The Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins I’ll be making all Fall.

These one-bowl pumpkin muffins are excellent for cooler temps and pumpkin carving season.

I used only the good fall spices: ginger, cinnamon, allspice and cardamom.  No nutmeg or cloves to be found here (but you could easily sub them in if they’re your favorite).

This morning Jojo and I whipped these up for breakfast and if a pumpkin muffin craving strikes again we’ll be making these muffins a few more times before gingerbread muffins make an appearance out of our oven.

These pumpkin muffins are not super sweet in my opinion (so adjust as you need to) and they’re dense in a perfect-amount-of-dense-ness-for-a-muffin way. Lemme know if you make them! 

One-bowl Pumpkin Muffins

Yield: a dozen muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


dry ingredients
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cardamom

wet ingredients
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup butter, softened (aka microwaved for a bit until soft)
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk


Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or butter. In a bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add in your wet ingredients. Within the well, whisk together your wet ingredients a bit and then mix them into the dry ingredients until just mixed together. Scoop batter (it'll be too thick to pour) into your muffin tin and bake for 20-24 minutes. Eat em' up. I've been enjoying them for breakfast with eggs, fruit and a latte.


  1. Thanks, Kylie. I’ve been enjoying your Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Baked Oatmeal. Made my second batch yesterday. Makes my mornings before work so much easier, and it’s yummy just as you suggested: cold topped with peanut butter!

  2. These look delectable! Will be adding them to my menu ASAP! I’ve been craving warm gooey baked goods with the snow we have here in Denver!

  3. Oh these sound so perfect!! I love your description. Sweet but not overly so and dense without being too heavy. Cannot wait to make them for us soon!

  4. I’ve been looking for a good recipe to try for my boys! They are sick of banana muffins.

  5. YUM these look delicious! Loving fall baking right now :)

  6. I just made these! So excited for breakfast tomorrow! Thank you, Kylie!

  7. I usually dislike recipe reviews where the reviewer critiques the recipe but then goes on and on about all the substitutions she made. However, I did make these with my 2 year old yesterday and they are a hit! I had to sub piumpkin spice for all the other spices since we didn’t have those, and we only had one egg so I added a flax egg instead, and we used raisins instead of choc chips. As you can see I desperately need to go to the grocery store but I was able to make these with what we had on hand (for the most part) and they are delicious!! Thanks Kylie!

  8. Can you sub flour for Almond flour?

  9. These sound AMAZING! My son is a little bit older than Jo but sadly has an egg allergy. Any thoughts on a substitution? Because I think he would LOVE these!!

  10. I made these last night and they were PERFECT! My first pumpkin baked anything!!

  11. A good simple pumpkin muffin recipe.  Sigh.  I love this.  It’s refreshingly basic; and these are the best kinds.

  12. I just put these in the oven! I’m excited for them with breakfast and as a snack this week!

  13. I made these shortly after you posted the recipe and went into labor (a month early!!) the next day. I thought to bring the muffins to the hospital and they were the perfect snack to get me and my husband through the hospital stay and my son’s brief NICU stay. We are now home and I just made a second batch. These are so delicious and I just wanted to let you know how special these muffins are to me now. I think they will be a staple of mine for a long time!!

  14. My 2020 New Years resolution is to feed myself better. Lately I’ve been giving my 15 month old all the satisfying, filling meals and forgetting to eat enough myself. I made these muffins a few times in the fall and they filled me up so nicely in the morning alongside a coffee and a banana- I’m making them now on January first to make sure I remember to fill up as well! They are SO GOOD and I love them!

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