Pumpkin Muffins with only 2 Ingredients

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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. So glad you got your water back, Michele. These muffins look really yummy! Last week I made vegan ginger pumpkin cupcakes (w/ no dairy) but they had 1/3 cup oil – yours are fat free! Blessings & hugs! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ฆ

    1. Thank you! Ginger pumpkin cupcakes sound really good, too! Hugs!!

  2. Very nice one…๐Ÿ’ฏ
    My dear friend…๐Ÿ’ฏ
    THNKYOU for follow…๐Ÿ’ฏ

  3. Yummy! That is exactly what our muffin pan looks like too! Thanks for the recipe, God bless!

    1. You’re welcome. My other muffin pan is almost black from years of use! Have a blessed day!

  4. I may have to try this so glad the water is fixed this looks wonderful

    1. Thank you! They are so good. I hope you enjoy them!

  5. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    They look delicious!

    1. Thank you! They are! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Yum! I make sweet potato pies for my family every Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think I will try this for this year’s Christmas brunch!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I love sweet potato pies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. OOOH I should definitely make those one day. I love baking, and I REALLY love making holiday treats ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. These are so easy!! Let me know if you make them and what you think! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. how many ounces is the pumpkin? ;P

      1. It’s a 15oz can. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Thanks. I made it, and it tasted amazing! Thank you!

          1. That’s great!! I”m glad you liked them!

        2. I’ve been looking for a way to use my cupcake mix lately ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Good news on the water pipes! I’ve made these muffins with chocolate cake mix. They’re quote good fresh, but get kind of gummy if they sit very long. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I agree. Mine usually don’t make it past Thanksgiving Day! I really have to try these with chocolate mix. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Wow… thanks Michelle… these sound absolutely delicious. The recipe is simple to. I will keep you posted . Thanks๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Thank you! They are very good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Michelle, I’m now a pumpkin fan, and these look delicious!

    1. You will love these!

  11. I love all things pumpkin, and this recipe sounds awesome! I can’t wait to try it out.

    1. I hope you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Wow, how simple and delicious do these look? I must try this out. Iโ€™m love me some pumpkin ๐Ÿ˜Š.

    1. Me, too! And I love anything simple and easy, too. I hope you like them! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. ๐Ÿ˜˜

  13. I love easy recipes…..not too many ingredients and they look yummy.

    1. Me, too! I look for anything quick and easy!

  14. I’ve done these with gluten free cake mix and they are delish๐Ÿ˜‹

    1. I think they are my favorite fall recipe. ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Looks like a fun, easy way to bake up something delicious! I wonder if I could use this recipe with butternut squash?

    1. I’m not sure. If you try please let me know. I’m sure that would be good, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I want to try this soon. If I wanted to dress this up a little, do you have a topping suggestion? Not icing. God bless your sweet grandpa and the memories you have of him.

    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š I would think a crumb topping would be good.

  17. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I want to make those! ๐Ÿ’• Oh goodness girl, I would be naughty and put cream cheese icing on them Michelle! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Oh that sounds so good!!! I might have to that this year! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Oh my goodness! I cannot wait to try these! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

    1. They are really good! You’ll love them!

  19. Too easy and delicious Michelle! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. I love a quick and easy recipe with very few ingredients. ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Quick to make is a very good idea Michelle! Sometimes I prefer this way! ๐Ÿ’™

  20. I remember these! Love that you included a printable recipe this time!

    1. I’m glad I finally figured out how to do that. LOL!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Yummy. I love all things pumpkin๐ŸŽƒ

    1. Me, too! These are so easy and so good. ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. What a brilliant idea to add pumpkin puree to cake mix! No mess, less stress! ๐ŸŽƒโค

    1. That’s my favorite kind of recipe! The fewer the dishes used the better. ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. This is absolutely awesome! Easy and delicious?! Yes please!

    1. Looks really Yum!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      1. They really are!! And easy, too. ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. Yes ma’am. Already took a snapshot for my personal use. โ˜บ๐Ÿ™ˆ

          1. I hope you enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. โคThanks ma’am.

    2. Thank you!! They are super easy and so good!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Yummy! Now please excuse me while I go grab some pumpkin puree out of my freezer. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I promise you won’t regret it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. So sorry about your grandfather. These pumpkin muffins look great. I hope to try them this fall. Thanks!

