Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Muffins

Last updated on October 18th, 2020 at 02:04 pm

Pumpkin season is the best season! I’m that girl that stocks my pantry with pumpkin everything as soon as August arrives. Pumpkin donuts, pop-tarts, cereal, pie, brownies, cookies, coffee…I’ll practically try pumpkin flavored anything. I really enjoy experimenting with different pumpkin dessert, breakfast and drink recipes this time of year. I wanted to share with you all my go-to muffin recipe, pumpkin dark chocolate muffins. The best pumpkin dark chocolate muffin recipe // The Krystal Diaries I’ve been making these pumpkin dark chocolate muffins for a few years now, and they are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack. This recipe makes 24 muffins, and they freeze really well. The best pumpkin dark chocolate muffin recipe // The Krystal Diaries
The best pumpkin dark chocolate muffin recipe // The Krystal Diaries

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Muffins

Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 muffins


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 oz can of pumpkin puree not the pumpkin pie filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • peanut butter chips as many as you'd like!


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line or grease 24 muffin cups
  • Combine butter and yogurt with an electric mixer until completely combined.
  • Mix in 1 cup of the sugar and all the brown sugar. 
  • Add vanilla and pumpkin, mix until well combined. 
  • Add eggs and mix until everything is well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly mix into the wet ingredients. Add in the buttermilk.
  • Divide batter equally into two bowls (about 4 cups each)
  • In one, mix in the cocoa powder and the remaining ¼ cup sugar
  • In the other bowl, add the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Toss in the peanut butter chips.
  • Scoop a little bit of each batter mixture into the muffin cups. If you want use a knife to swirl the chocolate mixture and pumpkin mixture together. Add some more peanut butter chips on top if you want.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow to fully cool and enjoy!
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  1. 10.24.16

    Wow, these look sooo moist and yummy! I’m definitely going to give them a try!

  2. 10.24.16
    Justin said:

    I love dark chocolate and pumpkin. These look amazing!

  3. 10.24.16

    These look absolutely delicious! Pumpkin and chocolate are the perfect combination!

  4. 10.24.16

    These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing

  5. 10.24.16

    these look SO good! anything with cinnamon and I am ‘sold!’ this would be perfect for a fall morning with some pumpkin coffee!

  6. 10.24.16
    Whitney said:

    Chocolate and pumpkins…a match made in heaven. And these look divine! Haven’t had my fix including this combo yet this fall…This recipe may change that! Thanks for sharing!

  7. 10.24.16

    These sound delicious!! Definitely going to have to try these!

  8. 10.24.16
    Meredith said:

    They sound absolutely amazing!!!

  9. 10.24.16
    Via Bella said:

    PUMPKIN! Enough Said. Okay, add in chocolate…. Then it is just DEFINE!

  10. 10.24.16

    I totally do the same thing – I stock my kitchen with all things pumpkin once the season hits. I love how you made them marbled rather than doing just pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips!

  11. 10.24.16
    Kim Smith said:

    I love that dark and marbled look. These would be great for tea with the garden club. Thanks.

  12. 10.24.16
    Ahead of Thyme said:

    Chocolate and pumpkin! That sounds delicious! What a great idea!!

  13. 10.25.16

    I don’t know what a chocolate muffin taste like. Would probably try it out one of these days.

  14. 10.25.16
    Imaobong said:

    I just loove chocolate muffins, but I’ve never had it with pumpkin
    (I’ve never even had anything with pumpkin apart from soup, I assume)
    I’d definitely give this a try

  15. 10.25.16

    Pumpkin AND chocolate? I mean, can you even go wrong with that? Great post definitely sharing! xo

  16. 10.25.16

    Oh my goodness, these look so good! Definitely going to save this recipe!

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  17. 10.25.16

    These sound AH-mazing!

  18. 10.26.16
    EG III said:

    Those muffins look absolutely amazing. I, too, am a lover of all things pumpkin…last year I even had some pumpkin fig bars and I was the only one who liked them so I had the whole box to myself!

  19. 10.26.16
    chelseajacobs said:

    Oh these sound so delicious!

  20. 10.26.16
    livelaughhlovee5 said:

    My hubby would kill for these. He loves pumpkin anything and he also loves dark chocolate

  21. 10.26.16
    Allison V said:

    These looks delicious!! I love pumpkin and chocolate together!

  22. 10.27.16

    i love dark chocolates so I’m sure I will love this Pumpkin Dark Chocolate recipe! Merci!

  23. 10.27.16
    Ellie said:

    Oh my word I may have to make these this weekend! These look so delicious!! anything with dark chocolate and pumpkin is great by me!


  24. 10.27.16

    mmmm… These look delicious! I’ve never seen or heard of dark chocolate pumpkin muffins before but I think I’ll have to try these out!

  25. 10.27.16

    Great recipe. They look professionally made.

  26. 10.27.16

    Pumpkin and dark chocolate?! I bet these taste fantastic.

    xx, Ana

  27. 10.27.16

    These look delicious and I love the swirled look! So pretty!

  28. 10.27.16

    Love chocolate muffins but have never had any cake or muffins made with pumpkin. I would love to try it to see if I would like it and if yes, then it would be added to my delicious dessert recipes.

  29. 10.27.16

    October has been pumpkin overload for me, but it is my favourite veggie so I will eat it til the end of time! These muffins look incredible and I cannot wait to try them.

  30. 10.27.16
    Houx said:

    I love The Fall season pumpkin spice everything who would have thought pumpkin and chocolate that sounds amazing I definitely have to try making this.

  31. 10.27.16
    loisaltermark said:

    These sound delicious! I’m all about anything with dark chocolate, and these would make a perfect fall snack – or breakfast!

  32. 10.28.16
    Shane said:

    Two of my favorite flavors in one muffin? Count me in! These look so yummy for autum breakfast

  33. 10.28.16
    Anosa said:

    I love muffins but not made them in a while now, thanks for the recipe. I will certainly give them a try

  34. 10.29.16

    Dark chocolate and pumpkin. 2 of my most favorite subjects. Yummy. yummy. More please.

  35. 2.6.17

    These are some delicious looking chocolate muffins, Krystal! Can’t wait to give them a try.

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