Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Once October hits, I am all about the pumpkin.
One of my "Fall traditions" is to make pumpkin bread on October 1st to officially welcome Fall.
Everyone in our family loves Pumpkin Bread. 
We also love muffins.
I make some sort of muffin almost every week so that my kids have a quick & some what healthy after school snack.
One of my kids favorite muffins is my Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins, so I wasn't surprised when they asked if I could make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins.
I took my Pumpkin Bread recipe & tweaked it a bit....
Here is what you need:
1 15 oz can canned pumpkin (Libby's is the best...don't stray!)
3 c sugar
(***Note from a reader. You can reduce the sugar to 2.5 cups OR you can use 1 cup sugar & 1.5 cups of applesauce***)
1 c water
1 c vegetable oil
4 eggs
3 1/3 c flour
1 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
1/2 t nutmeg
2 t cinnamon
1 t pumpkin pie spice
3/4 t ground cloves
1 t salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, water, oil & eggs and beat until mixed.
Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves:
Mix with beaters & scrap the sided of the bowl to make sure everything is combined & smooth.
Add the chocolate chips:
Mix well. I use THIS cookie scoop to scoop the batter into cupcake liners!
This recipe makes about 3 dozen muffins 
Bake the muffins at 350 for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
This recipe will also make one 9x5 loaf of bread and 18 muffins.
OR two 9x5 loaves.
If you are making it as bread, bake for 60-65 minutes at 350
(until toothpick comes out clean)
If you are making mini-loaves it makes 7 mini-loaves (bake for 35-40 minutes)
I have THIS "Thankful for You: printable that I use when making mini pumpkin loaves & you can easily make pumpkin chocolate chip mini loaves.
I hope you love this recipe as much as my kids do!
Here are some of our favorite muffin recipes:

Enjoy & Happy Baking!


  1. In the photo it looks like you added 4 different spices but the recipe indicates only 3. Did you add pumpkin pie spice as well???

    1. Yes! 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice! Just added it to the post, thanks for letting me know I left it out!

  2. These look so yummy! 3 cups of sugar seems like a lot, I may substitute half of that with applesauce.

    1. I agree that 3 cups of sugar is too much!! I have made her regular pumpkin bread recipe into muffins and put in 1 cup of sugar and 1.5 cups of applesauce. They were great!!

    2. I will edit the post & let people know they can do that substitution. Thanks for letting me know! I will try that next time! :)

  3. The pumpkin recipe I make calls for 1 c sugar, 1/2 dark brown (although I've used golden when I've run out and it turns out just as good), 2 eggs and 1/4 coconut oil, no vegetable oil and no applesauce necessary! I think people are also thinking it's a ton of sugar as my recipe is for 12 muffins and yours is for 18, just a guess? Love the chocolate chips addition, Ghiradelli is good, but I am a Guittard loyal!

  4. My recipe makes about 3 dozen muffins....usually about 32-34 muffins. I've never tried guittard chocolate chips!

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