2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Have you ever heard of Pinterest? If you haven’t, you need to check it out immediately. But it’s addicting so if you don’t have ample time (like me), maybe you shouldn’t. I find myself jumping on there every time Noah is asleep or playing with daddy.

You can organize all your recipes (or any other thing….style, decor, DIY, baby items) onto boards and you can browse other people’s pins for inspiration.

This “recipe” is one that I found via Pinterest and I pretty much ran out to get the ingredients as soon as possible. I love anything and everything pumpkin and these muffins were no exception. These Pumpkin Muffins turn out moist and dense and are relatively healthy (an old Weight Watchers recipe).

I’m sure you all are wondering what the two ingredients are by now. Cake mix and a can of pumpkin. That’s it.

After reading through the comments on the blog that I discovered this recipe on, I found that some people have made these with a chocolate or spice cake mix rather than yellow. I chose to go with spice because spicy pumpkin just sounded irresistible.

If you want to jazz them up a bit, they are also wonderful with mini chocolate chips and/or chopped walnuts. Those little caramel bits are a great addition too.

And finally, there is a batter that Noah can nosh on. He wasn’t so sure about it at first…he doesn’t like to get dirty.

But once he got past the mess, he was hooked.

And licked the spatula clean.

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
Yields 12
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Prep Time
2 min
Prep Time
2 min
  1. 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  2. 1 box cake mix (any flavor, we prefer spice)
  1. Mix together ingredients and divide into 12 muffin cups.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
  1. These are great with mini chocolate chips and/or walnuts mixed in.
Adapted from Sweet Verbena
Adapted from Sweet Verbena
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  1. Hi Meg,
    Your little one is just precious!! I am loving your easy two ingredient Pumpkin Muffins, it is a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  2. I love the simplicity of this. Sometimes Mr. Hines does magical things (: Thanks for linking up to the Holiday Sweet Swap.

  3. Great recipe! What a fun way to quickly “throw a little something together!”

  4. The only stupid question is one unasked so here goes! You still need add the eggs and stuff like the cake box says, right? 🙂

    1. No eggs or oil or anything that the box usually calls for. It’s just the cake mix and pumpkin. The batter is really thick and kind of hard to mix up but it turns out so moist and delicious! And you are right, no questions are stupid!

  5. I also found this recipe on Pinterest. Soooo good with cream cheese fronting on top! It’s my “go-to” dessert when someone ask me to bring something to a party at the last minute.

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  8. im about to make these soooo wish me luck!

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  11. I was totally inspired by this recipe. I had a leftover pumpkin pie in the fridge that just wasn’t going to get eaten. So I took a box of cake mix (happened to be chocolate) and added the pumpkin pie filling. I added 1egg (box called for 3) and 1/2 cup water, and made muffins. They were so moist and delicious. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing…I’ll have to try this after Thanksgiving!

  12. I make these all the time — i love them! I also add 1/2 cup of raisins (soaked in warm water and drained).

    1. Glad you love them! They are one of our favorites. Good call on the raisins, I’m trying them next time since my kids absolutely love raisins.

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