Sweet and Spicy Muffins

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Sweet and Spicy Muffins

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 92.0
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 135.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g

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Introduction

Delicious and healthy, these muffins are the perfect sweet start to the day. Delicious and healthy, these muffins are the perfect sweet start to the day.
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    1 Box Spice Cake Mix
    1 15 oz. Can Pure Pumpkin
    1 Cup of Water

Tips

For Valentine's Day, bake in a heart-shaped muffin tin.


Directions

Mix together one box of spice cake mix, 1 cup of water, and 1 can of pumpkin. It may help to mix the water into the mix before adding the pumpkin. Transfer batter to a muffin tin. Bake 18 - 21 minutes or as directed on the spice cake mix box. Makes 24 muffins/cupcakes.

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
    I love these muffins, but make them slightly different. I use 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup nonfat milk and add 1 egg. It doesn't change the calorie count all that much, but the egg improves the texture. - 3/29/08

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  • Very Good
    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I've been making these for years in the form of cookies. I simply mix a can of pumpkin with a spice cake mix. Drop one tablespoon at a time onto a baking stone and cook 15 minutes. My whole family loves them. Sometimes I'll add a few chopped nuts if we're in the mood for more texture. - 2/1/10

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  • Very Good
    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
    These were filling and pretty nutritious since I needed something I could grab and go. They were easy to make, too! Personally, I think that you should rate the recipes based on taste and nutritional value and keep your opinion on "instant stuff" to yourself. Not all of us eat all-natural food. - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe - I modified it slightyl with 1/2c water and 1/2c natural applesauce - they came out perfectly moist and were a big hit at the family b-day party - I already have requests to make more! - 10/9/08

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  • 9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I use one egg white for added protein as well as 1/2 shredded carrot and 3T chopped raisins. These are fablulous and all my kids and their friends love them and they are mostly healthy. I want to find an organic boxed spice cake mix to use instead of the regular brands. - 5/12/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I use Spice tea instead of water, it makes it taste pumpkin pie even more so with that little extra kick - 8/5/12

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I make these all the time. You can use any kind of cake mix. I especially like devil's food cake mix. Also, if you are one that likes frosting, use a tablespoon or 2 of no fat/low fat cool whip. YUMMY - 4/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made mine with 1/2 c of water and baked it in a 9x13 pan and cut it into 16 pieces. It was amazing! Great recipe and so simple! Thank you! - 11/11/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We loved these -- they're moist and taste like a real treat. My husband liked them too, but said "I shouldn't eat too many of these -- they can't be good for me." I was happy to tell him he was wrong. - 11/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    So yummy! Added pumpkin spice and raisins and walnuts and a splash of soy milk. Very creamy texture, very tasty. New favorite :) I cooked them at 350 for closer to 35 minutes and they were perfect. - 7/2/12

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  • Very Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I added the egg & used 1/2 cup milk & 1/2 cup water. The texture was very nice. - 11/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I added a handful of dark chocolate chips to the batter. YUM - 10/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have made these muffins for many years and had lost the recipe in a recent move. Was so thrilled to find it again. These are my family's favorite (especially the spice cake/pumpkin/pie spice variety), but we do like all the combinations that we have tried. YUM!! - 7/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yum these are always welcome in my house! I am making them for Thanksgiving and will be throwing in raisins and nuts to give it a more breakfasty feel. - 11/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and low calorie, too! I don't normally do "instant stuff", either but these are hard to resist. I will definitely make these again - I have taken them on a retreat and they were very popular. - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I got this recipe at a weight watchers meeting a couple of years ago and make them all the time. They're great. - 4/11/08

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yummy. No spice cake mixes to be had in our local grocery so I used carrot cake mix. Then couldn't find my muffin tins so baked in 9X13 pan. It is very good! - 3/21/13

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  • 3 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Not sure I'd call it a recipe exactly...using premade cake mix and pumpkin puree is totally cheating in my kitchen! Never tastes as good out of a box as it does home made. - 8/15/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    absolutely delicious! I freeze half and put the other half in the fridge to grab as I run out the door. - 3/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added half cup water and applesauce too. I make mini muffins, cool, freeze and place in ziploc bag. Toss some in lunch bag frozen and by time we get to work, school or gym, they are defrosted. People request them for gifts - 4/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added 2 tsp chopped walnuts. - 1/12/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are good. I too used water, milk, and one egg. Great with a cup of coffee. - 10/6/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Use 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup milk and add 1 egg - 8/13/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Super yummy!! - 8/8/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I found a similar recipe recently, only it doesn't have the water. My family has enjoyed the muffins so much, and I am trying differnt cake flavors. Devil's Food cake mix turns out like brownie muffins! Will be making a new batch with Lemon cake tomorrow! - 4/23/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm happy to bake them for 18-21 minutes if someone would tell me what temperature to set the oven...
    - 12/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've made this before, Sometimes I bake it in a cake pan and cut into twenty-four pieces. I also top it with a dollup of cool whip lite! - 10/27/09

