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Easy, Healthy Pumpkin and Wheat Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Updated on December 25, 2014
Yummy--fresh out of the oven!
Yummy--fresh out of the oven! | Source

Try these healthy pumpkin muffins!

Are you looking for a tasty pumpkin recipe besides the traditional pumpkin pie this season? For a fall favorite, try my chocolate chip pumpkin wheat muffins. I adapted this recipe from a former one that produced muffins that were oilier and doughier. I’ll admit that they were decadent and delicious.

I would make those wonderful chocolate chip pumpkin muffins for early morning yard sale trips that my younger brother and I would plan. If it makes you feel any better, he just tried my revised muffins tonight and loved them! He said that he remembers the oilier taste, how this recipe tastes just as good, and how he feels good about eating something that tastes healthier. Basically, since the original recipe, I’ve revised the recipe to cut back on sugar, white flour, and fat, while not sacrificing taste. Check out this easy and fairly healthy and tasty recipe!


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Ingredients to mix first:


4 eggs

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 can (15-16 oz) pumpkin

1 cup applesauce

½ cup canola oil

2 t. vanilla

Mixing up the Pumpkin Mix
Mixing up the Pumpkin Mix

Dry Ingredients


2 cups wheat flour

1 cup white flour

2 t. baking soda

2 t. baking powder

1 t. salt

1 heaping t. cinnamon

1 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Stir in chocolate chips.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Straight from my oven, after cooling for a few minutes in the muffin pan. Ahhh, perfection!
Straight from my oven, after cooling for a few minutes in the muffin pan. Ahhh, perfection!

Instructions for Pumpkin Muffins

In a large mixing bowl, beat the first seven ingredients until smooth. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix together. Stir into pumpkin mixture, mixing well. Add in chocolate chips; mix into dough.

Grease or spray muffin pan, or line with muffin cups. Fill ¾ full with batter. Bake at 400 degrees for up to 20 minutes, depending on your oven. Check after 15 minutes with the toothpick test; if the inserted toothpick comes out clean, the muffins are ready. Cool in muffin pan about ten minutes before dumping onto a wire rack. To ensure that muffins don’t stick, move a butter knife around edges of muffins before emptying pan.

Yield: 24 muffins

For my latest batch, instead of filling two muffin pans, I poured half of the batter into a loaf pan. In this case, I cooked it for 25 minutes.

Try these muffins!

These muffins are quick to mix up and quick to bake. They’re also delightfully quick to eat with a dollop of butter spread on them.

Try them! I’d appreciate any feedback you might have, including your own clever adaptations.

Try a muffin with butter!

Sorry that I forgot to take a picture of the muffin with butter before I ate half of one half of this delicious muffins!
Sorry that I forgot to take a picture of the muffin with butter before I ate half of one half of this delicious muffins!

What do you think of this recipe?

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Wheat Muffins

Freeze leftover applesauce!

Yes, you can freeze the leftover applesauce. Sometimes I have a few more cups left when I buy a big jar of it. If I don't think I'll use it for anything else, I freeze it in one-cup servings until I'm ready to use it for another recipe. It's amazing what freezes well--perhaps some things you wouldn't even think about!


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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Rebecca, I love pumpkin and chocolate together. Yum--I must make some soon!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, it's very good, CC, no matter how you change around the ingredients, which sometimes I do! :-)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      CraftytotheCore--I love them! Great in the fall!

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Yum! I never thought about pumpkin and chocolate together. You have my taste buds very curious.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      4 years ago from Western NC

      Oh now you've got me craving pumpkin. Big time. lol Love this recipe - it's unusual but sounds really good!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Kathryn-Thanks for sharing this! Happy autumn! And baking with pumpkin!

    • CraftytotheCore profile image

      CraftytotheCore 

      4 years ago

      This sounds delicious. I love chocolate chip muffins and pumpkin muffins. Combining them sounds like a real treat!

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 

      4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love pumpkin, and try to have healthy versions of different recipes, so this is my type :) Coming into the Autumn season, I especially get in the mood for pumpkin.

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great weekend!

      Voted up, rated, shared, and pinned! And while I'm at it, I will share on Facebook.

