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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins sitting on a plate with chocolate chips make a great thanksgiving dessert.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Invigorate the holidays with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. This great alternative Thanksgiving Dessert is the perfect mixture of rich chocolate and pumpkin spice!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Holiday
Keyword Blueberry Banana Muffins, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 274 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 2/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups a/p flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips divided
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with paper muffin liners and set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, cream together eggs and both sugars.
  4. Add oil, pumpkin puree and water. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated with one another.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour half of the batter into a small bowl.
  8. In a microwave safe bowl, melt ½ cup chocolate chips in 30 second intervals. Pour into one of the bowls of batter. Mix.
  9. Add cocoa powder to the pumpkin batter and chocolate mixture. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Fold the chocolate and pumpkin batter back into the other pumpkin batter, taking care you don’t mix both but instead, create a “marble effect.”
  11. Scoop batter into each section of the muffin pan – filling them about ¾ of the way.
  12. Use the remaining ½ cup chocolate chips to top off each muffin.
  13. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean once inserted in the center.
  14. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins Recipe is also very easy to double in case you need to make a larger patch for a bigger crowd. Or, you could make them into mini muffins if that suits your needs. You may just need to adjust the cooking time a bit to make sure they don’t get overdone.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.