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Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are deliciously moist and cozy-spiced: the perfect baking project for the season!


  • 1/2 cup neutral oil
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 3/4 cups [245 g] all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 muffin paper liners (or for the most even bake, place muffin wrappers in every other cup of two 12-cup tins).
  2. Stir the oil, sugar, pumpkin, maple syrup,  eggs, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin spices.
  3. Use a spatula to mix in the flour until a thick smooth batter forms, mixing just until there are no longer streaks of dry ingredients. Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips, mixing gently a few times.
  4. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin cups: the cups will be full to the top, using about a heaping ¼ cup per muffin. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips onto the tops of the muffins.
  5. Bake the muffins for 22 to 26 minutes, until puffed and the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out with a few clinging crumbs.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a rack to cool fully, about 1 hour. Eat immediately or they taste even better the next day after storage in a sealed container at room temperature. Store up to 4 days in a sealed container at room temperature, refrigerated up to 1 week or more (allow to come to room temperature before serving), or frozen up to 3 months.
  • Category: Muffin
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Muffins
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip pumpkin muffins