Originally published 10/2012; Updated 9/2015
These 2-Ingredient chocolate pumpkin muffins, mini muffins, and cookies made with just chocolate cake mix and a can of pumpkin are a lighter, healthier way to satisfy a sweet tooth. And did I mention how easy they are? Just stir together a can of pumpkin and box of dry cake mix and bake!
I first learned of these skinny sweet treats in one of my Weight Watchers meetings when a member asked how many PointsPlus values there were in the muffins made from cake mix and canned pumpkin. I hadn’t heard of them and had no idea so suggested she could use her PointsPlus calculator to figure it out from the nutritional labels on the two ingredients and/or do a Google search.
Her question piqued my curiosity and sent me off on a search of my own…
Which to make, muffins or cookies? I decided to stir the two ingredients together and make a few muffins, mini muffins and cookies from it.
Talk about a fun successful experiment. Everything turned out tasty. The muffins and mini muffins were moist and not-too-sweet. I added a few mini chocolate chips to the remaining batter used to make the cookies, giving them a richer flavor. My guys thought they were all good but liked the cookies best
Canned pumpkin is really good for you too. It’s packed with fiber and vitamins and naturally low in fat.
The points plus value depends on the size of the muffins/cookies you make. If you make 12 muffins, each one will have 5 PointsPlus. If you make smallish 24 muffins, each one will have 2 PointsPlus. If you make 36 mini muffins or cookies, you can have three for 5 PointsPlus. So many options to consider. Enjoy!
2 Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins & Cookies
2 Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin muffins, mini muffins or cookies - the choice is yours. cookies!
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 - 36
- 15 ounces canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 18.25 ounces chocolate cake mix
- ⅔ cups mini semisweet chocolate chips (optional)