Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins {a.k.a. 'Puffins'}

September 29, 2017
These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins are moist, tender, and deliciously loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips.  A perfect muffin to enjoy with those Fall breakfasts, or any time of the year!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins {a.k.a. 'Puffins'} Image

I just can't say enough great things about these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins - I absolutely love, love, love them.

Because chocolate and pumpkin together are such a fabulous flavor combination.  If you've never tried it, you're seriously going to want to change that.

There's just something amazing that happens when pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and chocolate flavors collide.

There's just something amazing that happens when pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and chocolate flavors collide.  It's absolutely heavenly.

I got this super tasty recipe from my friend, Jenny.  She made these for an event we had at our school back when I was a teacher, and I was in complete love after just one bite.  I immediately asked for the recipe and starting making these tasty gems myself.

Jenny always calls these muffins Chocolate Chip "Puffins." - Do you get it?  Pumpkin + muffins = "puffins."  Clever, right?  A fun little cute name for some fun little muffins.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins in Muffin Pan Image

Loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and pure pumpkin puree, these muffins are tender and moist.  They're freezer-friendly, too, so you can easily save some for later or bake them up in advance.

They're just perfect for enjoying for Fall breakfasts or brunch.

But with all their pumpkin-and-chocolate yumminess, they're not a recipe you'll want to relegate to just Fall.

Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips Image

So during this Fall season, squirrel some cans of 100% pure pumpkin away in your pantry.

Because deliciously loaded with chocolate chips, these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins are fabulous to enjoy all year long!

Check out these other tasty muffins:
Stack of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Image
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Yield: 12 muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins {a.k.a. 'Puffins'}

These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins are moist, tender, and deliciously loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips. A perfect muffin to enjoy with those Fall breakfasts, or any time of the year!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M


  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 c. 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans


How to cook Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins {a.k.a. 'Puffins'}

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl - sugar, flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; stir with a whisk.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine wet ingredients - eggs, melted butter, and pumpkin; whisk together. 
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry; stir until just combined. Gently stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  4. Spoon batter into 12 greased muffin cups.
  5. Bake at 350℉ for 20-25 minutes until center springs back when touched. Cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  1. These can also be baked as mini muffins.  Use a mini muffin pan, and bake for about 15 minutes.  Makes approximately 40 mini muffins.
  2. The pecans can be omitted if you're not a fan of nuts in your muffins.
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins ~ Moist, tender, & deliciously loaded with pumpkin and chocolate chips. Perfect for Fall breakfasts, or any time of the year!

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  1. Pumpkin is never out of season, and neither are these muffins. YUM!

  2. Very delicious looking.
    I just love pumpkins

    1. Me, too, Winnie. And pumpkin and chocolate together is just soooooooo good!

  3. Yes, I just found a can of pumpkin today and wondered what to do with it. Thanks!

  4. I have been craving pumpkin so bad lately! These are my favorite pumpkin muffins!

  5. I love anything pumpkin! I like to make it any time of year too, don't know why it has to be seasonal, especially when there is canned pumpkin!

  6. This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

  7. oh I must try these, I love pumpkin and chocolate. And Puffins is adorable.

    1. Sue, pumpkin and chocolate is such a great combination, isn't it? Yum!

  8. These muffins look so good! Thanks for sharing! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back! -The Sisters

  9. I've never used pumpkin in sweet recipe, time to try ! I just cut my last pumpkin a few days ago and we'd enough soups. My children'll love you !

  10. My 5 year old grandson will love these. They are pinned--I will bake them in the morning. I'm you newest follower.

    1. Oh, I really do hope your grandson enjoys these! Let me know how they go!!

  11. So glad you enjoyed these! We sure do too. I stock up on pumpkin since I love making these year round! Thank you for posting it!!!

  12. these sound delightful as we enter into fall! happy day to you!


  13. I made these for my family, and they were a huge hit! Will definitely be saving this recipe :)

  14. These sound amazing...can't wait to bake some!

  15. I love the chocolate with the pumpkin! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  16. Chocolate and pumpkin, the perfect combination! My coffee and I want one of these right NOW. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at the Talk Of The Town Party. Pinned 😊

  17. For the pumpkin pie spice, is the amount 1 tablespoon? Or 1 teaspoon? I want to be 100% sure before I start.


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