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Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This easy recipe for gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins have the perfect amount of sweet and spice. They make the perfect fall breakfast.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of New England Coffee for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins cooling on a wire rack and cutting board

Photos and Recipe Updated October 2019

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Last month, I shared my gluten free yellow cake donuts with you, which I made to help celebrate New England Coffee’s Centennial year. Coffee and donuts are always a hit but let’s face it, you can’t eat donuts every day!

A breakfast staple you don’t have to feel as guilty about eating every day? Muffins. Now I’m not saying muffins are a health food (unless you make them a health food), they’re just more socially acceptable to eat on the regular. If you’re eating your breakfast at work, chances are you might get comments on what you’re eating. I’d rather have someone say “wow you sure do love muffins” then hear them say “donut again, ay?”

Or maybe you don’t care what anyone thinks of your food choices when eating in front of them so go ahead and eat all the donuts. More props to you.

New England Coffee is continuing their Centennial celebration into the fall season by thanking extraordinary people with their signature fall coffee flavors: Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple.

You guys, I am a pumpkin coffee loving kind of girl. It’s one of my all-time favorites (second to that pistachio flavor New England Coffee had back when I was 16…). The fact that I can make it any time I want at home is kind of dangerous.

And by dangerous, I totally mean awesome.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (dairy free) from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

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Pumpkin spice in the morning, noon, and at night. Ok, maybe not night because I can’t drink coffee after 3 anymore (which makes me feel like, incredibly old btw). Hey grandma, I’ll now be enjoying that after dinner decaf with you.

The pumpkin spice flavored coffee goes so well with these gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Actually, it’ll go well with any fall pumpkin treats.

If you need some extra inspiration, try my pumpkin chocolate chip bread, pumpkin bread, pumpkin dip with PIE FRIES, pumpkin french toast muffins, or the newest kid on the block –> pumpkin banana bread!

Gluten free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins make the perfect Fall breakfast. Full of pumpkin flavor and warm spices, these muffins pair nicely with a cup of coffee or hot tea. You can make them ahead and freeze for quick weekday breakfasts or make them for lazy Saturday breakfasts or Sunday brunch. Gluten Free Muffins recipe from @whattheforkblog - visit whattheforkfoodblog.com for more! #glutenfree #breakfast #muffins #glutenfreemuffins #pumpkin #pumpkinmuffins #pumpkinrecipes #chocolatechip

Too much pumpkin not enough apple? The caramel apple coffee must be for YOU. Dunk one of my apple cider donuts into it and you will be in pure apple bliss. Or sip on it while a batch of Gluten Free Apple Pie Bars is baking or some slow cooker apple sauce is bubbling away making your house smell like fall and all things delicious.

Either coffee you choose will be a winning choice. Enjoy!


Key Ingredients in Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

  • Pumpkin Purée – not pumpkin pie filling. I know it sounds redundant to say but even I’ve bought the wrong can 🤦🏻‍♀️
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend + Xanthan Gum – if you use a flour blend that contains xanthan gum, omit the amount I called for in the recipe.
  • Milk – use regular milk or unsweetened coconut milk beverage.
  • Spices – I use allspice and cinnamon in these muffins. It’s just enough spice without over-powering the chocolate.
  • Chocolate Chips – for dairy free, use a dairy free chocolate chip. You can use milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate here – your choice!

How to Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Step 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners (or spray with non-stick spray).

Step 2. In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, avocado oil, milk, pumpkin puree, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Step 4. Divide the batter equally between the 12 muffin cups and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired.

Step 5. Bake at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes or until cooked through. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before cooling on a wire rack.


Tips For Making Gluten Free Muffins

  • Make sure your eggs and liquid ingredients are room temperature. If you’re using leftover pumpkin puree that’s been refrigerated, make sure you bring that to room temperature too!
  • Bake the muffins at 400º and not 350º. Muffins will rise faster and get that domed top if you bake them at a higher temperature.

