‘Two Ingredient’ Pumpkin Muffins

It is that time of year…  Moni will be adding pumpkin in what will feels like “everything,” so get ready.  I got this idea from my Cousin-in-Law, Katie.  I have done this idea before with great success, remember my Peanut Butter, Pumpkin, Fudge Brownies (using brownie mix) and my Crunchy Cereal Fudge Cookies? Same idea here but this is just slightly different. Check it out.
Pumpkin Muffins – only 2 ingredients. That’s right, just the cake mix and the pumpkin. No oil, no eggs, no water, nothing else needed (unless you want to, I add pumpkin spice and vanilla.) The end result is an amazing, incredibly moist muffin/cupcake with a hint of pumpkin flavor. If you like this you will also enjoy my Pumpkin Protein Bars, soooo good and good for you too.
I add a few extra ingredients such as vanilla extract and pumpkin spice seasoning just to spice it up a bit more and viola! Done.  I love the topping ideas too, check them out below. I like mine with whipped cream and a dash of cocoa or cinnamon too. Enjoy~
Check out all my other Pumpkin Recipes, all Moni Muffin Recipes, and also all My FALL Recipes too.




  • 1 15 oz Can of Pumpkin
  • 1 Box of Natural Spice Cake Mix or Yellow Cake, (no preservatives try Whole Foods)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs pumpkin spice
  • (I top mine with whipped cream and a dash of cocoa and/or cinnamon)


  • cream cheese frosting
  • whipped cream
  • vanilla ice cream
  • sprinkles of powdered sugar, or cocoa powder, or cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and put into muffin tins sprayed with cooking spray (or  paper cups).
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees (until tooth pick comes out clean.)
    When cooled- pick your topping of choice and Enjoy!
Love Monica Nelson

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am not a Registered Dietitian. While my advice relies on my own personal experience and research, what has been successful for myself and others may be not best for you. You should always consult your doctor when making changes to your diet. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at moni@monimeals.com.


  1. this is my kinda recipe! BOOKMARKED!

  2. These look great and ive seen recipes like this before…boxed mix and a can of pumpkin. Love the simplicity…and that frosting :)

  3. Tbarques

    This is the simplest and tastiest and most easy recipe ever thank you so much

  4. More pumpkin, please! Trying your protein bars is on my list of things to make. I’m more of a savory vs. sweet girl, but I’m down to try a little baking once in awhile!

    • Hey #Wellmade One! This recipe YOU can handle for sure. And No worries, I am posting savory and sweet pumpkin dishes all season long! Moni is in her comfort zone. :)

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