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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
My sisters, brothers and I started cooking and baking when we were young. Mom was a very good teacher—she told us we would learn our way around the kitchen. Now, I tell my kids the same thing when we make these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! —Cindy Middleton, Champion, Alberta
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Tips

How can you make this pumpkin chocolate chip muffins recipe healthier?

You can swap the oil for applesauce, in the same amount. Or, you can use half oil and half applesauce. By the way—just because it’s in a can doesn’t mean ready-to-use pumpkin isn’t good for you. Here’s why canned pumpkin should be your go-to.

How should you store pumpkin chocolate chip muffins?

You can store pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and more of our muffin recipes in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

What are some variations of this pumpkin chocolate chip muffins recipe?

Add in your favorite chopped nuts or dried cranberries for good measure. For a few extra presentation points, sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top of the batter before baking. Elizabeth Harris

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 328 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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