While up north for Thanksgiving weekend, my sister and I were craving another pumpkin recipe. One can never have enough this time of year, right?

We adapted this recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins from Skinnytaste. Disclaimer: the texture is not as cakey as your typical muffin–it may not even look like a muffin at all–but they taste so good that we decided that was alright.


Here’s what we used:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour

*If you want your muffins to be more cakey in texture, the key would be to add more flour, though I’m not exactly sure in what proportion…chime in in the comments if you have any thoughts!

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or if you don’t have that, random sprinkles of allspice, nutmeg, and more cinnamon like we did)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 large egg whites (you can just crack the eggs into a bowl and use a spoon to carefully remove the yolks)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Note: This amount of batter is supposed to make 14 normal-sized muffins, but barely even filled our 12-muffin tin. Consider doubling the recipe, or just make snack-sized muffins like ours!


Here’s what we did:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Lightly spray a muffin tin with baking spray.
  2. Whisk together flours, sugar, baking soda, spices and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Mix together pumpkin puree, oil, egg whites and vanilla in a large bowl.
  4. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix, scraping the sides as you go.
  5. Once the batter is uniformly mixed, add the chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.
  6. Use a spoon to scoop equal proportions of batter into each cup of the muffin tin.
  7. Bake for roughly 25-27 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean (with the exception of some melted chocolate!).

The warm flavours and kick of spice are perfect with a cup of coffee.

Stay hungry!