      ~ Kathryn

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      plinka--I do think chocolte chips and pumpkin are a great combination. Glad you bookmarked it. Thanks!

      Jo--so glad you tried them already! Glad you liked them. I've been eating them every morning with my coffee. They're also great for a snack warmed up with butter. Yum. Thanks!!

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image

      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      6 years ago

      I love this! I made them this afternoon and they are yummy! I have another dozen baking now. My two favorites! choco chips and pumpkin. I voted up! Awesome, useful and Yummmmyyyy! :))

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      plinka 

      6 years ago from Budapest, Hungary

      Chocolate chips and pumpkin. It is very special. The instruction is very precise and easy to follow. I've bookmarked it and voted up!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hope you like it, lyricwriter!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      randomcreative--Thanks, and I hope you try them!

      BWD316--Yeah, these muffins are dual-purpose holiday muffins! haha Great idea....

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      up, useful, awesome, and interesting Victoria! Sounds absolutely wonderful. It is a first for me. I have never heard of this before. Well worth trying!

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      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      These muffins look so good! Looks like a great treat for Monday morning (Halloween) and also for Thanksgiving! voted up!

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      These muffins sound amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      My pleasure, AlmostLola. I've been eating them for breakfast this week. Perfect with coffee!

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      AlmostLola 

      6 years ago

      sounds delicious. thanks for sharing.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You're funny, sunshine! Is there a button for "WAY UP"??

      J.S.--Thanks for the compliment on the photos. I've been attempting to do more of my own pics. Glad it's appreciated. Yeah, try it. The pumpkin isn't overwhelming at all as it would be in a pumpkin pie. You might be pleasantly surprised!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      homesteadbound--Glad you bookmarked this! My recipe collection is growing, too. A lot of great ones on here!Thanks!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Avamum--thanks! I thought I'd try to make them healthier because the ingredients just seemed too decadent before. Hope you like them.

      haha, Cloverleaf, you're funny! I'm glad I made your hungry! And you're right--I bet they would freeze just fine. Thanks for the comments and votes!

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      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Although Pumpkin is not my favorite, I think I would enjoy it with the chocolate chips! Nice photos! Voting up and sharing.

      JSMatthew~

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Delish!!! When shall I expect these in the mail? Voted way UP!! :)

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      I am bookmarking these. They look so yummy. And just the perfect thing for the season. My recipe file continues to grow!

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      Cloverleaf 

      6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Victoria Lynn, these look really great, I bet they would freeze well too. I just love all your wonderful ideas, you are making me hungry! Bookmarked, sharing and voting up!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hey, TWO Susans--cool! Just Ask Susan and susan54--I do hope you make these. If you think about it, let me know how you like them. Thanks!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      princesswithapen--They ARE easy--and so good! Try them! Hey, I like your name, by the way. Very cool.

      Thelma--I don't think you'll be disappointed. I really like them. Had one for breakfast with my coffee this morning. Yummy!

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      Sarita Harbour 

      6 years ago from Yellowknife, Canada

      These look fantastic. Kudos to you for adapting an old favorite recipe to a lighter version - we would all do well to follow your example. Bookmarked and I'll be trying these later this week!

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      susan54 

      6 years ago

      Victoria Lynn, They look so good! I can't wait to make some. Love the hub

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These look delicious! Have bookmarked your hub so that I can make these soon. Thanks :)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      chrisam--I like your comment! "Morsels of deliciousness!"

      ladyrain--I think you'll like the pumpkin in this recipe--goes great with the chocolate chips!

      Thanks, ladies!

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! This muffins look delicious. I love baking muffins. Thanks for sharing.

    • princesswithapen profile image

      princesswithapen 

      6 years ago

      Victoria

      The muffins look delicious and the recipe seems easy to follow. This definitely goes on my to-do list. Nice hub!

    • lady rain profile image

      lady rain 

      6 years ago from Australia

      The muffins look so delicious! I have not tried making muffins with pumpkins before, will definitely try out this recipe! Voted up and useful.

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      chrisam01 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

      I can practically taste these little morsels of deliciousness!

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