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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – Healthy version of homemade pumpkin muffins with lots of chocolate chips. Perfect to have in the freezer for a busy morning or an after school snack.

Fall means pumpkin around here.  It can be a Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake that you enjoy for breakfast, or it can be these pumpkin muffins that you get for breakfast!  Pumpkin all day long!  

Seriously, I love baking with pumpkin and wish it was acceptable to bake with it for longer!  ThisPumpkin Coffee Cake with the streusel topping is a definite must in the fall. 

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on a plate

 

You know that I love muffins, that is no surprise if you have visited here before.  There are over 50 Muffin Recipes on this site.  So there is a good chance you will find a version you like!  I always have some in my freezer for quick breakfasts, because they freeze so well!  

This is a healthy pumpkin muffin, so you don’t even have to feel guilty about eating it!  Instead of all of the oil or butter you normally find in muffins, there is apple sauce in these!  That also means they stay super moist and tender. 

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on a plate

How To Freeze Muffins

Once the muffins are baked let them cool for a few minutes in the muffin tins and then you take them out and place on a wire rack to let them cool completely.  Once the muffins are completely cooled, I put them in a freezer safe bag and just put them in the freezer.  You can place them in an air tight plastic container as well.  

Then to thaw I take out 1 or 2 and then microwave for about 30 seconds a piece.  The chocolate gets a little melty again and they are perfect!  You can also just let them sit on the counter or pack in a lunch box frozen and they will be thawed in an hour or two.  Super easy to pull out for snacks, send in lunches, or have for breakfast on busy mornings!

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on a plate

So if you are looking to make something a little different than your normal Pumpkin Bread this fall, these muffins are it!  The kids will love them, you will love having them in the freezer, and you won’t feel guilty eat them!  You can’t ask for much better than that.  

You will notice this recipe uses 1 cup of pumpkin puree, that is not the full can.  So use those leftovers to make Pumpkin Pancakes this weekend for breakfast. 

pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on a plate

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Yield: 12

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - Healthy version of homemade pumpkin muffins with lots of chocolate chips. Perfect to have in the freezer for a busy morning or an after school snack.

Healthy version of homemade pumpkin muffins with lots of chocolate chips. Perfect to have in the freezer for a busy morning or an after school snack.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup apple sauce, (unsweetened)
  • 1 Tbls + 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with non stick spray, or liners.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, pumpkin, apple sauce, oil and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and mix until just combined (be careful not to over mix).
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffins tins.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes. If you insert a tester it should come out clean.
  8. Remove from muffin tin, and cook on a wire rack.

Notes

Adapted from Recipe Girl

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 169Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 251mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 3gSugar 19gProtein 3g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Katerina @ diethood .com

Wednesday 25th of September 2019

YUM!! I would love one right now! They look SO GOOD!!!

Chrissie Baker

Wednesday 25th of September 2019

I love pumpkin everything! These muffins look fabulous!

Sara Welch

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

What a delicious treat this was! Easily, a new family favorite recipe and perfect for fall! Yum!

Jamie Sherman

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

I can't wait to try these. My kids have been asking for muffins and these sound delicious!

Chelsea

Saturday 13th of October 2012

Beautiful muffins! The chocolate chips are a great surprise for pumpkin muffins!

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