Pumpkin Muffins...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

One of my favorite things to eat in the fall is pumpkin and this recipe is amazing.  The recipe is easy as it starts with a box of spice cake mix.  But feel free to use your own recipe for spice cake!  Pumpkin muffins are delicious for breakfast or for an afternoon break with a cup a tea.  

Pumpkin Muffins

This recipe is so easy because you use a BOX of spice cake mix.    DO NOT FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BOX!

  • 1 pre-packaged box of Spice Cake; do not follow the box directions.
  • 1 can of pumpkin, 15 ounce size
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 oz package chocolate chips
Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP oatmeal


Add the cake mix to a mixing bowl.
Then add the can of pumpkin, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla and combine until smooth; using either an electric mixer or wooden spoon.
Gently stir in the chocolate chips.

Spoon into your muffin pans.
This recipe should make 24 muffins, depending on the size of your pans.
I used an ice cream scoop and I always spray my muffin liners.
Combine the Crumb Topping ingredients in a bowl and using a pastry cutter, or two knives, and cut the butter into the mixture until you have crumbs.
Add one tablespoon of the crumb topping to the top of each muffin.
Bake at 350 for about 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

Almost ready...

Let cool and ENJOY.

These muffins are so moist and delicious...

Enjoy Your Day!


  1. I think I will put the ingredients on my list today - those look so fabulous! Love the topping too.

  2. Love pumpkin anything so will make these ASAP, thanks!

  3. Yumm ... they sound so good and look so pretty.

  4. Oh those spice cake mixes work great for lots of these recipes. I'm definitely going to try this one!

  5. Dear Lois, these muffins look moist and delicious. I love the pumpkin and sugar topping. Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine

  6. I'd love to try this but I'm not sure if I can buy a can of pumpkin over here...
    Looks delish!

  7. These look so good and perfect for serving friends over a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Lois,
    They do look yummy I have to say!
    Am planning to make some pumpkin butter or pumpkin bars very soon!
    Have already been eating pumpkin pie.
    I am just a pumpkin fool..........lol
    at least this time of year~!

    Hope all is well with you hon,
    hey, maybe yomii has some pumpkin flavored frozen yogurt! lol

    Take care,
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Delicious, as fall is arrives in 3 days, this muffin is great start

  10. Pumpkin muffins are one of my most favorite fall treats!

  11. OH..MY..GOODNESS...these sound soo good. I need to figure out a way to make it gluten free...how I love pumpkin things.

  12. Interesting that you should post this...I made some pumpkin muffins and plan to share the recipe. But, they weren't that great. So, thanks for this. I have made pumpkin bread for years, but will be nice to have a GOOD muffin recipe, too.:-)

  13. YUMMY!! I could eat wayyy too many of those! :)

  14. Good morning Lois!

    Oh why do I punish myself like this? I should learn my lesson by now....never come to Lois' blog this early.....my mouth is watering! lol!

    I'm definitely making those! I will be using the cake mix too! Thanks so much for sharing! I love this!

    Enjoy your day, my friend!


  15. These are looking wonderful!
    I'm just discovering how great it is to bake with pumpkin (it's not familiar in my country) and I really like what I see here

  16. I love pumpkin and all the flavors that go so nicely with it. Your muffins look so good. Have a great weekend!

  17. So love the dome on your pumpkin muffins, Lois. They are so beautiful and sure delish too!

  18. These muffins look wonderful! They sound perfect for a fall breakfast! :) I've used a spice cake mix for so many different recipes.... it's great for fall baking! These look delicious! :)

  19. I am ready for pumpkin everything :) Your muffins sound delicious, Lois and I know they would be a hit in my house! I've pinned them! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends :) I hope you'll join us again next week!

  20. You're being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends :)

  21. Here is the link to the hand held apple pies. I was not sure where to post it.

  22. These sound great I add sour cream to my cake recipes too! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!

  23. We love pumpkin muffins, they are the perfect fall treat.

  24. Pumpkin muffins are great this time of year. I love you addition of chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  25. They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing on Idea Box. These will be featured on my blog Thursday!!