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?

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Muffins

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

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  2. Justin wrote:

    I love dark chocolate and pumpkin. These look amazing!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  3. annafitfab wrote:

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

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  4. These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  5. these look SO good! anything with cinnamon and I am ‘sold!’ this would be perfect for a fall morning with some pumpkin coffee!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  6. Whitney wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  7. These sound delicious!! Definitely going to have to try these!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  8. Meredith wrote:

    They sound absolutely amazing!!!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  9. Via Bella wrote:

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

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  10. 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!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  11. Kim Smith wrote:

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

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  12. Ahead of Thyme wrote:

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

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  13. I don’t know what a chocolate muffin taste like. Would probably try it out one of these days.

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  14. Imaobong wrote:

    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

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  15. Pumpkin AND chocolate? I mean, can you even go wrong with that? Great post definitely sharing! xo

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  16. Oh my goodness, these look so good! Definitely going to save this recipe!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  17. These sound AH-mazing!

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
  18. EG III wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply
  19. chelseajacobs wrote:

    Oh these sound so delicious!

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply
  20. livelaughhlovee5 wrote:

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

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply
  21. Allison V wrote:

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

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply
  22. i love dark chocolates so I’m sure I will love this Pumpkin Dark Chocolate recipe! Merci!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  23. Ellie wrote:

    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!


    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  24. 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!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  25. Great recipe. They look professionally made.

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  26. Ana Pierce wrote:

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

    xx, Ana

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  27. These look delicious and I love the swirled look! So pretty!

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  28. 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.

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  29. 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.

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  30. Houx wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  31. loisaltermark wrote:

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

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  32. Shane wrote:

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

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  33. Anosa wrote:

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

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  34. Dark chocolate and pumpkin. 2 of my most favorite subjects. Yummy. yummy. More please.

    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
  35. These are some delicious looking chocolate muffins, Krystal! Can’t wait to give them a try.

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply

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