Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

These Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins are the perfect combo of summer and fall. With a crumb topping and chocolate chips they are a great on the go breakfast! 

So I am one of those “Pumpkin Spice all the things” girls. And the minute that September rolls around, I am ready for all things pumpkin. Now, I do realize that not everyone is quite ready for that yet. So I thought I would combine the two and make these Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins.

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins with Chocolate Chips

In the summer, I adore zucchini bread. If you happen to have some growing in your garden you know that you have more than enough to make bread at least a few dozen times.

In the fall, I adore pumpkin bread. It’s pumpkiny and gingery and all kinds of goodness.

So I thought that to help us ease from summer to fall, I would combine the two to make a lovely “there are still two weeks of summer and my garden is full of zucchini but I must have all the pumpkin” treat.

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins on a cake stand.


 Tips for making the best Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins:

  1. Be sure to use pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie mix.
  2. Zucchini contain a lot of moisture so it’s important to remove as much as you can before you bake the muffins, or your muffins will be too soggy. To do this, once you shred your zucchini make sure that you squeeze out any excess moisture with a paper towel.
  3. Don’t over mix the batter. This can make for tough muffins.
  4. When I baked these I actually baked some with cupcake liners and some directly in the muffin tin. Personally, baking them directly in the muffin tin was what worked best for me. I found that they stuck to the liners and I tend to prefer the crisper edges that you get from baking them directly in the tin.

These Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins are the perfect combo of summer and fall. With a crumb topping and chocolate chips they are a great on the go breakfast! 


In addition to combining both summer and fall, these Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins are great because they are a great grab and go breakfast.

These muffins have been a big hit in our home. Ryan and I love the pumpkin part and how perfectly moist they are. The boys loves the chocolate chips.

And all of us adore the crumb topping.

Crumb topping

A little too much.

As in all four of us have been sneaking it. As in I’m lucky I got a picture of the muffins with the topping before it was all gone.

So basically, everything about these muffins is good and you should totally make them today. Okay? OK. :)

More grab and go breakfast recipes!

Ham and Swiss Breakfast Sliders

Easy Blueberry Muffins

Cheesy Mini Frittatas 

Breakfast Egg Muffins


These Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins are the perfect combo of summer and fall. With a crumb topping and chocolate chips they are a great on the go breakfast!  #muffins #pumpkin #zucchini #breakfast

More Pumpkin Recipes:

Pumpkin Cake with Amaretto Frosting 

Pumpkin Gingersnap Icebox Cake 

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge


Note: This recipe was originally published in 2014. Updated with photos, tips and nutrition facts in 2019.

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins Recipe

18 - 20 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffin Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, (squeeze in a paper towel to remove extra liquid)
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Crumb Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tins with butter.


Make crumb topping by combining all of the ingredients together until crumbly.


In the bowl of stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla


Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt together in a bowl. Slowly beat into wet mixture. Beat in milk. Beat in zucchini and pumpkin. Fold in chocolate chips.


Fill the muffin tins 2/3 of the way full, about 1/4 cup of the batter. Generously sprinkle crumb top of each muffin. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Allow to cool. Serve.


Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: 1 muffin
Calories: 242 , Total Fat: 8.8g , Saturated Fat: 5.5g , Cholesterol: 34mg , Sodium: 160mg , Carbohydrates: 37.5g , Fiber: 1.7g , Sugar: 21.5g , Protein: 3.8g

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  • Reply
    September 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    These would go wonderfully with my morning coffee! :) I’m loving that crumb topping maybe a little too much!!

  • Reply
    Barbara Schieving
    September 12, 2014 at 3:00 am

    How great to combined two of my favorite muffin flavors.

  • Reply
    Mandy Bird
    September 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I love muffins and this combo sounds delish!

  • Reply
    Kim Beaulieu of Cravings of a
    September 10, 2014 at 12:55 am

    I don’t make enough muffins, these have me wanting to run right into my kitchen and pop some in the oven. They look absolutely delicious.

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