Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – A Moist Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

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The entire family will love Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins which are easy to put together and make enough to freeze for later or share with friends.  Once you take a bite of these moist pumpkin muffins, you’ll never need another recipe.  You can also make these into mini pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

It’s Megan and I’m so excited to share one of my all-time favorite recipes with you! I’m actually famous for making these tasty little treats.

I originally published this recipe on my other blog here. The recipe over there is the original one (makes just 1 1/2 dozen regular size muffins).

These Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are so good, I decided to double the recipe when posting it here.

The other reason for doubling it is that pumpkin comes in 15 ounce cans and the original recipe calls for 8 ounces of pumpkin! So it’s just easier to double the recipe than to have leftover pumpkin.

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

When I make these, I like to mix up the batter and then before adding the chocolate chips, I separate it into two equal amounts in separate bowls.

In the first bowl, I add a cup of mini chocolate chips and make mini muffins. In the other bowl, I add a cup of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips – whatever I have on hand) and make regular-size muffins.

We have another yummy pumpkin muffin recipe on the blog if you are looking for options. Try Mama Griggs’s Pumpkin Bran Muffins (with chocolate chips).

Ingredient List for Moist Pumpkin Muffins

Eggs

Canned Pumpkin

Vegetable Oil

White Sugar

Flour

Baking Soda

Baking Powder

Salt

Ground Cinnamon

Chocolate Chips (regular or mini)

Notes About Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffin Recipe:

  • This is a dessert recipe that uses pumpkin puree. Pumpkin Puree is the same thing as canned pumpkin.  Do not use a can of pumpkin pie filling.  Pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling are not the same.
  • You can make these muffins as full size or as mini muffins.  The cooking time is less for the minis (only 12 to 15 minutes).
  • Feel free to use muffin liners or you can grease up the muffin tin really well and go without a liner.
  • This pumpkin muffin recipe makes 3 dozen muffins.
  • Mini chocolate chips are perfect for this recipe if you have those on hand. They are particularly cute when you put mini chocolate chips in a mini-sized pumpkin muffin.
  • Make extra of these delicious pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips.  They are a hit!
  • This recipe using pumpkin puree uses an entire 15 oz. can of pumpkin which means zero waste. Score!
  • You can make these ahead, and freeze for later.

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips:

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat wet ingredients–pumpkin, eggs, sugar and oil.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl—flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Combine the two mixtures; add chocolate chips.
  4. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 16 to 20 minutes. Use muffin liners or a well-greased muffin tin.

The full recipe and ingredient amounts for Easy Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips can be found below in the recipe card.

Can I freeze pumpkin muffins?

Yes, freezing your extra pumpkin muffins is a great idea. To freeze, place the completely cooled muffins in a zip-lock bag. Remove all the excess air.  Place on a flat surface in the freezer so that the muffins are in a single layer.  Once frozen, you can remove one, two or as many muffins as you wish from the freezer.

Let the pumpkin muffins thaw at room temperature before eating.

More Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Looking for more canned pumpkin dessert recipes? Try any of these favorites:

Favorite Fall Desserts

Grandma’s Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Recipe

Grandma's Easy Apple Crisp recipe is a traditional apple crisp without oats. The melt-in-your-mouth crumble topping screams cinnamon and butter and will have your family begging for more.

Yellow Cake Mix Gooey Bars

These decadent Yellow Cake Mix Gooey Bars are knock your socks off good and super easy to make with just six ingredients.

Grandma’s Pumpkin Bread 

Grandma's Pumpkin Bread is a moist pumpkin bread recipe that can be made plain, with nuts, raisins or chocolate chips. This easy to follow recipe gives options for one pumpkin loaf or two depending on whether or not you want to use an entire can of pumpkin. 

Red Hot Cinnamon Apples 

Red Hot Candies are not just for eating.  Instead, add them to an old fashioned classic stewed apples to create Red Hot Cinnamon Apples. 

Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - A Moist Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

The entire family will love these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins which are easy to put together and make enough to freeze for later or share with friends.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins, easy chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, mini chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, moist pumpkin muffin recipe, Pumpkin Muffin Recipe, Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips
Servings: 36
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 15 oz. can of pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips mini, semi-sweet, dark chocolate or any combination

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil until smooth.
    The entire family will love these easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. This moist pumpkin muffin recipe can be made into mini muffins.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.*
    The entire family will love these easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. This moist pumpkin muffin recipe can be made into mini muffins.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
    The entire family will love these easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. This moist pumpkin muffin recipe can be made into mini muffins.
  • Fill greased or paper-line muffin cups 3/4 full.**
    The entire family will love these easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. This moist pumpkin muffin recipe can be made into mini muffins.
  • Bake for 16-20 minutes or until muffins test done (toothpick comes out clean).
    The entire family will love these easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. This moist pumpkin muffin recipe can be made into mini muffins.
  • If you are making mini muffins, bake for 12-15 minutes or until muffins test done.

Notes

*Before folding in the chocolate chips, you can separate the batter into 2 equal amounts. Add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips to one bowl. Add 1 cup of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips) in the other bowl.
**You can use a regular size muffin pan. This recipe will make about 3 dozen regular size muffins. Or you can use a mini muffin pan. This recipe will make 2 to 2 1/2 dozen mini muffins.
 
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