Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
Moist Pumpkin muffins studded with dark chocolate chips
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.
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 This recipe originally made 2 loaves of bread and has been adapted into muffins and then mini muffins.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 Muffin Recipe
- 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.
I’m excited to be joining some others in the food blogging community in this virtual Thanksgiving Potluck. You can follow all of the links to some delicious Thanksgiving dishes that we will be serving our families this year. Also, there is a chance to win an 11 piece Anolon Nouvelle Copper Set or a Wusthof Classic 7 Piece Knife Block Set.
- Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts made Pumpkin Pie
- Erin from Texanerin Baking made Dulce de Leche Apple Streusel Bars
- Caroline from Chocolate & Carrots made Sweet Potato Biscuits with Cranberry Jam
- Katrina from In Katrina’s Kitchen made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
- Christina from Dessert for Two made Mini Pumpkin Pies
- Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction made Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Mini Cheesecakes
- Georgia from The Comfort of Cooking made Spiced Caramel-Apple Crumb Bars
- Rachel from Rachel Cooks made Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Cranberries
- Kate from Diethood made Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie
- Gina from Running to the Kitchen made Green Beans with Cranberries, Bacon, & Goat Cheese
- Carla from Carla’s Confections made Spinach Mashed Potatoes
- Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food made Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
- Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic made Mini Apple Pies
- Liz from The Lemon Bowl made Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
- Tracey from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures made Butternut Squash, Apple and Potato Gratin with Cheddar Crumb Topping
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81 Comments on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins”
My family loves your muffins. They have become tradition at my house! Auntie Tonia always has these around Thanksgiving and now they are being requested at my church for functions. Thank you for posting these so many years ago so my family can have this tradition!
Tonia, this makes me so happy to hear that your family loves our recipe too! It’s certainly a tradition in our home. Thank you for writing!
Everything is better with chocolate chips! I make a very similar muffin, but they come out a little more dense. These look amazingly fluffy!
Oh my goodness! These look amazing!! I love pumpkin and when you add chocolate hello amazing! I can’t wait to try these!! I just need to go get a mini muffin pan! I have not had enough pumpkin things this year. That is a problem. Thank you for what you are doing in helping those in need and I am glad I get to help in a little way! Love your blog! Happy holidays!
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are my absolute favorite! And I have to agree–why bother with plain muffins when they could ALL have chocolate chips? 😉
I LOVE anything pumpkin! Why do we only eat it in the fall!!?? Lol thanks for the recipe. It’s on my to-make list!
Love anything with pumpkin or chocolate & the two combined is awesome . Can’t wait to try. Look forward to following your blog .
Love anything with dark chocolate!
Oh how I love mini muffins! So pop-able. And what a great cause 😉
Thanks for stopping by, Ashley! And I’m with you- I could never resist a mini muffin!
Lovin’ muffins and this worthy cause…thanks!
Thank you for partnering with me and commenting, Nini!
This designer series Blendtec Blender is a chefs dream come true!
Love mini muffins! I wish I was snacking on a couple now to get through this afternoon!
Mini muffins are perfect for snacking 🙂
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Thanks for stopping by Denise! Glad to have you
I love pumpkin anything, and these sound perfect for breakfast right now!
They are tasty if I do say so myself 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for sharing, Amy!
These definitely look super, duper yummy! Thanks for sharing and making a change!
I can never resist these little guys! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!
These look very good! Thanks for posting and donating =)
Thank YOU for commenting. I’m happy to have the best readers around 🙂
Thanks for being part of the solution to help others have food to feed their families!
Thank YOU for doing your part and helping me by commenting. And thanks for reading!
Katrina these look so good. I just want to reach into the screen and snag a few for breakfast.
I lost my favourite cheesecake recipe so can totally relate to the need to document stuff.
Hope you’re doing okay, Was thinking about you this week. xx
Oh no! I hate losing recipes. Food blogs to the rescue 🙂
Oh! Thanks for this recipe…can’t wait to make it! I have the same problem. I lose paper all the time. I now have a system. As soon as I’ve perfected a recipe, I put it in my laptop. If I don’t, I’m sure to lose it.
I love that you’re contributing to Feeding America! Thank you 😀
I am the WORST at losing papers. I have no system. Or I have too many systems maybe? lol Thank you for commenting and helping me donate to Feeding America
Great recipes and love that my comment results in a donation! The contests you have are awesome, too!!!
