This has to be one of the easiest recipes ever and is just perfect for kicking off the fall season. It’s also very easy to make lots of variations – see the bottom of the recipe for some ideas. If you make this using a spice cake mix rather than yellow only 2 ingredients are needed for the whole recipe, but I’m always much more likely to have a yellow cake mix on hand. As a bonus, these muffins are very low in fat because no butter, oil or eggs are used.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12-muffin tin or fill with cupcake papers. Place cake mix in a large bowl. Add spices and stir to distribute. Add in pumpkin and stir until well blended. (If it appears too thick, add a few tablespoons of water.) Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. NOTE: These muffins do taste quite sweet!
Use chocolate cake mix – omit spices
Use spice cake mix – omit spices
Add 1 cup chopped pecans
Add 1 cup chocolate chips
Sprinkle tops with brown sugar before baking