Moist Pumpkin muffins studded with dark chocolate chips

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins recipe- a Thanksgiving tradition!

I can’t believe I haven’t shared my favorite muffin recipe with you yet! These pumpkin chocolate chip mini muffins are a Thanksgiving tradition in our home, It’s the very first thing that goes into my oven early Thanksgiving morning and the last thing that everyone is nibbling on at the end of the day. For years I made these muffins without chocolate chips. Then one time I got a little crazy and threw some in about half the batter. For a few years after that I continued making half and half until finally someone stated the obvious- why even bother with the plain pumpkin muffins? And now we munch on pumpkin chocolate chips mini muffins all day. You seriously might have trouble walking by them without popping one in your mouth.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins recipe

Mostly I am excited to share this recipe here with you because that means I won’t lose it. I seriously cannot be trusted with a piece of paper. I swear I have this recipe copied and printed in 30 places in my home because of the one year I had to completely tear apart my kitchen to find the recipe.  This recipe originally made 2 loaves of bread and has been adapted into muffins and then mini muffins. As I said, our family enjoys munching on these throughout Thanksgiving day. It make 10 dozen mini muffins-that’s a lot! I have tried halving the recipe before and was just not completely satisfied with the results.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffin Recipe

Moist pumpkin muffins studded with dark chocolate chips. Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are a Thanksgiving tradition you'll come back to again and again!

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  • 4 eggs
  • 1 16oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 C sugar
  • 3/4 C vegetable or canola oil
  • 2/3 C water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/3 C flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 C dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325° F.
  • Add eggs, pumpkin, sugar, oil, water, and vanilla in the bowl of your mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.
  • In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and add 1 Tablespoon of batter to each muffin well.
  • Bake 8-9 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the muffin tin 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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