Pass the pastry case and DIY with this quick and easy recipe for The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

The best pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on a cooling rack

Fall may not officially begin for a few more days, but autumnal equinox or not, one thing is certain: Pumpkin, it’s your time to shine! And shine it does in this quick and easy recipe for The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.

We’ve been down this recipe-naming road before, so you know that titling a recipe “the best” or “the ultimate” carries a lot of weight in my book. And these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins have earned that title (and then some).

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Moist, packed with pumpkin flavor and studded with semisweet chocolate chips, this single serving version of my all-time favorite pumpkin bread recipe is a baking homerun, a breakfast touchdown and a snack slam dunk. Best of all, you’ll only need 30 minutes from start to finish to make them happen in your home.

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The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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5 from 10 votes
The best pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on a cooling rack
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 14 muffins

Ingredients 

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, then add the pumpkin.
  • Alternately add the dry ingredients and water to the bowl, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Blend the batter well, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips then fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full. Sprinkle the tops of the batter with the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips then bake the muffins for 18 10 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
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Recipe adapted from Judy Mahaffa.


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Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 142mg, Potassium: 75mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 2995IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been making this recipe for a couple years now, and it’s our absolute favorite pumpkin muffin recipe! My girls love having this for breakfast, or for a snack!

  2. 5 stars
    Made these last night, I did not have cloves or ginger (I need to fix that), so I just used pumpkin pie spice. But they came out delicious, definitely a keeper recipe

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