whole wheat chocolate chip pumpkin muffins


It officially feels like fall, so I think something warm and pumpkiny is in order. I made these muffins this weekend and it is a really easy recipe to put together. I tried to substitute some of the ingredients for more healthy alternatives, since Rowan would be eating these. I will make another version where I substitute the chocolate chips for raisins and add walnuts for a good breakfast muffin.

You can make these little pumpkin toppers so easily, and I thought they could be fun for halloween. You can find a printable of the pumpkins here.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
Print recipe here

3/4 cup agave or honey
1 egg
1 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup coconut oil or melted butter
2/3 cup milk
15 oz. pumpkin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin pan with oil or butter.

Mix agave and egg until blended. Stir in remaining wet ingredients and combine. Then mix in dry ingredients making sure not to over-mix. Add chocolate chips.

Drop batter into muffin pan about 3/4 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a knife or toothpick inserted comes out clean. Ovens vary so check the muffins at about 20 minutes.

Pumpkin Muffin Toppers 

8 1/2" x 11" Card stock
1" hole punch or scissors
Paper straw or toothpick
Download printable here

Print the pumpkins onto card stock. Use hole punch or scissors cut them into circles. (If you are using scissors feel free to cut different shapes.) Glue two of the circles back to back surrounding a paper straw or toothpick. I used paper straws, since I wanted them to be safe for Rowan to handle.


  1. What a yummy treat and fun project to do with the little ones. I just love cooking with my kids!

  2. YUMMY anything to do with pumpkin is great, I will have to make these muffins soon.Thank you for the recipe.

  3. I have been looking for some yummy pumpkin recipes. These look tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am a fan of the whole wheat and I am DEFINITELY a fan of the chocolate. :) And your little boy is cute.

  5. I'm sure this is a treat my family - me( not a pumpkin fan) would enjoy--daughter would love to COOK AND EAT THEM FOR SURE =^D

  6. Oh, I'm dying right now! I'm sitting here hungry for lunch, and these are killing me! Isn't a muffin the perfect food? Love your blog and your presentation...great photos!

  7. These look SO great! I think they might just be the first pumpkin treat baked this fall for us!

    1. Hi Alicia! Thanks! Try them they came out really moist and delicious. Everyone loved them.

  8. These are super delicious!!! I had to use extra will power not to eat the whole batch. Thank you for this recipe! xoxo

    1. so glad you love it as much as we did!


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