Chocolate-Ginger Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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When it’s breezy outside and time for breakfast, we love this tender, moist muffin with hints of ginger and orange, served slightly warm. —Eva Amuso, Cheshire, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 201 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin, oil, yogurt and orange peel until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips and crystallized ginger.
  2. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 20 muffins.
Originally published as Chocolate-Ginger Pumpkin Muffins in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p68

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