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Moist Pumpkin Muffins with Craisins & Chocolate Chips

I originally posted this at The Idea Room Fall Festival a few weeks ago, see the link on my sidebar for her entire series of fall fun!

Let me start by saying these moist pumpkin muffins are delicious without anything inside. I just wanted to get creative and add 2 of my favorite cookie ingredients: craisins and chocolate chips. Strangely, I don’t like raisins a lot, but I LOVE craisins! When I first was introduced to these muffins 5 years ago, I couldn’t believe the deliciousness.

I just love a picture of orange batter…

I decided to make a batch of mini muffins (24) as well as standard size muffins (12) and then had enough for a mini loaf, too!My girls helped me, and I had them place craisins on top so they would show through the cooked muffin nicely.I like to be able to see the texture.

Oh my goodness, they turned out so delicious! I didn’t realize the most delectable pumpkin muffin could get any better!

Can you see the shiny moistness oozing out of these pictures? Heaven, I tell ya.

Moist Pumpkin Muffins with Craisins & Chocolate Chips


5 eggs

1 1/4 cup oil

Mix in

1 can pumpkin

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 small pkg. vanilla pudding powder


1 Tsp. soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more) 1/2 cup craisins (or more)

Bake at 325 degrees, muffins for 20 minutes, full loaf 1 hour. Oven temperatures may vary, stick a toothpick in the center to check for gooey-ness.

They were fantastic right out of the oven, but I prefer my baked goods chilled, so I pop them in the fridge and fully enjoy the texture of the craisins and chocolate chips. I promise, you can’t go wrong with these babies, definitely a crowd pleaser! I’d love to hear if you make them;)

If you love this recipe, you’ll also love my Triple Berry White Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Kristen Duke

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  1. I just pinned this! Just in time – I started stocking up on pumpkin this week, for all of my favorite fall treats!!

  2. I made these muffins last week – they are AMAZING!
    I omitted the craisins simply because I didn’t want to make an extra trip to the store. Everything else was on hand – and I added a few extra chocolate chips. (I have an excuse – I’m pregnant.)
    I also used that as an excuse to eat two straight out of the oven. I gave most of them to family so I wasn’t tempted to eat them all. I saved a few for myself and my hubby and I heated them up and served with vanilla ice cream a few times last week.
    This post just makes me want to make another batch!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them!!! Oh my, one of my all time faves! I totally take the pregnant excuse for a 2nd…or 3rd;)

  3. Charlotte Hickman says:

    These look yummy! I think I have the pumpkin and most of the other ingredients. But, I think we just finished off the Craisins. Will definitely have to make. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      With or without craisins, they are good, but I do enjoy the chewy craisins in one bite, and choco chips in another;)

  4. Oh. My. God. I just took these out of the oven and they are amazing!!!!

  5. What size can of pumpkin? I didn’t see a size.

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  7. Pinning!! I am making these this week!! They look delicious!

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