I love to whip up these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins in the oven in the morning and let them bake while we are getting ready for the day. There is just something about fresh, warm baked spicy pumpkin-y smells in the house before breakfast that helps you get motivated and out the door for work or school.
These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins smell delicious, taste delicious, and disappear very quickly! The spices in them make the house smell like Thanksgiving or Christmas on any ordinary day you make them.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
If you like to plan ahead, these healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins also freeze really well – although, we never have enough to freeze. I usually make a double batch and they are all gone within a couple of days.
Originally, this recipe came from Allrecipes.com but it contained a lot of oil, much more sugar, and eggs so I modified the basic idea with healthy alternatives such as applesauce and flax meal. I use homemade applesauce, so I know exactly what goes into these muffins!
My favorite tools for making healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are silicone muffin cups which make the whole cleanup process so much easier! I used to wash my muffin pans every time I made muffins which diminished the frequency of muffins since I don’t enjoy washing muffin pans. But since I’ve found these cute and colorful muffin cups, the clean-up is super easy!
The ease of making and eating muffins makes this recipe a keeper. I have made a lot of different types of muffins but these healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are my favorite recipe. I always keep a can of pumpkin puree and some chocolate chips in my pantry so that I can make these delicious muffins often.
Create Your Own Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix
They would also be really simple to make ahead as a mix with all the dry ingredients in a zippered bag. Label the bags so they are ready to add the applesauce, water, and pumpkin. These muffins also travel really well in lunches (or breakfasts in the car) because they are moist but not crumbly.
Maybe our family is the only one around who sometimes eats breakfast on the way to school or work, but it’s really handy to have something that doesn’t leave a mess all over the seats or your lap!
If you love muffins and love an easy recipe that is full of flavor, then this is a recipe you will want to make and save for frequent use. Filled with healthy goodness, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins will be your new favorite recipe!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- ½ C. sugar
- ¼ C. applesauce
- 2 T. Flax meal mixed with 6 T. water
- ¾ C canned pumpkin
- ¼ c. water
- 1 ½ c flour
- ¾ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ½ c. Hersheys dark chocolate chips
Mix all the ingredients together until completely mixed. Fill greased muffin pan 2/3 full of muffin batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
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36 thoughts on “Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe”
Thanksgiving treats, here we come! Looks like a great snack or after dinner dessert option. Thanks for sharing. I bet if you don’t tell people they are Gluten Free, they could never guess. That is something I like to do from time to time with friends and family. You know the ones that think that everything gluten free tastes poor. We shall see… Thanks!
These seem like they would be a great Thanksgiving treat! I have a cousin that is on a Guten Free diet so these would be great to share. Thanks!!
We love pumpkin anything around here!
Ohhh these look so yummy! Pinning for fall!
Thanks for pinning! ?
These look so tasty! I want to make them ASAP!
Thanks Mary. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. ?
I am not a fan of pumpkin but this sounds SO good!!
These muffins aren’t too pumpkinny! Just moist and yummy!
Oooh these look really good!! Yum!! I’m gonna have to try them!
They freeze really well too -if you have any left over. ?
I love muffins in the morning too. I have never cooked with flax seed meal, I would love to give these a try.
The flax meal takes the place of an egg. I don’t think it changes the taste at all plus it’s good for you n
these seem perfect for pumpkin lovers! you had me at chocolate chip!
I need more yummy vegan recipes!! I’ll drfini bookmark this to try later! Thank you!
These vegan pumpkin spice muffins look delicious! Also, I purchases silicone muffin tin liners (like the ones you recommended) about a year ago and they have been AMAZING!
I love silicone liners! They make clean up so much easier than trying to get the muffin pan clean!
Pumpkin and chocolate go together so well! Not many vegetables can say that!
You are absolutely right! 🙂
These look so yummy and I would have never thought they were vegan.
I recently ate pumpkin bread and loved it. Your muffin recipe looks so tasty! Fall is such a wonderful time for baking! I have been baking cinnamon apples in the oven a lot, and they smell so good as they bake!
Yes, the delicious smells of fall baking is one of my favorite things!
Pumpkin bread and muffins are my favorite fall treat! These look so good and easy to make!
They are super easy to whip up and they also freeze really well!
Ohh these sound so good. Pumpkin and chocolate yum
I love pumpkin everything! These look delicious!
Thank you for the recipe, I made these for breakfast today and they are incredible! Thanks for sharing.
Oh! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. We love them as well and they smell so good while they are baking!
My kids love when I put chocolate chips in our pumpkin muffins and bread, but I really like your tips to make them healthier. Thanks so much!
Yes! Chocolate chips make everything better! 🙂
These look delish! I love how you used applesauce and dark chocolate to make these a bit healthier!
I loooove making muffins but have actually never made pumpkin muffins even though I’ve meant to on several occasions. I’m adding these to my ‘to bake’ list. They look really good!
My son loves making muffins with me! This recipe is easy to follow and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!
These look so good! I love that they are freezer-friendly – that always makes a recipe so much more convenient!
I think pumpkin muffins are my favorite muffins, especially when they have chocolate chips in them. These look delicious.
Chocolate chips make everything better! 🙂