These muffins are a fall staple of mine, because pumpkin is so perfectly fall-esque. These muffin bites are so easy to whip up, even my young girls can do it with minimal supervision. They are delicious and simple, an excellent combination. I first heard about these a few years ago from a friend. I’ve never seen a written recipe, so I don’t know who to give credit, but whoever it is: THANK YOU!!
- 1 box spice cake mix (or any flavor if you're feeling like experimenting ... chocolate-chocolate anyone???)
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1 cup mini-chocolate chips
- Combine ingredients in a bowl (don't add anything extra ingredients the cake mix lists).
- Spoon out into a greased muffin tin or line muffin tin with papers. I prefer using a mini-muffin form. I think they are just better in bite-size form.
- Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.
- Cool and serve! Delicious!
I do have something to confess about this pumpkin bite recipe … it works with other flavors of cakes too, though spice cake is our favorite. We actually enjoy this recipe year-round. It is like, for real, a family favorite.
I hope you are all enjoying your fall so far. We’ve enjoyed all the fun events and chances to be together as a family. The kids love dressing up in their costume for all the different parties, and I love putting them to good use. The school carnival was a special treat.
(Right: Black Cat, Minnie Mouse, Wicked Witch at the school carnival. Left: Mickey Mouse with his dad at the same carnival.)
From my home to yours,
Brittany Stubbs says
Mary, I picked up the ingredients last night and made these this morning! They turned out so delicious! I made them in mini muffin tins like you suggested and I love having them bite-sized! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!!
Yay! Glad you tried them and loved them like us. They are just too easy, my kids look forward to them every year now. 🙂
What size can of pumpkin do you use?
Please and Thank You! 🙂
The smaller of the two sizes of canned pumpkin. The size meant for 1 pie instead of 2.
Ellen Carter says
Can you make these in regular or jumbo muffin pans?
I’ve never tried, but let me know if you try it and it works!
I have made them both ways. I used a bunt pan greased and cream cheese frosting. Cook bunt pan at 350 degrees for 40 To 60 minutes just test depending on your oven. Cool on a rack up side down when removed from oven. When cooled frost top and sides. Yummy and so good!!!
Sounds good, thanks for the tips!