3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins [Vegan & Gluten Free]

I know, I know. The world doesn’t need another pumpkin muffin recipe. BUT if the rest of the world is as lazy as I am then it needs this recipe. Truthfully, I’m not much of a baker. All that measuring and sifting… dry ingredients, wet ingredients… two bowls?! Are you crazy!? Complicated recipes are not my style and baking usually feels complicated.

But not this recipe.

This is a stir-it-up-in-one-bowl-and-eyeball-it kind of recipe. It also just so happens to be gluten free and vegan. Not because I am gluten free OR vegan but because I like it when everyone can enjoy a recipe. Except for paleo. Sorry paleo-people. But I don’t think cavemen ate muffins anyway.

I was just craving a chocolate chip pumpkin muffin. I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was drooling over recipes on Pinterest while thinking about how I did not want to go to the store just to buy some eggs. It’s a tough life, I know. Luckily, this little muffin experiment worked out.

gluten free vegan pumpkin muffins


The trick is to use a mix. I know, it’s sort of like cheating, but you’re not going to follow the directions on the box.

pumpkin muffin ingredients

The box might say oil or eggs or butter or something like that but NO. We’re just using straight up pumpkin. That’s IT. My mix was gluten free but I think this would work just as well with a regular mix. As long as you find something that makes a dozen regular sized muffins, you’ll be good to go. Mine made about 24 mini muffins.

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins [Vegan & Gluten Free]
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Serves: 24
  • 1 box of gluten free muffin mix (I love Enjoy Life!)
  • 1 15oz can of pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • Optional: Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, and/or pumpkin pie spice.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. If you're adding any spices, go ahead and stir those into the mix. I used 1 tsp of cinnamon and ½ tsp of ginger. But this is optional depending on how much you like pumpkin pie flavors!
  3. Stir in the pumpkin until it's not super clumpy. Again, this doesn't have to be exact.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray and scoop rounded tablespoons into each cup. It should make about 24 mini muffins.
  6. Bake for 12-13 minutes. They just just start to pull away from the sides but you don't want them to brown.

mini pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

These little guys didn’t last long. I actually intended to take some with me to work but I forgot them at home… which meant that all of these little guys were devoured by me. oops.

Don’t forget to pin these so you can make them later!

3 ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (vegan & gluten free!)

I’ll definitely be whipping up a batch of these again! Enjoy Life sent me a few of their mixes a while back but this isn’t a sponsored post or anything. I just really do love their products! If you or someone in your family has allergies, (or if you just love food) I’d highly recommend them!

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe?


  1. “3-ingredient” —- music to my ears!
    Pumpkin (much like bananas) can work magic! I thought it was good with brownies, but this would be an awesome snack on the reg.

  2. These pumpkin muffins look incredibly scrumptious! I can’t believe they’ve only got 3 ingredients!

  3. I would probably “forget” to take these to work, too ;-).

    These look delicious!

  4. Everyone needs super easy muffins like these ones! So creative!

  5. How wonderful that these are so easy! I’ll have to grab a box of the mix at the store today!

  6. I love Pumpkin any way I can get it!! I haven’t tried the Enjoy life mix yet–will have to add that to my grocery list. I have loved all their other products so far!

  7. I adore “stir-it-up-in-one-bowl-and-eyeball-it kind of recipes” and I gotta say this one sounds amazing! Fantastic use of a pre-made mix!

  8. It’s that time of year for all things pumpkin, and I love seeing all the variations of pumpkin muffins!

  9. I bet these are SO good! I LOVE the Enjoy Life chocolate chips!

  10. I haven’t tried Enjoy Life’s muffin mix yet but I adore their chips. I need to try this it’s so simple and easy!

  11. mmmmm these looks so good!! Ive tried the chocolate chips – but never that brand’s muffin mix! Being a newbie to the gluten free world, these quick and easy recipes are just what I need! 🙂

  12. Don’t you just love Enjoy Life’s new mixes! They are fantastic!

  13. Love those are has only 3 ingredients and so easy to make. Awesome recipe with all that chocolate goodness! 🙂

  14. AMEN to easy recipes with few ingredients! Great idea to sub pumpkin for eggs!

  15. This reminds me of black beans + brownie mix…so simple yet so good!

  16. I feel like you should say “these are so easy, even Hollie can do them”. They do look really good though! I love everything pumpkin!

  17. These look amazing!!! I need to find these baking mixes… stat!

  18. I need these in my life…..now!

  19. I didn’t know Enjoy Life did baking mixes. YES to all the minimal ingredient/simply recipes! Sometimes we just don’t have time of much else.

  20. Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are my fave! i have a recipe that I love, but this one is so much easier that I have to try it! I will also be having some gluten free guests over this weekend, so it’s perfect.


  21. I love how easy these are and on top of it they are vegan, gluten free and pumpkin flavored! Yum!!

  22. Those look like raw cookie dough, which makes me want them even more. Look delicious and love the ease. Thanks for sharing!

  23. This seems like such an easy and delicious dessert! Simple recipes have a lot of appeal when you don’t have a lot of time!

  24. These look so good! & totally easy to make 🙂

  25. I’m not much of a baker either! But I do love the way it makes my house smell and I do enjoy the feeling of accomplishment

  26. Delicious! They look so moist and scrumptious! I love the Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips, I have never seen their muffin mix though. I’ll have to look out for that 🙂

  27. Nothing wrong with almost cheating. Those look simply adorable!

  28. I find myself in a slump sometimes and just want things measured and easy – so I can totally get behind a box mix – as long as the ingredients are on point! Oh and the dishes, I think the dishes are what deter me from getting too crazy sometimes lol!! Love how simple this is. And yeah chocolate chips have been a major craving for me lately – this would be perfect!!

  29. 3 ingredients? Well shit son – maybe even I can make these! LOL! Without messing up 😉

  30. These look amazing, the moment I saw 3 ingredients I could not have clicked on the post any faster!

  31. If this is cheating then sign me up! I love making baking simple. I’ve never tried enjoy life but I’ve heard great things and these look bangin’

  32. I love easy recipes like this! I am just obsessed with pumpkin today!

  33. These sound so amazing! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  34. These look great and they sound super easy to make! I’m looking forward to trying this! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Ha Ha! I have “forgotten” to share before too! ( wink, wink)
    Just kidding, but what a great idea!
    I love the 3 ingredient simplicity and they look tasty!

  36. Pumpkin and chocolate make a perfect combo in the fall! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark; I chose your yummy muffins as one of my Feature Picks this week. Hope you’ll stop by and link up with us again; the party starts at 6am EST tomorrow!

  37. MMM! Chocolate and pumpkins! They’re two of my favorites!
    Thanks for sharing this week at the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope to see you again next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

  38. Love the ease of this recipe! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

    • Bizarre, you comment on how well Norwich did and how we are unbeaten in four games and then refer to us as a ‘staggeringly poor side’. Why can’t you just admit that Norwich where the better and deserved the victory as Alex Ferguson did. We have beaten Arsenal and Spurs for a team of our size and budget that is massive. We are not performing as a ‘poor side’ at the moment.

  39. Dana Stifter says:

    MMMMMmmmmmm I made them today as I was craving something sweet and pumpkin. I did add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and they are delish!


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