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  • Finally a realistic serving size!! - 3/7/17

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  • THIS IS SO GOOD - 2/15/17

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  • My family enjoyed this one! - 2/12/17

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  • No eggs! I see a comment below that suggests to add one--I'll try it both ways! Thanks for sharing! - 2/11/17

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  • I have done this one without the water from a previous recipe. I think the water would be a good addition as I felt the cake to be very heavy and thick. - 2/11/17

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  • These were so good. Made them for work as a Valentine's gift for everyone. They all loved it. - 2/10/17

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  • sounds great - 2/10/17

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  • Make this with cake mix & pumpkin, add mini chocolate chips & you have great, low calorie cookies. - 2/10/17

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  • Mix one packet's contents with one can's contents and some water, shove in oven. The result may be delicious and in some ways nutritious, but it has no place being the featured recipe on a "healthy living" website. - 2/10/17

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  • oh my here in Canada we can no longer find spice cake mixes ... I so miss them ... - 2/10/17

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  • I'm going to try this recipe sweet and spicy muffins for my husband on Valentine's Day morning!! - 2/10/17

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  • the first time I made this I did not add the water.....they were terrible..but then I was told about the water..then it was good.. - 2/10/17

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  • Love anything pumpkin - 2/10/17

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  • I'm going to make the sweet and spicy muffins for breakfast for my husband on Valentine's Day! - 2/10/17

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  • I'm going to make the sweet spicy muffins for Valentine's Day breakfast! - 2/10/17

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  • Suggestions of applesauce sound good. And the "instant stuff" isn't healthy and we won't keep quiet about it. - 2/10/17

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  • Great muffins - 2/10/17

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  • easy peasy! - 2/10/17

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  • Always good ideas for new recipes here - 2/10/17

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  • Very good. And easy to make. - 2/10/17

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  • yum! - 2/10/17

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  • I use water and skim milk and add an egg for better texture very good - 2/10/17

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  • A mix and a can? That isn't homemade. - 2/10/17

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  • I also used 1% milk with 1/2c water and tried the applesauce - they came out perfectly moist and changed the texture as well. Didn't seem as heavy as it would have and even cut a few calories! Thumbs up! - 2/10/17

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  • Sounds good - 2/7/17

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  • I made these today. oh so good. Have to freeze them so that I do not eat all at one time, haha.
    I used 1/2 c water and 2 egg whites (for a bit more protein).
    I got 16 out of them (put 1/4 c in each muffin). Bake for about 25 mins on 350.
    - 1/28/17

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  • OMG these were SO GOOD! I added a couple tablespoons of dark chocolate chips to the batch, and the muffins were GONE! Very easy and hard to mess up. - 6/12/16

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  • Weight Watcher came out with this years ago without the water. I have made many cakes and even won an award with added cooked sliced apples, Splenda brn sugar and walnuts on top. - 2/10/16

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  • I've been making and freezing these as mini muffins - delicious! Now, though I see some modifications that make me want to try the recipe a new way maybe with egg or milk - thanks ladies for posting - 2/10/15

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  • Excellent!!!!! - 2/10/15

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  • I like to add golden raisins to this recipe nd top it with a dollop of yogurt. - 2/10/15

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  • I just mix the pumpkin and the cake mix---no water---and add in raisins----love them that way. - 2/10/15

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  • Delicious and easy to make - 2/10/15

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  • It doesn't get easier than this recipe! I only used 1/2 cup water & they are plenty moist! Next time might add extra cinnamon and/or nutmeg. You MUST try this recipe with Devil's Food Cake box mix and add 1 cup chocolate chips. Best. Cupcake. Ever. - 10/16/14

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  • Made these per the recipe and they are fantastic. Definitely will be making these often!! - 10/25/13

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  • I put this together as a birthday cake in a 13"x9" pan. Perfect! I think it tastes like pumpkin pie, too. Great mix, and one I will make again as muffins. - 10/23/13

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  • I made this last night and by morning it was all gone. Excellent and so easy, and very moist. Hubby loved it. - 10/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love spice cake and pumpkin so this recipe was perfect for me! I read the comments and used 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk and an egg. Next time I will use just water out of curiosity to see if I can tell a difference. They were Awesome!!! - 9/15/13

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    No I have not tried the recipe as I do not use box cake mixes. - 9/12/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am a sucker for muffins and Pumpkin. Unfortunately, having 24 in my face at once is requiring some hefty will power. But, I've done it. I used 1 cup of the pumpkin and 1/3 cup non-sweetened applesauce. I think I'll take someone else tip and freeze some to get them out of sight :-) Wonderful! - 4/29/13

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  • Love these. So easy to make, and super moist. Something easy to add to breakfast or for a snack. - 3/20/13

