2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Well, the universe was sending me a message this last week, and that was to finally make the 2-ingredient muffins I keep seeing on Pinterest.

Mmmmm… now, that’s a great breakfast.

But back to the universe.

First of all, I finally ordered one of the Pick Your Plum grab boxes in June.  There were some super cute cupcake papers – like 300 of them, here’s one pack:

Awesome, right?  Except the day before I got my box, I found some really cute cupcake papers in the dollar bins at Michael’s!  Like… 300 of them.  So I currently have a stash of around 600 fun papers that looks like this:

So.  Cupcake and muffin time.  Stat.

I was also cleaning out my cupboards over the weekend, and discovered a cake mix in the back.  I thought, hmm, I wonder if that’s expired.  So I checked.

Nudge from the universe #2… uh, use this mix.  Immediately.  In your cute new papers.  Nudge #3 is when my friend Kate pinned it yesterday from Sweet Verbena.

OK universe, you win… fortunately, it was a win-win – the recipe is very simple, and it turned out great!

  • 1 box cake mix in your choice of flavor
  • 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin

Bake in papers or greased tins for 18-22 minute at 350 degrees.  Optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Yep, that’s it!  My kind of recipe!

It makes a rather stiff batter, so it will cook a little bit lumpy.  They come out looking almost exactly how they went in.  The above photo is before cooking, the below photo is after.

I did dust mine with powdered sugar.  I’m not normally big on making my baked goods fancy, but it goes so far toward presentation, and a little powdered sugar is easy to do.

As far as how they taste – let me say, they are quite good.  Not as delicious as Panera, and the texture is a little bit spongy.  But they have no egg, for those who can’t have egg, and no oil, so making them up this way is a lot more diet-friendly, for those of you watching it.  And they are SO easy.  So overall – totally worth it!  I’ll definitely use this recipe again!

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~ Adrianne


  1. Kadie says

    Yummy!! I love pumpkin and these are SO easy! I think I have the ingredients in my cupboard. I don't have the cupcake liners.:( Oh well I bet they still taste good.:)

  2. Melanie says

    I have something like this pinned from last fall but never got around to making it. I did buy a bulk pack of pumpkin from Sams earlier this year- I need to break it out and do this! Looks yummy!

  3. Shatzi LoveandLaundry says

    Those are yummy! My friend gave me the recipe a few years ago. We make the pretty often. You can also use the same recipe to make cookies.

  4. Molly says

    I make these same muffins using a Devil's Food cake mix. They are dense and chocolatey and nearly guilt-free. I usually do add a sprinkle of semi-sweet chocolate chips in for a little gooey goodness in the middle. You can't taste the pumpkin at all! Delicious!

  5. Terry says

    Mmmm,….I love pumpkin baked goods and this sounds perfectly easy. Funny about the expiry date on that cake mix, lol.

  6. Carole says

    this is great. Found you via the live laugh linky. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

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