3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Satisfy your pumpkin cravings this fall with these 3 ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. All you need are simple pantry ingredients – pumpkin puree, spice cake mix, and chocolate chips – for the easiest pumpkin muffins with cake mix that you will ever make!

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins stacked on a white plate.

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-y 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.

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

Why You’ll Love These 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • These muffins are made with only 3 ingredients – spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin puree, and of course the chocolate chips.  These are literally the EASIEST pumpkin muffins with cake mix 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.
  • I’m especially a fan because these are three items that are shelf-stable pantry staples.  You can easily keep the ingredient around and 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.

 

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins stacked on a white plate.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Ingredients

  • Pumpkin puree: Use canned pumpkin puree, not the pumpkin pie mix.
  • Spice cake mix: You can use a yellow or white cake mix instead, but you’ll want to add in 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.
  • Chocolate chips: I like using dark chocolate chips as it helps to balance out the sweetness from the cake mix, but you can use whatever flavor you prefer.

How Do You Make 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins?

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Spray a muffin pan or line with muffin liners.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the pumpkin puree and cake mix.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, evenly distribute the batter in pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins in a muffin pan.

Are pumpkin muffins healthy?

While there is regular ole flour and sugar in the spice 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.

Now, let’s be frank… I’d definitely consider these muffins more of a dessert/cupcake like a 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.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins on a decorative white plate.

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

 

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins stacked on a white plate.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Julie Wunder
Satisfy your pumpkin cravings this fall with these 3 ingredients pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. All you need are simple pantry ingredients - pumpkin puree, cake mix, and chocolate chips - for the easiest pumpkin muffins you will ever make!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 238 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  • I tested with mini dark chocolate chips, but any style will work!
  • You can use a yellow or white cake mix instead, but you'll want to add in 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.

Nutrition

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

 

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By | 2020-09-19T07:19:21-04:00 September 19th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. Ginny Fox September 19, 2020 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Wish there was somewhere we could buy pumpkin in a can but there isn’t right now. Will save these wonderful recipes for later!

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  6. 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

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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!

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

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

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

    These look so delicious!! And so easy!

  11. 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. 🙂

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

      That means so much to me! Thanks Mary Ellen!

  12. Well everything is better with chocolate chips right?

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

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

  14. 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.

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

    Looks good ( smile )

  16. 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. 😉 pumpkin is the best! And it does contain fiber and vitamin A so it’s kinda healthy 😉

    • 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.

  17. 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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