2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

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This 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins recipe makes a tasty Fall treat you can enjoy any time of the year. If you have a pumpkin spice craving, you can bake these muffins to pair with a hot cup of coffee on a chilly day!

2 ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

The Easiest 2 ingredient Pumpkin Muffins from Cake Mix

Muffins are a great breakfast treat or dessert. I often buy (or make fresh ones) during the fall and winter months. They pair perfectly with an omelet and some orange juice. They are also great as a dessert after dinner. My kids will eat muffins any time; one loves pumpkin more than anything. So, he was in heaven when I made these easy pumpkin muffins from cake mix for the first time!

As a mom, I am constantly looking for shortcuts. If I can make something delicious for the family to enjoy that is also quick and easy, I’m happy. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to make everything from scratch, and that’s okay! This pumpkin muffin recipe is something that I make all the time, and since it’s so versatile, I can change it up every so often so it feels like brand new. 

Ingredients to make 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins.

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

These pumpkin spice cake muffins are easier than ever with just 2 ingredients!

  • Pumpkin Puree: I like to use canned pumpkin to make this recipe super easy. You can also make homemade pumpkin puree. Just make sure you don’t buy pumpkin pie filling.
  • Spice Cake Mix: Use any brand box of spice cake mix that you prefer.

How to Make 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

It doesn’t get any simpler than this. Mix the 2 ingredients, scoop the batter, and bake! You don’t have to be a professional baker to make scrumptious sweets.

  • Prep Oven and Muffin Pan. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Take a 12-muffin pan and add muffin liners. Set it aside. 
  • Mix Batter. Combine pumpkin puree and spice cake mix in a large bowl. I find an electric mixer works best, but you can also use a whisk. 
  • Fill Liners. Scoop the muffin batter into the liners. Fill them about ¾ of the way. I like to use a cookie scoop for this. Be sure to spread the batter evenly.
  • Bake. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of one of the muffins to check for doneness. They are ready when the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool. Allow the pumpkin muffins to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin tin before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins baked in a muffin tin.

How to Store Cake Mix Pumpkin Muffins

These pumpkin muffins should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. You can also freeze them! Place the cooled muffins in a ziploc bag and place them in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours when ready to eat.

A dozen 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins on a wire cooling rack on a marble background.

Tips and Tricks

  • Mini Muffins: Use a mini muffin pan and liners instead. Adjust the baking time by about 8-10 minutes.
  • Don’t Follow the Box: This recipe only needs 2 ingredients. You can skip the box directions, which usually ask for eggs, oil, etc.
  • Mix-Ins: Add chocolate chips, chopped pecans, walnuts, or even raisins.
  • For Less Dense Muffins: The batter will be very thick. To make it less dense, add ½ – 1 cup of water.
  • Swap the Cake Mix: Make these pumpkin muffins with yellow cake mix or switch to chocolate cake mix and make your own chocolate pumpkin muffins instead, if you prefer.
  • Add Frosting: You can turn these into cupcakes by adding frosting! I recommend chocolate frosting, cream cheese frosting, or cinnamon cream cheese frosting
  • Skip the Liners. If you do not have any cupcake paper liners for your muffin pan, don’t worry! Grease the pan with non-stick spray or butter.
2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffin with a bite out of the side.

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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

This 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins recipe makes a tasty Fall treat you can enjoy any time of the year. If you have a pumpkin spice craving, you can bake these muffins to pair with a hot cup of coffee on a chilly day!
Servings: 12 muffins
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 375° F and line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix and pumpkin puree. Using an eclectic mixer, beat just until well combined.
  • Divide mixture evenly between the muffin liners using a cookie scooper. Mixture will be thick. Smooth down the top of the muffin batter using the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the muffin. Cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and the muffins will keep for up to a week.
If you want to freeze the muffins, you can simply place them in a ziplock bag once cooked and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
If you don’t want your muffins as dense, you can add ½ cup-1 cup of water to the mixture.
Make sure you do not follow the directions on the back of the cake mix. Simply add cake mix and pumpkin together.
This recipe can be easily used for mini muffins, make sure you adjust the cook time to 8-10 minutes.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg


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  1. 5 stars
    The cupcakes were delicious and so easy to make. Makes a quick grab and go snack for on the go sports parents. Could you make this as a pumpkin bread? If so, how long would you bake it?