Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins have it all. Are you interested in a lovely breakfast muffin for the holidays? I’ve got the perfect one for you. The sweet, rich flavors of pumpkin along with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla, then teamed up with chocolate is incredible. This recipe uses coconut oil rather than shortening which provides great texture, although you could substitute butter if you don’t have coconut oil.
A couple of weeks ago at our Sunday evening Bible study, I had a few minutes to chat with our pastor’s wife. We got on the subject of favorite foods for the holidays. Hailey mentioned that her family always had Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins for Thanksgiving breakfast.
So when her newborn came down with an ear infection and she was tending him day and night for three days, I volunteered to bring them a meal. I had some Easy French Bread that I pulled out of the freezer, along with a batch of frozen Mushroom Soup with Winter Vegetables. But I wanted to make them something else as well.
I remembered how much Hailey said they loved Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, so I poured through Pinterest recipes and found a Pumpkin Muffin recipe that looked scrumptious. I liked all of its ingredients better than any other recipe, so I decided to add chocolate chips and make these muffins up for them as well. I’m glad I did, because they raved over them. Hailey told me the kids absolutely devoured these muffins.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are the ticket for any holiday breakfast. Just enough spice, just enough pumpkin, just enough chocolate. Just delectable. If you’re looking for inspiration for your Christmas breakfast menu, then consider making these sensational muffins along with your favorite breakfast casserole. You won’t be disappointed, and I bet you eat more than one! 🙂
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are so awesome you won’t be able to stop at just one!
Pumpkin and chocolate chips are delightful together.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. If I’d had cream I would have swapped out the milk for cream.
Place dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Stir well until combined thoroughly.
Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, melted coconut oil and vanilla in another mixing bowl.
Whisk ingredients to combine.
Add pumpkin mixture and chocolate chips to the dry mixture.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spray muffin tins very generously with cooking spray (or fill with paper liners and spray liners with cooking spray). Divide pumpkin dough evenly between 17 muffins filling them almost to the top. Sprinkle about 10-12 chocolate chips on top of each.
Bake muffins for 5 minutes at 425. Reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 15-19 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are divine!
The spicy taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves along with pumpkin and chocolate chips is absolutely heavenly.
Here’s the recipe.
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS
(Recipe adapted from This Grandma is Fun)
- 1 ¾ cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- 2 large eggs
- 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp. milk or cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips, divided use
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Combine flour, sugars, soda, powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl until well mixed.
- Set aside.
- Whisk pumpkin, coconut oil, milk and vanilla until well combined.
- Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture along with 1 cup chocolate chips and stir until moistened.
- Spray muffin tins generously with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
- Spoon pumpkin mixture into muffin cups until almost full.
- Sprinkle about 10-12 chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
- Press chips very slightly into the muffin batter.
- Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 350° and continue baking about 15-19 more minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack.
I like chocolate chips in everything. They’re certainly wonderful in these muffins.
Every bite of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins is irresistible.
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