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Published on March 08, 2017

Chocolate pumpkin muffin recipe

Makes 12 muffins


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional


Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, eggs, vanilla and applesauce. Beat until smooth with electric mixer. Add dry ingredients to bowl and stir gently to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spray muffin tin with pan spray. Spoon ⅓ cup batter into each cup. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition analysis per muffin: 180 calories, 5 g fat, 5 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 160 mg sodium

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