PS BIG NEWS. I’m also having a little caffeine fueled giveaway to go along with these gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! One lucky winner will receive a seasonal gift basket from New England Coffee which contains 3 bags of their coffee, two 12-count boxes of single serve coffee, two mugs, AND a coffee scoop! This prize is valued at $52 – that’s a lot of coffee! You can view the sweepstakes details at the end of the post.

Update 10/13/16 – This giveaway is now CLOSED. The winner is Amy C. Congrats Amy!


Gluten free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins make the perfect Fall breakfast. Full of pumpkin flavor and warm spices, these muffins pair nicely with a cup of coffee or hot tea. You can make them ahead and freeze for quick weekday breakfasts or make them for lazy Saturday breakfasts or Sunday brunch. Gluten Free Muffins recipe from @whattheforkblog - visit whattheforkfoodblog.com for more! #glutenfree #breakfast #muffins #glutenfreemuffins #pumpkin #pumpkinmuffins #pumpkinrecipes #chocolatechip

Other Gluten Free Muffins to Try:

Blueberry Muffins

Classic Pumpkin Muffins

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins (omit the nuts for nut-free!)


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Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins cooling on a wire rack and cutting board

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

4.84 from 24 ratings
These gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins have the perfect amount of sweet and spice. They make the perfect fall breakfast.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips plus more for topping
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup milk see notes for dairy free
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners (or spray with non-stick spray).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, oil, milk, pumpkin puree, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Divide the batter equally between the 12 muffin cups and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes or until cooked through. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before cooling on a wire rack.

Notes

For dairy free, use unsweetened coconut milk beverage and dairy free chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 215mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g

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  1. Darla says:

    May family love these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I make your GF muffin and GF sweet bread recipes all the time. The BEST hands down. Both of my grandson enjoy the special treat of Grandma makes for them the morning after weekend hockey games and tournaments. Love love your recipes❤️❤️

  2. Darla says:

    Made this for my daughter and family. They loved them!! (I kept some for us too.)😊 They enjoyed them on a road trip as both my grandsons had hockey games out of state. I absolutely love your gf recipes!!! Thank you!!!

  3. Princess Kitty says:

    Did you mean 1/4 “cup” for unsweetened coconut milk? Is that milk the one in the cartons in the fridge section or the ones in the can?

    Thanks!

  4. stacey bradford says:

    Kathrine Curles- what an amazing lady!

  5. Kathryn antonalinge says:

    My Mom & Dad are the most important people that influenced my life. thank you both for everything.

  6. Tamra Phelps says:

    Hmm, my Mom is an extraordinary person. About 3 years ago, she had congestive heart failure & while in the hospital being treated, she fell & injured her leg. Because she was on blood thinner her leg swelled horribly, full of blood, & they wound up having to remove a big chunk of skin & muscle because it became necrotic. She nearly died because her kidneys were shutting down due to sepsis, at one point. She spent about 6 months in hospitals & physical therapy care centers. Now, she is using a walker (her left foot is permanently nerve damaged, so she needs help with balance.) But she gets around better than I do, lol. All of that from what was expected to be just a week or less in hospital for congestive heart failure treatment!

  7. Denise Falicki says:

    My Extraordinary person is my Gluten-Free daughter, Amanda. She gave us a place to live when her dad had a stroke at 55, and we lost EVERYTHING. I would not be able to take care of him by myself without a roof over our heads!

  8. Kim M says:

    My lovely neighbour – Pauline, so lovely to find a good friend later in life – she’s disabled after an accident but is so positive and full of life x

  9. Kim Henrichs says:

    My best friend Christine, for sure!

  10. Celestine P. says:

    These pumpkins look awesome! I’ll make them this weekend for sure (if hubby hasn’t snacked away the chocolate chips). 🙂 Speaking of hubby, he is my extraordinary person in my life who has provided support and encouragement for me these past 11 years, from helping me get clean and sober to finishing my college degree, to homeschooling and him being stay-at-home dad for our children. Despite the challenges, he’s been rock solid, and I’m forever grateful. 🙂

  11. Amy C. says:

    My son is one of the most extraordinary people in my life! He amazes me every day with his passion for life. He has a servants heart, a curiosity for life and learning, and uniqueness that’s all his own. He makes me proud every day for his love for Jesus and his refusal to be anyone but himself.

