Recipe: 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Dessert Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Home baked taste without the fuss!  These 2 ingredient pumpkin spice muffins are beyond simple, because literally there are only two ingredients.  I know, sounds crazy, but trust us, all you need is some cake mix and canned pumpkin!  I’m a firm believer that pumpkin spice deserves year round acceptance, and this recipe might just be the answer.  The canned pumpkin makes the muffins super moist, fluffy, and addicting.  Mix, bake, eat, rejoice!

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins still in cupcake tins


  • 3/4 box Namaste Foods Spice Cake Mix (or 1 box spice cake mix of your favorite brand. Namaste is 26 ounces verses the typical 18 ounces)
  • 1 15 oz can canned pumpkin
  • Optional Add-Ins: shredded carrots, walnuts, raisins


  1. Combine the spice cake mix and canned pumpkin in a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth
  2. Stir in optional add-ins if you are looking for more of a carrot cake taste!
  3. Spoon batter into paper lined cupcake tins, 2/3 full
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes. Do the clean knife check just to make sure!

Nutrition Information Per Serving

196 calories, 5 grams of fat, 36 carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 25 grams of sugar.

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I make this with a sugar free vanilla cake mix too and add pumpkin spice!

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This is an old Weight Watchers recipe. They are awesome!! I have made them with different flavor cake mixes and they turn out great.

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The Namaste spice cake mix is SUPER good in this recipe!

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How many does it make? Mini or regular sized?

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What size can of canned pumpkin is used for this recipe?

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    1 15 oz can!

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Seems like a lot of sugar!

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    Everything in moderation!

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Have made these many times. Favorite cake mix flavor is Pillesbury Chocolate Sugar Free. Yum!!

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