’t wait till we have kids that are old enough to help us eat stuff so I don’t eat the whole batch myself!

      Hmmm, maybe I can bring ’em to church.

    10. Andrea McMann says

      Thanks for this recipe! I’m a sucker for all things pumpkin, and all things chocolate! 🙂

      I think I’ll make these for my birthday Thursday!

    11. These look YUMMY!

    12. Those look great! We love muffins at our house too, and pumpkin is a great fall dessert! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!

    13. Yummo!! Happy Cupcake Tuesday:-)

    14. I have made this recipe for years and they are my kid’s absolute favorite muffin! They are so moist and delicious!

      • I am so glad that you enjoy it! I agree these muffins are so moist and delicious. And if you have been making these for years you must be a long time reader. 🙂 Thank you for following my kitchen adventures!!

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