If you are looking for an easy pumpkin spice mini muffins recipe, this is it! Simple and delicious, you will want to add this to your list of fall pumpkin recipes. The next time your kids want an after school snack or an easy fall breakfast, try this one! Happy fall!
What ingredients are needed for Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins
Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins are simple because everything is combined in one large bowl! Simply combine one box of spice cake mix with your wet ingredients of two eggs, 1/4 cup sour cream, and one cup of canned pumpkin. Then sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp salt.
You can also add 1/4 cup chocolate chips or raisins to make an even more delicious treat. If this is your first time using a cake mix for a baking recipe, there is no need to add all purpose flour, brown sugar, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, or vegetable oil. That is what I love about the simplicity of this great recipe!
How long do I bake Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins?
Pumpkin spice muffins are super quick to bake! Use cooking spray for your muffin tin to prevent sticking and spoon batter in. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees. Mini muffins take only about 8-12 minutes. If you don’t have a mini muffin tin on hand, don’t worry! You can make regular size pumpkin spice muffins with this recipe. Just adjust your cooking time to 15-18 minutes.
You can also sprinkle a bit of cinnamon sugar over your mini muffin cups to have a sweet topping. Now, you have mini cinnamon sugar pumpkin muffins!
What can I do with the rest of the pumpkin puree?
You will likely have leftovers from using a whole can of pumpkin puree. Make sure you have pure pumpkin without added spices. You can easily make a double batch of these mini pumpkin muffins and store leftovers in an airtight container.
This amazing pumpkin recipe also makes great mini cupcakes. Just add a cream cheese frosting and stick a candle in them! Of course, you can also use the pumpkin puree for a pumpkin pie filling or pumpkin bread during this time of year. It’s time for all things pumpkin!
Can I make substitutions to this spice pumpkin muffin recipe?
Yes! This is an easy recipe to adjust. You could swap out the spice cake mix for yellow cake mix or even chocolate cake mix to get different flavors! You could also add a quick crumble topping with melted butter, quick oats and cinnamon for a delicious quick breakfast.
If you want to make healthy pumpkin muffins, experiment with substituting egg whites, organic pumpkin, coconut oil, or apple sauce with your dry ingredients. Any of these variations can still deliver that delicious pumpkin spice punch to celebrate the fall season.
What can I serve with pumpkin muffins?
We love to have breakfast for dinner on a weekly rotation, so this is a perfect side dish. Serve a little muffin with some scramble eggs, bacon or sausage, and some fruit..breakfast or dinner is done! They also make a perfect snack any time of day.
I hope this recipe for easy pumpkin spice muffins is perfect for your family. Make sure to hop to this post for a delicious and simple banana muffin recipe. And, be sure to sign up for my free easy meal planner for the weeks ahead. Happy cooking!
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 c sour cream
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 spice cake mix
- Spray mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine spice cake mix with 1 cup pumpkin and well combine.
- Mix in two eggs, 1/4 cup sour cream and fold in well.
- Add 1 T vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp salt. Combine thoroughly.
- Cook for 8-12 minutes, checking often.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.