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Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Muffins

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


  1. ½ cup butter, softened
  2. ⅔ cup vanilla greek yogurt
  3. 1 ¼ cup sugar
  4. ½ cup brown sugar
  5. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 15 oz can pumpkin puree (not the pumpkin pie mix)
  7. 4 eggs
  8. 1 ½ cups buttermilks
  9. 2 ⅔ cups white flour
  10. ⅔ cup dark cocoa powder
  11. 2 tsp baking powder
  12. 2 tsp baking soda
  13. 1 tsp salt
  14. 2 tsp cinnamon
  15. 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  16. Peanut butter chips (as many as you’d like!)

The best pumpkin dark chocolate muffin recipe // The Krystal Diaries


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line or grease 24 muffin cups
  1. 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.
  1. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly mix into the wet ingredients. Add in the buttermilk.
  1. Divide batter equally into two bowls (about 4 cups each)
  1. In one, mix in the cocoa powder and the remaining ¼ cup sugar
  1. In the other bowl, add the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Toss in the peanut butter chips.
  1. 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.
  1. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean
  1. Allow to fully cool and enjoy!

The best pumpkin dark chocolate muffin recipe // The Krystal Diaries

Here are some other pumpkin recipes you might like!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

The best pumpkin dark chocolate muffin recipe // The Krystal Diaries


What is your go-to pumpkin treat?

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  • Reply Aisha Sylvester

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

    October 24, 2016 at 7:47 AM
  • Reply Justin

    I love dark chocolate and pumpkin. These look amazing!

    October 24, 2016 at 8:09 AM
  • Reply annafitfab

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

    October 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM
  • Reply idrisstwist

    These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing

    October 24, 2016 at 11:08 AM
  • Reply nelle monaco

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

    October 24, 2016 at 11:09 AM
  • Reply Whitney

    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!

    October 24, 2016 at 12:20 PM
  • Reply Amanda | Maple Alps

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

    October 24, 2016 at 1:02 PM
  • Reply Meredith

    They sound absolutely amazing!!!

    October 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM
  • Reply Via Bella

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

    October 24, 2016 at 3:47 PM
  • Reply Jocelynne Flor

    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!

    October 24, 2016 at 4:54 PM
  • Reply Kim Smith

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

    October 24, 2016 at 6:55 PM
  • Reply Ahead of Thyme

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

    October 24, 2016 at 10:21 PM
  • Reply Adepoju Grace

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

    October 25, 2016 at 12:15 AM
  • Reply Imaobong

    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

    October 25, 2016 at 3:17 AM
  • Reply Jae DiGiannurio

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

    October 25, 2016 at 5:43 AM
  • Reply Amanda Kruse

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

    Amanda ||

    October 25, 2016 at 5:34 PM
  • Reply petite heartbeat

    These sound AH-mazing!

    October 25, 2016 at 8:37 PM
  • Reply EG III

    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!

    October 26, 2016 at 3:56 AM
  • Reply chelseajacobs

    Oh these sound so delicious!

    October 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM
  • Reply livelaughhlovee5

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

    October 26, 2016 at 8:28 PM
  • Reply Allison V

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

    October 26, 2016 at 10:26 PM
  • Reply Blair Villanueva

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

    October 27, 2016 at 2:16 AM
  • Reply Ellie

    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!


    October 27, 2016 at 9:58 AM
  • Reply The Side Hustle Stories

    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!

    October 27, 2016 at 12:17 PM
  • Reply Befitting Style

    Great recipe. They look professionally made.

    October 27, 2016 at 12:18 PM
  • Reply Ana Pierce

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

    xx, Ana

    October 27, 2016 at 12:34 PM
  • Reply Kindly Unspoken

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

    October 27, 2016 at 3:09 PM
  • Reply A Busy Bees Life

    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.

    October 27, 2016 at 4:16 PM
  • Reply Janine Good

    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.

    October 27, 2016 at 5:15 PM
  • Reply Houx

    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.

    October 27, 2016 at 5:57 PM
  • Reply loisaltermark

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

    October 27, 2016 at 11:23 PM
  • Reply Shane

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

    October 28, 2016 at 6:48 AM
  • Reply Anosa

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

    October 28, 2016 at 1:15 PM
  • Reply Valerie CottageMakingMommy

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

    October 29, 2016 at 4:19 PM
  • Reply Agness of Run Agness Run

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

    February 6, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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