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Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Pumpkin and chocolate make a great paring! Try them together in these easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins. You’ll want to make extra to stash in the freezer!

Sometimes life doesn’t go according to our best laid plans and intentions. I’ve been trying to get this recipe up for the past couple days, but instead I’ve been dealing with migraines, a teething 2 year old, and a 4 1/2 year old giving me attitude.

Days comprised of unpleasant elements such as those, I’m so glad I have leftover muffins like these to start the day with. And that my best friend is visiting from Arizona.

It has been a lot of fun to have a friend to cook with this week, and I’m sad that we only have 1 1/2 days left of her visit.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins, Chocolately Pecan Tart, Julia’s Chicken Fricassée with Tarragon Sauce, Beefy Borscht, and Jaden’s Vietnamese Summer Rolls are some of the yummy things we’ve had fun making together (and eating!).

For the dark chocolate, I used a bar of Scharffen Berger 70% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate that came in my BlogHer Food swag bag. It was the perfect compliment to the spicy sweet pumpkin muffins.

When I chop the chocolate, there are usually lots of small bits that are almost shaved leftover on the cutting board. I like to sprinkle a pinch of these on top of the muffin batter in each cup before baking for a little chocolate on top too.

These pumpkin muffins are super moist and easy to make and a great way to start the day – even the bad ones.


Be sure to check out these 25 Pumpkin Recipes to Try this Fall – So, if like me, you have a pumpkin hoarding problem you now have a very good excuse. I’ve just shared my favorite Pumpkin Recipes for you to try this fall.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Yield: 30 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Pumpkin and chocolate make a great paring! Try them together in these easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins. You'll want to make extra to stash in the freezer!


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 -15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 c butter, melted
  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c coarsely chopped dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. With a wire whisk, beat the eggs in a large bowl, and mix in the sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, and butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and chocolate.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the egg and pumpkin mixture until just combined.
  5. Transfer better into lined muffin cups, a scant 1/4 cup of batter per cup. Bake 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Cool 5 minutes in pans, remove muffins and cool completely on a wire rack. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.


These freeze well - after completely cooling, place in gallon sized resealable freezer bags.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 30 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 201Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 42mgSodium 237mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 3g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Tuesday 22nd of November 2011

I just made these and was in a hurry to get them done before the kids came home from school. So I dumped all the batter into a jelly roll pan and baked them at 375 for 18 min. They were ready for the kids and everyone loved them!

Her name was Lola

Thursday 22nd of October 2009

These look divine! Thanks for this dose of holiday yumminess + I love your {new-to-me} blog.Cheers.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates

Monday 12th of October 2009

Yum! And ooooo - I have homemade applesauce right now. That would be good!! I'm having a Fall Fruits Festival this week with link-ups and Tuesday is about Pumpkin! If you have a chance, come link up this post on Tuesday.

the twins

Sunday 11th of October 2009

oh, those look/sound so amazing. i want one now! =)

Madame Sucre

Sunday 11th of October 2009

I would love to make this one day.. never experienced Pumpkin with chocolate!!! & the presentation is sooo pretty!

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