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Quick & Easy Pumpkins Spice Muffins

in General, Real Food / Easy Meals

I’ve become the queen of cake mix hacks. Oh the goodness I’ve been creating. It’s so easy to turn a cake mix into tasty muffins, a loaf cake or even cookies. All with your very own twist.

I’ve blogged the family favourite on my LifeMadeDelicious Blog and I’m going to blog my favourite here today.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins:

Pumpkins Spice Muffins

Cake mix hacks fill all my quick, easy and inexpensive criteria. The last time I purchased Betty Crocker cake mixes they were $1.49 each and if I bought two, the third was free. That’s $1.00 each!

Ingredients:

1 Betty Crocker Golden Cake Mix
1 540ml can of pumpkin pie mix**
2 eggs
1/2 cup of oil
1 tsp each: cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves

* (see notes below)

Glaze:

1/2 cup of icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp of milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325f

Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Mix all ingredients together with a mixer. Mix 2-3 minutes on medium speed.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake at 325f for 20 minutes.

Allow the muffins to cool. Make glaze. Drizzle over muffins.

Notes:

* 1 cup of raisins or nuts (or 1/2 cup of each) makes this recipe even better. In addition, they are just as good without the glaze and easier to pack in lunches without the sticky icing on top.

** I have made this recipe with canned pumpkin versus pumpkin pie filling. It’s great too, but you’ll have to adjust the spices if you go this route.

Enjoy!

Kim aka MommyKnows

1 comment… add one

  • Naomi October 1, 2014, 12:35 am

    Totally going to make this ASAP. Nom. Might substitute mashed banana or applesauce for the oil to try and feel healthier. We’ll see!

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