Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins


Embrace the cozy flavors of fall with our Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins! These delightful muffins combine the warm, spiced notes of pumpkin with the sweet, irresistible charm of chocolate chips. They're perfect for a comforting breakfast treat, a sweet snack, or a festive addition to any autumn gathering.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 12 muffins
  • Serving Size: 1 muffin

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 3g


  • All-purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Baking soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground nutmeg - ½ teaspoon
  • Salt - ½ teaspoon
  • Canned pumpkin puree - 1 cup
  • Granulated sugar - 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil - ½ cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1 cup

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix pumpkin puree, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring just until incorporated.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Fill each muffin cup about ¾ full with the batter.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the muffins cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Do not overmix the batter to ensure soft, fluffy muffins.
  • For a healthier version, use whole wheat flour and reduce the sugar.
  • Add a handful of chopped nuts for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Store muffins in an airtight container to keep them moist.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned?

Yes, just ensure it's cooked and pureed to a smooth consistency.

How long do these muffins last?

They can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze these muffins?

Absolutely, they freeze well for up to 2 months.

Your Autumn Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are ready to warm your heart and delight your taste buds! These muffins, with their perfect blend of pumpkin and chocolate, are like a cozy hug on a crisp autumn day. Enjoy them with your favorite warm beverage for a truly comforting experience. Happy baking and savoring these little bites of autumn bliss!