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Easy Two Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins : You are welcome.

Fall is the perfect time for pumpkin muffins! With just two ingredients, you can have the delicious aroma of pumpkin spice coming from your kitchen in no time. These pumpkin pie muffins are a perfect baking activity for kids because it is so easy and does not involve too many ingredients. If your children are looking for a fun Fall recipe that they can help with, pumpkin muffins are perfect. We make a batch for after school throughout October and definitely on Halloween night! Enjoy a batch today!

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2 ingredient pumpkin pie muffins

This Pumpkin Muffin recipe is so easy it is stupid. It’s Fall, or as I like to call it; ‘put pumpkin in everything‘ season. I love Pumpkin. One of our favorite recipes that I honestly make year round is 2 ingredient Pumpkin Pie Muffins; but I felt September was a fitting time to actually blog about it. Pumpkin Pie Muffins are a super easy kids in the kitchen recipe so grab your kids and check it out! Here is our easy Two Ingredient Pumpkin Muffin recipe. Your whole home is about to have the cozy aroma of Autumn.

Health benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is packed with beta carotene which helps your heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs stay healthy.  The Vitamin A in pumpkin helps keep your eyes strong. Vitamin A also helps you lower your cancer risk and fight cancer.  Pumpkin also boosts your immune system with Vitamin C, E, Iron, and Folate. Pumpkin helps maintain good cholesterol levels. Pumpkin is also very high in potassium which lowers your risk for type 2 diabetes, kidney stones, and stroke risk as well as building strong bones.

pumpkin muffin recipe

While I know my way around a kitchen, I tend to make easy recipes. I searched for easy pumpkin muffins maybe 10 years ago and found a pumpkin muffin recipe that only had 3 – 5 ingredients that served me well for some time. Basically yellow cake mix, a can of pumpkin puree, and some spices, I usually just sprinkled in some cinnamon. Easy peasy, no oil, no eggs, nothing else. It was awesome. I’m here to tell you friends – it can be done even easier! I have devised a 2 ingredient pumpkin muffin recipe that is sure to get yummy noises from everyone you know. Several friends and readers said they had made this muffin / cupcake using Spiced cake mix. I tried it and it is tasty (and also only two ingredients!), but I really prefer it with the yellow cake mix.

I typically would only buy 100% pumpkin puree or make my own plain pumpkin puree to use in recipes. I never bought pumpkin pie filling before, but of course the deal finder in me couldn’t pass up 100% organic pumpkin pie filling at my local organic market that was marked down to 25 cents! I cleared them out friends.

Make a batch for your teachers, your neighbors, your babysitter, the office, anyone you can think of!

So here is the deal. Grab your shopping list and jot these items down. It is important to note that you can easily make this recipe vegan or gluten free. Many health food stores sell vegan and gluten free options in their baking mix aisle. Make sure to modify to best fit your pumpkin loving family.

EASY Pumpkin Muffin Recipe


  • Yellow Cake Mix (whatever your fancy)
  • Pumpkin Pie Filling


  • Mix the two ingredients together.
  • Bake according to box instructions. (about 22 minutes for muffins)
  • Let your kid lick the spoon – no eggs so it is totally OK!


easy pumpkin muffin recipe



  • The End.

This 2 ingredient option has more sugar than the 3 ingredient Pumpkin Muffins I often make, but it is yummier too. These really feel more like pumpkin pie than the other version.  All the yummy spices make it really extra delicious and it is SO easy!

These are so easy I will sometimes gather the kids and two or three box mixes and cans of pumpkin and we make a freezer full! These pumpkin muffins freeze well and make great additions to school lunch boxes. Our kids feel like these muffins are a special treat but they have a lot of goodness inside too!

Again, there is sugar and processed flour so I hesitate to call these ‘healthy’, but they do involve pumpkin (super food you guys!) and you get to avoid oil and eggs by simply using the canned pumpkin so it is at the very least ‘better for you’ than preparing cake mix as is. It is also 1000 times more festive.


Happy Fall! Happy Pumpkin in Everything Season! Check out more pumpkin stuff and share with a friend!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Categories:  Desserts, Food, Holiday, Recipes
  1. I made these with chocolate and plain pumpkin and they came out great! Thanks for this recipe!!

  2. Lizz says:

    We are adding to our families recipe binder and this is sooooo going in it. Full credit to Ms. Kate of course. I’m going to try it with a Spice cake mix (we’ve used it in other pumpkin-y recipes) and see how that works. I’ll keep you posted =)

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  4. Kristen says:

    For a special treat, I added mini white chocolate chips and some cream cheese frosting!! Delicious!!

  5. James Robert says:

    I like it! I can make this one just fine for the kids and won’t tell them it is so easy.

  6. Laurajj says:

    Oh wow, how easy to make and these sound so good! I love making pumpkin things in the fall! I have to try these!

  7. shelly peterson says:

    My comment from yesterday didn’t show up

    we love pumpkin muffins but have never made them before. I love this recipe, it looks so easy.

  8. Rust says:

    They look super simple to make and I bet they’re delicious! My daughter is a pumpkin lover, I’ll have to share.

  9. ellen beck says:

    I have made these before and they are really good! I buy the pie filling after it goes on sale. These muffins also freeze quite well, so you can pop them in for a treat later too.

  10. Shari says:

    These muffins are great. I added a handful of dried cranberries The muffins were eaten before I could blink

  11. Katie says:

    Omg your little girl is so cute! Did she have a cleft lip? My little guy is 5 and he was born with a cleft. So precious!

  12. Wendy Conlee says:

    Oh yum! Easy and delicious looking!

  13. Micaela Jensen says:

    I noticed one of the comments they used the words “pumpkin pie filling” I understood the recipe calls for pumpkin purée? No one corrected her .. can I assume we are able to use both?

  14. Micaela Jensen says:

    I commented earlier on the words of another comment using pumpkin pie filling… please disregard as it was my misunderstanding of the difference of pumpkin pie filling & pumpkin purée I’m sorry about that & thank you for your time

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