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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are the perfect way to kick off the fall and holiday baking season! These easy pumpkin muffins are made from scratch and don’t even require a mixer.

three pumpkin muffins on a white plate

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If you like apple cinnamon zucchini muffins or nutella swirl muffins, you’ll love adding these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins to your muffin recipe rotation!

Happy October! How in the world are we in the home stretch of 2019!? Getting older/having kids really makes things go faster, doesn’t it?

I made these easy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins with my girls after school the other day and they were quickly gobbled up. I love that you don’t even have to get the mixer out to make them.

My mom requested that I swap out the chocolate chips for raisins next time. That sounds like a horrible idea to me (o_O) but I might make her her own batch.

I love packing something homemade into Julia’s lunches and these muffins are perfect.

overhead shot of pumpkin muffins in muffin pan

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS INGREDIENTS

  • Flour – I used all purpose white flour.
  • Sugar – Granulated white sugar.
  • Canned Pumpkin – 100% pumpkin.
  • Oil – I used vegetable oil. You can use canola or coconut oil.
  • Water
  • Eggs – You’ll need two large eggs.
  • Cinnamon – Use a decent quality ceylon cinnamon if you can.
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Ginger
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chips – I always use Ghirardelli baking chips. Use your favorite.

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with liners. If you don’t have any muffin liners (or just prefer to not use them), just make sure you spray the muffin pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

Next, to a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, canned pumpkin, oil, water, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir together with a spatula until evenly mixed. Then, stir in the chocolate chips.

pumpkin chocolate chip muffin batter in mixing bowl

Then, fill each muffin well about 3/4 full. I like to use a cookie scoop to make it really easy.

Finally, bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

OPTIONAL DARK CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE

If you want to fancy these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins up, add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl with about a Tablespoon of coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the tops of the muffins.
pumpkin chocolate chip muffin with chocolate drizzle

WHAT TASTES GOOD WITH PUMPKIN

If you ask me, chocolate pairs perfectly with pumpkin!

WHAT IS PUMPKIN PIE SPICE MADE FROM

Pumpkin pie spice (or just pumpkin spice) is just a blend of the warm holiday spices we grab for in fall baking – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger – that are in this muffin recipe. It also sometimes includes cloves and allspice.

three pumpkin muffins on white plate

HOW LONG DO THESE MUFFINS KEEP?

Store these muffins in an airtight container and they’ll keep for 3-4 days. Ours didn’t last that long.

HOW DO YOU MAKE MINI PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS?

You could easily use a mini muffin tray with this recipe and bake for 11-13 minutes instead of the 20 minutes the full size muffins call for. Using this recipe, I was able to make 24 mini muffins & 6 full size.

stack of pumpkin muffins with blue plaid wrappers

TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE THESE MUFFINS

  • Mixing Bowl – I love the grippy bottom on these.
  • Spatulas – I have a spatula obsession and the one-piece kinds that allow for easy cleaning are my favorite.
  • Muffin Pan – I got this pan 3 years ago and have been very happy with it.
  • Muffin/Cupcake Liners – I need to stock up on these plain white ones, as you can see, all mine have fun prints.
  • Cookie Scoop – I use my cookie scoop to portion out all batters. It’s so much tidier.

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PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFIN RECIPE

three pumpkin muffins on a white plate

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are the perfect way to kick off the fall and holiday baking season! These easy pumpkin muffins are made from scratch and don't even require a mixer.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 servings
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with liners. Set aside.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and stir together with a spatula until fully incorporated.
  • Pour in the chocolate chips and stir until distributed.
  • Use a cookie scoop to fill each muffin well about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool & enjoy!

Notes

Store these muffins in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
If making mini muffins - bake for 11-13 minutes at 350.
This recipe makes 18 full size muffins OR 24 mini muffins + 6 full size muffins.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 205mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 2697IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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