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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

"When I was trying to modify my mom's pumpkin bread recipe to cut down on the fat and cholesterol, I came up with these moist sweet muffins," explains Kathy Fannoun of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. "My kids love them...and they get a healthy dose of vitamin A from the pumpkin without even knowing it!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, combine egg, egg substitute, pumpkin, applesauce and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 193 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Remenec
    Sep 25, 2019

    Delicious muffin recipe! I substituted the whole wheat flour for light brown sugar. These were a hit with the kids!

  • BakinGymnast
    May 7, 2012

    I think the oven temp is too high. The outside of mine burnt after only having them in for the minimum of 18 minutes. And the flavor was just "eh", nothing special or anything.

  • mjlouk
    May 28, 2011

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  • jillio55
    Mar 29, 2011

    I love this recipe. I use all whole wheat flour! One of my favorites to make:)

  • SarahSylvester
    Jan 5, 2011

    I love this recipe. The kids don't even realize it's healthy! I cut back on the chips and make mini muffins. Sometimes I am bummed that I don't have all the ingredients for these on hand though (usually it's the applesauce). A definite keeper!

  • jecham
    Oct 27, 2006

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  • rkreider
    Dec 10, 2005

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