Pumpkin Muffins

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Prep time30 minutes
Recipe Typesbreads

Description

Easy and Fast

Ingredients

1cnpumpkin
1pkyellow cake mix
1 1⁄2tpumpkin pie spice
1⁄2tcinnamon

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a jumbo muffin tin.  Makes six large muffins

Combine 1 box of dry cake mix and spices, then add canned pumpkin.  Batter will be very dense.  Fill muffin tin about 1/2 - 3/4 full.  I have enough left-over batter for a mini-loaf pan.

Bake for 24 minutes and until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

I'm embarrassed at how easy these muffins are to make.  They seem to be universally liked by guests.  They are moist and dense.

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I used my jumbo muffin pan this morning, so it took them a good 30-35 minutes to cook at 350 degrees. I only made 6 of them this way.

I also went against the grain and added one egg. I think the one egg made the difference, as I prefer more of a pumpkin bread to pumpkinny stuff. But by all means not necessary.

I used the mix I told you about here. and used pie spices. Served hot from the oven with butter and the guests loved them.

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Just made them.   350 for 16 minutes.   Very very good.  a keeper.

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Love them....only we do 400 degrees and exactly 20 minutes...perfect every time

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I made it a loaf and threw chocolate chips in.  YUM!  Thanks for posting.  Super easy.

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and so...

I see all the cans of pumpkin and think of this recipe here and guess what? No spice cake mixes. But there was a really nice carrot cake with real carrots and raisins, so I got that instead. I am making these later today for guests. 

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What is the normal size of a can of pumpkin, please?  Is it 14.5 oz?  I have a warehouse size one, and not sure how much to use.  Thanks.

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15 oz can. 

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yes

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That should work just fine. I was thinking the next time I made them , I might try adding an egg and see what happens.

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why add an egg?...they are perfect the way they are.....purpose of a 2 ingredient recipe is to make it as simple as possible.

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i was just curious as to what effect it would have. 

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EmptyNest wrote:

That should work just fine. I was thinking the next time I made them , I might try adding an egg and see what happens.

I will do that too. I am too tuckered to make them now. I have everything to do it, when I get the gumption again. Four rooms to check in and have to be ready, would rather have a nap. Smiling

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Do you think it would work with applesauce?   Spice cake mix and applesauce?  Sounds pretty good.

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Sounds good to me. Here's a chart to use

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i am really wanting to try the cake mix way. is it better to hand mix or with mixer?

i have loads of recipes from scratch and it seems the demands on my time and to bake and bring are high at this time of year.  so if i can pull together a couple ingredients to get awesome, i've got to give it a try. 

of course, i'm already thinking about add-ins and wondering if it would make nice mini loaves.

 

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I just mixed by hand. Took a bit to get all the mix to incorporate, but they came out fine. Of course it would make great mini loaves. I looked at my mini pans as I pulled out the muffin pan Smiling

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This batter is really dense.  I think mixer is much better.  If you use yellow cake mix you can mix spices in with mixer before you add the pumpkin.  By using the mixer it's possible that I'm adding a little air into the batter also.  I've had enough leftover batter after 6 jumbo muffins to fill one mini loaf pan which turned out fine.  I'm sure the add ins will do well.  Not likely that the nuts, etc will sink to the bottom of the pan.

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Eliminate the pie spice and buy this cake mix instead, literally TWO ingredients, unless you want to add a pecan like I did here

I bought the 12 ornaments in a pack and wrapped them up for an event and handed them out as gifts.

 

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Lovely! 

I just made the pumpkin ones with yellow cake mix and they taste great! Got 12 nice size muffins. Would make at least 2 doz. mini ones...which would be cute too.

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EmptyNest wrote:

Lovely! 

I just made the pumpkin ones with yellow cake mix and they taste great! Got 12 nice size muffins. Would make at least 2 doz. mini ones...which would be cute too.

I could imagine dark chocolate chunks/chips would be good. 

For those who don't like pumpkin (the texture or taste) for those who don't like the spices, forgettaboutit. These aren't for you, they are very pumpkinny. (me, I am a non pumpkin 'texture' person)

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See here for lots of others

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I have found using cake mix the muffins are very light  Like a cake. Muffins should be dense . Not to cake like.

Cake mix muffins are more for serving with tea in the afternoon.  I realize over time  some recipes the muffins are light and very much cake like.

Sorry just my opinion .

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Flower wrote:

I have found using cake mix the muffins are very light  Like a cake. Muffins should be dense . Not to cake like.

Cake mix muffins are more for serving with tea in the afternoon.  I realize over time  some recipes the muffins are light and very much cake like.

Sorry just my opinion .

I have to say that I fully disagree, if anything these muffins are too dense. The are not cake like in any way.

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Great I am glad they are not cake like.

As I said some are. I have not tried these yet.

I am in a  wonderful  time of year no guest and enjoying , the end of season. But still in the habit of getting up at 4 am.

But will do these soon when we start our road trip . Then I will have to cook them by convection oven. Should turn out just fine and a quick and easy breakfast.

 Thank you Empty Nest.

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Mine were not light. They had a nice muffin texture. Did you use a mixer or just mix by hand?

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I use jumbo muffin tins. 

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okay wait ... pumpkin puree, cake mix, and two spices?  for this, i will go buy a cake mix! 

ps  so my sister says, 'I already know that recipe.'  and I said 'So why have you never told me about it?'  (i don't think she's ever made them!)  wondering if i can add chocolate bits or nuts or various yummy things.  Smiling

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I am sure you can add whatever you like and it will work fine. However, I am skeptical that this only makes 6! I am going to try later.

This one says 12

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The yield is actually 6 but the editor didn't think 6 is a positive integer.

The pumpkin puree is the smaller size can.

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