Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins (only 3 ingredients!)

I know that it’s still the end of August, but I have caught a little bit of fall fever and I am craving all things pumpkin!
These muffins don’t actually taste too “pumpkin-y” . . . the chocolate kind of takes over and these muffins are just a really moist chocolate muffin!
I have made these muffins for my kids as a snack and even as breakfast and they absolutely love them. I love that they are so easy to make- no eggs, no oil- just three simple ingredients!
Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins
1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
1 can (15 oz) unsweetened pumpkin puree
1/3 cup applesauce
Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used mini-chocolate chips in the picture)
*DO NOT follow the instructions or use the ingredients on the back of the cake mix box.
Add the cake mix, pumpkin puree, and applesauce to a large bowl. Mix well either by hand or with a hand mixer. When thoroughly blended, fold in chocolate chips (if using). The batter will be pretty dense.
Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners and lightly spray each liner with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon batter into each liner until it is about 3/4 of the way full (I was able to get about 12-14 muffins). The shape of each muffin will be a little irregular because of the density of the batter.
Bake according to the directions on the back of the cake mix box (I baked mine at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes). Stick a toothpick in the middle of muffin to make sure the middles are done.
Recipe adapted from Instructables.
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  1. says

    I love that you are all about the pumpkin in August too:-) I couldn’t wait any longer and posted pumpkin donuts today…great minds think alike!!! These are the best muffins…I love that you added some applesauce to it!!

  2. says

    These are insanely good! I am not a pumpkin fan and I cannot detect a trace of it in these. Because of the box mix I was curious about the Fat/Calories and was quite surprised. In moderation (almost impossible with these)they are actually okay! With 1/2 bag Ghirardeli Milk Chocolate Chips they are 5 grams fat/172 Calories each and without the chips they are 3 grams fat/127 calories each…in case anyone was curious ;-). This is based on 17 muffins. Definitely give this a try!

  3. Chaelyn says

    Even though these aren’t “in season” right now, I had a can of pumpkin in the cupboard and whipped a batch up quick. I love these, the fewer ingredients the better. added crushed almond m&m’s this time. Thank you! You sistas are my google for recipes!

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