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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

The easy and healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are light, sweet, and are ready in less than 30 minutes. Plus they contain no sugar or refined flour!

Categories Baking, Bread, Breakfast
Difficulty Easy
Keyword healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin puree
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 163 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 egg*
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium banana)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the almond milk and lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes.  This will create the "buttermilk."

  3. Add pumpkin puree, almond-lemon buttermilk, egg, mashed banana, oil, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl, and stir together to mix well.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the spelt flour, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

  5. Combine dry and wet ingredients and stir together.

  6. Add the dark chocolate chips and fold in, stirring until just incorporated.

  7. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups until each cup is filled almost all the way full.

  8. Sprinkle a few more dark chocolate chips on top, if desired.

  9. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  10. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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Recipe Notes

* To replace the egg with 1 flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons water.  Stir well, and then allow the mixture to set for about 5-10 minutes.  Then, use as you would a regular egg.  This can also be done using ground chia seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.7g10%
Saturated Fat 3.4g17%
Cholesterol 13.3mg4%
Sodium 123.2mg5%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 5.8g23%
Sugar 8.5g9%
Protein 5.8g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.