3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This simple recipe will blow your mind!  Add my 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins to your must make list this fall.


Hi guys!

So today’s recipe is so simple, I almost feel crazy calling it a recipe.  Let’s just say it’s more of a life hack I think everyone should know.

It all breaks down to this though, you only need three ingredients to make these super yummy 3 ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins.  And they taste even more pumpkin-yyyyyyy delightful than they look.


The secret is kind of similar to my Black Bean Brownies hack <— If you don’t know this one you MUST check it out.  The hubs actually requests these ALL the time.

It’s basically a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin puree and of course the chocolate chips.


They bake off to be some of the most moist and delightful little muffins ever.

Let’s be honest, most of us are all too busy to make stuff from scratch ALL the time and sometimes a nice little shortcut can really help.  You could take these to a party or even serve them when company is in town.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

I’m especially a fan because these are three items you can just keep in your pantry that will not perish.  That way you can make these even in a pinch.  Ya know… when someone just shows up at your door OR you get invited to a last minute house party.

Once again, I’ll leave it up to you whether or not you share OUR little secret with the masses.



Now, let’s be frank… I’d definitely consider these muffins more of a dessert/cupcake like treat than a fulfilling breakfast, but they absolutely hit that pumpkin chocolate chip craving I get so often this time of year.

The Hubs and I devoured these as post-dinner treats.

And while yes it has regular ole flour and sugar in the cake mix, the pumpkin itself has some redeeming health qualities like vitamins and antioxidants.  I’d say these little yummy bites are all part of living in balance.

And once again, that’s one of my goals in life.


This little 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe/ life hack was just toooo easy not to share.  Now go start your oven and make sure to let me know how they turn out.


3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Julie Wunder
The easiest and more delicious pumpkin chocolate chip muffins ever! Simple-- only 3 ingredients!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 238 kcal


  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 18.25 ounce box spice cake mix
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips, plus additional to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 count muffin pan (or 2 6 count ones) with cooking spray or use muffin liners.
  • Mix the pumpkin puree, spice cake mix together in a bowl. The mixture will be very thick, but it will eventually mix together.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, evenly distribute the batter in the muffin pan. Sprinkle a few dark chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


I tested with mini dark chocolate chips, but any style will work!


Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 5532IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 3mg
Keyword 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.



Want more pumpkin?

Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread with chocolate chips! No oil and mostly whole wheat flour!/ Running in a Skirt


Simple Pumpkin Pancakes

Simple Pumpkin Pancakes - uses box mix! Lots of pumpkin flavor and spices/ Running in a Skirt


Simple Pumpkin Soup


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By | 2020-06-02T17:06:27-04:00 November 10th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|29 Comments


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  4. Miz Helen November 16, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Your Chocolate Chip Muffins look amazing and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Emily November 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Mmm… Yummy! I love the idea of a cake mix, because it makes those days you want to bake but don’t want to do anything super complicated so much easier. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law November 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Yess! These look so good! And sometimes a simple recipe is just what you need!

  7. Annmarie November 11, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    These muffins need to get in my belly right now! YUMMY!

  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus November 10, 2016 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    These look so delicious!! And so easy!

  9. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition November 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    This is amazing! What an amazing idea Julie! You’re so creative and I can’t wait to try these!

    • Mary Ellen @ VNutrition November 10, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      Just realized I used “amazing” twice in my last comment (and I guess I just did again lol). I guess you know what I think of them!

      • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

        Haha! No worries… that’s my go-to adjective too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      That means so much to me! Thanks Mary Ellen!

  10. Well everything is better with chocolate chips right?

  11. Paula November 10, 2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Most definitely going to try these pumpkin muffins ! Easy peasy!
    Thanks for sharing

  12. heather @Lunging Through Life November 10, 2016 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Mmmm I’ve made these before as cookies actually. Very good!

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Ohhhhh cookies!??? Now that sounds amazing too.

  13. Blane Sherer November 10, 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Looks good ( smile )

  14. Jess @ run pink November 10, 2016 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Oh yummy! How did you come up with this?! Thanks for the recipe…er life hack. ๐Ÿ˜‰ pumpkin is the best! And it does contain fiber and vitamin A so it’s kinda healthy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • JulieWunder November 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Jess! One of my friends told me about it! I didn’t believe them so I tried it. Totally works and is delish!!! Have you done the black bean trick? Search Black Bean Brownies on my site. Amazing.

  15. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 10, 2016 at 6:37 am - Reply

    You tricked me! I was like, WHAT POSSIBLY IS THE INGREDIENT. But you are right, it is only one ingredient. I concede. Send me a muffin to apologize ;D

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