These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are warmly spiced and super moist. They’re a delicious baked treat for fall and winter. I always get asked for the recipe!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins on a silver cake stand

Lately, I’ve been fully enjoying the yumminess that fall brings to the table. Beautiful squashes, sweet and tart and juicy apples, and anything pumpkin – that’s what I’m tuned into.

Pumpkin spice creamer in my morning coffee, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies, my favorite pumpkin cheesecake. And Pumpkin Pie Cream Puffs, for something a little extra fun and fancy.

But I must introduce you to the pumpkin recipe we make the most. These moist and flavorful Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. They’re super easy to make and always quick to disappear. Cozy fall deliciousness, through and through.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with sprinkled chocolate chips

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I first shared this recipe here in 2010, during my first year of blogging. And these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins have been a fall favorite with family and friends and awesome readers like you ever since.

It’s a cinch to make these moist and beautifully hued muffins.

If you are tempted to substitute pumpkin pie spice for the four separate spices, I suppose that’s fine in a pinch, as I’ve seen many recipes written that way. But I really like the ratio of different spices in these muffins and enjoy inhaling each one’s wonderfulness as I measure them out. I think the spice mixture is pretty perfect.

Another favorite muffin recipe? My grandma’s recipe for Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins arranged in a circle

Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate

And did you notice the part about the chocolate?

These pumpkin muffins are studded with chocolate chips, a most wonderful combination. If you haven’t yet tried this tasty pumpkin and chocolate duo, I beg you to bake a batch of these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins as your introduction. And then please come back and let me know what you think!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are warmly spiced and super moist. And I love how much fun pumpkin and chocolate have together!

Yield: 12 standard muffins

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

Total Time:40 minutes

Calories per serving: 282


  • 1-2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. ground mace
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pre-spiced)
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted and then cooled a bit
  • 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips (I love Guittard brand!)


Preheat oven to 350° F.

Spray a standard muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper baking liners. I prefer to just spray my muffin pan for this recipe – I like the texture and appearance of the muffins better than when I use paper liners. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, and cloves. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.

In another medium bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, and melted butter. Add the pumpkin mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir until just moistened (batter may be a bit lumpy). With a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips. Divide batter between the 12 prepared muffin cups – I like to use a scoop for this. Bake for about 20 minutes, or just until a wooden toothpick inserted into centers of the muffins comes out clean. Do not overbake. Remove from muffin cups.

Originally from Midwest Living magazine, originally from Thorp House Inn of Fish Creek, WI. 


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
mini pumpkins from our garden

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This post was originally published October 2010 and has been a popular reader favorite. Photographs and some of the text were updated in 2017 and 2018.