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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Welcome fall with pumpkin spice chocolate chunk muffins

OCTOBER IS FINALLY HERE!! Which means PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!! Okay, maybe not, but I can break out all the pumpkin recipes and not feel so bad about rushing into October! This really does feel like Fall now AND your kitchen will thank you for it because the smell of pumpkin spice anything baking is one of the best smells in the world. It gives me such a warm feeling.

These are THE perfect muffins to start your Fall baking. Seriously. Chocolate chunks in every bite of this muffin. It’s also not too sweet. The pumpkin spice gives it that warm, earthy taste, and the chocolate rounds out the sweetness. The pumpkin puree makes these muffins SO moist.

Do me a favor, will ya? Go make these. Now!

Well, you might need some pumpkin spice first, so get that going and then whip up a batch of these. Your mouth will love you, and whomever else you decide to share these with :)

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Recipe type: Dessert, Muffins
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 1 dozen
  • 1⅔ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup or 1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tins with baking cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together, flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together eggs, pumpkin, and butter.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chunks with a spatula.
  6. Scoop batter evenly into muffin tins and bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Source: adapted from Cooking on the Side



  1. ellie
    10/10/2012 at 12:45 pm

    could this recipe be used for a loaf pan instead of muffins?

  2. 10/10/2012 at 10:40 pm

    I just made these and they are so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Alicia
    10/13/2012 at 11:11 am

    These are amazing!!

  4. Jennifer
    11/03/2012 at 10:42 am

    I made this a couple of weeks ago, and they were awesome! My husband asked me to make them again this weekend.

  5. Shannon
    08/26/2013 at 12:14 am

    Where to begin with this wonderful, recipe? Well in a few short words it was amazing, and is surely worth the extra time and effort it takes to make muffins from scratch.

    I spent quite some time the last couple of days searching for a pumpkin recipe. This muffin recipe has such a lovely smell, tender crumb, and rose and cooked well.

    I made two additions to this recipe, I added a little bit of cinnamon and some walnuts. Oh as well as a glass of milk to go along with these delicious muffins:)

    • 08/26/2013 at 8:49 am

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed these :) they’re one of my favorites! It makes the entire house smell so good!!

  6. Hope
    09/23/2013 at 10:27 pm

    Any idea on the nutritional information for these?

    • 09/24/2013 at 1:44 pm

      Hi Hope, unfortunately, no. There are many reasons as to why I don’t post nutritional information on my recipes, one of which is that I simply do not have the time to do this. Also, I’m not a registered dietician or nutritionist so for me to give any sort of nutritional information would be incorrect and inaccurate. There are also many differing factors when it comes to nutritional information and since I do not have the knowledge in this, I do not feel comfortable posting this sort of information. If you must have this information, there are many calculators out there (free and paid) that can help you with calculations. A simple Google search would pull up some of these calculators, but again, I’m not endorsing them as I do not know how accurate they may be. Hope this helps!

  7. Lisa
    11/15/2013 at 10:16 am

    Yummy! Found these on Pinterest and gave them a go this morning…love it when something turns out just as pictured and described!
    Thanks for sharing..I will be making these for breakfast at our Thanksgiving gathering!!

    • 11/17/2013 at 10:13 am

      That’s exciting, Lisa! I’m so glad it turned out just like you had hoped :) I hope your family enjoys them during the holidays!

  8. 11/26/2013 at 12:16 pm

    These look delicious! I love anything pumpkin, even better with dark chocolate. For my latest treat, I added blueberries to the pumpkin / dark chocolate chip combo and I loved the result.

    • 11/28/2013 at 9:31 am

      Sounds yum, Mariana!

  9. Jennifer
    09/17/2014 at 3:40 pm

    When you say one stick of butter what exactly do you mean? How many cups would that be?

    • Julie
      09/18/2014 at 7:53 am

      It is 1/2 a cup.

  10. 10/06/2015 at 9:08 am

    This combo is my absolute favorite… these muffins look like they would melt in my mouth!

  11. Katie
    10/09/2015 at 10:05 pm

    My double batch of muffins is currently in the oven, and I realize I forgot to ask before I got baking! Can these be frozen?

    • Julie
      10/10/2015 at 7:27 am

      Yes, they can!

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