The perfect snack: Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins (and they only need 3 ingredients!).
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.
If you love 3 ingredient recipes, you have to check out our Three Ingredient M&M Fudge.
What cake mix works best for this recipe?
For this recipe we used Devil’s Food cake mix.
However, any chocolate cake mix would work perfectly.
If you want something that will make these muffins a little more pumpkin flavored, we recommend using a spice cake mix.
They will taste a lot more pumpkin-ish, and still work just as well as the chocolate.
If you love pumpkin recipes, be sure to check out the BEST Pumpkin Bread Recipe!
What makes it a muffin and not a cupcake?
Technically, these muffins are made with a cake mix, so they could be considered a cupcake.
However, these are so rich and flavorful that they don’t need frosting on top.
You could always top them with frosting but they are so rich that one bite in, you would be done with it.
You could use oil in place of the applesauce, but the applesauce gives it a sweet flavor that we think you will love.
If you are looking for a delicious cupcake recipe, I recommend our Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes. The frosting on those cupcakes is the best part.
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What ingredients are needed to make this recipe?
So what are the three magical ingredients that make up this recipe? Here they are:
- 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
- 1 can (15 oz) unsweetened pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup applesauce
That’s all there is to it! However, you could easily throw in some delicious additions. Here are a few we recommend:
- Milk or Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Slivered Almonds
- Reeses Pieces
- White Chocolate Chips
- Chopped Peanuts
Do I have to use muffin liners?
For this recipe, you do not have to use muffin liners.
You could just spray the muffin tin with non stick cooking spray.
However, I do recommend using muffin liners because it’s much easier to clean!