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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins are the perfect muffin recipe for breakfast or brunch: Pumpkin Muffins filled with chocolate and rolled in cinnamon sugar. A delicious fall treat!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins - easy pumpkin muffins filled with chocolate and rolled in cinnamon sugar! A great Thanksgiving recipe!

Years and years ago, before I was blogging, I used to love to go to Costco at the holidays for one reason: Krusteaz Pumpkin Bread Mix. I don’t remember when I first had the bread it produces, but someone told me where to get the mix and every year I’d be first in line to get my huge boxed 3-pack of bread mix. The first loaf would get made and eaten within the first day and then I’d (try) to save the rest for gift giving or Thanksgiving breakfast. Without fail, it wouldn’t even make it until the holiday!

It took me years to even try to make homemade pumpkin bread, and while I think my homemade recipe is pretty darn stellar, the memories of that Krusteaz loaf always gets me looking for the mixes this time of year. You know that bread was actually the reason why I was so excited to partner with them last year? I absolutely love all their products (don’t tell anyone, but sometimes I make their cookie mix with some add-ins and pretend it’s my own recipe at parties).

Now, because I’m an ambassador, I get all their products ahead of time in the mail (it was Christmas in July this year, seriously) but now that it’s November, you can find their pumpkin mixes in the stores too! They have the bread mix, cookie mix, pancake mix, and this muffin mix.

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

The muffins are delicious all on their own, but you know me: I like to tinker. I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate, so I added chocolate chips to the batter. Now easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are good…but don’t you think DOUGHNUTS are better? I do!

I don’t like frying, so instead I made these baked doughnut muffins by rolling the freshly baked muffin in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. That cinnamon sugar adds a nice crunch to the muffin that’s already soft and perfectly pumpkin spicy and chocolatey.

Served warm, these chocolate chip pumpkin doughnut muffins are super addicting; good luck just eating one!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins - easy pumpkin muffins filled with chocolate and rolled in cinnamon sugar! A great Thanksgiving recipe!

Chocolate chip pumpkin doughnut muffins really are the perfect EASY breakfast or brunch recipe to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Stock up on some boxes of the pumpkin muffin mix so you can have pumpkin in March, just like I do!

Get the full recipe on the Krusteaz website.

chocolate chip pumpkin doughnut muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

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These easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins are the perfect recipe for breakfast or brunch. Muffins rolled in cinnamon sugar for fall!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 11 muffins
Serving Size 1 muffin


  • 1 package Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon



    Recipe Nutrition

    Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 47g
    Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
    Author Dorothy Kern

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    Last Updated on August 21, 2018

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    1. Love the combination of chocolate and pumpkin in donut muffins! Yum! I’ll take a 6 pack Dorothy! 🙂