Monday, October 17, 2011

"Cheater" Pumpkin Muffins

I love pumpkin muffins. I call these "cheater" muffins because they are not entirely from scratch. The recipe calls for pre-made spice cake mix. This recipe is soooo easy, and they make a great to-go breakfast. I also put some sunflower seed kernels on top (because apparently pumpkin seed kernels are hard to find).

1 (18.25 ounce) package spice cake mix
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 c. roasted sun flower seed kernels

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
2. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper liners.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg until smooth.

4. Spoon equal amounts of batter into the prepared muffin cups.


5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean. 

6. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.

7. Stuff face!!

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Original Recipe

Might also enjoy:
Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies
Raspberry filled Lemon
Poppy Seed Muffins
Orange Tequila Cake


  1. Your blog title is the BEST...these look fantastic, I love the flavors.

  2. Thanks Trish! These muffins are amazing. I was surprised at how moist they were.

  3. I just love the sunflower's on top, this would be a great tasting muffin. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing them at Muffin Monday!