  12. Tabathia B says:

    My mother is the most extraordinary person I know because of her challenges of being a parent to my siblings and I and such a devoted grandparent to my children

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  13. Cindy A. says:

    The most extraordinary person in my life is my mister. He literally saved my life in a car accident. I wouldn’t be here today had he not rescued me.

  14. Angie White says:

    My husband is the extraordinary person in my life. He is always taking care of me and is incredibly chivalrous. I am so glad to be married to him.

  15. Eileen says:

    The most extraordinary person in my life is my friend Tanya. She works full-time, has a business on the side, a child with special needs and is still one of the most thoughtful, giving people I know.

  16. Eileen says:

    These look so good. I can’t wait to try them

  17. Anne says:

    The most extraordinary person in my life would be my husband who has been supportive, compassionate and helpful. In 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment. 2015 and 2016 surgery on each wrist. He has patience and is always uplifting.

  18. Keri Justice says:

    These look amazing! I love coffe and pumpkin. Can’t go wrong with both! The extraordinary person in my life is my mom, she’s always there for me and my family no matter what the situation. I would be lost without her.

  19. rust says:

    My daughter is one of the most extraordinary people in my life. Courageous, kind, compassionate.

  20. Wehaf says:

    My best friend is an extraordinary woman – smart, fierce, caring, and funny.

  21. Steph says:

    My husband is extraordinary bc he puts up with me!! ????

  22. Angela Saver says:

    The extraordinary person in my life was grandma! She was such a loving, nonjudgmental person who would do anything for anyone! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    [email protected]

  23. Debbie F says:

    She is no longer in my life but my grandmother was extraordinary!
    She was gentle, a great cook, loving, and I don’t think I ever heard her say one bad thing about anyone ever. 🙂
    Luckily I had her for a very long time before she passed away.
    thanks!

    And LOVE this recipe!! pumpkin AND chocolate??? awesome!!!

  24. Yum! I’ve been holding off on the pumpkin spice, but it’s almost autumn now, so I think it’s about time. Pumpkin spice and chocolate is such a yummy combo!

  25. Ally says:

    My mother is always my answer for this. All the things she did, and continues to do, for us is amazing and now that I’m an adult, I have no idea how she did it.

  26. Judith says:

    my mom! she keeps my family going

  27. grace says:

    my mom! my dad died when i was 2 and she ended up raising 3 fairly normal kids all by herself. she’s my personal hero:)

  28. Susan Christy says:

    My boss is the most extraordinary person in my life and such a great mentor to me.

  29. Kelly M. says:

    My best friend Kelsey is my “extraordinary person.” She can’t be beat!

  30. Amy Orvin says:

    My mom is the most extraordinary person in my life. She is the best!

  31. Michelle C. says:

    Most extraordinary person in my life is my mum. She raised two kids all by herself. Always made sure we had what we needed. Even when we were being little shits and giving her problems she never gave up on us.

  32. Manda says:

    My mom is amazing.

  33. Amy L says:

    My husband is the best person I know. I have health issues, so he works 2 jobs, and helps around the house with whatever is needed, and he never complains. He is my hero.

  34. Johnezo says:

    My wife is the extraordinary person in my life. She is always cool, calm and collected even though our household is usually in a state of chaos! We’ve had good times together!

  35. HilLesha says:

    I’ll have to say that my mother-in-law is an extraordinary person. She’s one of the most selfless people that I know! 🙂

  36. Melissa says:

    My mom. I was recently in the hospital for over a week, and my mom stayed with me every night to help me out and so I wouldn’t feel alone.

  37. Starla says:

    Those look so delicious! I love pumpkin! Well, sadly the most extraordinary person in my life, my precious Nana passed away in May. :'( I miss her so terribly but I am so thankful to have had her for 24 years.