Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I used to love fall. The beautiful colors, the need for a cozy sweater, and football season are all things that I love about fall. Gradually, though, it has changed for me. More and more I think about what comes next. Winter. I despise winter. The cold and the snow and the cold and the even colder. You get the point. I try to focus on the things I enjoy most about fall, though, those colors and the sweaters, and baking. I love to bake. What makes baking in fall a little more special for me is pumpkin. Although I bake muffins nearly every Saturday morning for breakfast, the fact that I get to bake pumpkin ones at this time of year is an extra special treat. And my family agrees. They devour them warm from the oven and I’ll be honest, so do I. I savor every single bite of these plump little goodies. I decided it would be completely selfish to keep the recipe to myself, so I simply must share it with you.

Chocolate Chip Muffin

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin (I use canned.)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

What you need to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In one bowl mix whisk together flour, baking soda, spices, and salt – set aside
  3. In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time
  5. Beat in vanilla
  6. Alternate between pumpkin and flour mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips
  8. Bake in greased muffin tin for 18-20 minutes (makes 12 muffins)

*These muffins are even more fun in “mini” form, so if you have a mini muffin tin I highly recommended giving it a try. Just adjust the baking time to 15-17 minutes.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

P.S. Wondering what to do with the leftover canned pumpkin? I’ve got you covered with this super simply recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!





  1. Ooooh….those look soooo yummy! I think I may want to bake these one day soon…thanks for sharing!
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  2. These sound delish! Thanks for sharing Cathy. I love anything with dark chocolate chips. Do you really bake muffins every Saturday morning? I know where I’m coming next weekend!
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    • Thanks Lori! Same here about the dark chocolate chips and I’ve totally trained the kids to feel the same way – they are the only ones that I buy. Yes, I really do bake MOST every Saturday and you are welcome any time!

  3. I have to say that this dish sounds good and yummy. I have to try this at home, maybe one of these days. I’m sure my husband would like it. Thanks for sharing this nice stuff.
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  4. Hi,
    How many calories are these “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins”. Looks delicious, but I am on a diet.
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