Rating: 4.65 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Rich, moist, and spicy flavored muffin. Great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 muffins
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Mix spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, and cinnamon chips together in a bowl until cake mix is completely moistened; add nuts and stir. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin cups to about 2/3-full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

When you start mixing, you will think there isn't enough liquid ingredients to absorb the cake mix. Just keep mixing.

Don't over bake! When baked properly, this is a moist, delicious muffin.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 32.4g; fat 12g; cholesterol 0.6mg; sodium 280.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2015
These are surprisingly delicious. I was really skeptical about muffins with no eggs, no oil, no added liquids except the pumpkin...but wow. I also agree with the notes - I didn't think there was going to be enough liquid to make a batter. But keep stirring, it'll get there. It's an extremely thick batter, but it bakes up into great little muffins. If you're looking for something with a super pumpkin spice flavor, this isn't really it, but the chips give them a really nice cinnamon flavor. Next time I might add a little ginger and nutmeg to push it further toward the pumpkin spice flavors, but you can't ask for an easier recipe. These might be really great with applesauce instead of pumpkin, too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2016
The taste is good and the smell of them baking is amazing but I think they came out more like a scone than a muffin. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2015
These are surprisingly delicious. I was really skeptical about muffins with no eggs, no oil, no added liquids except the pumpkin...but wow. I also agree with the notes - I didn't think there was going to be enough liquid to make a batter. But keep stirring, it'll get there. It's an extremely thick batter, but it bakes up into great little muffins. If you're looking for something with a super pumpkin spice flavor, this isn't really it, but the chips give them a really nice cinnamon flavor. Next time I might add a little ginger and nutmeg to push it further toward the pumpkin spice flavors, but you can't ask for an easier recipe. These might be really great with applesauce instead of pumpkin, too. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2016
Omitted nuts and chips and baked it at 350°F for 20 minutes. Fluffy and good. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2015
I just had yellow cake mix so I used that and added two tsp. of homemade pumpkin pie spice. I only had about a half cup of chopped pecans on hand. This made 18 medium sized muffins. I did not try these myself but my kids and husband really liked these. My husband compared them taste-wise to Costco muffins. Definitely a make-again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2016
Delicious and easy. Couldn't find the cinnamon chips anywhere, but semi-sweet chocolate chips did the trick. Looking forward to sharing them tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
Had this recipe given to me a long time ago by a coworker save with just the cake mix and pumpkin. The little additions really added a lot and between the cinnamon chips pecans and a sprinkling of sugar across the tops they came out with a slightly chewy texture on the outside with moist insides. Not to mention SUPER easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2019
I didn’t have spice cake mix on hand, so I used yellow cake mix, and added “baking spice” from my cabinet (a mix of cinnamon, cassia, mace, allspice & cardamom). I stirred in semi-sweet choco chips too. These were a hit for Halloween morning! They were so quick & easy, I even had time to make them before school. Since there’s only pumpkin as the wet ingredient, these won’t be light & fluffy, but more dense & moist. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2018
No changes! It s delicious and everyone wants the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2015
My husband's co-worker brought these muffins to a holiday party and HE asked for the recipe. I have since made these muffins many times - to rave reviews. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2016
I made this exactly as listed. the second time I used allspice. both were equally good. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2016
The taste is good and the smell of them baking is amazing but I think they came out more like a scone than a muffin. Read More