Pumpkin-Chocolate Muffins


Decadent, tender, and full of flavor, these pumpkin-chocolate muffins are a delicious addition to a brunch or snack tray for anytime. Enjoy with coffee or milk!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
18 muffins


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup avocado oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup English walnuts, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup powdered sugar (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 18 standard-sized muffin cups, or line with paper liners.

  2. Whisk together flour, white sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a second bowl until well combined. Pour pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture and stir until you see no more flour. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full, to create a nice, rounded top.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Remove from the tins and transfer to a wire rack to cool for another 10 minutes.

  4. Dust muffins lightly with powdered sugar while they are still warm to the touch.

Cook's Note:

Vegetable oil may be used in place of avocado oil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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