Hi! I’m glad you came to see this easy pumpkin muffin recipe and to visit my site, Momcrieff! Welcome!
I have a ton of simple recipes for you. I am a mom with two busy teens so I know what real life is like. As much as I’d love to cook every recipe from scratch, it’s not going to happen. That’s why I keep some shortcut recipes in my back pocket.
This two ingredient pumpkin muffin recipe is one of those. When the kids have friends over, or for a quick hot breakfast, this is perfect! Yes, this is ‘that’ easy recipe showing you how to make pumpkin muffins using cake mix.
I always have the ingredients for this in my pantry. It’s just a box of spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Make sure you are buying the 15 oz six and that it’s not pie filling!
Every fall, this recipe goes crazy. But, it’s an all year recipe. When aren’t the kids hungry??
Also, I found out this was originally a Weight Watcher’s recipe. So, it’s low cal. It’s about 160 calories.
The other day, my son had pumpkin muffins after a sleepover at a friend’s house. The mom told me she had a busy day but made those because they were quick. At first, I thought they must have been a lot of work. Then I remembered THE pumpkin muffins. It had been years since I made them! It was back in the days BEFORE Pinterest! Yes, my fellow Pinterest addicts, we did have a way of exchanging recipes back then. We actually had to talk to each other to share them :).
Pumpkin muffins have two ingredients. It seems like overkill to do the step by step but why not! The main thing is, get your favorite red bowl and your favorite spoon. Do you have a favorite spoon? Here is mine:
These muffins are so super quick! Follow along step by step and at the bottom of this recipe is the printable version. Here’s the short and sweet on how to make pumpkin muffins with spice cake mix!
1 spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin puree (small can, not pie filling_
Preheat to 325 degrees.
Mix spice cake mix together with pumpkin. Scoop into lined or well-sprayed muffins.
Bake 18-20 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean).
Stir together cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Make sure you use the smaller can (15 or 16 oz). This makes 12 muffins which take about 18 minutes to bake. DONE!
Be warned, the kids do like them. As evidenced by the missing muffin that went to school before I took this picture.
I’m just happy he ate something before he went to school. I couldn’t help but laugh. They are just that good!
***I’ve been adding chocolate chips to these muffins. Just as easy and even better tasting!***
OK, here is the printable recipe I promised you!
WAIT! Don’t leave yet!! Below are a few more recipes for you. They are just as easy and just as good (and popular). Another HUGE favorite is my Two Ingredient Banana Muffins. Perfect when you have bananas that need to be used up NOW! Or my from scratch Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. The bonus is, this peanut butter recipe is gluten-free! Take just a few seconds and scroll through the rest of the post. The links and pictures to the posts I’ve just mentioned are below!
Seems like everyone is in LOVE with these super simple muffins. If I can make a suggestion? Take a look at this recipe for pumpkin Nutella squares. Same idea but baked in a pan with Nutella swirled through. Just as easy but a little more of a treat!
These are my favorite scratch pumpkin square recipe. The cream cheese icing is the best I’ve ever had!
Pumpkin Nutella Squares– Three Ingredients!
Or, how about Two Ingredient Banana Muffins? We love them for breakfast! Throw in some chocolate chips to make them a little extra special!
Or, how about Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (just peanut butter, sugar and an egg!).