This Easy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe is a two ingredient cake recipe that’s easy and yummy! It’s a quick and easy treat especially great for this time of year!
Easy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
Here is one that is frugal and great for you!
Homemade Pumpkin Muffins
1 cake mix (any flavor works, but chocolate is our hands down favorite!)
1 can pumpkin or 2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin
Beat the ingredients together with an electric mixer until smooth. (It will be really thick.) Add 1 cup mini chocolate chips and stir. Line muffin tins with paper muffin cups and spray with non-stick spray. Use an ice cream scoop to put the batter into the muffin cups. (I can get 24 from one box of mix.) Bake at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes. Cool and frost if desired. My family likes them just as they are when they are hot from the oven.
Spice cake mix is great – add white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips
I have made pumpkin muffins with white cake mix and yellow cake mix too. They have around 120 calories a piece with the mini chocolate chips and are virtually fat free. If you are on weight watchers they only count as 1 point.
This is a fabulous way to sneak some vitamin A rich veggies in on the kids. Just don’t let them see you put the pumpkin into the muffins and they will never know it is there. These are more moist than name brand very expensive double chocolate chip muffins.
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Wow! How cool is this recipe?? I will have to try several differentcake mixes just for fun. Our store have had amazing sales on cake mixes this fall.
I am beginning to realize just how great the mark up has been on so many retail products. Consumers could, and would (!) pay very high prices even a yr. or so ago. Now the consumer is in the drivers seat and retailers are having to woo us like never before. Consumers rule right now:)
Do you make the cake mix as directed on the package?
No that is what makes this recipe so nice and easy. Just stir together the dry mix and pumkin.
I used the FiberOne apple muffin mix instead cake mix……Awesome!!!
Jill, you fill 24 regular size muffin cups or is that the MINI muffin cups? I just started WW and these sound awesome..especially with a cup of min cho. chips!!! Thanks!!
That is the regular size Denise. Of course depending how much you put in each one it will vary a little.
What size of can of pumpkin? I only have large ones, but I know they make smaller ones too. Can’t wait to try this!
The small cam about 16 oz (some can sizes they are making 15 oz now I think) or 2 cups.
Hi, I have been making these for about a year now, just spice cake mix, and pumpkin. My family loves them, and recently, I had a cousin in the hospital for knee surgery. My son suggested I take some to him, (my son is 10), so I did, in the hopes that AFTER he woke up, he would want them. Sure enough, upon coming out of the anesthesia, he needed something, and dove in. He has not been a fan of pumpkin pie, but LOVED the muffins. I made them in a mini pan, and they were bite sized. He was nice enough to share with the nurses over night, and got good care as a result! He made his wife ask me for the recipe, and when I shared it, she laughed.
I have waited a week and a half to try this recipe- it’s all I can think about! Okay, not really, but it sounds so good. The oven is warming as we speak!! :-)
i do this too! .. one can of the pumpkin puree (not pie but the puree) and 1 box of spice cake .. and its soooo yummy! .. and the house smells so good too ..
i will have to try the chocolate cake too …
have u ever made a chocolate cake and add zucchini and/or carrots to it? .. i havent .. but 1 of the ladies that used to come into the dry cleaners said she did this all of the time ..
and used a chocolate cake mix too ..
just curious ..
ps frost with cream cheese frosting :D
Yes I have Rose. I think it makes the cake a little moister and maybe slightly denser. I have heard of using pureed beans (pinto, kidney) also in place of I think either the egg or oil I can’t remember.
i’ve heard of that too jill but i cant remember where tho ..
I was given a similar recipe by a very nice volunteer at my hospital. In her version, you can use one can of pumpkin, any flavor of cake mix (the mixes with pudding don’t rise well), and 1 1/2 cups of any flavor chips you like. I have used chocolate cake mix with chocolate chips, as well as peanut butter chips, yellow cake mix with butterscotch chips, strawberry cake mix with white chips. There are so many variations possible. You cant even taste the pumpkin. All that I have tried have been great! My coworkers and friends can’t believe that only three ingredients are required. Mixing the cake mix with the pumpkin can be difficult and messy. I’ve solved this by adding the cake mix and the pumpkin in a 1 gallon zip type freezer bag. Just squish and squeeze until well mixed then add chips and mix some more in the bag. Shape the bag like a funnel bag, cut off the corner and squeeze into the cup cake liners. Couldn’t be easier!
Thanks for the good tips Jim. Love to learn variations on a good basic recipe especially an easy one.
I am wondering if you could use apple sauce or apple butter instead of pumpkin.
I know I have apples on the brain right now.
I’m sure you could grandma. I think it would be especially good with spice cake. Plus many people use applesauce in place of the oil now in things like cake, muffin, cookies etc. so don’t know why it wouldn’t work here. The only thing I find different a little is sometimes using fruit purees are will change the texture of things.
Pureed beans replace oil. Put cooked beans in a blender with enough water to make a thickish puree. You can’t taste it at all, and it makes you feel more full so you can just eat one. In fact, you can even replace solid fat (i.e. butter, margarine, or shortening) with mashed beans. Just make sure you match colors. Chocolate chip cookies made with black beans would be a turn off for most people. :)
I even have a recipe for pecan pie that uses pinto beans. I made it last Thanksgiving. The pie tasted great but I didn’t know I was supposed to mash the beans with a fork. It was a little strange to see pinto beans in my piece of pie. Hopefully most people thought they were small bits of nuts. :)
Using the beans is good for diabetics too because you have the protein they need in the food.
grizzly bear mom
I made chocolate chip cookie bars using prunes instead of butter. They are excellent and not outstanding but the kids loved them. I’m sure you could use pureed pumpkin, applesauce, and pureed beans instead. Yes some things will be denser than others and so will your pumpkins.
not baking too much anymore, but I used to use this stuff called prune whip (pureed prunes) instead of oil. no one ever tasted a different, but it made baked goods really moist and they took longer to dry out also. I like to use almost anything but oil…
jo ann holland
a relative of mine has told me so much about your site and recently sent me the pumpkin recipes which I am going to try just as soon as I finish this comment, She loves your sites.
Thank you for letting us know Jo Ann. Hope you enjoy the recipes and holler if you have any questions
I suppose this could be made in a bread pan instead of muffins?
You can but it will take at least an hour or slightly more to bake and if it seems to be browning too fast you may have to turn the temp down to 325 F