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The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

These Pumpkin muffins are a staple in our house.  As soon as the weather turns cool ,there is always a fresh plate of these on the counter.  They are a serious crowd pleaser, even with the kiddos.

These are so simple and delicious.  You will want to make them over and over too. My mother-in law passed this recipe on to me.  I think It started with a Weight Watchers Recipe, but the chocolate chips and Sugar sprinkles probably don’t ruin that idea.   Here is what you will need:

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins


  • 1 Small Can Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 Box Carrot Cake Mix
  • Chocolate Chips
  • White Sugar Sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix pumpkin puree with cake mix
  3. Add chocolate chips and stir
  4. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray
  5. Add cupcake liners and spray with cooking spray again
  6. Fill cups 3/4 full
  7. Sprinkle with sugar sprinkles
  8. Bake until tops are just firm and you can pull a toothpick out without leaving batter on
  9. Do not cover until completely cooled
  10. Eat and Enjoy!

Just a few ingredients and you have a super delicious fall treat that the whole family will love!  These are great for breakfast too.

My hubby loves the chocolate chip version , but I love it with raisins.  Instead of chocolate chips I add a combination of Craisins, golden raisins, and regular raisins.  They are delicious both ways and the kids eat both kinds without complaining!  Give both versions a try and see which you like best.

5 thoughts on “The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

  1. Mmmm….these look super yummy and really easy! I think I’m with matt on the chocolate chip side of the fence! Definitely need to try these out.

    1. They are so simple and satisfying! I can’t believe I have never tried to feed them to you when you are over 🙂

  2. You can also use a devils food cake mix for some really yummy chocolate pumpkin muffins. The kids love them!

    1. I have made these using almost every kind of cake mix and they turn out great! Haven’t tried that one yet though, we will give it a go! I’m sure it will be great.

  3. I have a batch in the oven now. I added a banana that needed to be used and some wheat germ for extra fiber/nutrients. I wonder if you could add oats. I guess they might need more liquid then? Excited to taste them! Thanks for the easy recipe!

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