Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These vegan pumpkin muffins are studded with chocolate chips and can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or snack time. Be sure to buy unseasoned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling, to make these vegan muffins.

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 5 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal)

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • cup canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (15 ounce) can unseasoned pumpkin puree

  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Combine water and ground flaxseed in a small bowl. Let stand for a few minutes.

  3. Whisk almond milk (or oat milk), sugar, oil, vanilla and the flaxseed mixture in a medium bowl. Stir in pumpkin. Whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large bowl. Add the pumpkin mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.

  4. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool to room temperature.


Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups

To make ahead

Store muffins, well wrapped, at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 4 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
11g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 muffin
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Vitamin A 5549IU 111%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Potassium 151mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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