Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins


Pumpkin spice muffins get a double dose of chocolaty indulgence with the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. It only takes one bowl and no mixer to whip these up for a sweet breakfast treat or an afternoon chocolate fix.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Mix in brown sugar, making sure everything is well combined.

  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients with a spoon. Add in pumpkin puree, eggs, vegetable oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Stir until batter is just blended. Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips and stir until well combined.

  4. Divide batter evenly between the prepared 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
11g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 183mg 4%

* 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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