Shuga' Mommas

Shuga’ Mommas: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

True confession: I might have a *small* chocolate chip obsession. (And, no, I didn’t just recently post on my facebook status that I was in desperate need of chocolate chips, specifically Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips, and begged someone from America to mail them to me. Nope, wasn’t me).

Needless to say, if I can put a chocolate chip into a recipe, I’m a happy gal.

My friend, Lisa, introduced me to the concept of chocolate chips + pumpkins = muffins. I doubted her at first, but once I baked them….OH MY.

That, my friends, is how pumpkin chocolate chip muffins became an autumn staple in our home. And because it is now pumpkin season, it’s a great time to make them. So, go do it.


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 16 oz can of pumpkin puree (or be daring and roast a fresh pumpkin)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup applesauce (UK friends, this is hard to find. I often just add a bit more veggie oil and leave out the applesauce)
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups choc chips

Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).

Mix eggs, sugar, pumpkin, oil & applesauce. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & cinnamon. Mix well. Stir in choc chips. Pour batter into greased mini muffin (or reg muffin) tins. Bake for about 15 minutes.

For my gluten free friends – remove the 3 cups of flour and add 3/4 tsp of xantham gum, and 2.5 cups of gluten free flour. You’ll get the same results.

Happy Autumn!

PS – Next time, I think we’ll move off the chocolate chip theme, and on to healthier things. Maybe.


10 thoughts on “Shuga’ Mommas: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. So it’s been confirmed- no applesauce here. I’ve been looking and wondering. Also, where have you found good chocolate chips?? I found some pseudo ones but need the real thing!

    1. Sadly, along with my slight chocolate chip obsession, comes a chocolate chip snobbery…meaning I only eat Ghirardelli, if I can help it. Which means unless I have a stash, I go without. :)

  2. I live in the UK and I just use the applesauce you buy in the baby food section when I need it for a recipe. It usually comes in a box of four little tubs. It’s a bit smoother than the kind you’d find in the States, but it works just fine. :) For chocolate chips, I chop up the “plain” chocolate bars you buy in the baking section of the grocery store. I look forward to trying this recipe!

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