Pumpkin Muffins with only 2 Ingredients

This recipe only uses 2 ingredients to get the most delicious Pumpkin Muffins!

2 ingredient pumpkin muffins

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(I wrote about these delicious Pumpkin Muffins last year, but I wanted to update the post.)

My Papa loved these Pumpkin Muffins so every year for our Thanksgiving dinner I would make them for him. He would eat a few after dinner and take whatever was left home with him.

Sadly, last Friday my Papa passed away. He lived an amazing 90 years as a farmer, then as a great golfer after retiring. Thanksgiving will be a lot harder this year, but I will still make these Pumpkin Muffins just for him.

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

What you need:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • 100% Pure canned pumpkin
Pumpkin Muffins Ingredient List

What you do:

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pour both ingredients into a bowl and mix together. I start out using a mixer, but switch to a spoon to get it all scraped off the bottom and sides of the bowl. The mix gets really thick and sticky!

Mix the canned pumpkin with the cake mix.
Pumpkin muffins mix

Step 2:

Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and fill the liners with the pumpkin muffin mix a little more than halfway full. (This recipe makes about 24 muffins.)

Pour pumpkin muffin mix into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners

Step 3:

Bake the muffins for about 20-25 minutes.

(Excuse my stained muffin pan. It’s about 100 years old!) 

2 ingredient pumpkin muffins

That’s it! It feels really weird to not add any eggs or oil after putting in the cake mix. However, these muffins come out incredibly moist with just a hint of pumpkin flavor. And because they are called “muffins” I’m pretty sure they are safe to eat for breakfast! 

What’s your favorite fall dessert?

2 ingredient pumpkin muffins

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

These Pumpkin Muffins only use 2 ingredients making them super easy and quick! Even with only 2 ingredients, they come out moist and delicious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24 Muffins


  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Can 100% Pure Pumpkin


  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • Pour both ingredients in a bowl and mix well. (Start with a mixer and switch to a spoon if you wish because the mix gets thick and sticky!)
  • Line 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners. Pour the mixture into the cups a little more than halfway full.
  • Bake the pumpkin muffins for 20-25 minutes, or until done.
Keyword dessert, fall, pumpkin, pumpkin muffins, snacks, Thanksgiving
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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. Sorry also to hear about your grandpa. ❀️

    1. Thank you!! πŸ’•

  2. Michelle, thank you for sharing this simple recipe. In sharing these muffins as well as honoring your father, you have blessed all of us.

    1. You’re welcome! And thank you for your kind words. 😊

      1. The muffins are delicious! Made them a few days ago, and I now there are more waiting for me in the freezer.

        I will try another batch in a few weeks with the addition of a bit of pumpkin pie spice and some pecans.

        1. Great! I’m glad you liked them. Adding the pumpkin pie spice and pecans is a great idea. I bet that’s going to be good!

  3. This is fantastic Michelle, something nice and easy (which I need) and tasting good! I am going to try these for sure! Thanks for sharing this one and have a wonderful day!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸπŸ‚

    1. Thank you!! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They are so good! Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

      1. I’m looking forward to trying them for sure!πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Michelle, Wal-Mart carries gluten free yellow cake mix. Can I use it instead of reg. mix for this recipe?

    1. Yes that should be fine. πŸ™‚

      1. Thanks! I’m going to try it!πŸ˜€

        1. You’re welcome! I hope you like them! πŸ˜€

          1. πŸ˜€πŸ€—πŸ’ž

  5. You had me at “only two ingredients”! These days I love easy and quick. Thanks!

    1. I love quick and easy, too! πŸ˜€

  6. These look delicious Michelle!

    1. Thank you so much! They really are! πŸ™‚

  7. Michelle I made these last weekend for me and my sister. They were delicious! We throughly enjoyed them. She was in town visiting me so we ate them during the week.

    1. I’m so glad you liked them! I love them, too. They’re so good for a quick snack or dessert. 😊

  8. Wow! Amazing, we will try these for sure!

    Thank you for linking with us at Creative Muster! Many blessings to you! xoxo Sharon

    1. Thank you! They have become a huge favorite. πŸ˜€

      Thank you for allowing me to link and for hosting! I look forward to seeing everyone else’s creations!

  9. Now that’s simple, love simple! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinning!

    1. Thank you! I love a simple recipe, too. πŸ™‚ Thank you for allowing me to share! It’s fun seeing everyone’s creations. I look forward to next week! Thank you for pinning. πŸ˜€

  10. I’m pinning. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much!

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