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Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in a bowl lined with blue cloth.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are such an easy recipe, vegan they are egg and dairy free, sweet and lightly spiced you won't be able to stop at just one.
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin muffins, chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, pumpkin choc chip muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 239kcal


  • 1 cup pumpkin purée 230g
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup flour 250g
  • ½ cup sugar 110g
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius
  • In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin purée, maple syrup, oil and vanilla essence.
  • In a second bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stir gently until just combined.
  • Fold through the chocoloate chips.
  • Portion the muffin batter into a muffin tray.
  • Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 20-25 minutes until the muffins spring back when pressed in the centre.
  • Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before allowing to cool on a rack.



Ingredient swaps and notes

  • Sugar: Can be swapped for any granulated sugar
  • Pumpkin purée: Can be swapped for sweet potato purée. I make my own pumpkin purée but canned will also be fine.
  • Oil: I use a mild olive oil, this can be substituted for melted butter.
  • Choc chips: For this recipe to be dairy-free you will need to choose a dairy-free chocolate chip, but if that's not a concern for you any choc chips will be fine!

How I make pumpkin purée

Peel the pumpkin and boil until tender, drain the pumpkin well leaving the pumpkin sitting in the hot pot for a few minutes so as much liquid evapourates as possible. Blend until smooth.


Once cool, store pumpkin muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 3178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg