Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Here is yet another pumpkin recipe  I just love muffins, so it was only fitting I would make healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.  They make me feel like I am eating cake for breakfast. 🙂   Growing up in Boston, we had a Dunkin Donuts on every corner.

One of the things I loved there was the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.  Then one day I looked up the nutrition facts. They have 600 calories and 26 grams of fat.  Ouch!

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Meadow and I ate one as soon as they came out of the oven.  Yum! Do you have a Dunkin Donuts nearby?  We only have a handful here in Texas.

If you are a visual person, I filmed this short video on how to make these. For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel.

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min



  1. Preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Mix wet in one bowl.
  3. Mix dry in another.
  4. Add wet to dry and mix until combined.  
  5. Spoon into muffin tins. 
  6. Bake for around 12-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


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177 thoughts to “Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins”

      1. Hi just wondering on your healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins if the mixture is supposed to be on the dry side. I noticed there is no water or milk in the ingredients. I just put them in the oven and the seem dry. Hoping they turn out. I followed your directions?! :) THANX
    1. They are kind of a pain in the rear to clean. I do it by hand. I love them though, because you do not have to spray them with oil and the muffins never stick. Plus, my 3 year old daughter loves to play with them as I bake. :) Here is the link if you were thinking about getting them.
    1. Spelt is an ancient grain and it has much less gluten than whole wheat. If you wanted to sub, you can do whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat.
  1. So excited for these! I always have pumpkin bread, various type of pancakes, and some muffins in the freezer for quick snack or breakfast on the go. I was trying to make my pumpkin ones more healthy and didn't know quite what id do bc we all LOVE the unhealthy ones LOL... But THIS sounds fabulous!! Making some tonight now... Thanks!!!
        1. You caught me while I was on the blog. :) I would love to hear how they turn out with quinoa flour. My guess is okay, because the pumpkin will help bind them.
  2. Dunkin' Donuts has the best coffee ever! I buy their coffee (decaf) at their stores and make it at home, but there's nothing like buying a cup freshly made at the Dunkin' Donuts. Mmmmmmmmmm.
    1. Haha! I grew up on DD. Living in Massachusetts, we had one on every corner! Here in Texas, there is a Starbucks on every corner.
      1. If your a true Canadian you drink Tim Hortons. Their coffee is so addictive some people swear they put nicotine in it. It is the best coffee hands down.
  3. Yes- this is the 3rd recipe of yours that I have tried in about a weeks time! I'm addicted to your blog! I used whole grain brown rice flour instead... still, Another delicious recipe! :0)
  4. I am fairly new to clean baking and used white whole wheat flour when I made these. The flavor is great but I find the texture denser and a bit gummy. I would like to know if that is how this recipe is suppose to turn out or did something not turn out right for me?
    1. Whole grain flours are a bit more dense. If you want a less gummy flavor, you can sub some of the applesauce for oil and that should help. Once you get used to cooking and eating with whole grains, the texture shouldn't bother you. Maybe to help you get used to them, you can sub out 1/2 the whole grain flour for all purpose white flour to make the transition easier?
  5. These had really poor texture and were not sweet enough... disappointed to have wasted a whole can of pumpkin on a muffin that I would not serve to anyone. I usually love anything pumpkin-flavored!
    1. I am sorry you didn't like them. I have gotten a lot of compliments on this recipe, but I understand they are not for everyone.
  6. Hi I have never heard of a can of puréed pumpkin so what would be the quantity I would use if I cooked and puréed it myself... Nicky
  7. I grew up on RI, and now live in MA with my husband. You can't go a single block without finding at least 2 Dunkin' Donuts. It is certainly a New England way of life and I am sure you must be missing them in Texas. Did you have any Dunkin' favorites?
    1. Yes! I LOVED their pumpkin muffins and also the blueberry muffins. My husband is a fan of the chocolate donuts. We only had one here in Dallas where I lived and it closed. Starbucks rules here. One on every corner.
      1. I had the same "Starbucks" experience when I lived in Chicago. There is nothing like the smell of Dunkin' Donuts coffee though! I love their holiday items...especially when they incorporate pumpkin. At Christmas they also bring back a White Chocolate Mocha that is divine! Just found your blog and love your recipes. Thanks so much for sharing :)
  8. Do you use your crock pot apple sauce (you posted the other day) for your recipes? I plan to make and can some this weekend for future baking.

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