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Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Adapted from Genius Kitchen

Servings 24 muffins


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 15oz can pumpkin (16oz is ok if that’s what your store has)
  • 1 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6-8oz chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Thoroughly grease or add liners to a cupcake tin.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, pumpkin, apple sauce, oil, and sugar. In a second bowl, stir together remaining ingredients except chocolate chips (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt).

  3. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, blending along the way (I just used a spoon to stir…no mixer needed.)

  4. Evenly fill cupcake tin with batter and bake 15-17 minutes or until a knife inserted in a muffin comes out clean. Serve warm!