Welcome the fall and pumpkin season with these scrumptious chocolate pecan pumpkin muffins with whipped cream frosting! I love pumpkin anything during the fall season but these especially! These aren’t just any pumpkin muffins – they’re packed with chocolate, crunchy nuts, a hint of warming cinnamon and nutmeg, and drizzled with caramel sauce! Enjoy these with or without the cinnamon maple whipped cream frosting; personally, I never turn down whipped cream!
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The Best Pumpkin Muffins!
What makes these pumpkin muffins extra special and delicious is the additional filling ingredients and topping. To add a bit of crunch and texture, I add chopped pecans to the batter, along with chocolate chips. The pecan are the perfect addition to this recipe, adding a nutty flavor! And the chocolate chips add just the right amount of chocolate! To finish off these chocolate pecan pumpkin treats, I also drizzle some caramel sauce on top. It adds even more flavor!
But no fall recipe would be complete without some warming cinnamon and nutmeg! I add the spices right into the batter, which give these muffins the most amazing aroma. And as if that wasn’t enough, I also add some cinnamon into the whipped cream and sprinkle it on top!
The Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream!
You can enjoy these muffins straight out of the oven, or you can also add some cream on top. Trust me, you’ll want this frosting on everything this fall! I make my frosting with a hint of cinnamon and a bit of maple extract. The maple extract takes the recipe to a whole new level of goodness! You can purchase maple syrup extract online HERE (affiliate link).
Caramel Sauce Topping
For this recipe, you can use a store-bought caramel sauce, or make your own! My ‘Homemade Caramel Sauce’ is super easy to make and requires just a few ingredients. Check out my in-depth video recipe for more details!
Enjoyed this recipe? Check out some of my other baking recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – double pumpkin rolls with cinnamon sugar filling and cream cheese icing!
- No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake – the most amazing and fluffy pumpkin cheesecake!
- Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake – decadent pumpkin cake with salted caramel buttercream!
- Pumpkin Donuts – the best ever pumpkin donuts filled with pumpkin whipped cream!
- Maple Pumpkin Eclairs – maple and pumpkin flavored French pastries!
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This non-stick muffin pan is perfect for this recipe!
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Finish these pumpkin muffins with a dollop of cream using these jumbo cake decorating tips.