Jenn Walters, co-founder of Fit Bottomed Girls, says this low-fat pumpkin muffin recipe is so easy, even the baking-impaired can succeed! "With just two simple ingredients, it takes just 20 minutes to whip them up. In fact, I always have a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin on hand in case I need to make a dessert in a pinch—or need to beat a pumpkin craving this time of year." The recipe below calls for spice cake mix, but you can try it with any flavor you prefer, Walters says.
1 box spice cake mix
1 15-ounce can of pumpkin (plain, don't use pumpkin-pie filling)
Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take a regular box of spice cake mix and mix well with the can of pumpkin (don't add eggs, water, or oil—the batter is supposed to be thick, says Walters). Divide the batter evenly between 24 mini-muffins and spoon into a mini-muffin tin that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 13 minutes.
Makes 24 servings
Nutrition score per serving (1 mini muffin): 86 calories, 0.8g fat (0.5g saturated fat), 19.4g carbohydrates, 9.6g sugar, 0.5g fiber, 160mg sodium, 1.2g protein