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Since today is November 1st, I thought it was only fair to share a pumpkin recipe with you. I can’t seem to get enough of it! These pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins are so good and super easy to make!

One of my favorite baking mix brands, Krusteaz asked me to “Seize the What If” and create a recipe using one of their mixes. One of my favorite things to do when baking is to doctor up a cake mix. You guys know I’m all about saving time in the kitchen. For these muffins I used the Krusteaz cinnamon crumb cake mix (my favorite mix). Then I substituted a can of pumpkin for the oil and eggs. I also added in some pumpkin spice and nutmeg to bring out all the yummy pumpkin flavor.

Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins made from a cake mix! These are so good! #pumpkin #recipes

Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins -

Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins


  • 1 pkg Krustez cinnamon crumb cake mix
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon topping (from mix)
  • Save remaining cinnamon topping to use on the top muffins


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. Whisk cake mix, pumpkin spice and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add in pumpkin, water, and cinnamon topping and stir until combined.
  3. Fill 12 cupcake liners 3/4 the way full with batter. Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of the cinnamon topping on top and press down lightly with the back of a spoon.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes clean.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Enjoy!

Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins made from a cake mix! These are so good! #pumpkin #recipes

I didn’t end up using all of the cinnamon sugar, but you can add as much as you’d like! The more the better!

Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins made from a cake mix! These are so good! #pumpkin #recipes

Pumpkin muffins sprinkled with cinnamon sugar… it doesn’t get much better than that! Enjoy!

Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins made from a cake mix! These are so good! #pumpkin #recipes

Happy baking! xo- jamielyn

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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16 Responses to “Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins”

  1. nasreen johnson

    i like to try your pumpkin muffins but i live in australia and we dont have a cake mix the same,also any tips of how i can make it low fat.i also like to try your peanutbutter cookies and wondering if i can get away by using less fayt.please can you advise me before i try it as i had to throw away quite a few of my own experiments and i dont trust me.

    • Jamielyn

      You could probably use a white cake mix and make your own cinnamon sugar mix with cinnamon, sugar, and a little butter. To make it low fat, you could use a sugar free cake mix! You could also try using almond butter instead of peanut butter to reduce the fat for the peanut butter cookies, but it would definitely change the flavor! Hope that helps! :)