Pumpkin Pie Muffins (Oh, yeah…with chocolate…)

Muffins - CookedCraving muffins, and hungry for something a little sweet, I thought it was time to cave in and bake a seasonal treat. And we all know that chocolate pumpkin is seasonal, so take a look at these ‘beauts.

This recipe, from an Ellie Krieger cookbook, hit all of the right notes – seasonal (pumpkin), not too sweet (substituted honey in lieu of molasses), nice spice notes, and handy kitchen staples.

Oh, did I mention that there could have been dark chocolate pieces added to the middle of said muffins? There, I confess…but before you roll those big eyes of yours, remember that dark chocolate is oh-so good for you. It’s not like I added an entire bar of it, or anything like that. Just some smashed up pieces. That’s all.

Muffins - In Half

Here’s the plan: mix together the dry ingredients, then mix together the wet ones. Add and stir just until moist (the secret of good muffins – Do. Not. Over. Mix.).

Muffins - Dry Ingred

Muffins - Wet Ingred

Fill the bottom 1/2 of the muffin pan, sprinkle on some chocolate pieces, and then fill up the rest of the way. Yummy! It will be all melty and stuff…perfect afternoon snack.

Muffins - Choc added

Muffins - Ready for oven

In they go – to the oven, then to my hungry, waiting mouth. My, my…these really do hit the spot. Glass of cold milk, anyone?

Muffins - Cooked In Pan



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10 Responses to Pumpkin Pie Muffins (Oh, yeah…with chocolate…)

  1. sophiemcfaul says:

    I just came across your blog for the first time. I am new to the food blogging so it’s been a lot fun seeing a lot of your websites! You’ve done a really good job and this recipe looks amazing! I will have to try and make these! Thanks!


  2. Karen says:

    I think you muffins sound delicious…I have never had chocolate and pumpkin together.


  3. You happened to catch me during a pumpkin muffin craving phase but these look much better than Hannafords. And of course they don’t add the nutritious chocolate bits. I like the honey substitution too.


  4. Charisma says:

    These look delicious!!


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