3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 11:04 AM
posted by mrscaz

Yea, yea, yea, I know pumpkin season has come and gone, but I found this recipe that I made this winter and they were yummy and well, today is recipe day at the kids belts office so… I’m sharing! And besides, you know you have a can of pumpkin stashed away in the back of your pantry for just such a recipe emergency as this…

I know you have probably see the 2 ingredient pumpkin muffin recipe floating around the interwebs and Pinterest. Well, this one is very similar, but with two changes: 1. different cake mix 2. Adding decaf coffee.

Yes, decaf coffee. Sound weird, but I have made the original two ingredient muffins and while they were good, they were a little too dense for me. I wanted a way to lighten them up some and I had some left over coffee. I’m not sure what made me put the two together, but it was a great combination! The muffins came out more light and airy and not too sweet! Also, if you are not a coffee fan (what is wrong with you? I mean seriously) the coffee taste did not carry over into the muffins, I promise.

I made these into mini muffins which makes them about 55 calories per muffin (without the glaze).

Here goes…


3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

1 Boxed Spice Cake Mix
1 Can Pureed Pumpkin
3/4 Cup Decaf Coffee

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl (if you like a spicier cake, add extra cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc…). Spray your muffin pan with non-stick spray. Fill each one almost to the top. Bake until they are springy to the touch.

Optional… Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

1 Tbsp Butter substitute
1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon (more or less to taste)
1/2 cup Sugar (or sugar substitute)

Place all ingredients into a sauce pan and heat until everything is melted and dissolved. You may find that you need to adjust some of the ingredients to your own liking. Drizzle over the muffins!

That’s it, super simple, low fat, low cal, low guilt. Just what I like in a recipe. “You’re welcome…”

PS If you bring these to a party or serve them to guests, they will never know they low guilt. Trust me, I have snuck sneaked (is that right? It doesn’t seem like that would be right, but my trusty spell check says it is) these in on the most discerning palates and they didn’t even bat an eye!

Blessings,

Common Cents Mama - Kids Belts - Toddler Belts inventor

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