Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are pumpkin muffins made with a box of cake mix and pumpkin puree. A simple pumpkin cake mix muffin recipe for a quick fall breakfast or snack!
I've been making these super easy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for ages. They're made with a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin puree -- no oil and without eggs.
So this easy pumpkin muffins recipe is low in calories but big on flavor. The perfect fall treat!
In fact, these cake mix pumpkin muffins are so simple that my youngest daughter has completely taken over making them.
If you're wondering why you should use a cake mix to make muffins, let's just say that sometimes easy recipes are best. So when my daughter wanted to make her favorite easy pumpkin muffin recipe for breakfast this weekend, I told her to go for it!
You only need a few simple ingredients for this easy recipe. You can find them in your grocery store or online.
- Cake mix -- a box of yellow cake mix, white cake mix, vanilla cake mix or a box of spice cake mix.
- Pumpkin puree -- not pumpkin pie filling
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Chocolate chips -- semi sweet chocolate morsels or milk chocolate
How to Make Pumpkin Muffins with Cake Mix
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees f. Then, grease a muffin tin with butter or non stick cooking spray. You can use baking cups or parchment paper muffin liners if you like.
Add the box of cake mix and pumpkin puree to a large mixing bowl. Then, add the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg, and stir until well blended.
We mix the batter with a spoon, but you can use a hand mixer (electric mixer) or stand mixer for this step.
Next, stir in the chocolate chips. I like to add a cup of chocolate morsels to the batter and place a few chips on top of the muffins.
This is optional, but there's nothing wrong with a little extra chocolate! The batter will be thick, but this is completely normal.
Spoon the muffin batter into the prepared muffin tin. You can use a spoon or a cookie scoop for this step.
My daughter even added some fall candy sprinkles and a few extra chocolate chips on the top.
Place the muffins into the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.
You may get a few crumbs or chocolate on the toothpick, but it shouldn't be goopy.
Remove the pumpkin cake mix muffins from the oven and place on the counter to cool slightly. Then, remove the muffins from the muffin pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
How to Store
Store the pumpkin muffins in an airtight container at room temperature. You do not have to refrigerate pumpkin muffins. In fact, refrigerating muffins affects the flavor and causes them to dry out faster.
This is basically a 2 ingredient pumpkin muffin recipe, but you can change these simple cake mix muffins to suit your tastes.
For pumpkin spice muffins, use spice cake mix, and leave out the extra spices. You can add white chocolate chips or pumpkin chips instead of semi sweet chocolate.
Use a mini muffin tin for mini pumpkin muffins. For chocolate pumpkin muffins, use chocolate cake mix.
Because, you can never have too much chocolate, right? These muffins should satisfy your pumpkin craving, but if not, check out these 12 Super Easy Pumpkin Recipes. It's pumpkin season, after all!
Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 15-oz box yellow cake mix
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- fall candy sprinkles and extra chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees f
- Line a 12-cup muffin tin with parchment/paper muffin liners or grease with butter or non stick cooking spray
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin puree until fully combined
- Stir in the chocolate chips
- Fill muffin cups evenly with batter, and top with fall sprinkles and additional chocolate chips, if desired
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of muffins come out clean
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Like a lot of you, we get a little obsessed with pumpkin recipes this time of year. For more pumpkin recipes, try Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes or see my fall recipes archives for all things pumpkin and more seasonal goodies.
I hope you get a chance to try these easy chocolate chip pumpkin muffins this fall! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter and follow me on social media for new recipes more delicious recipes for fall!