Nov 022013

I made these as part of the October Pin It & Do It challenge hosted by Trish. I found this recipe at Sprinkle Bakes, and here is my Pin.

1 box of Spice Cake Mix
1 15 oz. can of Pumpkin


Combine the two ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Do not add anything else to the mixture!

The batter will be very thick. Keep stirring until all ingredients are incorporated.


Place batter into muffin tins sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Makes 12 regular or 36 mini muffins.


The Verdict:
This made 24 regular muffins because I wanted them bigger than a mini muffin, but not as big as a  regular one. I also had to bake for about 45 min. (not 20 like the recipe said) before the center was done.

None of us thought these were very good. Just didn’t have a good flavor. If I decide to try them again, I’ll be adding some spices to the batter.

Weekend Cooking

 Posted by at 1:13 AM

  14 Responses to “Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins”

  1. Sorry they were a flop. I’m wondering what makes them healthy.

  2. I love pumpkin spice muffins, but due to food allergies I have to make them myself, and I haven’t for awhile. Sorry the recipe didn’t work, but maybe with your spice additions these will be a win.

  3. You would think since you used a spice cake mix there’d be lots of flavor. Maybe the pureed pumpkin diluted the spices. Sorry this didn’t work out.

  4. Bummer. I wonder, like Jana, if the pumpkin didn’t dilute the spices somehow.

  5. Thanks for sharing something that didn’t work. I love reading posts like that. It’s so encouraging. I just made a recipe for lunch called “creamed cauliflower and browned rice” — sounded so much better than it turned out.

  6. I suggest you try making muffins from scratch – they are quite easy and so much better!

  7. I made a pumpkin bread recipe the other day that didn’t have enough flavor either. Sorry your muffins didn’t work.

  8. Oh, too bad! I recently had a good experience with a boxed mix change-up recipe. I added one box of devil’s food cake mix and one can of (regular) Coca-cola. The cupcakes didn’t have domed tops, but they tasted fine and had a lovely, moist texture!

  9. I thought at first you might have left something out of the recipe, but then I read all the way down to your verdict! The recipe didn’t sound too promising to me to begin with, so I guess I’m not surprised by the results! 😉 I’ve seen recipes that substitute pumpkin or applesauce for the fat, but I would have thought you would still need the eggs. I guess not!

  10. Oh that is a bummer. I had good luck this month with my Pin It & Do It finds.

  11. What a shame that these were disappointing for you – I’d have been all in favour of a muffin recipe that only has two ingredients.

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