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

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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.

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

Makes 12 regular or 36 mini muffins.

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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

  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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