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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