These chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are easy to make and are spiced with fall flavors. The chocolate and pumpkin are a delicious combination. Plus, you can make these muffins ahead and freeze them to have on hand all through the fall season.
I really like baking with pumpkin and have made lots of pumpkin recipes. I especially love making pumpkin bread, but sometimes it’s nice to make muffins because they’re smaller and I can freeze them to have on hand whenever I want a pumpkin treat. With a loaf of pumpkin bread, I feel like I need to eat it all within a few days, so pumpkin muffins are a good alternative.
Of course, I had to make these pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips because everything is better with a little chocolate, right?
These pumpkin muffins came out tasty and I like the look of the chocolate chips decorating the muffin tops. They have a great pumpkin flavor, too!
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Ingredients
The chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are easy to make. All you need are two bowls – one to mix the dry ingredients and another to combine the wet ones – and a standard-sized muffin pan. Here are the ingredients you will need:
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Pumpkin puree
- Canola oil or vegetable oil
- Greek yogurt
- Fat-free milk
- Chocolate chips
Once you’ve mixed the wet and dry ingredients, all you do is add the dry ones to the wet ones and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and the batter is ready to go in the muffin pan.
What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?
Pumpkin pie spice is a spice mix that’s made with several different spices. It’s often used to make pumpkin pie. It’s a blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and sometimes allspice.
What is pumpkin puree?
Pumpkin puree is pumpkin that has been cooked down and pureed. I always use canned pumpkin puree because it’s so convenient. Look for it in the baking aisle at the grocery store. Be sure to buy pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin puree is just pureed pumpkin while pumpkin pie filling has other ingredients (like sugar) and is used to make pies.
How to Store Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
- Once the muffins are baked, cool them completely on a baking rack.
- Muffins will stay fresh at room temperature for one to two days. Keep them covered to prevent them from drying out.
- Or, you can keep the muffins in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Again, just keep them wrapped.
- You can freeze these chocolate chip pumpkin muffins for two to three months. Wrap them tightly and keep them in an airtight container. To thaw, either transfer the muffins to the refrigerator or thaw them at room temperature for a few hours.
More Pumpkin Recipes
These chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are just one of many pumpkin recipes I’ve made. You might like to check out these reader-favorite pumpkin recipes, too.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin puree
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup fat free Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup fat free milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt in large bowl.
- In a separate bowl whisk together pumpkin, eggs, oil, yogurt and milk. Combine wet and dry ingredients until just blended. Stir in half a cup of chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter into muffin tins. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top of each muffin. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.