Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins – with extras

Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins – with extras
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I have had this recipe for so long that I can’t remember who passed it to me.  I am so excited to share it with all of you and I’ll give you all our little secrets to go along with it.  These pumpkin spice muffins are SO easy to make, and people usually gobble them up.  They are wonderful for when you need to make something fast for school, potluck, work, new neighbor, or even a quick snack or you kids/grandkids.

The best part is that it all starts with 2 ingredients!

For the base you need a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin – that’s it!

(I’m using spice cake mix – but you can use any cake mix you want.)

Mix these 2 ingredients together.

It should look like this when you are done mixing.

You can fill your muffin pan up right now or …

We like to add chocolate chips to ours.

You could put any add ins you want in for extra nutrition.  Things like carrots, raisins, eggs, wheat germ, yogurt, etc.

Scoop your batter into your muffin pan.  You can make 12 larger muffins or 24 medium muffins.  The batter is dense so it will not rise much.

Place your muffins in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.

Bake for 25 minutes.  (Ovens vary in times, so be cautious the first time you make them.)

Poke a muffin with a tooth pick and if it comes out clean – they’re done.

Other options include: (our secrets revealed)

Pick any kind of cake mix

Use different add ins 

Instead of muffins –

Drop them on a greased cookie sheets for cookies/muffin tops

Put them in a pan for a coffee cake.


Try them and tell me if you like them please.


Comments (20)

  • These look and sound amazing, my friend! Oh, how I love pumpkin and these look to be right up my alley 🙂

    Thanks for sharing! I hope you had a nice Labor Day. Hugs!

  • These sound and look so tasty, can hardly wait to make them. Will be nice change from cookies. Can imagine how good they would taste heated in micro then slit apart and add some butter between layers, ooh so good. Sigh, will never be skinny, love food too much.
    Have wonderful week

  • Your Pumpkin Spice Muffins will be perfect for fall! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a safe and enjoyable weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • We are a huge pumpkin spice family & I will definitely be trying these! Thank you for sharing at #merrymonday . We hope you will link up with us again!

  • What a lovely recipe – very versatile! Thank you for sharing your Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Chas. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week.

  • this recipe sounds super yummy and I love the idea of the extra add ins to add nutritional value as well
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  • Putting ingredients on my shopping list! Yum

    • I’m so glad you want to give it a try 🙂 Please let me know what you think 🙂

      • Hi Chas, I tried the muffins and although I really like making a recipe exactly as the author posts it the first time I make it, I had to make a few changes. I knew my mom and husband wouldn’t like spice cake, so I used carrot cake mix. I wanted to put chocolate chips in, but didn’t because they only had a huge box at the store I went to. So the final verdict was: My mom didn’t like them, which was no big surprise. My husband and I really liked them a lot. Especially the next day. I put them in a baggie and they were just as moist as they were when I first made them. I did spritz some oil on the paper muffin cups and they didn’t stick at all. Have you tried this with a banana break mix or some other quick bread mix? I wonder if that would work too.

        • I’m so glad you gave them a try and way to go for adapting the recipe to fit your family better! I have done a lot of mixing and matching with cake box mixes but I haven’t specifically tried a quick bread mix. I would think it should work just as well as the mixes are very similar. I’m sure the pumpkin with a pumpkin, cinnamon, or gingerbread mix would be wonderful. You have intrigued me, I just might have to give it a try 🙂

          • I’m going to try it too. I’ll let you know! CINNAMON anything is my favorite, and I love pumpkin too.

          • Yes please. Keep me posted, I’d love to know and you and I have similar tastes – cinnamon and pumpkin all the way! 😉

  • I made it with a quick bread mix and it worked great. I made it in an 8×8 glass baking dish and it came out perfect. This time my mom actually liked it. We actually bought some more to make.


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