Thank you so much for commenting Pat! Truly appreciate you stopping by! ♥
These are adorable…though I’m tempted to use mini chips. 🙂
Good luck! My family revolts if I use anything but big dark chocolate ones lol #spoiled
These look amazing. I’m on a pumpkin kick, so these will be next into the oven. Thank you so much for everything you are doing 🙂
Thank you for commenting, Nancy! I love pumpkin everything right now…before we move into peppermint season 😉
Awesome idea to donate $1 per comment! Thanks for all you do for the cause.
Thanks Amber. It’s just a small way to give back. You all are so wonderful to stop by here and read my ramblings every week 🙂
these look wonderful
Thank you Natalie! I’m glad you stopped by.
Thanks for the donation!
Thank YOU for doing your part and joining in with me by commenting!
These look AMAZING!! I’ll be making them very soon!
Awesome! Thanks Kandance- I’d love to know what you think of the recipe- our family favorite!
I love that these are mini! It makes the chocolate chips seem that much bigger. Need one of these muffins right now!
I’ve made them in loaves, regular muffins, and mini but we always come back to mini- so much easier to munch on throughout the day!
Mmmm pumpkin choc/chip muffins. I have to make!
There’s something about the chocolate/pumpkin combo that gets me every time! Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for the donations!
Thank YOU for commenting and sharing in this with me!
You’re awesome to be donating $1 for each comment. 🙂 Go, Katrina!
And I love those big, fat chips!
It’s just a small part but I’m grateful to have enough to share.
I am very proud of you Katrina for doing this! They are hard to stay away from so we can eat that Turkey! Amazing I don’t weigh more. :))
Thanks Mom! Can’t wait to make up another batch next week!!
Oh, yeah! My kids would be thrilled with your Thanksgiving morning tradition! Especially with the chocolate chips!
No one has ever complained about the addition of dark chocolate 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Liz!
I almost laughed when I read your comment about needing to get this recipe on the blog so you have it documented–I have a pumpkin choc chip (with oat) muffin recipe that’s a favorite of ours, and I have to scramble to find it every time!
What a fantastic commitment to Feeding America. Thanks for reminding us all to give back by setting a wonderful example!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve pulled up my blog for a recipe- lifesaver!! Okay maybe that’s a bit dramatic. But TIME SAVER for sure!
These little mini muffins are to die for, Katrina! What a great flavor for the holidays, and a super easy recipe for Thanksgiving breakfast. So glad you shared these!
Thanks Georgia! It is our favorite way to start Thanksgiving for sure.
These sound delicious!
God bless you for helping others such a good thing to teach our children 🙂
Thank you for commenting Janet! It is such a hard thing to teach children to be compassionate but we must keep trying.
Mini muffins were my kryptonite as a kid!! I couldn’t resist them, ever. These are definitely reigniting that love affair I had with them!!
I know what you mean. You just keep coming back for ONE more! Nevermind that by the end of the day I’ve had eleventy hundred of them.
Awesome. Will be making these for a bake sale on Thursday.
Great idea! These are a perfectly big batch for a bake sale.
These pumpkin chic muffins look marvelous. I will give them a try. Thanks for your kind contribution on our behalf.
Thanks Maggie. I hope that you love them as much as we do!
I love these! They are so dang cute!!! And you are so sweet for donating money for every comment! You are the best! Xoxo
I love that you all call muffins cute! You are my people 🙂
I would definitely go for the chocolate chip version first! Love the big chips in the little muffins!!!
According to my family the chocolate MUST be giant and MUST be dark 🙂
Mini muffins are the best, especially when they contain pumpkin and chocolate!
What is is about pumpkin and chocolate that is just perfect?! I was so glad to participate in this potluck with you Carolyn.
Thank you so much for participating! Your muffins look perfect, and you are bake in the kitchen (even if just in small amounts). Love what you are doing donating as well!
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this, Erin!
Those giant chocolate chips?? *SWOON* Love these muffins!
Swoon indeed! They are so good and chocolatey warm out of the oven.
These are so stinking cute! Love!
Glad to know I’m not alone in thinking a muffin can be cute 🙂
Katrina! I’m LOVING those big giant chocolate chips in these. Amazing! And so good of you to donate for every comment! Such a great idea.
I kind of love the giant dark chocolate pieces too. If I try to use anything else my family members revolt!