3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

These 3 ingredient Pumpkin Muffins are such an easy muffin recipe with only a handful of ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. They are everything that you would want in a quick, moist treat.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

These 3 ingredient muffins are perfection. There is just something about a homemade muffin. Especially, as the weather gets colder. These pumpkin muffins will fill your house with those amazing smells and when they come out fresh from the oven, you cannot help but devour them.

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What We Love About This Recipe

Just because these Best Pumpkin Muffins are easy with just three steps, doesn’t mean that they are not fabulous. They are super moist and taste so very good. Pumpkin is very good for you too. Check out the stats

  • 35 Minutes: Easy to make any time, only five minutes of prep.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry, grab and go staples for the three ingredient pumpkin muffins recipe.
  • Family Friendly: Perfect to make with your kids because it is so easy and also a few minutes of total time to make.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or lower calorie.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Room temperature stable without a dairy frosting.
The muffins in the baking tin.

Ingredient Notes for Pumpkin Muffins from Cake Mix

  • Spice Cake Mix: One box of spice cake mix. Any brand of cake mix that you enjoy!
  • Pumpkin Puree: Not Canned Pumpkin Pie mix, just the puree.

Equipment Needed for Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

How to Make 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

These are the basic steps for making spice pumpkin muffins. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: BATTER

First, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined. Next, scoop the batter into the muffin tins lined with the paper muffin cups.

STEP 2: BAKE

Then bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Finally, cool completely.

Prep and Storage Tips for Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The point of these 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins is that you can make them anytime with very little prep time. So, if you have company coming or you want to surprise your family with a treat, then you can whip them up fast.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the muffins in an airtight container or wrapped well in plastic wrap.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the pumpkin spice muffins in an airtight container or a ziplock bag or freezer bag in the freezer for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

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Frequently Asked Questions for Best Pumpkin Muffins

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a sugar free cake mix or a gluten free cake mix for this recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS?

Of course, try adding nuts such as pecans or walnuts. Try adding fruit such as raisins or dried cranberries.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, adjust the recipe card below if you need to make more or less. This pumpkin muffins from cake mix recipe is great for a fall get together.

A piece of the pumpkin muffin.

Expert Tips for Making This Best Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

  • Add to the Top of the Muffins: Sprinkle powder sugar and a little cinnamon on top. Drizzle icing on top of the muffins. Cream cheese frosting are wonderful on these 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins.
  • Spray: Use a nonstick spray on the top of the muffin pan to keep the muffin tops from sticking.
  • Variation tip: Use a yellow cake mix and add a few teaspoons pumpkin pie spice to make a spice cake.
  • Chips: Add caramel or chocolate chips to the batter.

What to Serve with 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
5 from 2 votes

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
These 3 ingredient Pumpkin Muffins are such an easy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe. They are everything that you would want in a quick, moist treat.
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Ingredients

  • 1-18 oz boxed spice cake mix
  • 1-15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.
  • Spoon into muffin tins lined with paper muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick, inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool completely before serving.

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Expert Tips

  • Add to the Top of the Muffins: Sprinkle powder sugar on top. Drizzle icing on top of the muffins. Cream cheese frosting are wonderful on these 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins.
  • Spray: Use a nonstick spray on the top of the muffin pan to keep the muffin tops from sticking.
  • Variation tip: Use a yellow cake mix and add a few teaspoons pumpkin pie spice to make a spice cake.
  • Chips: Add caramel or chocolate chips to the batter.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 5516IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, easy baked chicken recipes, muffins, pumpkin

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2 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins”

  1. You could probably use white or yellow cake mix too… I want to try this with french vanilla cake mix (I think D.H.??? makes this)…
    I try to collect some really simple recipes for my son; he has down’s syndrome & loves to help daMama in the kitchen, but gets confused/frustrated by complex recipes… This one will workgreat for him…
    Thanx for sharing…

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