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  • Not bad, next time I'll add cinnamon sugar on top - 2/3/13

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  • These are awesome, everyone loves them - 1/29/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipie before, only i used just the cake mix and the pumpkin and added only the spices called for on the can. they were excellent! - 1/13/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These muffins are just too good!! I just made a batch about fifteen minutes ago.. But instead of spice cake mix, I use actual ingredients: egg whites, nutmeg, ground cloves.. All the works. Awesome recipe! - 10/10/12

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  • These were a wonderful and tasty treat for breakfast or a snack. This will be made time and again. - 9/22/12

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  • These are great! So easy, and such a nice little snack for very few calories. I freeze them and take one out a day, for dessert. - 9/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    loved it....added 1 egg beater and 1/2 water 1/2 soy instead of 1 cup water.
    topped some with cream cheese icing submitted by hippichick1 for a dessert. absolutely delish!!!
    - 2/24/12

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  • Just made these. The taste is SOO good!! Only downfall is that I cooked them for like 30/35mins or so, and the bottoms were soft and didn't come out of the paper cups good. BUT...the next day after they were completely cooled, they were GREAT and came out clean and tasty~ Whole family loved them! - 2/6/12

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  • Really liked these muffins. - 1/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Making these right now. Did 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup water, a few dashes of nutmeg, cinnamon, & pumpkin spice, and 1 egg white. Next time I will try to add flaxseed for extra fiber. They were VERY good. I like to eat them warmed (microwave 15 seconds) - 11/26/11

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  • my whole family loves this recipe!! Had to hide them so I have breakfast this week!!

    Did it according to instructions but I only had pure pumpkin....so added extra cinnamon....Fantastic!!
    - 11/26/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you so much. I made these in the past and they are excellent. I have been searching for the recipe which had been lost - 11/20/11

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  • These are quite tasty and very light which is nice. I did make them into bars instead of muffins and used just over a half cup of water. I will make these again. You must make sure you bake them long enough. - 11/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    all 5 of my kids ages 21, 17,14,14 & 10 love these. I do add a little water to it to make it easier to stir. This is a family fav for snacks or breakfast - 11/1/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added some walnuts to the mixture and gave it a wonderful flaver - 10/30/11

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  • very very good. . . easy to make. Of course, I will definitely be making these again. Thank you very much for sharing :) - 10/20/11

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  • More moist than a typical muffin. I used the directions given and they are delicious! - 10/18/11

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  • So delish!! - 10/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family loved this recipe once I tweaked it. We have more of a sweet tooth... I followed the recipe to the tee but added 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and 4 packets of Equal (the blue stuff). I also added a drop of food coloring to Fat Free Cool Whip and that became the icing! Delicious!! - 10/3/11

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I baked this for 45 minutes and the bottom halfs were still raw. I had to throw it all out. - 9/26/11

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  • Very good taste but almost too moist. - 9/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really easy and yummy! I've made it w/the 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 c skim milk and an egg and it was a little too moist. When I made it just with the 1c of water it was better. Now I am going to add raisins to my new batch so we will see! (My 6 year old even likes these as a yummy treat!) - 9/12/11

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  • These taste very yummy :) I had to bake them for quite a while longer than stated here... (or on the box for that matter) So I don't really know what I did wrong. All-in-all they are good and I'll be making them again :) - 9/5/11

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  • I have made these a couple times and think they are so easy and delicious! I added 3 Tbs. of chocolate chips, so it's just enough to randomly pop up in a muffin but won't set the calories back too much. Next time I'll add some additional pumpkin spice to up that pumpkin flavor. Also, 1 egg white. - 9/5/11

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  • Amazing! The texture is perfect, and these are nice and filling and comforting, especially when they're warm. They've been a big hit with the whole family. I have a feeling I'll be making these quite often! - 8/29/11

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  • These were yummy, just like pumpkin pie! Even my kids loved them! Next time after baking I will freeze them and take just one out at a time so I don't eat two at once! They would probly taste yummy with some fat free whip cream to0. I can't have eggs so this was perfect for me. - 8/19/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make these ALL the time! My grandkids even ask for them for their birthdays! - 8/3/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love baking pumpkin bread. This recipe sounds so wonderful and cannot wait to make it. I will substitute Skim Milk for the water. I do this whenever I use mixes and the end result is much nicer. - 7/21/11

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  • These are so good. I had picked up a mini muffin pan and make them in that. Very easy to make without lots of prep time (my kind of recipe, lol). - 6/8/11

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  • I LOVE THESE MUFFINS, AND SO DOES MY WHOLE FAMILY!!!! ;) - 6/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Make the egg & skim milk substitutions recommended and added raisins. Outrageously good! Next time, maybe some nuts too. - 4/19/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I added 3 TBS of mini chocolate chips, per another user's suggestion. Put them all in a bag in the freezer, will be great to grab one for my morning snack. - 2/27/11

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