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Pumpkin Choco-nut Muffins

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The heralding of Fall always brings out my cans of pumpkin puree. I know I can bake pumpkin treats throughout the year but it just feels right to reserve any pumpkin baking for the Fall.

Since the kids love carrying baked treats in their lunch-box, I chose to make a healthier pumpkin muffin recipe. And though I’m still working to make my Pumpkin Choco-nut Muffins 100% healthy, I love that this recipe is definitely a healthier alternative to the recipes I’ve used in the past.

Pumpkin Choco-Nut Muffins

Do give this recipe a try and let me know if your family grabs another muffin right after the first because these taste so good!


Pumpkin Choco-nut Muffins


4.88 from 8 votes
Pumpkin Choco-nut Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Muffins
Servings: 14 -16
Author: Marina J
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree I use store-bought canned puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients together- all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, pumpkin spice powder, salt, walnuts and chocolate chips. Once mixed, set aside for use later.
  3. In your mixer bowl, add butter and sugar and mixed well, till fluffy.
  4. Now add your eggs and whip into the mixture.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and 1/4 cup pumpkin puree.
  6. Add to this half the dry mix and mix well.
  7. Once done, add the remaining pumpkin puree and mix again.
  8. Finally add the balance dry mix and mix well.
  9. Your prepared batter may then be poured into the muffin liners in your muffin pan, upto 3/4 the level.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for about 15-17 minutes or till when a toothpick inserted in a muffin, comes out clean. (If you like muffins with a crispy top, leave the muffins in the oven for 2-3 minutes longer)
  11. Serve straight out of the oven. (Nothing beats a freshly baked pumpkin muffin with melting chocolate chips within!)


I’d love to try doing a walnut-pecan mix the next time (If you’ve tried that combination any time, would you let me know how it tastes, please?)

And would love to replace the butter with applesauce and sugar with honey or an alternate substitute. (While I love baking with honey I do want the pumpkin and spice flavors to dominate over the honey flavor, thus the hesitation to switch out this time!)

Pumpkin Choco-nut Muffins -Mommy Snippets


Tell me, do you have a favorite Fall baked treat?



  1. I think pumpkin pie is probably my favorite Fall treat, but those look fantastic! I’d have to leave the walnuts out, but I wouldn’t change anything else!

  2. No treat specific to fall.
    I agree, it’s much convenient to bake in disposable then it is to use regular bakeware.

  3. I am not a baker, but I do make egg cups. Those would come in so handy! I hate washing my muffin tins after making eggs in them!

  4. looks yummy! I am all about disposable – making like easy, with 5 kids my time is limited!

  5. Those look DELICIOUS!!! And I have to pick up some of those muffin pans!!! Those would be a lifesaver!

  6. these sound wonderful! my favorite fall treat is pumpkin butter spread on pumpkin bread, (yeah, i kinda like pumpkin, lol)

  7. These looks delicious. I will have to make these as an after school surprise snack for my boys. Thanks for linking up at #ThrowbackThursdayLP. I cannot wait to see what you link up next week.

  8. I just love your Muffins, just delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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