Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins | 5DollarDinners.com

Notice the little hand trying to steal one from the plate!!!

The boys enjoyed these as “breakfast dessert” after they ate their cereal!

Can you have dessert after breakfast?!?

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield – 12 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 20-25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (1/2 of 15 oz can)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Grease 12 medium muffin tins, or 6 jumbo muffin tins.
  • Mix all ingredients with hand mixer or in stand mixer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (a little longer for the jumbo muffins!)

I doubled the recipe so that I could use the whole can of pumpkin, which made 12 regular size muffins and 6 jumbo muffins!

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  1. Erica M says

    oooo, mom used to make something like this and we loved them! I’ll have to dig up her recipe… It was pumpkin cornbread, but us kids thought they were as good as cake! :-)

    I LOVE your new blog design!!!! Wow! What an improvement!

  2. Katelyn says

    I just made a similar recipe for my Sister-in-law who just had her first baby, but mine look more sticky moist (in a bad way). The tops of your muffins look wonderful, I’ll be trying your recipe the next time I made pumpkin muffins!

  3. Miriam says

    I too noticed the new blog design :) Wow – are you out of power from Ike? I hope you get it back on sooner than next week! Oh yeah… :) And the pumpkin muffin recipe looks WONDERFUL! I’ve been making muffins for DH’s lunchbox “snack”, and we love pumpkin, so this I will have to try!! (and chocolate… who can resist a good chocolate recipe? 😛 )

  4. Suz says

    These look wonderful!! I’ll have to give them a try. I don’t like pumpkin pie spice.. mom never put nutmeg in her pies and I’ve never grown to enjoy it. I’ll just sub cinnamon for the spice and eat’em up! I bet my 3 yr old will too! :)

  5. thediaperdiaries says

    my hubby would LOVE me if I made these. I am going to tuck this one away for a MOPS brunch I think :) Thanks so much for participating.

  6. Betsy says

    I just noticed that my last comment on these muffins isn’t here… wonder if I’m doing something wrong? Hmmm… Anyway, we made these last week and they are wonderful! Not too sweet–more muffin-y than cake-y.

  7. Mommy's Kitchen says

    My little guy would love these. Thanks for submitting the recipe in the simple family favorites blog carnival.

  8. Mommy's Kitchen says

    My little guy would love these. Thanks for submitting the recipe in the simple family favorites blog carnival.

  9. Brandy says

    I make a very similar muffin. I double the recipe so that I can use the whole can of pumpkin and substitute in part wheat flour. I also use applesauce in place of the oil. Then I add a few tablespoons of ground flaxseed and bake them as mini muffins. They never last long at my house. I usually have to make them a couple times a month all year long. :)

  10. Susan says

    I JUST made these, and I do mean just..they are still warm. I LOVE these!!! (and so do my kids!) I doubled the batch, used mini chips and made a dozen(very large regular) muffins and a whole pan of mini-muffins :)

  11. Stacey says

    Does anyone know where you can purchase canned pumpkin year round? I have been really wanting to make these muffins, but can’t find pumpkin in any of the stores I have looked in.

    • Keri says

      I actually found a large can of it at Target a couple of weeks ago in the clearance section, I wish now I would have bought a couple of them!

    • Katie B says

      Canned pumpkin is actually out of stock in a lot of stores. There was a pumpkin shortage last year, and the are still trying to catch up with this years I guess. If you google pumpkin shortage, there are a ton of links (including on Libbys.com, one of the biggest canned pumpkin companies) Naturally there have been a bunh cof recipes calling for canned pumpkin that I have wanted to try, and I can’t find it around me!

  12. Tara Hargrave says

    Is there an easy way to print out recipes on here? Just curious, was just looking for a “printer friendly” button but don’t see one. Thanks.

  13. Amy @Deals For Dayton says

    I had a pumpkin from my Happy Box, and I didn’t know what to do with it. I’m gonna make these now!

  14. Amy A. says

    I made pumpkin pancakes this weekend and have pumpkin left over. Was going to look for a recipe to use it up. I was thinking pumpkin muffins or pumpkin choc. chip cookies. I hadn’t even started looking yet and found this one in my email. Yummm! Thanks for posting!

  15. Sharon Brengartner says

    I’ve been baking these from your cookbook for awhile now. They are a family and friends favorite. I usually tripple the recipe with the intent to freeze some. They disapear really fast.


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