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The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

by Jean Van't Hul
August 1, 2021
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This is the best pumpkin chocolate chip muffin recipe! It is light, moist, and flavorful with lots of pumpkin and chocolate-y goodness. A family favorite!

Updated August 2021

This time of year, we can’t get enough of pumpkin recipes! We’ve got great pumpkin waffle recipe. And this is the best pumpkin chocolate chip muffin recipe. It’s adapted from Pioneer Woman’s moist pumpkin spice muffins and it’s a winner: light, moist, and flavorful.

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The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prep

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease or line the muffin tin. We used a mini-muffin tin.

  2. Combine dry ingredients

    Add flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt to a food processor. Mix. (Or you can just mix in a bowl.)

  3. Add butter

    Cut butter into a few pieces and add to flour mixture. Pulse until the butter is pea sized or smaller. (If doing by hand, cut the butter in with a pastry knife.)

    Dump the flour-butter mixture into a large bowl.

  4. Combine wet ingredients

    In a separate bowl, mix together pumpkin, half-and-half, egg, and vanilla.

  5. Mix dry and wet mixtures together

    Dump pumpkin mixture into flour mixture. Fold until mixture is just combined.

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    Add chocolate chips and fold in.

  6. Fill muffin tin

    Spoon the mixture into your greased muffin tin, filling each about half full.

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    Sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon topping over each muffin.

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  7. Enjoy!

    Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for ten minutes or so, if you can bear to wait.

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Yum! You’ve got to try these muffins – trust us!

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The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

  • Author: Jean Van’t Hul
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Description

Delicious all-time favorite pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups white wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cold
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease muffin tin.
  2. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt to a food processor. Mix. (Or you can just mix in a bowl.)
  3. Cut butter into a few pieces and add to flour mixture. Pulse until the butter is pea sized or smaller. (If doing by hand, cut the butter in with a pastry knife.)
  4. Dump the flour-butter mixture into a large bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together pumpkin, half-and-half, egg, and vanilla.
  6. Dump pumpkin mixture into flour mixture. Fold until mixture is just combined. Add chocolate chips and fold in.
  7. Spoon the mixture into your greased muffin tin, filling each about half full.
  8. Sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon topping over each muffin.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool in pan for ten minutes or so if you can bear to wait.

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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

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