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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

These 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins are super easy and delicious with spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, and turbinado sugar.

Why I love this recipe

These three ingredient pumpkin muffins with spice cake mix take only 5 minutes to prep and are ready in just 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Muffins Spice Cake on parchment paper.
Pumpkin Muffins Spice Cake

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

spice cake mix

pumpkin puree

turbinado sugar

Substitutions

You can use a different cake mix such as yellow cake mix, white cake mix, or chocolate cake mix. Because those cake mixes do not have spices, add a teaspoon or 2 of pumpkin pie spice to the batter.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 – Line a regular sized muffin tin with 12 paper muffin liners or spray the tin with nonstick cooking spray.

paper muffin liners in a muffin tin.

Step 3 – In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the spice cake mix with the pumpkin puree and mix on low speed until combined. You can use a hand mixer or a wooden spoon but it may take longer to get it well combined.

pumpkin muffin batter in a bowl.

Step 4 – Portion the batter into the muffin tins just over ¾ full each.

spice cake muffin batter in a muffin tin.

Step 5 – Sprinkle the turbinado sugar generously over the tops of the muffins.

muffin batter topped with turbinado sugar.

Step 6 – Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins in a muffin tin.

Step 7 – Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

2 Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins in a stack.
Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Pro tips

Mix in some fun – add 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts to the batter.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use canned pumpkin instead of puree?

Yes you can use either canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) or fresh pumpkin puree.

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Yield: 12 muffins

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins in a muffin tin.

These 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins are super easy and delicious with spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, and turbinado sugar. These three ingredient pumpkin muffins with spice cake mix take only 5 minutes to prep and are ready in just 30 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce box spice cake mix
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons turbinado sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a regular sized muffin tin with 12 paper muffin liners or spray the tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the spice cake mix with the pumpkin puree and mix on low speed until combined. You can use a hand mixer or a wooden spoon but it may take longer to get it well combined.
  4. Portion the batter into the muffin tins just over ¾ full each.
  5. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar generously over the tops of the muffins.
  6. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Mix in some fun - add 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts to the batter.
  • You can use a different cake mix such as yellow cake mix, white cake mix, or chocolate cake mix. Because those cake mixes do not have spices, add a teaspoon or 2 of pumpkin pie spice to the batter.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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