Easy 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins (with a Gluten Free Option)

A few posts back, I posted one of my all time favorite recipes for Pumpkin Muffins.  Since then, my daughter told me about a recipe she had seen online for "2 Ingredient Muffins."   It's basically a cake mix, a can of pumpkin and some water.  EASY.  And they actually taste good. (Not as good as my recipe with the fat, of course! But still very good.)

1 box spice cake mix  (Gluten-Free Option: I used Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix instead of spice cake and added my own cinnamon and cloves, about 1/2 teaspoon each. You could also use Pumpkin Pie spice.)

1 can pumpkin

1/2 cup water (This is approximate! One recipe I've seen called for one cup of water, and another didn't call for water at all, so I compromised. I think one full cup would be too much - you just need enough to thin the batter a bit.)

Combine ingredients and spoon into greased and floured (or spray with Baker's Joy)  cupcake tins until about 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 degrees. Check in about 17 minutes for regular size muffins.

(I made a few with paper baking cups, but the muffins stuck to the paper, so I preferred not to use them for the rest.  They came out great when the tins were sprayed with Baker's Joy instead.)

 Give them a try and let me know how you like them. 

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  1. Yum, yum, yum!!! I love pumpkin everything and this recipe sounds delightful. . .thanks for sharing! By the way, I LOVE your new blog design and header. . .beautiful! Blessings!

  2. They look delicious! I try to reduce fat by replacing some or all of the oil with applesauce in a recipe. I'll have to pass this on to my friend who needs gluten free recipes. Thanks! Happy Holidays!

  3. Thanks Jan Marie and Caren! Caren, I will have to try the applesauce as a fat replacement. I keep forgetting about that! Thanks for the compliment on my new blog design, Jan Marie!

  4. These look great! I love pumpkin. I love the background and your header.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Hi Pam, those muffins look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  6. Sounds great and reminds me of a weight watcher recipe I used to make years ago.

  7. Thanks Chris--yes they are really good.
    Karen--Yes, the version with the added water was from Weight Watchers. Thanks for visiting!

  8. Hi Pam!

    Thanks for your visit and sweet comment. I'm so glad you stopped by. It's always fun to meet other bloggers. And because you left a comment, it made it possible for me to find my way here to your oh so cute and cheerful blog. I'll be back.


  9. I’m licking my lips right now! Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. Yum, those sound amazing and easy - my favorite! :) #HomeMattersParty

  11. I bet this is good. I have a pumpkin spice mug cake recipe that I use that is very similar and it works in the microwave. #HomeMattersParty

  12. This sounds so easy, Pam #HomeMattersParty

  13. Love easy recipes & we are huge fans of pumpkin anything, so this is great! Thanks for co-hosting #HomeMattersParty

  14. Only 2 ingredients, sounds so easy! #homemattersparty

  15. I like how simple this is to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  16. Yumm-O! Theses sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!


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