September 24, 2012

Project Pinterest: Two Ingredient Muffins


How many things do you have pinned to your Pinterest account?  If you're anything like me you have 2,104 pins scattered over 28 boards.  It's like a more organized, electronic version of hoarding if you think about it.  Yes, it is, you know it is.  Think about it.

That's where Project Pinterest comes in.  The goal is to actually do something with all of these pins so you don't end up on the next episode of Hoarding: Buried Alive.  Leave it to Miss AP to get us off of our pinning butts and create the things we spend hours upon hours lusting over.  Be it food, home decor, the latest fall fashions, the point is to take one idea each week and bring it to life.  Your life.

Last week I told Jimmy I was craving something with pumpkin, other than Dogfish Head Punkin Ale {which is thee best fall beer, ever}.  To Pinterest I go.  I found the perfect thing, pumpkin muffins.  {Right after I had Kendall my best friend made us pumpkin muffins and I hadn't had them since.}The best thing about these pumpkin muffins?  They require two ingredients, TWO!  Needless to say this is easier than baking in your Easy Bake Oven.  I was sold.  Obviously.

What you need:

  • Box of cake mix 
  • 15 oz. can of pumpkin
    • That's it, people!  Now I will add that I cheated.  I read the reviews and comments beforehand and saw where someone had suggested using the spice cake versus the originally pictured yellow cake and then someone else said that adding mini chocolate chips was the way to go.  They also suggest a dusting of powered sugar on top.  Done. Done.  And done.
    And basically you just mix all said ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix. That is it.  No, really.  There is no oil, no eggs, no adding water. The batter is very thick but very tasty. Best part is that since it has no raw egg you feel safe eating it.  Because when has that ever stopped someone from eating cake batter before?  Never.

    Another thing I loved about this recipe is that it smelled our whole house full of delicious pumpkin goodness.  Move over Scentsy- Pumpkin Marshmallow, we've got the real deal in house today.
    The end result was delicious.  I mean really really good.  Like, Jimmy doesn't even care for sweets but ate two for breakfast, good!  I suggest them with a cup of coffee, go ahead and add some pumpkin creamer for added goodness.  It's basically like fall in your mouth.
    I'm thinking these would be a great thing to take to someone who just had a baby or a house-warming gift, or just because. I mean with two{ish} ingredients you won't break the bank but with the deliciousness you'll definitely WOW! the pants off of whoever you're trying to impress.
    I think the next time I make them I may follow another recommendation which was add cream cheese frosting.  I know, right?!
    Oh and it said that each one is roughly 100 calories! That's it!  I mean it just keeps getting better, I know.
    So, what are you waiting for, get to the grocery store, buy all two ingredients and report back.  And while you're at it head on over to ILYMTC and link up with my girl, AP.
    I'm off to go stuff my face full of muffins {and lots of creamer with coffee}.  Enjoy!

    26 comments:

    1. Yum! I made these muffins last year and they were so worth the little bit of time it took to make them!

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    2. You must try the carrot cake mix and a chocolate cake mix. I cannot even begin to describe the wonderfulness.

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    3. LOL. Creamer with coffee, that's EXACTLY how I drink my coffee!

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    4. Obsessed. And? I actually made this same recipe with CHOCOLATE CAKE because it was all I had in my pantry.. that's how hard up I was for these muffins.. And? OMYGOD I AM OBSESSED. Thanks SO much for linking up. And the chocolate chips totally make them. And the powdered sugar. Because, I mean really. YUM.

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    5. Pumkin---a girl after all of our hearts! YUM!

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    6. This looks amazing! I might just have to make these this week (since pumpkin is one of my favorites!).

      Oh, and my husband is definitely that one person that will NOT eat cookie dough, cake batter, or anything else with raw eggs in it. Seriously make me laugh and shake my head.

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    7. WE LOVE these muffins! YUMMY! I bought the ingredients yesterday to make some MORE! ;) YUMMY!!!!!

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    8. haha- I love when you said "it's like fall in your mouth", you are just too cute! These seriously look amazing! I will be heading to the store today and adding these to my list. My girls are loving muffins lately and this seems PERFECT!

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    9. How long do you bake them and at what temp?

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    10. We've made this as a cake a bunch of time, the pumpkin and spice cake mix with powdered sugar. But haven't tried chocolate chips or made them as muffins yet. Must do that soon!

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    11. This is sooo worth trying!

      This is hard to believe but sometimes I forget about Pintrest...then when i find it again, i spend HOURS on it! lol thanks for this post! I'm going to try this!

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    12. You know what else is good IN these?? Apples!!! Roughly dice up 2 apples, small bite size pieces.. (I use Gala, or pink lady apples)and toss them in the batter before cooking :) You can even leave the skins on.. Easy peasy!!! So tasty!!!

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    13. OMG those look so easy! I've never liked pumpkin, but Hubby just confessed that he LOVES it but never asked me to make anything since he knows I don't like it. I'll be the best wife ever!!! Thanks!

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    14. Yum!! I'm not a baker, but these I can do!! Fall in my mouth?? Yes, please!

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    15. i'v made these before but i used cinnamon chips instead of chocolate. so good!!! give that a whirl :)

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    16. YUMMY! I absolutely love these muffins and agree - the spice cake mix and the mini chocolate chips are a must! But I saw AP post on Instagram that she used CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX. I'm going to make one of the two next!!

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    17. I am going to have to try this!

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    18. Oh MAN. Send me the leftovers?! Those look so delicious. I will DEF be making those this weekend on my off days. Get it, Betty Crocker!

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    19. I can totally get on board with 2-ingredient pumpkin muffins! These looks amazing, and I love that you added the chocolate chips. All muffins are better with chocolate in them. :)

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    20. Get out! These look amazing! I am totally making them this weekend :)

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    21. umm i feel like even i can't mess up two ingredient muffins... right?! i might have to try these!

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