WW Recipe of the Day: Easy 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Muffins
(90 calories | 4 4 3 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Did you see the big Weight Watchers news yesterday?
Evidently she has been following the program privately and is happy with her results:
Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for. I believe in the program so much I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution, Oprah explained.
Weight Watchers also announced that it’s expanding its brand to not only be about weight loss but to emphasize living a healthier and happier life. It’s certainly what I’ve been striving to attain all these
years decades 🙂
My fascination with all things pumpkin continues.
After our great success mixing chocolate cake mix and a can of pumpkin (or make your own pressure cooker pumpkin puree) together to make 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins, Mini Muffins and Cookies, we wanted see what would happen with using a spice cake mix instead.
It seemed like the perfect easy, sweet and delicious way to welcome fall.
Skinny on Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Muffins
This time I decided to make mini muffins, dividing the batter among 24 mini muffin cups.
If you don’t have mini muffin tins, divide the batter among 24 regular muffin cups to keep the SmartPoints at *3.
Or you can make bigger Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Muffins by using all the batter to make 12 regular size muffins. In this case, each regular size muffin would have *4 PointsPlus, *6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
Turn them into kid-friendly cupcakes with a little icing.
You could also spread the mixture into a cake or loaf pan and just adjust your baking time, cooking until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
This is a very flexible recipe so go ahead and experiment.
The last time I made it I didn’t have spice cake mix, so I used a yellow cake mix with 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice whisked into it which worked great too.
Which is what Katie Lee did on the Today Show Thanksgiving Morning to make this quick pumpkin cake.
According to my calculations, each mini muffin has 90 calories and
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Here’s a great video from Hungry Girl showing How to Make these Pumpkin Spice Cake Muffins…
If you like these pumpkin spice cake mix muffins, be sure to check out my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including: Easy Healthy Low Fat Pumpkin Cake Recipes, Healthy Low-Fat Pumpkin Cookie Recipes, Weight Watchers Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake, Healthy Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts and Weight Watchers 2 Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake
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2-Ingredient Spice Cake Mix Mini Muffins Recipe
- 1 box (15 - 18 ounces) spice cake mix (I substituted a yellow cake mix with 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice whisked in)
- 1 can (15 ounces) canned pumpkin puree
- Position an oven rack in the center of the oven.
- For mini muffins, preheat the oven to 400F degrees and line 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners or coat them with non-stick spray. (You can also use regular muffin tins for smallish regular muffins.)
- Make the batter in a large bowl by mixing just the two ingredients together, ignoring the instructions on the cake mix. This will take some effort and the mixture will be very very thick!
- Divide the batter evenly among the mini muffin cup tins.
- Bake at 400F degrees until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 10- 12 minutes for the mini-muffins.
- Remove and place on wire racks to cool.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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