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Pumpkin Muffins

This recipe was shared with me by a parent while I was teaching. She told me this was the way she had gotten her children to not only eat pumpkin but to also eat breakfast. The next day she showed up with the muffins for our family. It worked for my son. Now he makes them at least once each fall and eats other pumpkin dishes. The ingredients stay in our pantry. I have put them in Christmas gift baskets and taken them to parties. Every time, without fail, I am ask to share this recipe.



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour (this can be half whole wheat flour that has been sifted)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 (3 1/2 oz.) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs


Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Mix wet ingredients. Make a well in the dry flour mixture, add wet ingredients and stir until mixed. Add 2/3 cup of mini chocolate chips. You can also use raisins and or nuts.

Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Servings: 12 large
Time:10 min. Minutes Preparation Time
Bake 20 min. Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Janet, a very special parent whose children I worked with.

By Denise from NC


Pumpkin Muffins

I would like to know what size can of pumpkin and are they the jumbo muffins? (10/23/2009)

By Budget Keeper

Pumpkin Muffins

I would also like to know what size can pumpkin. I would like to make this. Thank You! (10/24/2009)

By jmz2005

Pumpkin Muffins

I love recipes that use things like cake mix or instant pudding mix. I will try these for sure when I have time. Changing up the flavors could be fun.

my fav quicke pumpkin muffin has three ingredients.

One large box Spice Cake mix
One 15 oz can pumpkin
One cup chocolate chips

Mix it together as is, put in muffin tins, bake at 350 degrees for about twenty mintues. Done. (10/24/2009)

By eveh

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