Super moist pumpkin muffins with swirls of Nutella throughout make these muffins the ultimate breakfast treat.

Pumpkin muffins, cranberry orange muffins, or blueberry muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, brunch, or snack! They are easy, moist, and full of flavor.

Pumpkin muffins with swirls of Nutella on top and in the middle

Nutella Pumpkin Muffins


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The Best Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

At our house, it’s all things apple and pumpkin right now. From indulgent Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars to Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting. And our latest obsession – Nutella Pumpkin Muffins!

Ready in about 30 minutes, these easy chocolate pumpkin muffins are the perfect sweet treat! They are easy to prepare and made with pantry staple ingredients.

Ingredients & Variations

PUMPKIN Pumpkin and cinnamon are the perfect combinations, just like a classic pumpkin pie! Try making a homemade pumpkin puree or using canned pumpkin puree for a moist and delicious muffin.

You can also replace the cinnamon and nutmeg in this recipe with pumpkin pie spice for a warm and belly-warming flavor.

NUTELLA Swirling Nutella throughout the cupcake is the perfect way to ensure a chocolatey sweet treat in every bite!

You can also replace the Nutella with chocolate chips, or melted chocolate. Or add in both for an extra chocolatey flavor.

A hand holding a Nutella Pumpkin Muffin with a bite taken out of it

How to Make Pumpkin Muffins {with Nutella!}

For these muffins, I’ve taken my very favorite pumpkin bread recipe, made a few minor tweaks, and added some Nutella.

  1. Prep the batter and melt the Nutella. 
  2. Layer and swirl the batter and Nutella (per recipe below).
  3. Bake until cooked through and enjoy!

Now for the hard part… letting these yummy muffins cool before diving straight in!

Six Nutella Pumpkin Muffins lined up on a white background.

Tips for Success

To get extra height on these muffins you bake them at a high temperature for 5 minutes and then lowered it to the standard 350°F for 15 minutes or until done. Voila! Perfectly moist, rounded top muffins that are simply irresistible.

For moist muffins, be careful not to overcook! Use a toothpick to poke the center of the muffin. When it comes out clean, remove the muffins from the oven.

To make chocolate swirls, melt the Nutella before layering it through the muffin batter so that it is easier to swirl through.  Use a toothpick to create swirls through the batter and don’t overmix or over-swirl the Nutella as this will create a dark chocolate pumpkin muffin instead of beautiful swirls!

These Nutella Pumpkin Muffins are great for breakfast, brunch, snack… you’re going want to eat them all the time! Enjoy!

Favorite Muffin & Cupcake Recipes

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – moist & tender muffins

Carrot Cake Cupcakes – so easy to make!

Apple Cider Muffin Cookies – just 4 ingredients

Tiramisu Cupcakes – handheld version of a classic!

Lemon Cupcakes – light & fluffy

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Nutella Pumpkin Muffins

Super moist pumpkin muffins with swirls of Nutella throughout make these muffins the ultimate pumpkin breakfast treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 muffins
Author Melanie



  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a muffin tin with 15 paper liners.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin, sugars, oil, and milk together. Add the dry mix and whisk until combined.
  • Fill each liner with 2 tablespoons of the batter and place 1/2 teaspoon Nutella in the middle. Swirl with a toothpick and then top with about 1 1/2 tablespoons more batter. Add another 1/2 teaspoon Nutella to the top and swirl again.
  • Bake for 5 minutes and then lower temperature to 350°F and bake 15-16 more minutes. Leave muffins in tins for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2582IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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Melanie is a Midwest girl currently living in Nebraska with her husband and daughters. She started rubbing elbows with her mom in the kitchen as soon as she discovered she could lick the bowl clean. She loves spending time in the kitchen creating healthy dinners and indulgent desserts for her family and friends. You can visit Melanie on her blog: Garnish & Glaze.
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  1. I just made these and they were so good. Very moist and didn’t need a thing on them, I could eat them straight out of the pan. Thank you for this post!!