Quick and Easy 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffin Cakes

pumpkin muffin cakes fall october halloween recipe

Lately, our funds have gotten a bit slim and tight earlier on in the month, making up for the fun that we had the previous month.  During this time, I haven't had the energy nor the luxury to go to the store and buy more food/ingredients, so we've been eating "Out of the Pantry".

One thing that we have a TON of is canned pumpkin {just the healthy pumpkin, not the pumpkin pie mix with added sugar} since I found it on a super sale at Ralphs a while back.  {I am a fan of pumpkin!}  Not a huge fan of box cake mix, but again, we have a few boxes for those spur of the moment cupcakes for Mr. Google's class {oh yeah, he's a teacher!} .. I asked myself ..

pumpkin muffin cakes fall october halloween recipe

.. What can I make with a can of pumpkin and a cake mix?  Hmm .. I wonder if I combine the cake mix with the pumpkin how it will turn out?  I've made those cakes with a can of soda, I've made them with applesauce instead of oil and eggs .. Surely the pumpkin can be the wet ingredients for the cake.  Surely.

So that's what I did.  I took a yellow cake mix in a box, mixed it with a 15oz can of pumpkin, and added 2 eggs.  The 2 eggs recommendation I found on many reviews and websites.  This recipe made 12 regular muffins/cupcakes, baked at 350 degrees F for about 20 min.  I tested them with a toothpick, and also touched the top.  If they spring back, they're done.

pumpkin muffin cakes fall october halloween recipe

After your muffin cakes have cooled, and you're ready to eat your first of many {I speak from experience!}, get yourself some of this ginger syrup and lightly drizzle the top of your muffin cake.  YUMM!!  I had my first without the syrup, and although delicious on its own, I had to kick it up a notch.  This syrup is like the secret ninja ingredient.

Where can I buy ginger syrup?  I found mine at Cost Plus World Market. 

pumpkin muffin cakes fall october halloween recipe

Eat these with iced coffee, tea, water, milk .. you decide your beverage of choice .. These little tasty treats fit in at breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert.  These are only 4 Pts+ for Weight Watchers.

I put 4 in a freezer bag for later, or we .. okay, I would have had them all eaten by tomorrow.  They'll be perfect for a picnic.  I'll throw them in the basket and they'll be ready to eat by lunchtime.  Impromptu visit from a friend?  Take out the muffin cakes, nuke in microwave for a few seconds .. presto! 

pumpkin muffin cakes fall october halloween recipe

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