Pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins


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



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.


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

This post is brought to you by Krusteaz. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. jen @ Tatertots & Jello posted on November 1, 2013 at 11:08 am (#

    yummy! I can’t wait to try these!


  2. Amy at Living Locurto posted on November 1, 2013 at 11:25 am (#

    Yum! I have some cans of pumpkin in my pantry and ready to make these!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm (#

      I think you’ll really like them Amy! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Kari posted on November 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm (#

    My kind of fall recipe! Love how easy it is!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm (#

      I love simple recipes…and it takes delicious too! :)

  4. Amy Huntley posted on November 1, 2013 at 11:56 pm (#

    These look so good! Perfect snack for fall!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm (#

      Fall snacks are the best! I love all the flavors! :)

  5. Kristyn posted on November 2, 2013 at 8:28 am (#

    Oh, YUM!!! I will definitely be giving these a try this week! They look delicious. :)

  6. Cindy Sheldon posted on November 2, 2013 at 10:39 am (#

    This recipe sounds delicious! I can only image how wonderful the house is going to smell while the muffins are baking!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm (#

      Pumpkin and cinnamon baking in my oven always make my house smell amazing, I love it! :)

  7. Britni @ Play. Party. Pin. posted on November 3, 2013 at 1:01 am (#

    These look incredible and my husband loves snickerdoodles so will definitely need to make these.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 4, 2013 at 11:45 am (#

      Hope you enjoy these Britni! Snickerdoodles in the fall has been one of my favorite things to bake! :)

  8. nasreen johnson posted on November 12, 2013 at 9:14 am (#

    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 posted on November 14, 2013 at 11:44 am (#

      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! :)

  9. Jackie @THE CHARM IT! Spot posted on November 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm (#

    My mouth watered just from looking at the pics. I am going to bake these with my daughter Thanksgiving morning. Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm (#

      Hope you enjoy these yummy muffins! They will be perfect for Thanksgiving morning, enjoy! :)

  10. Susan posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:45 pm (#

    Your recipe looks great and I can’t wait to make them.  Can the muffins be made into jumbo ones or has anyone made them jumbo?  I know the temperature and time would have to be adjusted.  

    Thanks so much for any help anyone can offer.   :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 10:55 pm (#

      Hi Susan! Yes, I’m sure these can be made into jumbo muffins. I’m not sure on the timing or temperature, maybe bump the temperature up to 375 and check on them at 25 minutes?

  11. Linda posted on March 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm (#

    I am a diabetic and would like to make these. Do you think I can use a yellow sugar free cake mix instead?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm (#

      That should work just fine! :)