Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

It’s pumpkin season and what better way to celebrate than by sharing this recipe for Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins!

These fabulous muffins are every bit as delicious as grandma’s, but I can guarantee that you won’t find any eggshells in these pumpkin muffins.

Why am I so confident? Because this recipe only has THREE ingredients, and they are completely egg-free!

Yep, you heard me right! This tasty treat is fluffy, delicious, soft, moist, and so simple and easy to make!

A hand holding a Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffin with a muffin tin filled with muffins in the background along with two artificial pumpkins, some cinnamon sticks, an orange towel and a wood backdrop.

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins with Applesauce

Ingredients:

1, 15oz can 100% pure pumpkin puree 

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 box spice cake mix 

Any brand of any of these ingredients will work perfectly! 

Pro tip: throw in some chocolate chips for 3 ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! Shhh…I won’t tell anyone that actually makes them 4 ingredient muffins. 

A silver muffin tin with six Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins in the tin, along with an two artificial pumpkins to the left of the muffin tin, an orange towel under the muffin tin, and cinnamon sticks to the right of the muffin tin. Everything is sitting on a wood backdrop.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Muffins with 3 Ingredients:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until ingredients are fully combined and no lumps remain. Your batter will be very thick and hard to stir! 

Line a muffin pan with silicone cupcake liners and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

Please note: This recipe yields 12 pumpkin spice muffins. If you use a half-dozen muffin pan as I did, you will need to make two batches. 

A silver muffin tin with six Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins in the tin, along with an two artificial pumpkins to the left of the muffin tin, an orange towel under the muffin tin, and cinnamon sticks to the right of the muffin tin. Everything is sitting on a wood backdrop.

How to keep your 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins from sticking:

I do not recommend using paper cupcake liners with this recipe. The batter for these pumpkin muffins is so thick that it will stick to the paper liners. 

Silicone cupcake liners are recommended for these 3 ingredient pumpkin muffins recipe, and I also suggest spraying the liners with nonstick cooking spray before adding the muffin batter. 

Remember, you’re not using oil or eggs in this recipe, so you will have a much thicker, more pancake-like batter – and that’s how you want it! 

Three pumpkin muffins sitting on a gray plate with two artificial pumpkins in the back ground, an orange towel under the plate, and some cinnamon sticks place to the top right of the plate. Everything is sitting on a board backdrop.

How to store these Pumpkin Muffins

These 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins can be stored at room temperature for up to 48 hours but will stay freshest in the fridge for up to 7 days.

If you have extra pumpkin muffins leftover, you can wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place them in a freezer-friendly Ziploc bag.

These pumpkin muffins can be frozen for up to three months and will taste fresh and delicious when set out at room temperature or in the fridge to thaw.

3 ingredient pumpkin muffins in a silver muffin pan.

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Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins are fast and easy with all of the wonderful flavors of Pumpkin Spice in a muffin.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Pumpkin Muffins, Easy Three Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins, Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix any brand
  • 15 oz 100% Puree Pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 

  2. Combine all three ingredients in a large glass bowl and stir until all ingredients are fully combined and no lumps remain.

  3. Line a muffin tin with silicone muffin liners and spray the liners with nonstick cooking spray.

  4. If using a half dozen muffin tin you will need to make two batches since this recipe yield is 12 muffins.

  5. Spoon the pumpkin muffin batter into the silicone muffin liners, filling them just to the top.

  6. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you have extra pumpkin muffins leftover, you can wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and place them in a freezer-friendly ziplock bag.

These pumpkin muffins can be frozen for up to three months and will taste fresh and delicious when set out at room temperature or in the fridge to thaw. 

Pro Tip: Toss in a handful of sweet chocolate chips for a decadent pumpkin chocolate chip muffin! 

14 thoughts on “Three Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for these delicious recipes and I’m anxious to try them soon. I really enjoyed reading all of your suggestions on how to handle them after baking and the little piece of knowledge about the 88 cent muffin tin. thanks so much.

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