*You can substitute applesauce for some of the oil.
*If you don't have Pumpkin Pie Spice you can make your own. The substitute for 1 Tablespoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice is: 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon allspice.
*To make the muffins have that bakery look, hand place some chocolate chips on top after filling the paper liners.
Source: adapted from Taste of Home