Monday, October 1, 2012

No Measure Pumpkin Muffins

Sometimes things are so easy, I feel like I'm cheating.  Case in point: the muffins I made this weekend:

Yes, I made more than three. These are just all that were left after breakfast.

Seriously, this is all I used:  Please excuse the glare from the box. ;)

Have your eyes recovered?  Okay, let's keep going. Honestly, don't add any of the usual suspects.  Leave the eggs and oil alone today!

I woke up Saturday morning wanting some muffins, but I didn't have any muffin mix.  Nor did I have a carrot cake or spice cake mix that I usually use with the canned pumpkin. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check the bottom of the post.  Your life is about to get easier.  I had yellow cake mix, and being that I'm a big fan of "just use what you have," I did. 

1. Stir the dry cake mix with the can of pumpkin until it's blended.
2. Add a bit of the pumpkin pie spice.  (If I had to guess, I'd say I used about a teaspoon.)
3. Bake according to the cake mix's directions. (~20 minutes)
4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and add icing if you'd like!

I almost always have a can of pumpkin or two in the pantry.  Usually, I have a spice cake mix or a carrot cake mix, too.  Throw the pumpkin together with either of the mixes and you've got a quick muffin or cupcake!  Is icing the only difference?!  I've even tried mixing the pumpkin with a Devil's Food mix when I made cupcakes for my sons' classes.  No one was the wiser- not even picky preschoolers.

I need more easy-feels-like-I'm-cheating-tricks like this.  :)

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  1. I love to find an easy recipe every now and then too. Think I will try this one out, pumpkin is one of my sons favorite flavors. Do you mind sharing what size can of pumpkin you used?

    1. Sure! That would be helpful, huh? It was a 15 oz. can. I hope you like them!

    2. Thanks Amy~I'll be making them soon.
      Also thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving a sweet comment on my painted pumpkins.

  2. Can you make me some? Maybe as a form of payment?!

    1. Absolutely! You take pictures, I'll feed you.

  3. I love simple recipes. Thanks for this one! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back today.

  4. No this is my idea of cooking. :D Thanks so much for linking up to BeColorful so I could feature you on this week's Motivated Monday.