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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Who doesn’t love a good muffin, especially when it’s warm? This one packs moisture and flavour with pumpkin, and a sweet surprise with chocolate chips. 

Makes: 12 muffins


  • 2 large eggs
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) light olive oil
  • 245 g (1 cup) pumpkin purée
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) skimmed milk
  • 150 g (¾ cup) caster sugar
  • 220 g (1¾ cup) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 120 g (½ cup) plain chocolate (50% cocoa)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly coat a muffin pan with cooking spray, or use cupcake liners.
  2. Place eggs, oil, pumpkin, milk, and sugar into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  3. Select Variable 1 and press start. Slowly increase the speed to Variable 5 and blend for 10 seconds. Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop or a spoon to portion the batter into the muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.