Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Mini muffins in a muffin pan, fresh out of the oven and on a cooling rack. The muffins have a cool orange hue and are speckled with chocolate chips.

It is truly hard to believe that September is here!

Even though it’s still really warm outside, my mind has shifted to thoughts of autumn and all the good things that come with the season: cool breezes, chilly evening walks, falling leaves, warm spices and of course, pumpkin recipes!

I’ve already tracked down my boxes of fall decor and planned several autumn-inspired recipes and meals for the month. Let’s just say that my slow cooker is going to get a good work out in the next few months!!

However, I’m waiting a wee bit longer to pull the fuzzy sweaters, scarves and hats out of the storage bins. It’s gonna be a hot minute (literally…hot!) before we’re ready for those kind of things way down here.

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins have an earthy orange tint and are speckled with chocolate chops. They are in a white serving bowl, a decorative orange pumpkin is slightly blurred in the background.

My kids are keen on all-things-fall too at the moment, and my 10-year-old is already contemplating all the possibilities for the coolest Halloween costumes, and my teen was seen shopping for hoodies and sweaters online last night!! We’re all ready for things to cool down outside, even just a little bit. It’s been a stupid hot summer with way too many days logged in at over 105ยฐ.

While I can’t control the weather, I can control what’s going into my kids lunchboxes, and seasonal sweets are just little, joy-filled things! Pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies along with these moist, flavorful Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are much-loved seasonal goodies at my house.

So, we’ll get into the autumn spirit where and when we can until Mother Nature provides the fantastical chilly days.

mini muffins sit in a white serving bowl and a colorful printed tea towel is underneath. A sparkly orange decorative pumpkin sit beside the bowl.

These Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are so delicious and their petite size makes them just perfect for a lunchbox treat or an afterschool snack for little hands. They are quick and simple to make and I think they a perfect way to start celebrating the kick-off of pumpkin-spice-everything season.

I hope you’re family will enjoy these tasty little muffins as much we do!

True story: I’m usually gobbling a few of these lil’ muffins up with a pumpkin spice latte in the other hand! Oh yes, I do. Happy (almost) fall, y’all!! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

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Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: Breakfast, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Yield

30

mini muffins
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

13

minutes

These Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are one of the cutest way to celebrate the flavors of autumn! The delicious combination of earthy pumpkin puree, chocolate chips, plenty of warm spice, and a tender crumb make these a fantastic fall treat!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate mini chips

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/3 cup sweetened honey or vanilla flavored Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ยฐ and prepare a 24-cavity mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray. Set the pan aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin spice. Stir to mix and set the bowl aside.
  • In another medium-size bowl, beat the egg and then mix in the pumpkin puree, sugars, yogurt, oil, and vanilla. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and then pour in the wet ingredients. Use a wooden spoon or a hand held mixture to mix the batter. Make sure any large lumps are broken up, but be careful not to over mix the batter.
  • Fold in the mini- chocolate chips. Fill each of the prepared muffin tin cups with 1 generous tablespoon of pumpkin chocolate chip batter. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the mini-muffins comes out clean.
  • Place muffin tin on a cooking rack and allow muffins to cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen blog at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.

17 Comments

  1. These are so cute!! I’m heading to the store tomorrow for some pumpkin puree so I can make these.

  2. Marcelle, its still really warm here too, and my mind has shifted to fall (smile) too.
    Your chocolate chip pumpkin muffins sound and look really good. I just need a good cup of coffee now to enjoy them.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Velva

  3. What love really little muffin bites

  4. Oh we can’t wait for fall here either! (It might be arriving sooner for us than you, but it’s still not here yet…) But I can’t wait for cool breezes and all the baking spices…and pumpkin!! These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins sound delicious, and they’re perfect for the season. And the mini version is great for portion control!

  5. We’re definitely a muffin family and these muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast and snack!

  6. Spring has started early here, so flowers are blooming! Love the cute mini muffins; I made a pineapple version the other day.

  7. These mini pumpkin chocolate chip muffins look so delicious! I love anything with pumpkin and chocolate, especially in the fall and winter seasons. They would be perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I also appreciate the tips for freezing and storing.

  8. The only thing better than a muffin is a mini muffin! And these mini muffins look fantastic! P.S. I’m right there with you…can’t wait for fall to really arrive! Bring on the sweatshirts and sweatpants!!!

  9. These muffins are such a great way to snack on!

  10. A perfect fall recipe. I’m ready for some pumpkin.

  11. These are really cute, and I bet they are really popular with the kids. And adults!

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