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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

These pumpkin muffins are so easy to make and they taste delicious! You just need two simple ingredients: pumpkin puree and a spice cake mix. They're perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on the go.

If you're looking for a quick and easy pumpkin recipe, look no further than these 2 ingredient cake mix pumpkin muffins! They're a perfect breakfast on the go or a quick afternoon snack. Plus, they're so delicious that no one will ever guess how easy they are to make. So give them a try today and see for yourself how simple they are! These may be the easiest muffins you will ever bake.

close up of freshly baked pumpkin muffins made with only two ingredients

Pumpkin season is here and that means all things pumpkin and the delicious fall flavors we all crave. If you're looking for a lighter way to make pumpkin spice muffins this recipe is a real game changer.

It all starts with a box of spice cake mix. I recommend spice cake mix since it's made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice so there's no need to add any additional pumpkin pie spice but you can also use other cake mix flavors and I've included a list in the 'substitutions' section of this post.

The only other ingredient you'll be using is canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling but regular good ole pumpkin puree.

This was inspired by my 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Recipe and my pumpkin biscotti recipe (made with a muffin mix). You can find all of my pumpkin recipes here.

I've seen other recipes that mention adding a frosting, like this cream cheese frosting, but to keep it on the healthier side I opted to keep the muffin tops bare!

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🥘Ingredients

This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Spice Cake Mix and Pumpkin Puree for making 2 ingredient pumpkin cake
  • box spice cake mix
  • can of pumpkin puree

See recipe card for quantities.

2 ingredient pumpkin muffins in muffin tin next to a millionaire pumpkin

📋Instructions

This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions and nutritional information can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Pumpkin Spice Cake Dry Cake Mix in a bowl

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer (my go-to can be found here) to mix together the dry cake mix and the entire can of pure pumpkin puree until smooth. Don't follow the instructions on the box!

Spice Cake Mix and a Can of Pumpkin Puree in a glass mixing bowl with a hand mixer mixing them together

I like to use a wooden spoon to start the mixing process and then switch to my electric mixer to do it a bit more quickly than just mixing and stirring alone. Please note that this is a thick batter, not a light and fluffy batter that you may be familiar with.

Great Jones pink muffin tin filled with 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins

Spoon batter into a muffin pan (this is my favorite) that has first been sprayed nonstick cooking spray. You can also use muffin liners or cupcake liners also sprayed with cooking spray and placed into the wells of the muffin pan.

freshly baked muffins

Bake in preheated oven for a total baking time of 18-20 minutes at 375 degrees F or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a test muffin comes out clean.

freshly baked 2 ingredient pumpkin muffin on a cutting board

Place on cooling rake and allow to cool to room temperature or enjoy while still slightly warm!

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🍴Substitutions

  • Easy Pumpkin Cake - instead of making muffins you can easily make this a cake instead following the simple directions that can be found in this post.
  • This can easily be made into a mini muffins recipe - using a mini muffin tin, once again divide batter equally between each muffin cup and bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Other flavor cake mixes such as carrot cake mix, a box of yellow cake mix, or chocolate cake mix can be used for simple cake mix muffins. Chocolate pumpkin muffins are my second favorite option.
close up of a pumpkin muffin fresh from the oven

📖 Variations

  • Chocolate Chip- gently stir in ½ cup of chocolate chips to the batter before baking. I sprinkled a few semi-sweet chocolate chips on several of the muffins because my sons asked me, too.
  • Craisins, raisins, nuts - add ½ cup to batter and give it a little stir before baking.

Want some pumpkin cookies? Check out this easy and tasty recipe!

🍽 Equipment

Top Pick!
Great Jones Stud Muffin - 12 cup muffin pan

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  • Nonstick and dishwasher-friendly
  • Comes in two joyful colors
  • Makes 12 standard-size muffins


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A good quality muffin tin that will evenly bake your batter. I recommend the Great Jones Stud Muffin - not only does it have a cute name but it baked everything perfectly and cleanup is a breeze/

🍱Storage

  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  • This cake mix recipe can also be stored in the freezer, in an airtight container, for up to 3 months. If frozen, take out a muffin and leave it on the countertop for a bit to thaw or place it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.

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If you click on the number of servings in the recipe card below ⬇️ you can adjust the measurements up or down for the exact number of servings you need.

📖 Recipe

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

These pumpkin muffins are so easy to make and they taste delicious! You just need two simple ingredients: pumpkin puree and a spice cake mix. They're perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on the go.
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Close up side view of a freshly baked pumpkin muffin in a parchment paper muffin liner
Prep Time:6 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:26 mins

Equipment

  • muffin tin

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounces spice cake mix I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Spice Cake Mix
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree Libby's 100% pumpkin

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 °F
    15.25 ounces spice cake mix, 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • Spray muffin tin with baking spray or cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry cake mix and pumpkin puree until smooth. Don't follow the instructions on the box! I like to use a spatula to start the mixing process and then switch to my hand mixer to do it a bit more quickly than just mixing and stirring alone.
  • Spoon batter equally into each muffin cup (muffin liner or cupcake liners are optional). Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow cake to cool completely and serve!

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 5516IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $4.00

Food safety

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

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2 Comments

  1. I love an easy and quick recipe for the holidays! Thank you for sharing these easy muffins.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi Stacie! Thank you so much for your comment! You made my day.