Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins have a secret ingredient which eliminates the need for butter, oil, and margarine. Only 135 calories and 2 grams of fat per muffin. Intrigued?
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, healthy pumpkin muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 135kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 1 cup all purpose flour 142 grams
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour 80 grams
  • ½ cup brown sugar 100 grams
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • cup chunky applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375℉/190℃. Position rack to middle.
  • Paper line 12 muffin cups. I will also spray my liners with a non-stick spray as I find these muffins get stuck to the paper liner.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together both flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spice and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, pumpkin puree, applesauce and vanilla extract.
  • Add liquid mixture all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened (mixture will be thick).
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffin liners ¾ full.
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes or until top bounces back when lightly touched and a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and place on cooling rack for 5 minutes, then remove individual muffins and place on wire rack to cool completely.


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3225IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.2mg