Aug 19, 2013

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I've made these yummy pumpkin spice muffins for family breakfasts, teacher appreciation events, bake sales, you name it.  They are always a hit, and without fail someone will ask me for the recipe.  The taste reminds me of the pumpkin loaf from Starbucks.  

The funny part?  These are the easiest muffins you'll ever make, and you only need two or three ingredients!

What you need:

1 Box Spice Cake Mix
1 Can Pureed Pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
Pumpkin Seeds (Optional)

What you do:

Heat oven according to instructions on box for cupcakes.  

Grease or line muffin tin.  

Empty dry cake mix and pumpkin into large bowl.  Nothing else goes in here, no matter what the box tells you to do.  Blend cake mix and pumpkin with a hand mixer for 30 seconds, then mix for about two minutes or until everything is blended.  Don't panic!  This will be THICK, kind of like cookie dough.  Don't get crazy and add water or eggs or anything.  Trust me.  Just use a spoon or two and pop the mixture into the muffin tin.  

You can top with pumpkin seeds here, if you like.

Bake according to cake mix directions.  (I usually have to bake mine about a minute or two beyond what the box says.  A toothpick should come out clean when they're done.)

If you don't put the seeds on top, they look quite "rustic," I'll say.  Our family lovingly calls them Ugly Muffins.  They might not be much to look at, but they are delicious!  Make a batch of these, and you'll see.


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