Easy 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins (with a Gluten Free Option)

A few posts before this one, I shared one of my all time favorite recipes for Pumpkin Muffins.  Since then, my daughter told me about a recipe she had seen online for “2 Ingredient Muffins.”   It’s so easy.  And they actually taste good. (Not as good as my family recipe, of course! But still very good.) So, if you want a quick and simple fall treat, this recipe for 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins should make you happy.

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Here’s the “recipe” for 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins:

1 Box Spice Cake Mix  or Gluten-Free Option – I used Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix instead of spice cake and added my own cinnamon and cloves, about 1/2 teaspoon each. You could also use Pumpkin Pie spice.

1 Can Pumpkin (15 oz.)  NOT pumpkin pie filling

That’s it –  Those are the only 2 ingredients.

Note:  You will NOT be following the instructions on the box. 

Combine the dry cake mix and the pumpkin in a large bowl. You can mix the batter by hand or with an electric mixer. (The batter will be THICK.) Spoon into a greased and floured (or spray with Baker’s Joy)  cupcake pan or specialty treats pan  (this one is perfect for fall) until about 2/3 full. 

If you are using a specialty pan with a lot of little crevices, like the one I’ve shared here, be sure to spread the oil or Baker’s Joy into the crevices, so that the muffins will come out easily.

Bake at 350 degrees. In my oven, regular size muffins are done in about 17 minutes, but check a bit before that, as ovens vary.

I made a few with paper baking cups in a regular cupcake pan, but the muffins stuck to the paper, so I preferred not to use them for the rest.  Of course, you could probably spritz the paper baking cups with a little cooking spray. They came out great when I just sprayed the cupcake pan with Baker’s Joy.

Nordic Ware Autumn Treats Pan

Give them a try and let me know how you like them. 

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  1. Hi Pam, those muffins look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Thanks Chris–yes they are really good.
    Karen–Yes, the version with the added water was from Weight Watchers. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Hi Pam!

    Thanks for your visit and sweet comment. I'm so glad you stopped by. It's always fun to meet other bloggers. And because you left a comment, it made it possible for me to find my way here to your oh so cute and cheerful blog. I'll be back.


  4. I’m licking my lips right now! Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. I bet this is good. I have a pumpkin spice mug cake recipe that I use that is very similar and it works in the microwave. #HomeMattersParty

  6. Love easy recipes & we are huge fans of pumpkin anything, so this is great! Thanks for co-hosting #HomeMattersParty

  7. I like how simple this is to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  8. It couldn't get much easier than this recipe Pam.
    Thank you for sharing your easy 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at the party tomorrow and pinning too.

  9. YES!!! This is my favorite way to make muffins. Full disclosure…I add chocolate chips to mine! Thanks for linking up to #trafficjamweekend

  10. Just two ingredients! Wow–even if someone is not a confident baker, they could certainly give this a try!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

  11. You got me at 2 ingredients.
    Sounds easy enough. I think I may even have a yellow cake mix around waiting for some pumpkin!

    I’d actually like to try the GF option.

    Great idea for a quick treat.
    Would you say these are more like muffins or cupcakes? They sound kind of sweet.

    Come share at the Homestead Blog Hop if you need another place to share! I found you at the Happy Now linkup!

    Blessings to you!
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    1. Haha, yes, they are about as simple as it gets! They are very cake-like muffins, but not really like a cupcake, if that makes sense, because of the texture. Defintely a sweeter muffin. I will come by to share, thank you!!

  12. That is incredibly easy! I was so intrigued when I read 2 ingredients! Haha love this idea and cannot wait to try it for some easy morning muffins ^_^

  13. I need a gluten free diet so I ALWAYS appreciate when there is a recipe variation that is gluten free. Thank you for sharing this post on the Home Imagined Link Party.

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