A yummy reason to go apple picking this weekend

This is a fall favorite recipe in our house! Fresh diced apple and pumpkin ingredients scream autumn is here. Have fun apple picking and be sure to save some apples for this healthy and easy-to-make muffin.

They are delicious for breakfast, snack or even dessert.

My kids and I measured and used math skills and also worked their tiny muscles by stirring. No muffin in my house is complete unless chocolate chips are added. These muffins taste so delicious, you do not need the chocolate; however, they go from delicious to decadent with the chocolate chips!

Chunky Apple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin


  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup or 1 large Granny Smith Apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Chinese Five Spice or 1 tsp. cinnamon and ½ tsp. nutmeg if you do not have Chinese Five Spice
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ of a 15-ounce can of solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cup white flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 Mix sugar, diced apple, and Chinese Five Spice (or cinnamon/nutmeg combo).

3 Add oil, eggs, pumpkin, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix.

4 Blend in chocolate chips.

5 Bake for 35 minutes or until you can put a fork through the middle of a muffin and the fork comes out clean.

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