    1. Thank you. He will be missed.

      I hope you do get to try them. They are really good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Sorry about your papa. Bless you Michelle! ๐ŸŠโค

    1. Thank you so much!! HUGS!

  27. Hugs! ๐Ÿค—

  28. What a great recipe, I’ve got to try these Michelle! I am so sorry about your Papa, I know he will be smiling down on you when you make his favorite muffins!

    1. Thank you so much, Jenna. That means a lot to me.

      I hope you get to try these! They are delicious!

  29. I am sorry about your Papa โ€ฆ hugs โ€ฆ

    I have only ever eaten pumpkin as a veg side dish or in a soup – never in a cake – what am I missing? These look delicious and so easy. I wonder if we have these ingredients in the UK?

    1. Thank you so much!

      If you are able to get the ingredients, you have to try these! They are so good!

  30. These muffins look really delicious. I love pumpkin pie, but I may consider making these, so easy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    1. Thank you so much! They are really good. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Just wanted to let you know that I did get your comment, but for some reason it went to spam. Glad I checked! Thank you!!)

  31. Wow! I think I could even bake these….LOL. And I love that you still use your “old” muffin pan! (Tomorrow is shopping day–I’m both dreading and excited about everything-pumpkin displays!)

    1. You could! They’re very easy! lol! I’ve had that muffin pan forever! I know the feeling. I have to go, too, and I’m not looking forward to all that pumpkin. Some things are better left alone. ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Well, I’m actually also pretty susceptible to anything with pumpkin in it…so the marketing works on me. “Pumpkin-flavoured seaweed chips? Sure, why not?” ROFL!

        1. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

          1. Only one pumpkin item on display (so far)! I’m sure they’ll catch up though, once October hits!

            1. There was a lot of pumpkin stuff in my local grocery store. Luckily it was all together in the back. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

              1. Ha! I had this image of pumpkins chasing customers through the store…!

  32. I saved your recipe because this sounds and looks yummy! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you!! I hope you enjoy them!

      1. You’re welcome! Thank you. Iโ€™ll try to bake when I go home.

  33. I was looking for a simple pumpkin dessert recipe!
    Sometimes that’s the way to go ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for visiting my blog and following along.

    Love your site.

    1. Thank you so much! These are my favorite because they are simple and delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Great recipe and so simple too. Definitely will make them soon. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the day.

    1. Thank you!! I hope you love them as much as I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much!!

  36. Yum I will try this!!

    1. They are delicious!!

  37. Well, that is ingenious. Totally making these for my kids and husband! (I can’t eat flour but they sure can and will love it!()

    1. I hope they enjoy them! They’re so good. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  38. omg yum! I definitely need to make these!

    1. They’re so good!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  39. haha my muffin pans and loaf pans are the same! When the go on super sale I buy new ones every few years, cookie sheets too.
    OMGoodness I am so making these!
    I make pumpkin cheesecake and there is always half a can of pumpkin leftover, I usually freeze it for dog treats or my pumpkin vinaigrette dressing, and the doggos get some pumpkin cookies but this time around I hope I remember about these muffins!

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one getting good use out of my pans. ๐Ÿ˜
      Yes you’ll have to make them! They are delicious!! The pumpkin cheesecake sounds really good, too. You’ll have to share that recipe. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. I did when first started my blog but will again. Been making it for 2 decades and its a huge hit.

  40. I can’t wait to try your 2 ingredient Pumpkin Muffins Recipe. This sounds so easy and so delicious. This is a easy, fast fall season recipe.

    1. They are delicious!! And so easy to make. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  41. Oh my goodness! These look so easy for a quick breakfast!

    1. They would definitely make a great fall breakfast. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. These look yummy. Right now my life is about pumpkin. ๐Ÿ˜†

    1. The are very delicious! You’ll have to try these. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      1. I just might ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. 2 ingredients only, wow! Super easy and I think also very delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. They are very easy to make and very delicious!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Wowwww, i doubt if any recipe can be simpler than this!!

    1. They are very easy to make and they are delicious!!

  45. Thanks much Mich. I’m going to try it.

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. So cool! I will definitely make them! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Thank you! They are delicious! I hope you enjoy them!

  47. Good one Michelle!

    1. Thank you!!

  48. I love โค๏ธ all things pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ! I’ll be baking these for sure! Also, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your grandpa.

    1. They are delicious!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much!

      1. You’re welcome!

  49. Looks yummy! And itโ€™s so simple! My kind of recipe lol.

    1. They really are delicious! I love simple recipes, too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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